Former child performer and cameraman Mike Lookinland was born on December 19, 1960, in Mount Pleasant, Utah. Lookinland went to appear on numerous Brady Bunch reunions shows. Afterwards, he started working behind the scenes as an effective cameraman.
Lookinland started working as an actor in age 7, and from the time he was 9, had appeared in dozens of television commercials, including spots for Cheerios and Bandaid as well as in promos for kids ‘s playthings. When his career took off, his parents, Paul and Karen, transferred Lookinland and his sibs, Todd and Theresa, to California. Todd Lookinland is likewise an actor.
For the length of The Brady Bunch, from 1969 to its closing airing in 1974, Lookinland lived a young lad’s wish: He traveled to the picturesque Grand Canyon and Hawaii to picture holiday episodes, and met his football hero, Joe Namath, among other stars of the day. Lookinland disclosed in later years that his naturally sandy-coloured, somewhat wavy hair was dyed dark brown and straightened for the show to make him appear more like his onscreen brothers.
Lookinland developed real life friendships with his onscreen sibs, with Susan Olsen, who played Cindy Brady, being his closest in age. Paul credits his love for camera work to Robert Reed, who played his fantastic dad, Mike Brady. His love for camera work continued afterwards.
Following the show finished, Lookinland played Bobby Brady on TV’s The Brady Bunch Hour, The Bradys, Pop Up Brady, A Very Brady Christmas and The Brady Brides.
Lookinland’s TV cameraman credits contain Promised Land, Everwood and Gambler V: Playing for Keeps. In motion pictures, he served as first assistant camera operator for Halloween 5: Michael Myers’ Reprisal, Fast Getaway, The Fad and The Way of the Gun.
Paul went to attend the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, but dropped out to be a film production assistant as well as a cameraman.
In 1987, Lookinland wed Kelly Wermuth. The couple has two sons, Scott (produced in 1990) and Joe (produced in 1993).
In November 1997, Lookinland was detained for drunk driving in Utah after losing control of his vehicle. Paul entered rehabilitation in December of this year, and contains apparently not had a drink since.
Lookinland lives in Salt Lake City. He’s a spokesman for the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and runs a company that produces ornamental concrete.