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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
September 21
6:00am
The Tattletale
Cindy's tattling is driving everyone nuts.
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6:36am
What Goes Up...
Peter gets his guy pals to let his little brother join their tree house club.
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7:12am
Confessions, Confessions
Peter is sure his weekend camping trip will be canceled when he breaks his mother's favorite vase.
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7:48am
The Impractical Joker
Jan becomes a practical joker and learns a valuable lesson.
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8:24am
Where There's Smoke
Jan and Marcia see Greg smoking and Marcia rats him out to their parents.
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Sunday
September 28
6:00am
Will The Real Jan Brady
A personality crisis hits Jan and she buys a brunette wig.
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6:30am
This popular 70's sitcom tells the story of a husband and wife who bring three children each into their new family. Sibling rivalry and adolescent antics ensue.
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6:36am
The Drummer Boy
Bobby's interest in drumming drives the family out of the house.
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7:00am
This popular 70's sitcom tells the story of a husband and wife who bring three children each into their new family. Sibling rivalry and adolescent antics ensue.
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7:12am
Coming Out Party
Carol and Cindy's swollen glands threaten to ruin the weekend.
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7:30am
This popular 70's sitcom tells the story of a husband and wife who bring three children each into their new family. Sibling rivalry and adolescent antics ensue.
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7:48am
Our Son, The Man
Teenager Greg insists that he needs privacy - and his own bedroom.
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8:00am
This popular 70's sitcom tells the story of a husband and wife who bring three children each into their new family. Sibling rivalry and adolescent antics ensue.
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8:24am
The Liberation Of Marcia Brady
Marcia speaks out for women's lib on TV.
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8:30am
This popular 70's sitcom tells the story of a husband and wife who bring three children each into their new family. Sibling rivalry and adolescent antics ensue.
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