‘The Brady Bunch’ Star Christopher Knight Shares Throwback with ‘Lone Ranger’ Legend Jay Silverheels

by Samantha Whidden
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On Thursday (October 21st) The Brady Bunch star Christopher Knight took to his Instagram page to share a throwback, which features Lone Ranger actor Jay Silverheels.

“At the Grand Canyon with the talented Jay Silverheels,” The Brady Bunch castmate writes in the post. The snapshot shows Knight with his television brothers and sister posing next to Silverheels.

Silverheel made an appearance on The Brady Bunch in a 1971 episode titled The Brady Braves. According to IMDb, the Bradys find Bobby Cindy, who befriended a Native American boy. The boy notably ran away from home to get away from his grandfather, who only believed in the old traditional ways.

Besides Lone Ranger, Silverheel starred in various films, including Captain From Castile, Key Largo, Lust for Gold, and Broken Arrow. The actor passed away at the age of 67 from complications of a stroke. 

Christopher Knight Reveals Who He Was Closest During ‘The Brady Bunch’s’ Run

During a 2019 interview with the New York Post, Christopher Knight opened up about who he was the closest to while on the set of The Brady Bunch. “It was Mike [Lookinland]. I’m a little Huck Finn-is and was looking to explore. And he was my little explorer buddy.”

Knight then said that he and his The Brady Bunch co-star became closer and closer friends later on in the series. “He always cracked me up and was always great company,” Knight recalled. “I would consider him my closest buddy.”

Knight then stated that he used to tease Maureen McCormick mercilessly and she couldn’t be more different from him. “She was so prissy and nice and clean. And I needed to dirty her up.”

Christopher Knight Reflects on How ‘The Brady Bunch’ Impacted His Acting Career

While also speaking to the New York Post, Christopher Knight revealed how The Brady Bunch impacted his acting career throughout the years. “I was a young leading man and wanted to get beyond that. But at the same time, I had the feeling I was being tethered to the show. And it was going to create a burden in being considered a serious adult.”

Knight then shared that The Brady Bunch became this thing that he owed everything to. “What is really has provided is this wholeness with this community that’s huge. I’m a member of everyone’s family and that engenders this great outpouring of brotherhood and love.”

In regards to why The Brady Bunch resonates even 50 years after its premiere, Knight admitted he thinks it’s now a nostalgia thing. “But  initially it was a child’s show for children to tap into — and then it became nostalgia as soon as people got old enough to look on what the consumed as a child — we’re doing that right now.”

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