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 roxanneinportland] Hi my name is Roxanne and my question to you is I have the Totally 70's radio and I listen to it all the time I want to know one if you enjoy being the host?

A: I love doing Totally 70’s. It airs daily from 2-6pm eastern Sun - Fri on Sirius. I play the music I grew up with and get to play alot of my friend’s songs. Of course I get to make a ton of Brady references as well like, "this song was a hit in 1972 the same year the Brady’s all headed down the Grand Canyon." Thanks for asking.

Q: [by sprspike] From the book, it sounds like Robert Reed was an extremely intelligent man and an experienced thespian with much respect for theatrical acting. Given the chance, would you have worked in a stage production with Mr. Reed? Or perhaps a better question is, did that opportunity every actually come up?

A: I would have loved to worked onstage with Bob. There was one opportunity for a play in the early 80’s the title of which escapes me, but our schedules conflicted. He did do the play with Florence Henderson (in a different role of course). I saw him do several shows on tours and on Broadway, and he was as home on the stage as he was in front of the camera.

Q: [by dandjgoldsmith] Do you like horror films? Which one's your favorite?

A: I loved to get scared by a movie. ’Exorcist’ was really good and I can’t get enough of the good old ’Texas Chainsaw Massacre’.

Q: [by lovelyrita] A big "Hello" to you Barry! I am 14 and seeing your Australian tour early this year really made my life a better one! I was wondering what some of the strangest questions you were asked while in Australia were. I can't help but smile every time I remember seeing your show. Keep on Groovin'! Peace & Love Hayley

A: I don’t recall strange questions but I can tell you I had a terrific time down under. I was based out of Sydney and visited most of the south and East coast. I had such a good time I stayed an extra week up on the Gold Coast to enjoy the ocean, the location and the wonderful people I met. I look forward to my next visit and have new Aussie friends that will visit me over the holiday season.

Q: [by mabel228] How would you compare the 1960s Brady Bunch Family to either earlier or later decades of TV families?

A: In many ways our show was similar to the values and morality of most TV family shows. The situations were about kids and the different life lessons we encounter. We were TV’s first blended family and one of the first family shows where Mom and Dad actually slept in the same bed. Of course we had more kids than most shows, and we definitely had a groovier wardrobe.

Q: [by davsch30] Hello Barry. Awhile back I saw the play, 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' and you were great! Had alot of fun that night in the front row. I have a question which probably was answered before. I noticed that Cindy's doll was a soft-body toy on the show and the Remco toy version sold in stores was hard bodied. Was the on-set doll a prototype or a prop made by the studio? Does Susan still have hers as well as Eve? Thanks for answering.

A: I have no idea if it was a prototype or not. I can tell you that Susan Olsen does have an original Kitty Karry All doll.

Q: [by windmillman35] I have read that you were a long time smoker and had quit. Are you still free of smoking or as like many others including me have you again started smoking.

A: Well, yes and no and yes and no again. I permanently gave up cigarette smoking 20 years ago but on occasion, a happy one, I enjoy a good cigar.

Q: [by pff70] BARRY, I HAVE BEEN A HUGH FAN OF THE BRADY BUNCH SINCE THE 1970'S. I LOVED WATCHING THEN, AND I LOVE WATCHING WITH MY CHILDREN NOW. MY QUESTION IS ABOUT THE HAWAII EPISODES. WHAT WAS IT LIKE WORKING WITH MR. VINCENT PRICE. WHAT WAS HE LIKE? HE WAS SO SCARRY IN ALL OF HIS FILMS, WAS IT SCARRY DOING THE SCENE WITH HIM IN THE CAVE, AND WAS IT A CAVE YOU FILMED IN OR WAS IT A SET. THANKS BARRY

A: Vincent Price was one of the most professional guests we had on our show. First to arrive and last to leave. He was a genuinely “nice’ person so we didn’t find him frightening off screen. I certainly was scared a few times watching him in movies though. The cave was not “real” but built as a set right next to the lagoon they used on Gilligan’s Island.

Q: [by JAWSHWA] Dear Barry: I noticed that you recently made an appearance on VH1's The Surreal Life. Did it upset you when Brigitte Nielsen pushed you into the pool? She's super annoying and her career in entertainment is equal to that of a circus clown. You're far more talented and respected than she'll ever be.

A: Thanks. – Joshua When I do a show like that I go along for the ride. It didn’t really bother me as much as the production because I was wearing a $4,000 microphone which was ruined. I just went a long with the gag. You’re right about her, she doesn’t seem too grounded.

Q: [by flfisher2001us] Barry, I enjoy listening to you host Totally Seventies on Sirius. Is the unknown DJ really the unknown comic?

A: I’m not sure, but I think it’s possible they are related. If you get any information on this please let me know. My curiosity is killing me. If we only knew who his parents were, but of course they are “unknown” as well.

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