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The Brady Bunch

Robert Reed

Mike Brady

He was born John Robert Reitz on Oct. 19, 1932, and spent most of his childhood on a farm in Muskogee, Oklahoma. In high school, he became interested in acting. He spent a couple of years at Northwestern University and transferred to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.

Upon returning to the U.S., he adopted the stage name Robert Reed and began a career in theater. Soon after, Reed relocated to Hollywood and began pursuing a career in TV while appearing in various stage productions -- including a run on Broadway in Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park." Reed was seen in dozens of television shows in the 1960s including The Danny Thomas Show, Father Knows Best, Family Affair and The Defenders.

He took the role of Mike Brady in 1969, although he continued to appear as a regular on Mannix as well as taking guest spots on The Mod Squad, Mission: Impossible and others. Reed was a prolific actor, with a long list of post-Brady credits.

One of Reed's most daring roles was that of a sex-change patient on an episode of Medical Center for which he garnered an Emmy nomination (one of three in his career.) He appeared in everything from The Boy in the Plastic Bubble to Roots and did a couple of infomercials in the early '90s before his death in 1992.

Character Bio

Mike Brady is a bright man and a highly paid architect. Although he is a champion breadwinner and father-of-the-year material, he didn't have the foresight to build in enough bathrooms for six kids. Aside from dispensing fatherly wisdom, Mike enjoys playing golf, camping and the ukulele. He's really an all-around perfect dad, with an even temper, sage advice and the know-how to build everything from dunking booths to club houses.

The Brady Bunch TV Schedule

Sunday
February 1
4:00am
Grand Canyon Or Bust (Part II)
The Bunch is left stranded in an old ghost town.
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4:30am
The Brady Braves (Part III)
Cindy and Bobby get lost at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
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5:00am
My Sister Benedict Arnold
Greg feels Marcia has betrayed him by dating his athletic rival.
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5:30am
Juliet is the Sun
A nervous Marcia is cast as the lead in a school production of Romeo and Juliet.
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Sunday
February 8
3:00am
And Now A Word From Our Sponsor
The Bradys are chosen to star in a soap commercial.
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3:30am
The Private Ear
Peter causes trouble by bugging the kids conversations with Mike's tape recorder.
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4:00am
Click
After convincing his mom to let him join the football team, Greg is benched by injury.
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4:30am
The Teeter-Totter Caper
Bobby and Cindy try to set a new teeter-totter record.
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5:00am
Big Little Man
Bobby tries exercises to make himself taller.
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5:30am
Law And Disorder
Bobby becomes very unpopular when he decides to be the best safety monitor in school.
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