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 Vance714] Barry- What is your favorite everyday activity? Thank you so much for your time. Best to you.

A: I enjoy everything in the water - swimming, diving, sailing, skiing etc. Also tennis and more recently golf are favorite activities.

Q: [by bloomeeny] You were asked recently in this forum if you would consider doing a non-Brady sitcom. If you do indeed embark upon such a project in the future, which of the following would be your personal preference? 1. For the show to have a familiar element in the form of a fellow Brady alumni working in the cast or crew. 2. For the show to have no Brady ties whatsoever so as not to dwell on the past. Thanks for your time!

A: Your question comes at a good time. I am doing a new and non Brady related series. I have begun filming on S Club 7 for Fox Family Channel and I am playing the manager of the band. They are a great group of musicians and we are having a great time filming.

Q: [by leanne_good] Hello Barry, I have 2 questions for you, will you be coming to Australia any time soon to promote the Growing Up Brady movie coming to video here and your CD(that's not released here but I got it anyway)? I'd love to see you "down under". Also with the Brady Kids music, did you ever record songs that didn't actually make it onto the Brady albums for whatever reason. Because on my cassette of Meet The Brady Bunch a song is listed there My Home In My Hand but it's not on the album or any other Brady album I know. Do you remember if you guys recorded this song at all?

A: First let me say Australia is one of my favorite places to visit. I very much enjoyed my time there and although I don’t currently have plans to visit I look forward to the next time I do. Sorry I can’t help you on the other question regarding the song. I don’t recall recording it.

Q: [by Rubyeye324] Hello Barry – Now that its summer, seen an good movies or read any good books lately? Also, what do you think of the ban of coffee on sets or studios in California? thanks!

A: I saw Moulin Rouge and enjoyed the clever way music was used and the fable story telling. I just finished reading the Great Gatsby again and it’s still good.

Q: [by Sstorms] Hi Barry! I just finished massage school. Are there ever massage therapists on the set? How would someone go about being a massage therapist on movie/tv sets? Thanks–Lisa

A: That’s something I have never tried. You could contact the medical office at a studio and ask them. You could see if an executive would let you advertise on the lot. You might offer someone(preferably a star) free services and when others see you they might employ your services. Break a Leg!

Q: [by davidcarter1] Dear Barry, I remember watching the Brady Bunch when I was growing up and I always loved the storylines and the cast. Did you feel that it was too clean-cut for a show or was it just trying to give the audience hope that it could be a better life for society to live like you did on the show?

A: Yes I have always felt the show was very clean cut. I didn’t consider that we were trying to make a statement with our stories but attempted to provide entertainment. I do think by example certain values are implied and through the test of time have remained valid.

Q: [by sdstylc] Do you have any pets?

A: Yes. I have a wonderful Buff colored female Cocker Spaniel who is a great pal. Because of her color her name is Buffy and she loves kids, other dogs and animals and chasing deer.

Q: [by Vance714] Hey Barry! How are things with you? Okay, so you're a New Yorker. What's your opinion on some of the new events: crocodile and other incidents in central park,west nile virus, moving of Yankee stadium, gulliani and hanover, ban of use of cell phones while driving,… feel free to add in what you please. Love, Aimee

A: Hi Aimee great to hear from you. Since yours is a compound question how about I start with one: banning the use of non-hand held cell phones while driving. Yea! Drunk drivers may be safer on the road than people dialing and talking and being distracted while talking on their cell phones. I can spot a driver a half mile away who is using one. I think a number of other states while follow suit and it won’t be too soon. Take care, Barry

Q: [by anonymous] Hello Barry. I am a long-time Brady fan and have always wondered something. When a Brady Bunch episode called for a small audience, such as when the family put on that Snow White play or when Cindy was on the TV quiz show, where did the people in "the audience" come from? Were they members of the actors' families or friends or were "extras" brought into the studio? Thanks!

A: You hit the nail on the head... all three guesses are correct. Depending on the size of the "crowd" needed we would use friends, sometimes family members, our school teacher Frances Whitfield turned up in more than one episode and the scene required a large group such as an auditorium we would hire extras to fill the seats.

Q: [by Rubyeye324] Barry – While touring what is your average daily schedule like? How do you pass the time in different places you are touring during the day?

A: While touring with The Sound of Music from October through May I had double duty. We did eight performances a week, Tues. - Sun. with two shows on Sat. and two on Sun. Monday was a travel day. In addition to the performance schedule I was in charge of marketing, which means I did the publicity for the show. Tues. and Weds. I generally started on the radio by 7am and was a guest on six programs until 10:30. After that I did television, news or guest talk shows. Afternoons generally were filled with newspaper or magazine interviews in advance of the next city. Each week I did an in store "appearance" where I would sign books, CD’s and take photos. When I did have time off it usually involved sleep. I am not complaining but I didn’t get to do a great deal of sight seeing.

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