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 alisonjeanlove] Barry are there any plans in the future of doing another Broadway show, I really enjoyed City of Angels? Also are you going to be putting out another cd?

A: I am planning a national tour of a new musical called Don’t You Just Love Christmas for the fall. The current dates are November through December 23rd. When the dates are locked I will post the schedule. It is a country style musical with a very warm sentimental look at families, love and the holidays. Great songs too that will be released on CD. I have a song on the CD.

Q: [by Dholmes480] Hi Barry…I am a 37 y/o male, and have watched your shows forever….I do have one question, I am an electrician, and years ago, I worked at paramount studios. There were 2 sound stages that were attached by a room. In this room, there were 2 smaller rooms, as well as the restrooms. On the walls of the rooms, were hundreds of news clipping, and photos of your entire cast, from when you were very young, at the start of the show, and also at the end. they did not look like dressing rooms, so i was wondering what these rooms were used for, and if you remember them. Alot of the pictures looked like personal home pictures, with some pics from the sets as well.

A: The rooms your describe served as our school rooms. We had two teachers for our cast and we did our assignments and studying there between scenes. The photos were from viewers who sent us mail. Our teacher thought it was a good idea to put them on the walls as an appreciation to the fans of the show.

Q: [by jhadleyou] Dear Barry, back in the early 1970's, did you own a bad ass muscle car?

A: I drove a Porsche for most of the seventies. It was fast and cornered great.

Q: [by coryholden] Hi Barry, You mentioned your father was from Canada. I was wondering what city?

A: My father was born in Regina, Saskatchewan and moved to the states when he was three years old.

Q: [by bheyward] Hey, Barry! I'm a great fan of the show. I was wondering how much, if any royalties the cast gets from Brady-related products today like the bobbing head dolls, show videos and DVD's, etc. I've thought about purchasing some, but it would make me feel better to know that the cast gets something in return, even after all these years. It seems only fair. Bryant

A: Well Bryant purchase away. All of the cast members participate in a percentage of profits from merchandise sold. We all have the same equal deal. That, by the way is the reason you don’t see the likeness of Robert Reed on the merchandise. Most of the items sold today became available after his passing and the trustees of his estate would not agree to a “favored nations” contract. It is my hope that can be changed. Photos, calendars, lunch boxes are not the same without him.

Q: [by dorothybroekaert] Do you have any pets? If so, what kind (and their names).

A: Currently I don’t have any pets. But all throughout my life I have had dogs, cats, horses. When I was a teenager I had some pretty exotic pets. A hawk, a monkey, snakes (non-poisonous), a tarantula, mice, rats, parakeets – I love animals but I don’t know how my parents put up with me. One year ago we lost our cocker spaniel, Buffy. She was 15 and a half years. We really miss her. Now with an 18 month old baby we want to wait a bit before introducing him to a family pet. He loves animals too. We vacationed in Australia and he got to feed the wild birds and kangaroos at the animal sanctuary.

Q: [by alwaysgo] Have you ever met "The Great One" Jackie Gleason? And did you ever do any acting work with him? What did you think of his TV show The Honeymooners?

A: There are a few people I really admired and did not have the chance to meet Jackie Gleason and Elvis Presley. I have met Milton Berle and Elton John. Honeymooners is a wonderful show and in many ways reminds me of a great cartoon – The Flinstones.

Q: [by JAZZ4JEFF] Barry: It was great to see you on stage at the Hollywood Bowl this summer, as part of the TV Academy event. Was this the first time you had performed at the Hollywood Bowl since the Brady Bunch kids apperance on the Sid & Marty Kroft show? Do you have any stories being on stage with great talents like Shelly Long, Morgan Fairchild, and the Rembrandts?

A: It was a thrill and an honor to be a part of the TV evening and performing at the "new" Hollywood Bowl with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, all 80 of them. I was struck by how pleasant our group was. I never know what to expect when you have a large group of talented people together but in this case everyone was very pleasant. This was my third performance at the Bowl. Last year I performed "The Real Greg Brady" for Disco Night. What a blast.

Q: [by eferrucci] Hi Barry I simply loved you in Dickie Roberts. My question is on the show Mannix did they ever use your brady bunch house for interiors, if so what eps of mannix used it?

A: Mannix didn’t use Brady sets but there is a Brady connection. For the first two years we filmed The Brady Bunch, Robert Reed played Mannix’ boss as a reoccurring character.

Q: [by kanakaboi13] hey barry – have u ever thought about making a "Growing Up Brady : Part II"? it would be cool because then u could show what u guys were like while filming "The Brady Kids", "The Brady Bunch Variety Hour", The Brady Girls Get Married", "THe Brady Brides", A Very Brady Christmas" & "THe Bradys" I hope u think about making one.

A: Thanks for the thought. It would be sort of like Surreal Life. I think the magic of our story is that we were kids all going through thje same but very challenging period. I don’t think it is as interesting as adults. What I do think would be entertaining is to do a movie where we played ourselves playing our characters in a Brady type plot. Keep your imagination going and thanks for writing.

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