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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
November 2
3:00am
Fright Night
The Brady kids learn a valuable lesson after trying to outfrighten each other.
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3:30am
The Show Must Go On
Marcia talks Mom into appearing with her in the high school "Family Night Frolics."
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4:00am
Jan, The Only Child
Jan goes through yet another personal crisis when she wishes she were an only child.
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4:30am
Career Fever
Mike is thrilled to read a school paper Greg wrote about pursuing a career as an architect.
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5:00am
Goodbye, Alice, Hello
The kids all gang up on Alice when they think she is ratting them out to their folks.
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5:30am
Greg's Triangle
Greg's new steady is Marcia's competition for head cheerleader.
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Sunday
November 9
2:30am
Love and the Older Man
Marcia develops a crush on her dreamy new dentist.
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3:00am
Greg Gets Grounded
Greg is banned from driving the car for one week after a near accident on the freeway.
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3:30am
How To Succeed In Business
Peter's bloated self worth gets him into trouble again.
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4:00am
The Great Earring Caper
Cindy loses her mother's favorite earrings.
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4:30am
You're Never Too Old
The kids try to match up Mike's grandfather and Carol's grandmother.
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5:00am
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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5:30am
A Room at the Top
Marcia and Greg are both promised the attic for a bedroom.
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