Celebrity Barry Williams was born Barry William Blenkhorn on September 30, 1954, in Santa Monica, California. As a young kid, he appeared on television shows including Dragnet, Mission: Impossible and The Mod Squad. In 1969, at age 14, he was cast as Greg Brady, the eldest of six children, to the most popular sitcom The Brady Bunch. More recently, in 2013, Williams headlined 70s Music Celebration! at RFDTV The Theater in Branson, Missouri.
The youngest of three sons born to Frank and Doris Blenkhorn, he started acting as a young kid, appearing on television shows including Dragnet, Mission: Impossible and The Mod Squad. His dad owned a chain of credit bureaus and his mom was a housewife.
Williams was cast in his first role in the age of 11, appearing in the picture Why Johnny Can Not Read. Shortly after, he switched his name to Barry Williams.
In 1969, in the age of 14, Barry Williams got the part that he’s best known: as Greg Brady, the eldest of six kids in the blended suburban family of the fictional Carol and Mike Brady, on The Brady Bunch. Fast being a teen heartthrob, Williams enjoyed his four years of popularity on the show, occasionally having the opportunity to sing and dance and play his favourite character and alter ego, rocker “Johnny Bravo.”
In later years, the cast got back together for almost a dozen TV reunions and shows.
3 years after, he composed Growing Up Brady … I Used To Be a Teenage Greg (1992), an autobiography that remained on The New York Times’ bestseller list for over three months.
In 2001, Williams served as an executive producer after turning his novel into a made-for-TV movie, which aired on NBC.
Williams wed Diane Martin in 1990, and they divorced two years after. He wed Elia Mary Matt in 1999, and they had a son, Brendon Eric. The couple divorced in 2005.
He along with his company, Elizabeth Kennedy, welcomed daughter Samantha Rose in April 2012.
Williams had a stint as a DJ on Sirius Satellite Radio, whirling ’70s music. In 2011, he moved to Branson, Missouri, where he was showcased in a music resurrection generation of ’70s disco, folk and classic rock music.