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…
A: There was no specific policy but remember we were living in Bradyland. Of course it is always "sunny." If a cloud rolls in you can bet it will be sunny again soon. I honestly don’t know why rain was never a factor in our episodes but it is an interesting observation .
A: It has long been my contention that Show Business attracts the people least capable of handling fame. And if "fame" happens there seems to be no end to the creative ways people can mess up there lives. The Brady’s had a lot going for them. We are a large group and had support amongst ourselves and our families. Thank goodness we are all a successful taxpaying never been to jail bunch. I work at Paramount quite often so I do visit frequently. I filmed Growing Up Brady there, and just finished working on David Spade’s Dickie Roberts movie a few weeks ago.
A: I had a great time playing the manager for S Club 7. They are a great group of performers and we all got along fine. They work very hard because their manager has them filming, recording, touring, and doing publicity all the time. So sometimes they were a little tired out, but that’s understandable. Their music is prerecorded as is standard for filming TV and movies.
A: This is not the kind of request that "goes out of style." Yes there are special requests for contact, in fact there is an entire charity devoted to just such wishes. It is called The Make A Wish Foundation. Throughout the year I am fortunately able to accommodate many such requests.
A: If you have the full episode, I play the young NYC street hoodlum helping Ben Gazzara find his man. The scene, my first in television, takes place on the stoop of a "New York" neighborhood. It opens with me burning ants with a match.
A: Sure. Bald eagles are the coolest. If you do it right do the wings on the back of your arms, the body on your back, the beak at the nape of your neck and include lots and lots of feathers. Of course you have to hope you don’t change your mind later and wish you had never tattooed your body in the first place. Keep on groovin’ Barry
A: Sure, I occasionally watch a rerun. No, I don’t think it’s weird. That’s how I grew up, on the show. To me it is like watching home movies. I recall what was going on behind the scenes and what was going on in my life at the time. Plus there is enough distance that I am not embarrassed by the "stylish" clothes.
A: I have several projects I am involved with. I am helping to produce a new musical on Broadway called "Listen To My Heart, The Songs of David Friedman" which will open in May at Studio 54. I am a spokesperson for Airborne, a terrific cold preventative and for Club de Soleil in Las Vegas which is vacation ownership - check it out on the website. I am planning to expand my live act to Las Vegas and around the country. I also have development deal for TV Movie projects with NBC and Fox.
A: All the time! I guess I shouldn’t be though. The Brady Bunch plays in 142 different countries and in practically as many languages. It is pretty amazing. Thanks for sharing your story. Take care.
A: All I can tell you is that I am an expert driver who in real life could have negotiated those cones with no problem whatsoever. Even if it required some navigation, which it did, it was no problem. I consider it an ultimate sacrifice for the good of my job that I had to unwillingly allow Marcia Brady to beat Greg, when everyone knows this is not even plausible. Thank you.