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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
August 24
6:00am
A-Camping We Will Go
Mike invites Carol and her girls along on the boys' annual camping trip.
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6:36am
Sorry, Right Number
Six kids and one telephone add up to high bills and short tempers.
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7:12am
Every Boy Does It Once
Bobby gets the idea that he is unloved and unwanted.
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7:48am
Vote For Brady
Greg and Marcia both decide to run for student body president.
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8:24am
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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9:00am
Father Of The Year
Marcia enters her new dad in a newspaper contest for "father of the year."
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9:36am
54-40 And Fight
Another boys vs. girls crisis erupts as the Checker Trading Stamp Company announces it is going out of business.
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Sunday
August 31
6:00am
Mike's Horror-Scope
Beebe Gallini hires Mike to design a new factory in the shape of a powder puff.
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6:36am
The Undergraduate
Greg is failing math and appears to be out of his teenage mind.
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7:12am
Tiger! Tiger!
A group depression sets in as Bobby discovers Tiger, the family dog, has run away.
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7:48am
The Big Sprain
Alice trips on a set of Chinese checkers and sprains her ankle.
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8:24am
Brace Yourself
Marcia's world is destroyed when she gets braces.
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9:00am
The Hero
Peter has his first bout with personality defects.
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9:37am
The Possible Dream
Marcia is mortified when Cindy accidentally gives her diary to a used book drive.
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