You Will Never Believe How The Brady Bunch Look Now 40 Years On
"The Brady Bunch" is time and time again considered to be one of the defining shows of the 70s. It gained great popularity among children and teenagers, which led to reunion shows and spin-off movies. But have you ever wondered where and how the lovable cast of this classic show are now? Read this article to find the answer.
1. ROBERT REED (MIKE BRADY)
Robert Reed is most known for this portrayal of the classic family man Mike Brady. After The Brady Bunch, Reed did a few smaller films and finally became a drama teacher at the University of California in Los Angeles. Sadly, he died in 1992 aged 59.
2. FLORENCE HENDERSON (CAROL BRADY)
Florence Henderson was the first woman ever to co-host "The Tonight Show". She became famous for the role as matriarch Carol Brady. After that, she got her own show, The Florence Henderson Show, and played roles in "The King of Queens", "30 Rock", and "The Cleveland Show".
3. ANN B. DAVIS (ALICE NELSON)
Ann B. Davis did theatre all her life. She is famous for her role as Alice, the quirky, advice-giving housekeeper. But after The Brady Bunch ended, she quit showbiz altogether and became a born-again Christian.
4. EVE PLUMB (JAN BRADY)
Eve Plumb played the down-on-her-luck middle sister Jan Brady in the show. After that, she kept appearing on TV and in movies occasionally and had some more dynamic roles, particularly a teen prostitute in "Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway". Currently, Plumb paints from her studio in Laguna Beach, California.
5. MIKE LOOKINLAND (BOBBY BRADY)
Mike Lookinland developed a passion for cameras during the shot of "The Brady Bunch" and eventually worked as a production assistant on many films. He currently operates a business making decorative concrete in Salt Lake City.
6. MAUREEN MCCORMICK (MARCIA BRADY)
After The Brady Bunch, Maureen McCormick had a tough time finding work due to drug addiction and body image issues. In 1995, she released her only CD, a collection of country songs and has since returned to the big screen doing all kinds of TV and movies.
7. BARRY WILLIAMS (GREG BRADY)
After the oldest Brady boy, Barry Williams had some guest-starring roles in "General Hospital", "Three's Company", and "That '70s Show". He also delved into musical theater and toured with "Grease", "West Side Story", and "The Sound of Music". He most recently worked on Sirius Satellite Radio as a DJ spinning 70s music.
8. SUSAN OLSEN (CINDY BRADY)
After her stint as the youngest Brady daughter, Susan Olsen became a graphic designer working for a clothing store in Malibu, California. She also runs her own company, "Man in Space", and created glow-in-the-dark Converse sneakers. Susan also starred on her own talk show, Ober and Olsen.
9. CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT (PETER BRADY)
After The Brady Bunch had ended, Christoper Knight dropped out of show-biz and joined computer company Martec as a sales representative. He became vice president of several computer companies and eventually founded his own TV turner company at Eskape Labs in 1998. However, he has recently returned to TV as a reality star.
10. ROBBIE RIST (COUSIN OLIVER)
After the endearing Cousin Oliver, Robbie Rist found his niche in producing music and doing voice-overs. He provided music for the Sharknado franchise with director Anthony C. Ferrante. He also voiced plenty of characters in English versions of Anime and video games.
11. ALLAN MELVIN (SAM FRANKLIN)
Allan Melvin, born in 1923, appeared on Broadway and is most remembered for his roles on 70s sitcoms like "The Brady Bunch". After that, Allan devoted most of his time to cartoon voice-overs. Sadly, He died of cancer in 2008, aged 84.
12. HOPE JUBER (RACHEL)
Hope Juber might be remembered as Greg's girlfriend, Rachel. She actually played more small roles on "The Brady Bunch" as her father was the show's creator. Juber once stated that her father would sometimes use her personal life as inspiration for episodes. After the show had ended, Juber went on to write several Brady spin-off movies. She now writes screen plays and music.
13. KIMBERLY BECK (GIRL)
After her shining role as Girl on "The Brady Bunch", Kimberly Beck went on to do some signature movies, such as "Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter", "Massacre at Central High", and "Independence Day".
14. RITA WILSON (PAT CONWAY)
Rita Wilson has been in many things, so you know her from somewhere, but can't name where. Since her role as a cheerleader on "The Brady Bunch", Wilson has starred in "Jingle All the Way", "The Good Wife", "Girls", and "Sleepless in Seattle". Most luckily, she married Tom Hanks.
15. JOE NAMATH
Joe Namath appeared on the episode "Mail Order Hero" as a football star and also "Bobby's hero". After the show, he went on to do numerous TV shows and movies and played roles in "The A-Team", "The Love Boat", and "Underdogs".
16. VINCENT PRICE
Vincent Price, born in 1911, appeared as Professor Hubert Whitehead on two episodes of "The Brady Bunch". Since then, he had roles in horror movies. Price is most known for his distinctive voice and his starring role in "House of Wax" as the villain. His final role was in Tim Burton's "Edward Scissorhands" in 1990, he died 3 years later in 1993.