Barry Williams Movies and Career Information
Sep 30, 1954
Barry William Blenkhorn (born September 30, 1954), known professionally as Barry Williams, is an American actor best known for his role as Greg Brady in the ABC television series The Brady Bunch. Barry Williams was born in 1954 in Santa Monica, California to Doris May Moore and Canadian-born Frank Millar Blenkhorn of English, Scottish and German ancestry. Williams decided as a child that he wanted to be an actor, and in 1967 made his television debut in an episode of Dragnet. Williams was cast in guest roles on Adam-12, The Invaders, That Girl, Mission: Impossible and The Mod Squad before being cast in 1969 as Greg Brady on The Brady Bunch. As the eldest of the show's six children, his story lines often involved his romances. As Greg Brady reached his teenage years, the show's producers began to groom and promote Williams as a teen idol. Following the cancellation of The Brady Bunch in 1974, Williams found he was unable to attract the type of high profile roles that might have expanded on his earlier career success. He resumed playing guest roles on television, and became involved in musical theater, touring with productions such as Grease, The Sound of Music and West Side Story.