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 paula] Hi Barry! I just saw you on Fear Factor in Finnish tv channel. I heard you calling your wife as Eila. That's very Finnish name. My sister is also Eila. Just for curiosity: Is your wife Finnish origin? If not, what is the story behind her name?

A: There are two Eila’s? No, she is not of Finnish ancestry. It is a family name. The reason you heard me yelling her name at the moment I was being dropped a few hundred feet was because she thought I was nuts to do the stunt and I wanted to show her I had the presence of mind to think about my priorities at that instant. It worked.

Q: [by DealNhomes] Is Sam the butcher still alive and does any of the cast talk to him? I know Alice is alive, as I just saw her in a Swiffer Ad: Does the cast keep up a relationship with her? Take care

A: Yes, all of the Brady’s keep in touch even with Ann B. who lives in San Antonio. She is mostly retired but I also have seen this new ad campaign featuring her. I am not in touch with Allan Melvin, Sam, but I assume he is well.

Q: [by cogitolateral] Hi Barry; Many years ago, during an interview, George Emmett "Spanky" McFarland made the following comment regarding his years as a "Little Rascal;" he said "I wouldn't take a million dollars for the experience, but I wouldn't give you a nickel to do it again." Would you echo those sentiments or would you like to relive your years on the Brady Bunch? Thanks for your time.

A: I had a great time working on The Brady Bunch. I still enjoy the various projects we do together. I am proud of the legacy and no regrets. I wouldn’t want to "relive" it, I like to keep moving forward.

Q: [by sawyer] Did Barry Williams play hockey at one time, in the European Hockey League?

A: It’s possible Barry Williams did play hockey, but if so it is a namesake and not me.

Q: [by glistar] Have you ever thought of performing at the Barbara Mann Theater in Fort Myers Florida? It is a beautiful place.

A: I love the Barbara Mann Theatre and played there in the early nineties with City of Angels. It would be great to come back with Barry Williams Live In Concert.

Q: [by hstlynne] Hi Barry, do you remember doing a show with Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods and what was it like working with mike, Rick Bo Gary, david and the rest of the Heywoods?

A: Sure I remember. They continue to be an active group performing all over the country. It was always exciting to play with them. They had a ton of very enthusiastic fans. I didn’t get a chance to get to know them very well cause we were both working.

Q: [by sumit dutta] Hey barry hai, I'm an indian & I dont know what type of music u are into. Also why don't the Brady Bunch get together for an album or a show.

A: Ye-teh-hey. I am afraid I don’t understand your question. Of all the shows on television the Brady’s have probably done more series, specials, reunions and albums than anyone. Look for the new "reunion" coming up on the Travel Channel called, The Brady’s Back in Hawaii".

Q: [by jbwilm] What are some of the bands that you listen to that we might be surprised to hear about? Do you listen to Steely Dan? There are some good waves over here in NC you may want to surf sometime. John

A: Like most music lovers I listen to a lot of different types of music. I like the Foo Fighters, Goo Goo Dolls, Eminem, Sting, Elton, and of course Steely Dan.

Q: [by goodie4uall] I saw u on the Dickie Roberts movie and I wanted to know if u had fun doing the movie?

A: Dickie Roberts was a blast. Being with all of the other "former children" was almost surreal and we had fun between takes exchanging stories. "We loved bein’ child stars, on your television...."

Q: [by junkieonline] Barry, you have an amazing strong voice. Where did you learn to sing? And, was the Brady Bunch taped in a live audience? Forever Brady fan…:)Susan

A: I started really working on singing as soon as I could get myself to a teacher without having my mother take me. In my case I was 15 1/2 years old and rode my Honda motorcycle to lessons. I have studied with four different teachers in Los Angeles and two in NYC and still go in for tune-ups. It really helps to have some technique when doing eight shows a week.

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