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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

Thursday
November 27
5:30pm
Will The Real Jan Brady
A personality crisis hits Jan and she buys a brunette wig.
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6:00pm
The Wheeler-Dealer
Greg's buddy Eddie cons him into thinking the old convertible he sells Greg will be easy to fix up.
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6:30pm
Amateur Nite
The Brady kids enter a variety show contest as a singing group named The Silver Platters.
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7:00pm
Adios, Johnny Bravo
The Brady kids audition their act for a television amateur show.
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7:40pm
Never Too Young
Millicent gives her hero Bobby a kiss for defending her at school.
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8:20pm
The Un-Underground Movie
A creative school project has Greg and the whole family making a movie about pilgrims.
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Saturday
November 29
12:00pm
The Un-Underground Movie
A creative school project has Greg and the whole family making a movie about pilgrims.
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12:36pm
A Fistful of Reasons
Peter takes on Buddy Hinton, a bully who taunts Cindy about her speech impediment.
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1:12pm
Confessions, Confessions
Peter is sure his weekend camping trip will be canceled when he breaks his mother's favorite vase.
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1:48pm
The Personality Kid
Peter is bummed after he is told at a party that he has no personality.
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2:24pm
Her Sister's Shadow
Jan is plagued by the always perfect "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia."
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3:00pm
Getting Davy Jones
Marcia brags to her schoolmates that she is president of the Davy Jones fan club.
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3:36pm
Today I Am A Freshman
Marcia decides to sign up for every club in high school.
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4:12pm
The Subject Was Noses
Marcia breaks her date with Charley to go out with the most popular boy on campus.
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Sunday
December 7
3:16am
The Driver's Seat
Marcia bets Greg she can outscore him on her driving test.
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3:54am
Welcome Aboard
Robbie Rist joins the cast as Carol's nephew Oliver.
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4:27am
Two Petes in a Pod
Chris Knight takes a dual role as Arthur, a new student at Fillmore Jr. High.
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5:00am
Top Secret
Bobby and Oliver are convinced that Sam is a spy.
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5:30am
The Snooper Star
Cindy thinks that everybody in the family is talking about her.
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