Born Sept. 30, 1954 in Santa Monica, Calif., Barry Williams Blenkhorn began studying acting at age 11. He appeared in several TV commercials before making his series debut at age 12 in Run for your Life.
As Greg Brady, Williams became something of a teenage idol, receiving about 6,500 fan letters per week by 1971. Williams' post-Brady theater credits include "Born Yesterday," "The Music Man," "Grease" and his run in a non-union production of "The Sound of Music" for which he was fined and chastised by the Actor's Equity Association.
Williams made over 150 episodic TV appearances in such series as That Girl, Full House, Murder, She Wrote, General Hospital and Three's Company. Williams co-authored an autobiography, Growing up Brady: I Was a Teenage Greg, which spent three months on the New York Times best-seller list. He also participated in a boxing match with The Partridge Family star Danny Bonaduce; Williams lost. He remains close friends with Christopher Knight and has appeared in episodes of his reality series My Fair Brady.
He's the Casanova of Clinton Avenue. He's Greg Brady, the grooviest guy ever to attend Westdale High. Greg is a born leader, and is secure in his position as the senior Brady boy. He's into politics and is generally a level-headed guy. Greg is also a multi-tasking athlete, playing baseball, basketball and football. He is strong academically and has a serious interest in the arts, among them filmmaking, photography and songwriting. Greg always says what he means and pays up when he loses a contest.
He's extremely popular but he never lets his big-man-on-campus persona get in the way of doing the right thing. He'll vote for the best cheerleader whether she's his sister or not, tell the other school's team that they stole a phony playbook and even return the rival high school's goat. Greg's finest moment may have been when he told Marcia that she was a groovy chick -- even if she was his sister.