The Greg Brady Project

Welcome to the official Barry Williams' blog

My friends call me Barry. From time to time I also hear the name Greg. Yeah, as in Greg Brady. The Brady Bunch represents a fun time in my life. But it’s only part of the story. There’s more to say and that’s what The Greg Brady Project is all about – a place to say it. So, I’ve invited some friends to join me and share their perspectives on the Brady’s, the 70′s and just about everything else. Now, I’m inviting you…

Archive for Category 'Ask Barry'

Q: [by cassidymagic] Hello Barry, My Name is Megan, i'm 20 and pretty much a long time "Brady Bunch" fan. I just wanted to ask what kind of music do you like? What are your favorite bands? I've kind of always wanted to know that. Thanks :)

A: Coldplay, U2, Smashmouth, Prince, Eminem, Sting.

Q: [by prhirang37] Hey Barry, did you Brady kids did any concerts in Seattle in the early 70's, specifically the Seattle Center (the site of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair and where the Space Needle is at)?

A: Yes we did and Ann B. Davis who was appearing in a stage show at the time attended the concert.

Q: [by tony.sporlein] Hi Barry, You mentioned that the Johnny Bravo episode was your favorite, what BB episode would you consider being your least favorite?

A: The totally phony one where Marcia beats Greg in the driving contest because Greg knocks the egg off of the cone. Ridiculous.

Q: [by filmhistorian] Hey Barry! I loved watching you in "The Brady Bunch" reruns on TVLand. My favorite episodes are the Johnny Bravo and the episode where the kids participated in the Amateur Night and won the money to buy a photo for their Parent's Wedding Anniversary present. I have a question to ask: Did you like playing Captain Von Trapp in "The Sound Of Music" which is my favorite all-time musical! I'll also be listening to your station on Sirius Satelite Radio. Cheers! Lindsay Rynda-flmhistorian

A: Yes, I very much enjoyed being the Captain in The Sound of Music. I toured with it for nearly a year and I was always looking forward to the next performance.

Q: [by kensway_hope] I enjoyed seeing you on "Living in TV Land." I was impressed at how kind and dedicated you are to your fans. Did you ever meet any of the actors while playing on the set of Bonanza? I look forward to seeing more of you on television. Thanks so much! Faith

A: Sure, I met all of the Bonanza actors. That is one of the places I liked to hang out in between takes on our show. Later, Michael Landon hired me to guest star in a two part episode of Highway to Heaven in which I played a rock star.

Q: [by katz112] In doing research for you're book, "Growing up Brady", did you watch every episode in order to discuss scenes, actual words said, and bloopers?….or do you have an incredible memory and Remembered everything?

A: Yes, I have an incredible memory about everything. Just in case however, I watched every episode. I taped them on VHS and watched 2-5 episodes per day.

Q: [by calabresenan] Barry I'm sure you caught some episodes of the Surreal Life. What do you think of the way Florence was treated by both Tawny and Andrea in the show. My opinion Florence should of kicked their ass, they are both rude and crude.

A: I would’ve kicked some butt, it wasn’t necessary as Florence is clearly capable of taking care of herself.

Q: [by edander] Hi Barry – Given your extensive career in the entertainment industry, would you compare and contrast for us the differences and similarities you see in being a child actor in the 70's versus being a child actor in the last decade? Do you think it is more difficult to be a child actor today with the increasing societal pressures or do you think child actors today have many more resources available to them that did not even exist when you were filming the Brady Bunch? Thanks for your insights…

A: Yes, I think it is more difficult today for kids in the limelight. Especially those “tween” stars that keep popping up every 6 mos. or so. There is more media scrutiny and it is more mean spirited than it was before. You can see the pressure taking its toll on Brittney, Lindsay, and Nicole. It makes it difficult for them to develop to mature and grow into women. I think it is tougher on girls than boys.

Q: [by chavalabobby] What was it like working with The O.C.s Adam Brody?

A: Adam was the first person cast to play "me" in GROWING UP BRADY. I found him to be a very thoughtful actor who added a lot to the dimension of the role. Very professional and a nice person.

Q: [by mammabraun] Hi Barry, first just want to say I have always enjoyed watching the Brady Bunch, always ran home from school to see it everyday, me and my girlfriends all had a crush on you. My question is this: So many shows now a days have lost the moral values and everyone seems to be jumping in bed with everybody else, that's why I like channels like Nick at Night. How do you feel about the morality of shows now a days? Do you think good Christian principles have gone out the window? I have a 17 year old son and it is so hard raising a child in the world now, things seemed so much easier in the 60's and 70's. How do you feel about this? I know you are busy, hope you can answer this. Stay cool- a friend always Susan

A: I agree, the morality of many sitcoms seems to be lost. Many are more cynical and always looking for the "laugh" often at the expense of character or situation development. These are changing times and fortunately we have networks like TV Land and Nick to preserve the classics.

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