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 Donald402t] How long have you been on Broadway, and how long do you expect to be on Broadway, and what play, or plays have you been in?

A: I first appeared on Broadway in the title role of Pippin in 1977. I next did Romance/Romance at the Helen Hayes in 1989. I have performed in at least 60 different productions of various shows. Some of my favorites are The Music Man, City of Angels, The Sound of Music, Victor/Victoria, and The Man of La Mancha.

Q: [by kmariezw] Hello, ENJOY BB SO SO SO much!! Just wondering about wardrobe? Did the cast get to choose what they wore? And why were the clothes repeated so often? Once I noticed that Chris Knight has this stripped shirt on and then later in the show….he must have been eating and spilled some food or drink on it and then later in the show….it was stained. Thanks for answering!

A: We had a couple of people whose job it was to keep us in "style." Generally we bought our season’s wardrobe at the beginning of the Summer and that would last for the whole season. There were exceptions, for instance when a special episode was written, but sometimes the Studio was so frugal that Christopher Knight and Michael Lookinland got hand me downs.

Q: [by chinadoll23us] You are just as gorgeous today as back then. I am only 23 but still watch BB reruns..What do you think has changed in society that kids have such disrespect now compared to 20 years ago?

A: Respectfulness, I believe is mostly a function of your home environment. Just like 20 years ago some kids have more respect for themselves and people generally than others. It is hard to say what sets a trend in these values but I think the best way to insure good values is by example.

Q: [by sherrydees] Do you have any children and if so,would you encourage them if they wanted to go into acting?

A: I do not have children. I do have three wonderful nieces and nephews. While my professional experience growing up was positive, I don’t think I would encourage young kids to go into acting. I think the best time for that is after school has been completed and there is a body of experience to contribute to the work. Kids need to be kids and the best time for that is when they are kids.

Q: [by andrea] Hi Barry, I really enjoy your site and I loved reading "Growing Up Brady"! I'm one of the diehard Monkee fans who will be seeing you on tour this summer, and I'm a huge Brady Bunch fan too, so having you paired up with my Davy and Micky is something I'm really looking forward to! A lot of us Monkees fans are wondering what to expect from your part of the show…David Fishof was quoted by Pollstar as saying "Davy is looking forward to doing the famous scene he did on the Brady Bunch with Barry." Huh? Barry, you're not going to let them dress you up in a blond wig and miniskirt, are you? LOL! ~Andrea~

A: No blond wig or mini-skirt but Davy and I are planning to do a song together..."Girl?" I will be opening the show with songs from Johnny’s Back, a segment called "Exploring Greg Brady’s Musical Roots", a show tune or two and also a chance for volunteers to learn Brady choreography and become Honorary Brady’s. I am looking forward to our first concert at the Westbury Music Fair on Sunday, April 7 and the Summer Tour should be great fun.

Q: [by beatle5311174243] Barry, did you ever have the desire to become a television or movie director?

A: Directing may still be in my future but right now I am exploring Producing possibilities with several Television projects.

Q: [by awesomeerik] Is it true you started smoking when you were 12? If so who gave it to you, did you like it, why did you keep doing it?

A: I did(regretfully) start smoking at 12. I wanted to be the "Marlboro Man" that I watched on TV commercials. I was working at a ranch and owned a horse and the cigarettes seemed to complete the picture. After I got over my Marlboro fascination I was addicted to Nicotine, one of the most powerful drugs available, which is why I had so much trouble giving them up. I finally quit cigarettes as present to myself on my thirtieth birthday.

Q: [by smace1] Hey Barry. I have been to Kings Island about 3 times in my life. It seemed in your book that you and the rest didn't have a very good time there. Did any of the Brady Bunch ever return for a visit years later? Thanks, Steve

A: At the time the Brady’s visited Kings Island it was just a fledgling amusement park. As a result there were no facilities to handle our group and we had zero privacy. Since then I know it has grown to become a premiere park in Ohio. I have not had the pleasure to return although I came very close last year when touring with The Sound of Music but unfortunately time didn’t allow. I am looking forward to going back again, I love roller coasters.

Q: [by man8tee] Hi Barry. My two favorite shows growing up were The Monkees and The Brady Bunch and I'm only 23. I cannot tell you how excited I am to hear that you will be on tour together. How did you get involved with Micky and Davy? Thanks and I thought you put up a good fight on the Celebrity Boxing show.

A: I met Davy originally when he guest starred on our show trying to steal the affections of TV sister Marcia. I became reacquainted a few years ago doing a benefit concert for Howie D’s Dorough Lupus Foundation. in Orlando. We all agreed it might be a good mix to put our shows together and this year we are scheduled to do a national tour all summer. Be sure to check the website for details and dates for when we will be in your area.

Q: [by jstanton1972] Barry,how you doing? I had a question about Howard stern, I was wondering what he's like? I love his show and I think your awesome when you are on it!! have you ever hung out with howard? Anyways what projects do you have coming up? take care Barry, you seem like a class act!!!

A: Howard is one of the most professional interviewers I have ever worked with. He and co-hostess Robin are both terrific people and always pick up my spirits when I listen during morning drive. He can of course be sarcastic and I have been the brunt of his goofing, but in person he has been very supportive of my activities. I have several projects in the works with Paramount, NBC and Fox but the most immediate adventure will be the Monkees/Barrry Williams Tour this Summer.

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