Barry Williams will always be the big brother of this TV family.

The former child star starred as Greg Brady on the beloved sitcom “The Brady Bunch,” which aired from 1969 to 1974. The 66-year-old, who now lives in Branson, Missouri, recently told Closer Weekly that he always stayed close. with the surviving cast.

“We have a very unique experience in common,” the actor explained. “We grew up with the show playing family members and went through all the changes in our growth in front of the world. It created unique and sometimes difficult circumstances, but we protected each other and took care of each other. each other. us in a very small club. “

Williams added that he is particularly close to Christopher Knight who played Peter Brady on the series.

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Top row photo: Christopher Knight (Peter), Barry Williams (Greg), Ann B. Davis (Alice);  middle row: Eve Plumb (Jan), Florence Henderson (Carol), Robert Reed (Mike), Maureen McCormick (Marcia);  bottom row: Susan Olsen (Cindy), Mike Lookinland (Bobby).

Top row photo: Christopher Knight (Peter), Barry Williams (Greg), Ann B. Davis (Alice); middle row: Eve Plumb (Jan), Florence Henderson (Carol), Robert Reed (Mike), Maureen McCormick (Marcia); bottom row: Susan Olsen (Cindy), Mike Lookinland (Bobby).
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“I am very proud to have been a part of this show,” said Williams. “I’m proud to have played a role in creating a character on a show that has experienced this long-lasting saturation in Americana.”

And Williams insisted he never gets tired of talking about “The Brady Bunch.”

“No!” he said. “Sometimes I get tired of talking about myself. ‘The Brady Bunch’ has been a big part of my life. It’s been a series that has been with me for over 50 years, and I consider actors like a second family. I know there is interest and curiosity surrounding the show, and I’m happy to oblige. “

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And although he grew up in the public eye, Williams said he always had a deep appreciation for performance, as well as the opportunities that Hollywood offers along the way.

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Barry Williams played the role of Greg Brady in the beloved television series.

Barry Williams played the role of Greg Brady in the beloved television series.
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“Oh, I was engaged in a life of show business long before ‘The Brady Bunch’,” Williams said. “Actually, I don’t think any of us really hoped he would have that kind of stamina. Even by TV standards, it’s a pretty unique series. It’s been a sitcom. , a cartoon show, a variety hour, a Christmas special, a movie twice (we made my book [‘Growing Up Brady’] as TV movie) and “A Very Brady Renovation”. There has been so much around it, more than just about any TV series I can think of. “

“No, I’m grateful,” he continued. “I was able to have a successful career in virtually every aspect of show business – television, movies, cartoon shows and as a musician, singer and recording artist. I worked in Las Vegas. I worked in Las Vegas. DJed during SiriusXM. I produced television. I wrote a bestselling book. I think being able to have that kind of diversity was just wonderful. There was no dullness. “

And Williams pursued his other passions along the way. According to the outlet, the star became a private pilot at one point and flew a small single-engine plane “across the country”. Maui, he said, is his favorite island to visit.

When asked if his two children had been forced to follow a similar career path, Williams said “no”.

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Barry Williams is proud of his time as a child star in Hollywood.

Barry Williams is proud of his time as a child star in Hollywood.
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“My son is a musician, but also a full-time student, and has not done [comments] to enter this profession as a profession, ”he shared. “My little girl is natural. She has a great personality, but I’m not sure she would choose [showbiz] as a profession either. “

Williams said he “would be 100 percent supportive” if they decided to give showbiz a try – or whatever.

As for him, Williams told the outlet that he had no plans to slow down.

“No chance,” he said of the retirement. “I’m as passionate about what I do now as I was as a teenager. I’m so grateful that I was able to find something enjoyable and fulfilling for me that I still have tremendous enthusiasm and ambition for. I wouldn’t. Consider retiring completely someday. “