The Brady Bunch is an American sitcom that was created by Sherwood Schwartz. It aired from September 26, 1969, to March 8, 1974, on ABC. The series revolves around a large mixed family having six children. It is considered one of the last old-fashioned family comedies. The series ran for five seasons. In 1974, it was canceled and went into syndication in September 1975.
When it was aired originally, the season was neither a hit nor a critical success. The series became a popular syndicate staple, particularly with teen and child viewers. The success in the syndication of The Brady Bunch led it to several TV reunion movies and spin-offs. It has been almost 50 years since it was first aired. So, the iconic cast has now grown old.
Whatever Happened To The Cast Of The Brady Bunch?
The show revolved around the complex family blending where Mike Brady played by Robert Reed married Carol Martin played by Florence Henderson. Brady was the father of three sons and Martin was a mother of three daughters.
Maureen McCormick as Marcia Brady
Marcia was the eldest daughter of Carol Martin. She was the ideal high schooler. With her hair, she could get a big head now and then. After playing the role of eldest daughter in The Brady Bunch, Maureen McCormick moved to a dark place. For five years, she has been a cocaine addict. Later on, she starred in the movie of 1980 named The Idolmaker.
Also, she starred as Wendy Darling in Peter Pan and Betty Rizzo in Grease. Being a singer, she released several albums out of which the hit one was When You Get A Little Lonely. She played country singer Barbara Mandrell in a TV biopic named Get to The Heart: The Barbara Mandrell Story. Also, she spoke about the demons in the 2009 memoir named Here’s the Story.
Three days before the death of Henderson, she made an appearance on the Dancing with The Stars to support McCormick, who was competing on this show.
Eve Plumb as Jan Brady
Jan Brady played by Eve plumb was the classic middle child. She was often jealous of her older sister. On the other hand, her character was the closest to her siblings as it could be. Eve Plumb broke from her sweet image in The Brady Bunch and soon she ended up playing a 15-year-old prostitute in Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway. It was aired in 1976. Also, she became a painter with gallery exhibitions throughout the country.
The television credits of Plumb include guests’ spots on One Day at A Time and Murder, She Wrote. Also, she made a guest appearance on Fantasy Island and The Love Boat. In the 1990s, she played the role of mother on the Judy Blume-based series named Fudge. In 2016, she reprised the role of shop teacher Mrs. Murdoch in Grease: Live. Recently, she played the role of Lucy in Dragging the Classics: The Brady Bunch.
Susan Olsen as Cindy Brady
Cindy Brady played by Susan Olsen was known for her pigtails. Also, her sweet personality made a reputation of tattling. But she was too adorable for everyone to care for so long. Before being the Youngest One, In Curls, Susan Olsen sang on The Pat Boone Show. She had a small role in the Elvis Presley film named The Trouble with Girls.
As an adult, she studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Later on, she became a radio host, designer, and artist. She worked with the Converse for their glow-in-the-dark sneakers. Also, she has been an animal welfare advocate. Talking about Love To Love You Bradys, she was a co-writer. She wrote the book on the horrific Brady Bunch Variety Hour. She got married to Mitch Markwell. Her son is diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome.
Barry Williams as Greg Brady
Greg is the oldest son of Brady and what a heartbreaker. Throughout the series, he was a crush on everyone. It was not only because of his looks but for the best he has always done for his siblings. Talking about Barry Williams, as a child actor, appeared on the television shows such as Mission Impossible, Dragnet, and The Mod Squad. At age of 14, he landed the role of the eldest son in The Brady Bunch.
Outside of the series, he landed the role in a touring production of the musical Pippin, released the cover album titled Johnny Bravo Returns. Later on, he became the radio host. Also, he co-wrote the 1992 book named Growing Up Brady: I Was A Teenage Greg. It stripped the sickening veneer from one of the TV’s legendary families. It revealed the hardwood antics below, including drunkenness and love affairs.
Christopher Knight as Peter Brady
In the series, Peter was the middle child of Brady men. He was as close to his half-sisters as he was to his brothers. Christopher Knight played the role of Peter at the age of 11 in the series but he was already in commercials at the age of 7. When the show ended, he became a businessman and enjoy the semi-revival in Hollywood throughout the 2000s. He appeared in reality shows such as Celebrity Family Feud.
During the fourth season of The Surreal Life in 2004, Knight met and fell in love with Adrianne Curry. She was the 2003 America’s Next Top Model Champion. The couple starred in their reality TV show which was a derivative named My Fair Brady. In 2011, on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of their marriage, the stars broke up.
Mike Lookinland as Bobby Brady
Little Bobby Brady was played by Mike Lookinland. Bobby was the best friend of Cindy. It is because they were the youngest two in the family or series. Sometimes they bothered him but always found a way to recover. Mike Lookinland was born with strawberry blonde hair. During the series, the Lookinland’s locks were dyed dark brown to make him look like a Brady.
After the series ended, Lookinland struggled with alcoholism and he found a satisfying role on the other side of the camera. In 1997, he was arrested for drunk driving but he has been sober for 20 years. He went to the University of Utah where he became a camera tech for almost 20 years. He filmed television series such as E
Born with strawberry blonde hair, Mike Lookinland’s locks have been dyed dark brown to make him look more like a Brady. After “The Brady Bunch” ended, Lookinland struggled with alcoholism and found a satisfying role on the other side of the camera. He attended the University of Utah and became a camera tech for almost 20 years, including filming the television series “Everwood” and the movie “Way of the Gun”, starring James Caan.
In 2013, after his wife Kelly showed him a book on the subject, he completely changed his career. Now he makes concrete countertops for a living.
The Cast of The Brady Bunch – Where Are They Now?
The series revolves around a complex and mixed family. In the series, Mike Brady got married to Carol Martin. Mike Brady was played by Robert Reed. Reed died in 1992 at age of 59 due to cancer. But some doctors listed HIV Aids as the reason for this death. On the other hand, Florence Henderson died in 2016 at the age of 82. The reason for death was heart failure.
The parents of The Brady Bunch are unfortunately not with us. The cast that you have seen as kids is now in their early or mid-sixties. Some have gone through drug addictions such as McCormick and Lookinland. But they have been sober for years and appearing on different TV Shows and Movies.