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 angusoy] I read members of the Brady Bunch filmed an episode of the Weakest Link. Were you a part of it and how was Robbie Rist? We don't hear much of him anymore. Also, I think the Brady Pop up is a hit. Thanks Barry, it's always a pleasure to recive an answer form you!

A: Yes, all of the Brady’s reunited for the first time in over fifteen years to tape an episode of the Weakest Link. Robbie Rist did join us and despite being extremely funny, was the first voted off. NBC has scheduled it to air on Monday night September 17th. I think it will be worth watching.

Q: [by ENSEITZM] Hi Barry, my name is Trish Seitz and I am forty-one years old and I live in Louisville, KY and I would like to know what was it like to work with Robert Reed?

A: Robert Reed was a very committed actor to all the material he worked on. Much of the time we spent together on the set with the Brady’s was experimenting with the scripts and dialogue to try and make it come to life. I learned a lot from him which I am very grateful for.

Q: [by Emipip] Hi Barry. Two questions for you: 1) What is your opinion of Nick-at-Nite's "Pop-Up Video" Brady Bunch episodes? 2)How long were you on General Hospital and what year(s) were you on? Thanks!

A: I thought the pop up video was very clever and funny. I learned things about our show even I didn’t know. It was a very creative way of watching an episode you may have seen several times with a fresh experience. I was on General Hospital for about four months as a semi-regular in the early 1980’s.

Q: [by ceceliamummert] Hi Barry! Did you ever get nervous doing shows or singing in front of people?

A: Generally I am pretty well prepared before I sing onstage. I have tried to turn nervousness into excitement. That way I have learned to enjoy the feeling of going onstage instead of being afraid of it.

Q: [by michellec2] Mr. Williams, If you could sing a duet with anyone, who would that person be and what song would you really like to sing? Joey

A: Somewhere Out There with Faith Hill

Q: [by Vance714] Hey Barry! What's your opinion on the moving of Yankee stadium? Aimee

A: Yankee Stadium either needs to be rebuilt completely or moved. I don’t like feeling unsafe when I go to the ball game.

Q: [by buchan_kevin] Hi Barry, My question is regarding the episode where Peter must confront a bully and both you and Mike Brady give him a few helping hands in fighting. At the time, were you into boxing and such? Who were your favorites boxers?

A: Sorry, boxing is not my thing. I did meet Mohammad Ali and found him to be very impressive. I haven’t been to watch a live boxing match.

Q: [by goofy34] Hey Barry, I'm a fan of the Brady Bunch. I want to know who were your influences when you were growing up either musical or otherwise?

A: Actors: Gene Hackman, Robert Deniro, Dustin Hoffman, Al Pacino.
Musicians: Elton John, James Taylor and Jim Croce.

Q: [by kdoyon] Greetings Barry! 1. Do you still play guitar? 2. If so, what kind do you play? 3. What bands did you go see perform in the 70's(when the music was incredible)? Please tell me you saw the Rolling Stones back in the day!….lol.

A: Yes I play the guitar. Mostly folk types of songs and ballads unless I am asked to play for a show and then I play that music. I did see the Stones a couple of times. What an amazing concert - a theatrical experience. Also The Moody Blues, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Billy Joel, Chicago. The music was great then and the music after somewhat of a drought is great now. Keep on Groovin’

Q: [by aanalore] I'm a long time Brady Bunch fan, but looking back, I'm struck by how little context there is in the show. I know it was comedy, but it's odd that the writers couldn't find room for even a passing mention to the Vietnam War. It certainly is something that would have been on Greg's mind. He probably would have known people who were sent overseas. Was there ever any consideration given to providing this kind of context? Or was Sherwood Schwartz so adamantly opposed to it that it was a non-issue?

A: The Brady Bunch is what the Brady Bunch is. Sure there was dialogue about different directions the show could go in and topics that might be introduced but the network and Sherwood wanted to keep it confined to the simple story telling and relationships and characters they created. It limited the show terrifically but may also be part of the charm that keeps it popular all these years later.

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