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 cmm] I heard your planning a follow up to "Return Of Johnny Bravo" you said that the new album will feature duets, have you asked any of your "Brady" costars to sing with you?

A: I am planning a follow up CD. Even though the first one was called The Return of Johnny Bravo, it really isn’t a "Brady" CD. My musical taste runs in a different direction and I will be teaming up with a number of friends I have made in the POP music world over the past several years. The next one will be mostly original material.

Q: [by CHOPIN8888] I have met you before at Notre Dame, N.Y.(Elmira) and you said that your parents inspired you the most. In what way did they do that?

A: My parents were my greatest inspiration by example. One of the things I am most grateful for is having a very solid family background. They were always supportive of my ventures, created a stable environment and delivered the message that I could do and be anything I wanted. It’s working out pretty well too. The must be very smart.

Q: [by GrldArnold] Barry – the Joe Namath episode is my favorite. How did Joe get on that Brady Bunch episode?

A: Once the script was written his agent was contacted to see if he was interested. Fortunately he was, or the script would have been rewritten to accommodate another celebrity.

Q: [by aunt_ednas_tent] Does it ever overwhelm you that so many questions are about the Brady's? I recently saw Tom Wopat in Annie Get your Gun. He was awesome! Have you seen it? But seeing the play, made me think that it must be hard to overcome the Shadow of Luke Duke as it would be for Greg Brady. What do you think?

A: I am glad that people are interested in the Brady’s and even though I answer questions often, I realize that the people who are asking them are usually doing so for the first time. One nice thing is if people have enjoyed my early work they may enjoy what I am doing today. A lot of Brady fans are coming to see me in The Sound of Music and I don’t hear anyone confuse the role I play as the Captain with Greg Brady.

Q: [by JBaum9000] Mr. Williams: What kind of special provisions had to be made(if any) for the cast portraying the Brady kids to attend school? Were tutors used? Were the cast members able to attend school after/before filming episodes?

A: School is conducted today just like it was when we were in Brady production. Required are three hours a day. School time is accumulative throughout the day and in segments of no less than 20 minutes. We had two teachers on the set. One for middle school and one for high school which in our case was Maureen McCormick and me.

Q: [by aylene59] Hello Mr. Williams, While reading your questions I noticed that you mentioned working and buying a horse as a kid. I also noticed another question where someone asked you if you liked to ride. Do you still own a horse and still ride? If so, do you ever go out to Parks and ride. If you still ride do you ride English or Western?

A: I bought a quarter horse as a teenager and it was one of the most memorable times of my life. I rode Western and went everywhere I could. Trails took me over large parts of Southern California. I still ride occasionally although I no longer own a horse. Maybe someday.

Q: [by RAMSFSU] Hi Barry, On the Grand Canyon episode did you ride the mules all the way down to the bottom? If not how did you get down to the bottom of the Canyon? Todd

A: I like to avoid giving out TV secrets but here goes. No, we did not ride the mules all the way down to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. We rode them about as far as you see us on the show. We never did actually go to the bottom of the canyon we were on a location "set". I hope that doesn’t ruin the episode for you.

Q: [by Rabbit6] Looking back was it hard to learn the lines?

A: I am asked this question fairly often. The truth is learning lines is one of the easiest parts of the job. In television you are rarely doing more than a couple of pages at a time(except soaps)and there are multiple chances to get it right. The harder part is making it believable and bringing reality to what has been written on a page.

Q: [by kiwofan] Dear Barry, as a child I grew up watching your show and all of it's specials as well as the 2 movies. As a teenager I watched The Disney Channel's Kids Incorporated. That show inspired me to Write stories songs and draw pictures. I have 2 questions for you. Did you enjoy making a guest appearance on the show and has anyone ever told you that you inspired them to be creative and follow their dreams? Thanks Nikki

A: Thanks for your kind letter. Yes, I did enjoy my appearance on Kids Incorporated. I very much appreciate your giving me some of the credit for inspiring in you something you enjoy. Take care.

Q: [by Purpleladydi99] Hi Barry, I just listened to your 'Johnny Bravo CD' I won from BRADY WORLD and was very impressed!! Where does the song "Here Again" come from, it's my favorite. When I heard you do 'Sunshine Day', I pictured 'Greg' and 'Marcia' singing it. The revival is great!! and I stopped frozen in my tracks when I heard it. Would you do any more Brady remakes?? PS. You really have a powerful voice, almost too good for records, I can see why you do stage and theater. A Brady Lady from the 70s, Diane.XOXO

A: Here Again is written by Dan Fitzgerald and was brought to me by Good Guy Entertainment who produced my CD. Since we wanted positive and upbeat types of songs this one really clicked with me. I spoke with Dan about the song and he felt it could be interpreted in many ways but I think his intention was to write about hope for everyone in learning to get along.

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