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 kbrobinson] Hey Mr. Williams! I'm a college student who has grown up with the Bradys. I saw where you said that you were a Christian and was just wondering how this has influenced your acting, singing, etc. decisions. Also, do you like Christian music?

A: I think faith has a lot to do with all the choices you make in life, personal and professional. I try to make decisions that are consistent with what I believe and reflect it in my work. I do like most Christian music.

Q: [by danloririchman] Tell me Barry, what props from the set do you have in your possession today? Perhaps the nutcracker that was in the boys' room.

A: I have kept a record of photos over the years but don’t have any of the props from our original show.

Q: [by PakMan813] What college did you attend?

A: Pepperdine University in Malibu.

Q: [by MBFOO] Do you get embarrassed when people ask you about dating Maureen?

A: No but I think it’s kind’ve strange that anyone would be interested in my dating life from so many years ago.

Q: [by h_good] Did your parents and the other kids' parents come along when you went to the Grand Canyon and Hawaii. You were probably old enough to go alone but did the younger kids parents come or did Frances Whitfield look after them?

A: For the Grand Canyon and Hawaii trips the parents of the kids all came(or at least one) and Frances Whitfield. Coincidentally, my parents were also in Hawaii on a business trip so were all there together although I didn’t require a guardian at that time.

Q: [by leanne_good] Hello Barry, I just wanted to know if you have read any of the Brady Bunch books that were written in the 1970s like Treasure of Mystery Island, The New York Mystery etc. Did they give you copies of the book since your pictures were on them. If you read them, what did you think?

A: I have skimmed through them but not read them. And you may not be surprised to learn that although they used our pictures they did not send us any copies. The first time I knew the books existed was at an appearance when someone asked me to sign one.

Q: [by rodahaver] Greetings, Barry! Which sitcom do you think displayed Allan Melvin's best work as an actor, 'Gomer Pyle USMC' or 'The Brady Bunch?' I think going from mess hall to butcher shop within a season's time was a meaty move. Thanks! Brian

A: He was very good in both of them and Archie Bunker’s Place too. But I am partial to his "Sam the Butcher". He added a lot to our show and I am glad he is so well remembered for it.

Q: [by Betty ] Dear Barry, How did you memorize your lines?

A: I have someone read through the script with me. I focus on the meaning of the dialogue and do it over and over. Sometimes I will do a speed drill or take a section and do it 10 times in a row. Basically it is practice practice practice. Thanks for askin’.

Q: [by joshj_84] I know you've mentioned that it's unlikely another Brady reunion will ever happen, but if it ever does, how would you feel about having the death of Mike as part of the plot? The generations that have watched "The Brady Bunch" are losing their own parents and grandparents, and it may be beneficial in some way to see how the Brady's get through it.

A: An interesting idea you present. I think the way in which that is handled would be very important. I think most Brady watchers like the reassurance that "everything always works out". The times we have delved much deeper as a Bunch the reactions have not been very positive. Who knows?

Q: [by l.good] Hi Barry, I was wondering, did you or any of the Brady cast members bring things in to decorate the set, especially the bedrooms. Ann B. Davis said in her book that she bought things in from home to make Alice's room look more realistic. What did you add? Also did you like the pictures on the walls in the boys room?

A: I added a basketball, a surfboard and things for specific episodes but basically the room was created by the set decorator. One of the posters, the clown on the wall, was for Sherwood Schwartz’s benefit. He was a head writer on the Red Skelton Show.

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