Barry Williams

Barry Williams

Age
66
Birthday
Sep. 30th, 1954
Born in
Santa Monica, California, USA
Height
5' 11"

Barry Williams' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Brady Bunch TV Show
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch Hour TV Show
The Brady Bunch Hour
Celebrity Boxing TV Show
Celebrity Boxing
Living in TV Land TV Show
Living in TV Land
 

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



BIOGRAPHY:

Barry William Blenkhorn grew up in Santa Monica, California and, after he turned 4 years old, he became one of those annoying kids who were bound and determined to get into show business. He was neighbors with actor Peter Graves (I) whom he idolized and asked for advice on how to become an actor and his response was that he just thought about it. At the age of 11, he changed his name from Barry William Blenkhorn to Barry Williams. He then got an acting coach and took some scene study courses in Sherman Oaks and took courses for film and television techniques which later he landed a lead role in an educational school industrial called "Why Johnny Can Read" and landed roles in TV commercials. Then he had guest roles in TV shows such as "Run for Your Life" (1965), "Here Come the Brides" (1968), "It Takes a Thief" (1968), "Marcus Welby, M.D." (1969) and "Mission: Impossible" (1966), but then success came for him when he landed the role of "Greg Brady" in the blockbuster hit family sitcom series "The Brady Bunch" (1969). After the first season, he and his TV siblings made a Christmas album signed by Paramount Records which sold terribly as critics called them 6 kids who couldn't sing so Barry took singing lessons and released a single by the same record company called "Sweet Sweetheart" hoping to have a solo album released but producers thought he should wait for that moment while he was making records with his TV siblings as they made 3 more records, did summer tours and had their own animated TV series "The Brady Kids" (1972) on which some of their songs were featured. After the series ended in 1974, Barry started performing solo in concerts and then took up musical theatre and landed numerous successful roles in shows like "Pippin", "West Side Story", "Oklahoma", "Movie Star", "Grease", "The Music Man", "Romance/Romance", "City of Angels" and "The Sound of Music" and still did the odd acting appearance in front of the camera like in "Police Woman" (1974), "Three's Company" (1977), "Highway to Heaven" (1984), "Murder, She Wrote" (1984), and a stint on the daytime soap "General Hospital" (1963) and the MTV series "S Club 7 in Hollywood" (2001) as well as in all the "Brady Bunch" reunion shows. In 1978, he did try taking a shot at pursuing a solo career and signed up with Private Stock records but their label went out of business. However, in 1999, he did release a tribute album called "The Return of Johnny Bravo" doing cover songs that expressed him as a singer as well as celebrating 30 years of "The Brady Bunch" (1969). He continues to do musical theatre as well as touring with his music and public speaking.


TRIVIA:
  • In addition to "The Sound Of Music," Barry's stage credits (both on and off Broadway) include: "West Side Story" (he was Tony), "Grease" and "Oklahoma!".
  • Is portrayed by 'Adam Brody (I)' (qv) in _Growing Up Brady (2000) (TV)_ (qv).
  • 'Peter Gabriel' (qv)'s song "The Barry Williams Show", from the album "Up", was not intended as a reference to Barry Williams; it wasn't until after the song was written and recorded that Peter Gabriel found out that there was an American actor named Barry Williams. To make up for this, Peter Gabriel invited Barry Williams to appear in the video for the song.
  • (January 2001) Was fined $50,000 by Actors Equity for appearing in a non-Equity tour of "The Sound of Music." It was believed to be the largest fine ever imposed by the union.
  • _"The Brady Bunch" (1969)_ (qv) co star 'Christopher Knight (I)' (qv) was best man at his first wedding.
  • Ranked #22 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars"
  • In 1992, Barry wrote "GROWING UP BRADY...I Was a Teenage Greg", which spent more than three months on the New York Times bestseller list.
  • 24 January 2003 Son Brandon Eric Williams born


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