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The Brady Bunch

Eve Plumb

Jan Brady

Eve Plumb was born April 29, 1958 in Burbank, Calif. Plumb started her showbiz career in a television commercial at age 6. By the time she was chosen for the role of Jan Brady, she had over 40 commercials on her resume and parts on a handful of TV shows, including Family Affair and Gunsmoke.

Contrary to her on-screen persona, Plumb's post-Bunch life included becoming a varsity cheerleader and homecoming queen at her high school. In 1976, Plumb played the lead in the TV movie Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway, in which she played a teen prostitute. Her success with that film as well as the NBC production of Little Women kept her out of The Brady Bunch Variety Hour. Plumb was active for a number of years in the L.A. comedy troupe The Groundlings and appeared in a number of stage shows in the area.

She also appeared in several feature films, including I'm Gonna Git U Suckah! as well as And God Spoke. Plumb appeared in an episode of "The Real Live Brady Bunch" stage show in Chicago (as Tami Cutler in "Adios, Johnny Bravo"). She spent two seasons on the ABC Saturday morning show Fudge and even turned up on an episode of Lois & Clark. In 2008, Plumb retired from the Laguna Beach Board of Adjustment/Design Review after six years. She works as an artist and sells her paintings throughout the country.

Character Bio

Poor Jan: She suffers from middle child syndrome, always living in her sisters' shadow. Of course, most of Jan's paranoia is in her mind, though Marcia is a tough act to follow. Her buddy Lucy Winters accidentally calls Jan "Marcia" on a party invitation, and Jan thinks the solution is to get new hair. Of course, the hair isn't her problem at all -- everybody envies Jan's long, blonde locks.

Jan, like any insecure teenager, has to suffer through glasses and braces. She eventually gains confidence, and although she'll never be the cheerleader that Marcia is, she's liked enough to be voted most popular girl at Fillmore Junior High. Even though Jan has announced that she wishes she was an only child, she really loves all her siblings (including Marcia).

The Brady Bunch TV Schedule

Sunday
August 3
6:00am
You're Never Too Old
The kids try to match up Mike's grandfather and Carol's grandmother.
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6:36am
You Can't Win 'Em All
Damaged Brady egos emerge when Bobby and Cindy vie to appear on a TV game show.
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7:12am
A Room at the Top
Marcia and Greg are both promised the attic for a bedroom.
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7:48am
Adios, Johnny Bravo
The Brady kids audition their act for a television amateur show.
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8:24am
Mail Order Hero
Bobby tells his friends he and legendary football hero Joe Namath are friends.
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9:00am
Marcia Gets Creamed
Marcia, Jan, and Peter all get jobs in an ice cream parlor.
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9:36am
Quarterback Sneak
Greg's football rival dates Marcia in order to steal Greg's play book.
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10:12am
The Cincinnati Kids (AKA The King's Island Show)
The Bunch visits a new amusement park in Ohio.
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Sunday
August 10
6:00am
Miss Popularity
Jan will stop at nothing to be voted "most popular girl" at school.
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6:36am
The Elopement
Marcia and Jan overhear Alice arranging a secret date for Saturday night.
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7:12am
Kelly's Kids
The Bradys' new neighbors adopt eight year-old Matt from an orphanage.
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7:48am
Out Of This World
UFO fever overwhelms the Bradys.
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8:24am
The Driver's Seat
Marcia bets Greg she can outscore him on her driving test.
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9:00am
Welcome Aboard
Robbie Rist joins the cast as Carol's nephew Oliver.
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9:36am
Two Petes in a Pod
Chris Knight takes a dual role as Arthur, a new student at Fillmore Jr. High.
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10:12am
Top Secret
Bobby and Oliver are convinced that Sam is a spy.
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