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 agile29] Did you attend Peperidine University?

A: Yes I did. It is a wonderful school.

Q: [by Sstorms] Barry: How do you decide what cities to visit(autographs, parades, concerts etc.)? Do you plan to visit the Lake Tahoe/Reno area any time soon? It's almost ski season ya know! Thanks–Lisa

A: By invitation of course! Yes I will be bringing The Sound of Music to Reno. Check the website for the exact dates. P. S. I love skiing.

Q: [by Jet] Hey Mr. Williams! I recently heard your "I'm the Real Greg Brady"! I fell on the floor cracking up!! Great job! It prompted me to hit your site, you have a beautiful voice!! How do you keep it in shape, do you have a voice coach?

A: It helps to sing all the time and do it in a way that doesn’t hurt your voice. I had a coach teach me how to do that and now like any muscle, the vocal chords like to be exercised.

Q: [by rsksprodigy.com] Hi Barry, My question is where you nervous at all on the show. And how big was the set when it looked so real with 2 stories and an attic. Do they build a real house just for the show?

A: Usually we weren’t too nervous. We enjoyed playing our roles and were comfortable with each other plus if a mistake was made we’d film another take. It is much different making a TV show than say performing in a play where you only have one chance. The set you see is to full scale. Although it was not a real house it filled up the whole soundstage on the Paramount lot.

Q: [by staggs_christopher] Barry, I want to know how does it feel when people 12-20 years old, come up to you and say that they are really big fans of yours and that they really enjoy watching reruns of the BRADY BUNCH?

A: I think it is cool when new viewers tell me they are enjoying the show. Especially when, at ten or eleven years old, they tell me they grew up with the Bunch!

Q: [by Schliss1] Hello Mr. Williams how are you? In your book, you wrote that Robert Reed took you and the rest of the kids on the QE 2 to London. But in the movie, you went to New York. Which is true?

A: Both are true. The purpose of our trip was to go to England and our first stop was New York City. I wanted to take us to London for the TV Movie too, but our budget wouldn’t allow it.P.S. Everything in the book is true. When writing it doesn’t cost anything to change locations.

Q: [by randyman] Barry, our whole town was a big fan of the Brady Bunch, especially Greg Brady, my friends are wondering did you ever meet Elvis? Thanks from Houston, Mo.

A: Regretfully I didn’t have a chance to meet Elvis. That didn’t stop me from buying and listening to his records though.

Q: [by Gizzie324] Hey Barry – Boxers or Briefs?

A: Greg was briefs - Barry is boxers.

Q: [by dimimar] Hey Barry, I grew up enjoying the show and now am rediscovering it with my 11 year old daughter. We thought we'd seen every episode until last night when we checked out the one where you were caught smoking. Very cool. About the song- "Clowns never laughed before.." I thought I'd read somewhere that you played guitar. How did you feel about the song they gave you to play and would you rather have had the opportunity to play something more "hard rock" as the other guys in Banana Convention stated?

A: A very interesting question - especially after you realize that I wrote "Till I Met You." Part of the humor for that episode was that I really didn’t fit in with the Banana Convention which is what made my little ditty appropriate. I never in a million years thought I would still be reminded of it at this late date however. One nice thing about it was the song was used in Brady Bunch the Movie and along with my collaborators we all got paid! You’re right I do play the guitar and serenade all who will listen.

Q: [by amyjustice6787] I've read that you stated that your fondest memory from the BUNCH was getting your clothes ripped off(my favorite too). What makes that scene your favorite? Were you at least a little nervous about filming it?

A: It’s difficult to pick any one moment that really stands out(during five years) but the scene you mentioned is one of my favorites. It was such a stereotypical "teen heart throb" moment and I thought it was funny to see it in such a manufactured way. I wasn’t nearly as nervous filming that controlled scene as I was when it happened in real life on tour a couple of times!

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