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The Brady Bunch

Mike Lookinland

Bobby Brady

By the time Mike Lookinland scored the role of Bobby Brady in 1969, he had already appeared in more than 30 TV commercials. Born in Utah, his family relocated to Southern California in the mid-'60s. When a co-worker of Lookinland's father remarked on the then 7-year-old's wholesome looks, the family was encouraged to send him out on a few auditions. He was soon cast in commercials for Band-Aid, Cheerios and a series of ads for Eldon Toys.

In 1969, Lookinland was offered parts in two sitcoms, The Brady Bunch and The Courtship of Eddie's Father. His family chose The Brady Bunch, because they felt it would be better for him to be around other kids. During his Brady years, Lookinland appeared in other sitcoms like Funny Face and The Wonderful World of Disney, as well as a few educational films like Germs and the Space Visitors. He was the voice of Oblio in the animated classic The Point and appeared in the 1974 disaster film The Towering Inferno. Lookinland has returned for every Brady reunion. In 2004, he worked as a cameraman for the TV series Everwood.

Character Bio

Bobby Brady's life has been steered by his insecurities. He's sensitive about his height and is always in competition with one of his older brothers -- though he can certainly hold his own. Bobby is better at doing pull-ups than Greg, and is quick enough on his toes to save Peter from being knocked out by a falling flower pot.

Bobby's complexes often get the better of him, making him a bit of a trouble maker. He wants to win so badly, whether it's being the best pool player or hall monitor, that he often sabotages himself. He dreams of racing cars and lies to his friends about knowing Joe Namath. Bobby also has a remarkable affection for his younger sister Cindy, which he displays by pretending to be her secret admirer when she is feeling "left out" of her sisters' lives. The two youngest Brady kids bonded early on while lost in the Grand Canyon and became inseparable after their attempt at beating the teeter-totter record.

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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