TV's Greg Brady to speak at U of O

Release Date: 1/13/2005

Clarksville, Ark. ---The University of the Ozarks will present an evening with Barry Williams, who played Greg Brady in the 1970s television series The Brady Bunch, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 1, in the Walton Fine Arts Center on the U of O campus in Clarksville.

The event is part of the university’s 2004-2005 Walton Arts & Ideas Series. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased by calling 479-979-1349.

Williams gained fame by playing the oldest son on the hit series The Brady Bunch, which aired 117 episodes from 1969 to 1974. The series became even more popular in rerun syndication in the 30 years since it ended and has become a classic of American pop culture. It remains one of the highest rated syndication shows of all time.

During his presentation, Williams teaches Brady choreography on stage to audience members, wears authentic Brady stage clothes, dishes the dirt on inter-Brady dating, narrates Brady classic clips and answers questions such as “What ever happened to Tiger the dog?”

Williams is the author of “Growing Up Brady/I was a Teenage Greg,” which sold more than 300,000 copies. The book was turned into a two-hour television movie for NBC and was one of the highest rated made-for-TV movies of all time. Williams has also recorded a pop CD entitled The Return of Johnny Bravo and has appeared in more than 75 theatrical productions.