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 lrstein] Dear Barry/Greg, Who is the former Dodger player that asked you to throw the first pitch? By the way, "The Brady Bunch" is still one of my very favorites. We watched the original episodes on Friday nights from 1969 until 1974. How does it feel to know you are still being watched by millions today on TV Land? Sincerely, Laurie and Doug, two of your biggest fans!

A: The great Don Newcombe.

Q: [by i_love_cats383] Hi, Barry. After recently watching 'The Surreal Life', I started to wonder: What do you think of Florence Henderson and Christopher Knight being on it? Also, have you been approached to be on it? Thanks for your time.

A: I think it’s fine that they are on the show. In a way it kind’ve jumped started Chris Knight new career. Florence is terrific on the show and has carved out a perfect role in the show for herself. Yes, I have been approached and have actually been on the show but not as a live-in. I hosted a concert in the back yard on one episode.

Q: [by westontl] Hi Barry, I am 40 yr. old and grew up watching the original run of the B.B. I loved the show and you were my heart throb then. My kids all now LOVE the DVD'S we purchased from the show. My question is: On the episode "54/40 Fight" (the one with the house of cards) did you actually have to build that yourselves? If so, how long did it take and even though it was scripted…were you bummed that you had to knock it completly down and "lose" the game? Best, Tammy W.

A: Don’t want to spoil it for your kids, but the house of cards was actually built by our prop masters. It had wires running up and down to keep it in place and when it was time to be knocked over they removed the wires form the cards. Sam the Butcher really is Santa Claus however.

Q: [by robbyofthefuture] Have you seen "The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion,The Witch, and The Wardrobe? If you have who's your favorite character?

A: Not yet but I will.

Q: [by fred] I saw the "Living in TV Land" show featuring you. I can't believe they didn't actually show your pitch. I assume it was good – what's up with that?

A: It was good but they wanted spectacular special effects. I wanted them to show the actual pitch too.

Q: [by edamamesuccotash] Dear Barry, With Easter coming up, I was wondering what your favorite Peep Marshmallow candy is? Do you prefer the pink or yellow ones? Do you like the bunnies or chicks better? Thanks! Ed

A: This has to be the most unusual question I have been asked. First I don’t eat Peep Marshmallow candies, but if I did it would be yellow bunnies. I prefer hard boiled eggs.

Q: [by kkb2u] Did you think Ms. Whitfield was a good teacher?

A: Yes, and much more. Mrs. Whitfield was a significant part of balancing our growth with the show. She was a fierce protector of our best interests. She gave us guidance and perspective on the impact of our show, and helped keep us grounded. She helped us interact with fans from our show and reminded us of how important they were and how fortunate we had people who were loyal to the “Bradys”. She was more than a teacher and a good person. Thanks for asking.

Q: [by chavalabobby] Did you ever meet Ron Howard?

A: Yes, Happy Days taped at the same studio as the Bradys and our schedules overlapped. I met him several times during that period and have run into him a couple of times since he has become the powerful show business force he is today. I still however have not been in any of his movies.

Q: [by sbncdm] How do kids get to be on TV these days? Are you doing any more TV shows?

A: It’s easier if you live where the TV shows are made; Los Angeles or New York. You need an agent and an 8x10 headshot. There is nothing better than perseverance. Yes, I have projects coming up all the time. Keep checking the website. This Weds. April 5th at 10pm look for BARRY WILLIAMS – INSIDE TVLAND and on April 27th Christopher Knight and I guest star on THAT SEVENTIES SHOW. I also had a guest star spot on ACCORDING TO JIM which aired recently.

Q: [by brodebaugh] Hi Barry! You were my favorite "Brady" of the TV show and I love your various projects since. I have two questions for you: Was the Brady "house and yard" one big massive set on a Paramount sound stage?

A: Yes, the Brady set was housed in the largest soundstage at Paramount Studios; Stage 5. It was all on one level. The stairs in the living room led nowhere. The original blueprints have been used each time our set was recreated for our reunion shows. They are still saving them.

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