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 bosshydro] Barry, I was watching an old 8mm film of when I was younger and it made me think – Is it strange for you to see yourself on TV 30 years later?

A: Thanks for writing. I stumble on episodes airing on TV Land and sometimes feel like you do watching your eight millimeter movies. In some ways the Brady Bunch episodes are my home movies. Having written Growing Up Brady I recall what was going on behind the scenes when I watch and I think it is fun to have such an extensive library.

Q: [by JBlunt] Barry, I have been somewhat of a fan for years but I am becoming more of a fan each time I hear of something you do. You really seem like a genuine person that loves life. As easy going and laid back as you are…What was the toughest time you had in your career?

A: The toughest time was about a year after the Brady Bunch ended and everyone was looking for the next "new kid". It was a very humbling period and I decided then that I was not going to use an excuses to not further my career. I dropped all attitude, was happy to audition, started working in regional theatre, kept my head down and focused on the work.

Q: [by PRHirang01] Barry, I have a tape of your appearance on "The Dating Game" from 1972, I was wondering what was it like being on the show? And also that winning gal you took on the date was a real chick back then. Who is she? And do you still communicate with her? Thanks. Patrick(aka "Sideburns Pat"), Seattle, WA

A: I would like to see that tape of the Dating Game. I remember having a good time doing the show(and happy to be asking the questions). I also recall having a good time on the date down to Paradise Island in the Bahamas, but I do not recall her name nor have we kept in touch.

Q: [by vompano] Barry, Does any of the original Brady Bunch set still exist and if so has it been recycled for use on any other known television shows? Thanks for your time.

A: The original set used from 1969-1974 was destroyed in one of California’s infamous earthquakes in the late 70’s. However it was recreated from the original blueprints for the Brady Bunch Movie and has since been used for the sequel and my own TV production of Growing Up Brady. They keep it in storage at Paramount Studios... just in case.

Q: [by Bowafan1] Hi Barry! I watch you on Fear Factor and Boot Camp and was wondering, why did you take you single with you? Why did he make you sing it?

A: I was asked on Boot Camp to bring all personal items I might need for a week in case I was eliminated early during the training. I always carry photos and CD’s with me because I never know when I might give one away or a radio station would request it or I might pop it in and sing with it. The DI was having fun at my expense by asking me to sing it.

Q: [by New Wave Frase] Dear Barry, Is being an extra the best way to get a start in show biz?

A: Being an extra is a great way to be a busy extra in show business. You get on the set and can watch the proceedings but if you want to be an actor study, get an agent and audition for roles not crowd scenes.

Q: [by alwaysgo] Mr. Williams, When Desi Arnaz Jr made an appearance on the Brady Bunch was he talkative to you and the rest of the cast? What is your opinion of him as an actor and entertainer? and did you ever tour with him?

A: Yes, Desi was very personable when he appeared on our show. I have never toured with him but have had the pleasure of playing tennis with him on several occasions. I think he is a fine musician and talented performer. I wish he were doing even more television.

Q: [by PRHirang01] Hey what were your favorite artists back of the days of the show? Was Three Dog Night your favorite also?

A: Three Dog Night, Jim Croce, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, James Taylor, Loggins and Messina, The Stones, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, the Eagles, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Stevie Wonder, and one of my favorites the little known Lee Michaels. They were some great musical days.

Q: [by renobound] Barry, Have been a fan of yours from back in the days of your appearances in Dragnet, Adam-12, and naturally the Brady's productions. I have always been saddened that none of the cast received residuals over the years as the joy you all still bring to the viewers across the country deserves it. I see now that they have "Greg & Marcia" bobble heads selling in the stores and throughout the internet. Is this something you control or is someone else once again gaining from your Brady popularity? Thanks

A: Thanks for your concern., It is unfortunate so many actors do not benefit from the profits of their work. However the Brady Bunch has been good to it’s cast members, keep in mind we have had several series and reunion shows. We all participate in the proceeds from merchandise including the bobble heads etc. Look for a new Barry Williams Big Head coming out this holiday season - it will talk and sing.

Q: [by mroak] Hello! I saw your film tonight and I really love it! It´s good to see the truth about the backstage. I have a particularly question, about the movie: there´s a scene, where you are in your room, choosing clothes, for your first date with Florence…and there´s a song been played. I love it that song. It´s perfect for this scene. Who played? Who´s singing?

A: The song is entitled Sugar Sugar and is performed by The Archie’s.

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