The transition between child star to adult is never easy. No one tells you when your 15 minutes are up, and most are left to figure it out on their own. But for The Brady Bunch’s Christopher Knight it was a blessing. He found his true calling.
He wound up working in tech. At first, selling computers and then founding companies. The self-described “geek” became a mini-mogul in the industry.
Christopher Knight Thrived in The Tech Industry
Leaving full-time acting to work in the technology sector was a blessing for Knight.
“What I was naturally inclined to was science, always have been,” he told PopEntertainment.com in 2008. “I always wanted to see myself in a lab coat with a Bunsen burner and being a chemist or a physicist, in that arena. As it turned out, a good deal of my friends from high school became physicists and engineers. They drifted into the aerospace industry that was here in Southern California and then a number of them thereafter drifted into the computer industry. Right around that same time, I was looking for something to do.
“So I thought that I probably needed to get off on another career path, before I was thirty and before it was too late. I had friends in that industry, and I was getting ready to get married the first time, so I approached some friends.
“I got a job as a rep in the computer industry selling peripherals. It was a great learning experience and I became an expert on the video side of things. I took to it, like a duck to water. It sort of was a passion of mine. I mean, I’m sort of a geek, really.”
He began his run in the industry in the early 1990s with a 3D graphics company named Visual Software. He also founded Eskape Labs — a TV tuner company — and Kidwise Learningware.
What Happened to the Rest of the Brady Children?
Mike Lookinland said he was shocked at how well his TV brother took to the technology world. Though he said it was hard for him to see them ever growing up and doing other things.
“I don’t know, I wouldn’t imagine that Susan Olsen would be a mother, be raising a son. Chris hit it big in computer software, and I couldn’t imagine he’d be that big a businessman,” said Lookinland. “I hit one button on a computer and it crashes. I admire him for that. And Barry has made a great career just continuing with the Greg Brady and Johnny Bravo theme.”
The rest of The Brady Bunch Brood have all gone and done wildly different paths since the show ended:
• Barry Williams (Greg Brady) still acts in television and films. He also had a popular variety show in Branson, Missouri, where he now lives with his family.
• Mike Lookinland (Bobby Brady) reprised his role of Bobby Brady a few times, but no longer acts. He runs a decorative concrete business in Salt Lake City, Utah today.
• Eve Plumb (Jan Brady) also still acts and has dozens of credits on her resumes in television, film, and on the stage. She most recently appeared on the TV show Bull.
• Susan Olsen (Cindy Brady) was a prominent radio host until 2016. Her Wikipedia page says she got into an on-air fight with an openly gay actor and the station released her. What happened is unclear, as she disputes most of the narrative. She also still acts occasionally. She also makes art using Marshmallow Fluff called “Fluffart“
• Maureen McCormick (Marcia Brady) struggled with drug addiction after the show ended. She has been sober for years and wrote a book about her experiences. Her memoir Here’s the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice was a New York Times Best Seller.