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Robert Reed

The Brady Bunch

Robert Reed

Mike Brady

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

Saturday
April 26
3:00pm
Is There a Doctor in the House
The Bradys face a medical crisis when the kids come down with the measles.
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3:30pm
Father of the Year
Marcia enters her new dad in a newspaper contest for "father of the year."
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4:00pm
Mike's Horror-Scope
Beebe Gallini hires Mike to design a new factory in the shape of a powder puff.
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4:30pm
The Undergraduate
Greg is failing math and appears to be out of his teenage mind.
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Sunday
April 27
2:30pm
The Big Sprain
Alice trips on a set of Chinese checkers and sprains her ankle.
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3:00pm
The Hero
Peter has his first bout with personality defects.
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3:30pm
The Possible Dream
Marcia is mortified when Cindy accidentally gives her diary to a used book drive.
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4:00pm
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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4:30pm
The Grass Is Always Greener
Mike and Carol switch roles for a day to settle whose jobs are hardest.
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Monday
April 28
9:00pm
Her Sister's Shadow
Jan is plagued by the always perfect "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia."
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9:30pm
Getting Davy Jones
Marcia brags to her schoolmates that she is president of the Davy Jones fan club.
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