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 dfranc44] Are you the Barry Williams that sings in the Adventures of the Wilderness family movies? part 1 and 2

A: Yes, that would be me.

Q: [by mathewburgess] Barry, Do you live off 7th Avenue in West Village. I used to live there and thought I saw you on the street all the time. Take care!!

A: I have performed in Providence several times. A couple of years ago I was with the Broadway National Tour of The Sound of Music and then more recently I returned with Mickey Dolenz and Davy Jones and opened the show. I live in Los Angeles.

Q: [by charlesc2004] Barry, I was wondering after the show was ended, What ever happen to any of the props that was used in the house? Like that famous horse statue by the stairs. Did they let you get anything from there?

A: The props and sets were stored by Paramount Studios. In 1977 and earthquake destroyed most of the sets and they were subsequently rebuilt for the reunions, movies and specials. Most of the props survived including the horse statue and continues to be used. I have the tiki from the Hawaiian episodes.

Q: [by tony726] Barry were did u go to high school and was it the same as any other Bradys?

A: My official high school was Palisades High in the Pacific Palisades where I lived. Most of my study time was on the set with my studio teachers. I was able to advance quickly (being the only one in my class) and graduated a year early at sixteen. I later attended Pepperdine University in Malibu for a year.

Q: [by mne123] Hi Barry, I am just a year older than you, also with a September birthday, and enjoyed watching The Brady Bunch. Now, I enjoy listening to you host Totally Seventies on Sirius. The question I have has to do with your speaking voice. How do you maintain its excellent clarity and resonance? I do a considerable amount of public speaking and have found that lemon cough drops or some real lemon juice helps with my voice. However it does not resonate as as well as yours! Thanks… Marty

A: You are very kind. While I am now enjoying Totally Seventies there has been a pretty big learning curve. I was given no direction and had no clue how to handle hosting a seventies radio show six days a week. I am glad I stuck with it because I am having fun with it now and it gives me a great outlet for “keeping in touch”. Regarding my voice; rarely will I use lozenges and if I do I use glycerin based pearls. I am a trained singer and find that singing and speaking correctly creates less strain on the vocal chords. Thanks for writing and thanks for listening.

Q: [by barbiecelebs] By the way congrats to you and Eila W/Brandon! How does being a dad change you Barry? Is being a dad what you hoped for?

A: Brandon has brought a new and deeper meaning to life in general. It is the first time I experienced unconditional love. It is an awesome responsibility and has changed my priorities. I don’t think about myself first anymore. It is better than I could have imagined. On the downside, I don’t get enough sleep.

Q: [by Lil_Lady_A] Hi Mr. Williams!! Out of Curiosity which shows did you like better 'I Dream Of Jeannie' or 'Bewitched' or 'The Partridge family' or 'the Cosby Show'!!!

A: I am a big Bewitched fan something about the way Elizabeth Montgomery twitched her nose.

Q: [by jhadleyou] Dear Barry, during the years 1969-1974 in which the Brady Bunch ran, which year was your favorite? Also, did you enjoy the 1970's better than these days? thanks, John.

A: 1973 when we went to Hawaii. I was older, had graduated high school and developed a better appreciation for what we were doing. I enjoyed those days and I enjoy these days. I am happy with what I had and happy with what I have.

Q: [by PerfectGrl4Aaron] Hey Barry! It's me, Sophie, Tony's daughter. I know that you get a whole bunch of questions, so you might not even get this. Even though I can ask you pretty much whenever, since I know you, but I wanted to know if there was anything about being on The Brady Bunch that you have never liked.

A: Hi Soph! The thing I didn’t like was I missed a lot of growing up with friends. The schedule was demanding and I was unable to go to regular school, parties, dances and football games. There were a lot of benefits to being on the show and over all it was worth it but that doesn’t mean I didn’t have to make compromises. Thanks for asking and I hope to see you soon.

Q: [by biz] Hey Barry, During your years on the Brady Bunch, did you happen to be a fan of Jim Croce's music? Did you catch his recent biography on PBS? If so, what did you think of it? By the way, I appreciate your website…few actors converse directly with their fans on the world wide web.

A: Huge fan of Jim Croce. On my satellite radio show Totally Seventies I play his music regularly. Wish he had made six more albums. No, I didn’t catch the PBS special but I’ll look for it. Thanks for letting me know.

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