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Barry Williams Biography – Barry Williams Wiki
Barry Williams is an American actor. He is recognized for his role as the eldest of the Brady sons, Greg Brady, on the ABC television series The Brady Bunch.
Actor Williams grew up in Santa Monica, California. He was neighbors with actor Peter Graves whom he idolized and asked for advice on how to become an actor.
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. This later landed him a lead role in an educational school industrial called “Why Johnny Can Read” and landed roles in TV commercials.
He started getting guest roles in TV shows such as Run for Your Life, Here Come the Brides, It Takes a Thief, Marcus Welby, M.D., and Mission: Impossible. His success came when he landed the role of “Greg Brady” in the blockbuster hit family sitcom series The Brady Bunch (1969).
Following 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 began 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”.
He went on to do the odd acting appearance in front of the camera like in Police Woman, Three’s Company, Highway to Heaven, Murder, She Wrote, and a stint on the daytime soap General Hospital and the MTV series S Club 7 in Hollywood as well as in all the “Brady Bunch” reunion shows.
In 1978, he tried to pursue a solo career and signed up with Private Stock Records but their label went out of business. In 1999, he released 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.
Barry Williams Dancing With the Stars
In 2023, Williams was announced to be competing in season 32 of Dancing with the Stars, partnering with Peta Murgatroyd.
Williams stated in an interview with USA Today, “The producers finally decided to get the ‘Brady Bunch’ guys represented. Florence was very encouraging about it. She told me, ‘Promise me, if I don’t win, that you’ll go all the way if you ever do the show.'”
“I do an extended stretching routine regimen every day and make sure I rest. This show is very demanding,” he continued. “But I feel absolutely great.”
Barry Williams Age
He was born Barry William Blenkhorn on September 30, 1954, in Santa Monica, California, USA.
Barry Williams Wife
The Brady Bunch actor has been married three times. He is currently married to his wife, Tina Mahina. The couple got married on July 9, 2017.
His second wife was Eila Mary Matt. He married her on January 30, 1999, and the couple divorced on January 25, 2005. They had one child together.
From July 1990 to 1992, he was first married to Diane Martin. The couple divorced after about two years of marriage.
Barry Williams Children
Actor Williams has two adult children Brandon Eric and Samantha Rose.
Barry Williams Family
He is the youngest son of Frank Millar Blenkhorn and Doris May Moore. His siblings are his brothers, Craig Blenkhorn, and Scott Blenkhorn.
Barry Williams Net Worth
American actor Barry Williams’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.
Barry Williams Height
The actor stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches 5′ 11″ (1.80 m) tall.
Barry Williams Nationality
Williams is of American nationality.