‘The Brady Bunch’: Barry Williams Explained Why ‘Things Worked Out Just Fine’ By Ditching Television

by Emily Morgan
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Barry Williams got his start in Hollywood when he landed the role of Greg on “The Brady Bunch.” Yet, even before he got the gig, he already knew he wanted to be an actor.

He made his television debut in an episode of “Dragnet.” He then appeared on “Adam-12,” “The Invaders,” “The Mod Squad,” before getting his big break.

Even though he had a successful career as a child actor, he ultimately decided not to make it his professional career in his adult life. In an interview with Closer Weekly, Williams opened up about life after “The Brady Bunch.” 

Barry Williams After ‘The Brady Bunch’

“I decided to go outside television,” he explains. “I started a whole new career in musical theater and flourished. So that’s worked out fine with me and I’ve been able to integrate television back into it. Now I’ve been active in nearly every aspect of show business — certainly all the aspects I’m interested in — with some degree of success. Which would be television and musical theater, including Broadway and national tours.

“I’ve performed in Las Vegas, I’ve recorded CDs, I’ve written a bestselling book,” Williams explains. “I’ve produced that book into a television movie for NBC and been a radio DJ on Sirius. That was about my adventures as a big fish/small pond kind of thing here in Branson, and that was a musical variety rock and roll show called ’70s Music Celebration. So I’m pleased. Things have worked out just fine.”

While fans remember Williams for his role as Greg Brady, he went on to have a successful career in music. After the show ended, he transitioned from television to musical theater. Barry appeared in Broadway productions of Grease, West Side Story, Romance/Romance, and The Sound of Music.

At 66-years-old, he currently lives in Branson, Missouri, and spends his time touring with the musical group Barry Williams and the Traveliers. He also hosts his Sirius XM radio trivia show, The Real Greg Brady’s Totally ’70s Pop Quiz Show.