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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 7
6:00am
To Move Or Not To Move
Six kids and one bathroom prompt the Brady's to consider moving to a bigger house.
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6:36am
The Grass Is Always Greener
Mike and Carol switch roles for a day to settle whose jobs are hardest.
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7:12am
Lost Locket, Found Locket
Jan receives a mystery locket in the mail from an unknown admirer.
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7:48am
The Dropout
Famous ballplayer Don Drysdale visits the Brady house.
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8:24am
The Baby-Sitters
Mike and Carol are looking for a baby-sitter.
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Sunday
September 14
6:00am
The Slumber Caper
The Brady abode is abuzz with excitement over Marcia's first slumber party.
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6:36am
The Un-Underground Movie
A creative school project has Greg and the whole family making a movie about pilgrims.
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7:12am
Going, Going ... Steady
Marcia is infatuated with Harvey Klinger.
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7:48am
Call Me Irresponsible
Greg gets a part-time job at his dad's architectural firm.
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8:24am
The Treasure of Sierra Avenue
Bobby finds $1100 while playing football.
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