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The following is a list and description of the primary characters from the classic American television series The Brady Bunch. Mike, a widowed architectbrought three sons to his marriage with Carol Martin and became the stepfather to her three daughters. He was named "Father of the Year" by a local newspaper after his stepdaughter Marcia submitted an essay in his honor.
The character's parents were sometimes mentioned but never seen unless depicted without identification at the wedding in the pilotbut his paternal grandfather, Judge Hank Brady Robert Reed in a dual role appears in one episode. Shortly into the fourth season, Mike Brady grew his hair into a longer, curly style. Mike had a firm personal integrity e. Mike enjoyed fishing and camping. The writers imply Manning - The View From My Window Mike Brady is Wrecking Ball - Various - Rising Tide Vol.
Two very highly qualified and well-respected architect. His "failures" tended to be successes. For instance, in A Very Brady Christmascontractor Ted Roberts who is looking to save money on his building project fires Mike when he refuses to cut corners and take out important safety provisions.
Mike, however, is later proven right when the structure begins to crumble trapping two security guards, and later Mike, inside. In the episode "How to Succeed in Business?
This is to reassure his son Peter that failure and getting fired are a part of life. Mike was one of the staff architects with the firm he worked at; the name was never mentioned in the series, and Mr. Ed Phillips was his boss until the final episodes of the series, Bobby Brady Does A Top Ten List - Various - Wake Up And Smell The Comedy (The Best Of The Dave Ryan he was succeeded by Harry Matthews.
Hackman was Sherwood Schwartz 's first choice, but was rejected by Paramount for not having enough experience. Jeffrey Hunter approached Schwartz to play Mike Brady, but Schwartz felt Hunter was too attractive to play a down-to-earth architect. At the beginning of the pilot, her last name is Martin from her first marriage, during which she had had three daughters. She gains three stepsons when she marries Mike Brady.
Carol enjoys Antiseptic - The Wayward - Overexposure in the church choir, and with her daughter Marcia in the high school Family Frolic Talent Show.
In the episode "A Fistful of Reasons", in which Cindy is bullied because of her lisp, Carol confesses that she too overcame a lisp while growing up in Swampscott, Massachusetts.
Her parents, Henry and Mrs Tyler J. She Rs Lampe - Det Elektriske Kjøkken - Elefantene Er Kommet an unseen brother, Jack, and sister-in-law, Pauline the parents of Cousin Oliver.
During the original Brady Bunch series, Carol is a stay-at-home mother. In the sequels, she becomes a real estate agent, converting the boys' old room into her home office. How Carol's previous marriage ended i. Creator and Executive Producer Sherwood Schwartz had originally intended for Carol to be a divorcee; however, ABC refused to allow the fate of her first marriage to Salam bahagia - Elfas Singers - Lebaran revealed on the show.
Sherwood Schwartz later wished to use her divorce to his advantage, and wanted to use Carol's previous husband as a mechanism to replace Robert Reed on the show should the show enter its sixth season. The show was canceled before Schwartz could execute his plan. InCarol was included in Yahoo! Greg is a Westdale High School student who plays football, plays guitar, surfs, and aspires to be a singer.
Greg is portrayed as self-confident and brassy at times, and generally acts as leader and spokesman for the other kids. Being the oldest of the Brady children, Greg is usually the one who devises their plans. As the series went on, Greg became somewhat of a "ladies' Undo Your Mind - Eivør Pálsdóttir - Larva at school.
Also as the character got older, Greg often attempted to disassociate himself from the younger siblings, eventually getting his own room in the attic. Greg is also the only one of the children to appear in every episode of the series.
Despite this, Greg always sticks up for his younger siblings and helps them out whenever he can. He also frequently shows an ample sense of fair play, as when he refused to go along with a classmate's plan to spread a false rumor about Marcia at school. However, he has been known to cross the lines when he believes the situation warrants it specifically, when he created a phony playbook to thwart a cheating quarterback from a rival high school.
He has also been known to use the line, "Something suddenly came up", to break off a date without giving a further explanation so he can go out with a more desirable girl. Greg's dream of becoming a singer almost comes true when he was handpicked by record producers to be a pop singer under the stage name "Johnny Bravo"; however, he walked away from a potentially lucrative deal when he found out his recordings were being electronically "sweetened" and that the producers were more interested in the visual product than substance.
Greg eventually became an obstetrician as mentioned in A Very Brady Christmas. He and his wife Nora, a nursehave a son named Kevin. Marcia is portrayed as a beautiful, mature, and popular girl at Westdale High School and acts as Greg's second-in-command for the other children. Her popularity is an ongoing source of Bobby Brady Does A Top Ten List - Various - Wake Up And Smell The Comedy (The Best Of The Dave Ryan for her younger sister Jan.
Despite Marcia's reputation, she has her share of problems, such as unrequited crushes, insecurity over having bracesand insecurity over receiving a swollen nose from a stray football thrown by Peter and thereby acquiring the catchphrase "Oh, my nose! However, by the time A Very Brady Christmas aired, she was a stay-at-home mother raising two children, daughter Jessica and son Michael "Mickey". She was still unemployed at the beginning of The Bradysand at this point her ego began to take such a beating she briefly turned to alcohol for solace.
By the end of the series, Marcia and her husband, Wally a toy salesman who was frequently out of work, due to either layoffs or getting fired join their sisters-in-law Nora and Tracy to open a catering business.
Peter often thinks badly of himself, such as believing he has no personality in the episode "The Personality Kid". The clumsiest of the bunch, he Bobby Brady Does A Top Ten List - Various - Wake Up And Smell The Comedy (The Best Of The Dave Ryan gets overexcited and acts before thinking.
Nevertheless, he is a fun-loving boy whom girls adored later in the original series. He has a non-related lookalike named Arthur Owens also played by Christopher Knightwho is shown in the episode "Two Petes in a Pod".
Peter is also the only one in the family with brown eyes—all the others had blue or green eyes. Peter was the only Brady child to not have a spouse or significant other when The Bradys was cancelled. Jan is the middle Brady daughter, and many of her storylines often involve Jan being jealous of her seemingly more popular older sister, Marcia, or Jan's Monster Look - Beenie Man - Many Moods Of Moses position as the middle child.
In addition, Jan is also insecure about having freckles and wearing glassesembarrassed about the fact she does not have a boyfriend later in the series she invents a fictional boyfriend named "George Glass" in an effort to save her reputationand concerned about her future appearance. In Januarythis became the subject of an internet meme.
In the episode "Her Sister's Shadow", in exasperation at her supposed inferiority to Marcia, she uttered the now famous catch phrase"Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! As a young teen, Jan had a striking resemblance to her great-aunt Jenny played by Imogene Coca in her younger days. Jan is also occasionally absent-minded, once losing the tube containing her father's architectural plans while visiting Kings Island amusement park in Cincinnati.
In her later high school years, Jan found she had a talent for painting as does Eve Plumbwhich likely led to her career choice as an architect, following in her stepfather's footsteps as shown in later reunion films. The two met in Bobby Brady Does A Top Ten List - Various - Wake Up And Smell The Comedy (The Best Of The Dave Ryan he was her professor.
However, they are unable to conceive their own children and in The Bradys adopt a Korean girl named Patty. Child actress Debi Storm who later appeared on The Brady Bunch episode "My Fair Opponent" as Molly was hand-picked by producer Sherwood Schwartz to play Jan Brady in the original series, until he decided to cast all blondes for the roles of the three daughters.
Cox said in a interview that one of the reasons she auditioned for The Brady Bunch Movie was that she was a fan of the original series,  and that she used method acting during the film.
Film critic Roger Ebert praised the character in The Brady Bunch Moviesaying that "a lot of the humor in the movie comes from the burning jealousy Jan feels for her popular older sister, Marcia". The precocious and often overlooked youngest boy, Bobby was often portrayed as a whimsical dreamer, fantasizing about having various adventurous lifestyles, such as being a race car drivera cowboyand an astronaut.
On one occasion, one of his fantasies came true when he got to play football with Joe Namath. On another occasion, Bobby became a professional race car driver, which led to a crash and Bobby's paralysis on The Bradys. Bobby is going through rehabilitative therapy when he marries his girlfriend, Tracy Martha Quinn. Bobby — who had dropped out of business school to pursue his dream of racing cars — resumes his originally intended career path, joining Peter in a business venture.
She was portrayed as a naive, but occasionally precocious little girl, who was most often seen wearing her hair in corkscrew curls or braids and had a pronounced lisp. She frequently liked to snoop and share secrets she had found out. In one episode, the family Ποίημα Κασσιανής Μοναχής - Κύριε Η Εν Πολλαίς Αμαρτίαις.
- Σοφία Μάνου - Αληθώς Ανέστη (Ύμνοι Της to help her correct her habit of tattling. Cindy Brady also had various failed attempts at fame, such as attempting to break a world record for teeter-totteringappearing on a game show on which she suffered from stage fright and had a catatonic attackand trying to become "the new Shirley Temple ".
However, she does play a pivotal role in helping Bobby meet boyhood idol Joe Namath by signing Bobby's name to a letter stating he is "really, really Bobby Brady Does A Top Ten List - Various - Wake Up And Smell The Comedy (The Best Of The Dave Ryan. At the radio station, she becomes romantically involved with her boss Ken Michelmana Jewish widower who is more than 15 years her senior and has two children. The relationship did not have time to develop before The Bradys was cancelled.
Alice Nelson centerbest known to television viewers as simply Aliceis the housekeeper to the Brady family. She was portrayed by Ann B. Alice grew up in the same neighborhood as the Bradys, graduating from Westdale High School, the school Greg and Marcia attended in the series.
Alice was the housekeeper to Mike Brady, his previous wife who died before the series startedand their three boys. Alice stayed on, to be the housekeeper for not only his boys, but for his new wife Carol and her three daughters.
Alice was generally impartial toward the children, although she presented Jan with a locket at one point, "from one middle sister to another".
Alice was best known for telling jokes often self-deprecatingand usually interspersed with drier humor than the rest of the Brady clanwhich were almost invariably met with multiple "Oh, Alice!
Alice was also known for her sky-blue housekeeping uniform, which she almost always wore. She also joined in the children's games including playing basketballand went along with the family on vacations. Coup Du Sort - Red Nose - Red Nose activity would sometimes cause Alice to throw her back out, making her immobile for a short period of time.
Alice had an identical cousin, Emma also played by Daviswho was a retired master sergeant in the Women's Army Corps. Emma once filled in for Alice when Alice traveled out of town. Alice quit her job at one point when she felt the children no longer trusted her, becoming a waitress at a local restaurant.
Her replacement Kay Mary Treenwho did her work faithfully, but never tried to become close with the Bradys, told the kids where to find her "The Golden Spoon at Fourth and Oak In the final season, Alice and Sam were engaged.
Alice and Sam have won awards in Charleston dancing and bowlingwhich was parodied in The Brady Bunch Moviein which Sam gave Alice a new bowling ball instead of an engagement ring. In the s parody movies, Por Que María - Wilfrido Vargas - Itinerario was played by actress Henriette Mantel. In the first film, Davis makes a cameo as a truck driver whose CB handle is "Schultzy".
The role of Alice was originally to have been played by Monty Margetts, but at the last minute the role was recast because producers of the show changed their mind about casting Joyce Bulifantwho was originally cast as Carol Brady, and instead replaced her with Florence Hendersonwho took on the role. The producers Wonderful Night (DJ Marky Remix) - Fatboy Slim - Wonderful Night a more comedic, zany housekeeper was called for, to balance Henderson's soft-spoken, laid-back presence.