Sometimes a celebrity tell-all or memoir can create strife among former castmates. But “The Brady Bunch” star Barry Williams said there were no bad feelings from his co-stars when published a memoir about his time on the show.
Williams played Greg Brady on the classic sitcom. In 1992, Williams wrote a book “Growing Up Brady: I Was a Teenage Greg” about his teen years on the show. The book featured some behind-the-scenes drama and secrets for fans. For instance, Williams wrote about a relationship with co-star Maureen McCormick and a crush on his TV mother Florence Henderson. He also wrote about arguments that series creator Sherwood Schwartz had with Robert Reed.
Despite getting frank in the book, Williams said none of his co-stars hated Williams’ account. He spoke out on the book in an interview back in 2003.
“Really, it was the contrary. I relied heavily on interviews with the cast members, with the producers, with the directors,” he told the Las Vegas Sun at the time. “I’d given them a proposal of what it was about and they contributed substantially to the book. I would have been surprised if there were bad feelings about it, even though I didn’t pull any punches.”
Barry Williams Has No Regrets About ‘Brady Bunch’ Memoir
The book offered a lens into the behind-the-scenes goings of “The Brady Bunch” for audiences. While things weren’t always as rosy as they were on the show, Williams said he has no regrets. He also has no regrets about writing the memoir.
“No regrets at all. It is a good book,” Williams told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “I am proud of it and spent almost three years writing it. And getting it ready because I wanted it to be right. I think it is an accurate account, well, certainly of my experience growing up and the general experience of what growing up on the TV series was. And I think it describes the relationships well. Not only that. It led to my executive-producing it as a television movie for NBC which was a pretty nice credit.”
Later, Williams turned the memoir into a TV movie itself. The film was titled “Growing Up Brady,” based upon the memoir’s title. Williams appeared as himself during the TV movie and also narrated the events. Meanwhile, a young Adam Brody starred in the production as Williams. The film explored the behind-the-scenes drama on the set of the show like the memoir.
The TV movie released in 2000, and Williams dedicated the production to his late co-star Robert Reed, who passed away in 1992. Even today, Williams remains close with all of his co-stars.