List of The Brady Bunch characters


List of The Brady Bunch characters

The following is a list of characters from the American television series The Brady Bunch, and related shows and movies.

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The Brady Family

Carol Brady

Caroline "Carol" Ann Brady (née Carol Ann Tyler) portrayed by Florence Henderson is the wife of Mike Brady. 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 singing 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.[1]

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.e. due to a death or divorce) is not mentioned. 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 be 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.[2]

Mike Brady

Michael Paul "Mike" Brady portrayed by Robert Reed is the head of the Brady household. He has three sons of his own. Mike, a widowed architect, became the stepfather of three daughters when he married Carol Martin. Mike enjoyed fishing and camping.

Shortly after the fourth season began, Mike grew his hair into a longer, curly style. He was named "Father of the Year" by a local newspaper after his stepdaughter Marcia submitted an essay. His parents have sometimes been mentioned, but never seen. Mike has a firm personal integrity (i.e. he refuses to participate in a commercial if it means saying a product is the best that he believes isn't) coupled with a strong sense of ethics.

It is implied that Mike is a very highly qualified and well-respected architect, although he has had his share of failures. For instance:

  • In "How to Succeed in Business?" Mike says that he has lost jobs (in reassuring Peter that failure and getting fired are a part of life).
  • In A Very Brady Christmas, contractor 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); everyone escapes with only a few bruises.

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. By the time A Very Brady Christmas and The Bradys aired, he was the senior partner at the firm.

In episode #4 of The Bradys, "Hat in the Ring," when sworn in as City Councilman, his full name is given as Michael Thomas Brady.

Both Gene Hackman and Jeffrey Hunter were considered for the role of Mike Brady. 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.[2]

In 2004, TV Guide ranked him number 14 on its 50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time list.[3]

Greg Brady

Gregory "Greg" Brady is the oldest Brady son and was played by Barry Williams. 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' man" 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.

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. "They didn't want me; they wanted a robot," he said about the incident.

Greg eventually became an obstetrician (as mentioned in A Very Brady Christmas). His wife's name is Nora (who is a nurse), and they have a son, Kevin.

Marcia Brady

Marcia Brady (née Marcia Martin, later Marcia Brady-Logan) is the oldest Brady daughter and was portrayed by Maureen McCormick. Marcia is portrayed as a mature and popular girl at Westdale High School. Her popularity is an ongoing source of contempt for her younger sister Jan. She is a great fan of TV-star idols Desi Arnaz Jr. and Davy Jones (Both actors, portraying themelves, appeared in their own episode). Despite Marcia's reputation, she has her share of problems, such as unrequited crushes, insecurity over having braces, and insecurity over receiving a swollen nose from a stray football thrown by Peter. She has a fragile ego that sometimes goes amok (as evidenced in "Juliet is the Sun," when she becomes so hard to get along with she is dismissed from her star role as Juliet).

In The Brady Girls Get Married, Marcia had graduated from college, became a fashion designer, and marries Wally Logan. 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 Bradys, and 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 Brady

Peter Brady is the middle Brady son and was played by Christopher Knight. 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 sometimes 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 twin named Arthur Owens (also played by Christopher Knight), who 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 later joined the military for career guidance, as seen in The Brady Girls Get Married. In later sequels, he is an administrative assistant (at one point, working under his fiancee, Valerie; they later end their engagement), and still later, a business partner with Bobby. Peter was the only Brady child to not have a spouse or significant other when The Bradys was cancelled.

Jan Brady

Jan Brady (née Jan Martin, later Jan Brady-Covington) is the middle Brady daughter and was portrayed by Eve Plumb. Storylines which involve Jan often feature her jealousy of her seemingly more popular older sister Marcia, or her awkward position as the middle child. In addition, Jan is insecure about having freckles and wearing glasses, embarrassed about the fact she does not have a boyfriend (she invents a fictional boyfriend named "George Glass" in an effort to save her reputation), and concerned about her future appearance. A typical plot line surrounding Jan would feature her attempting to carve out her niche in the family, or make a name for herself at school. Once, in exasperation at her supposed inferiority to Marcia, she uttered the now famous catch phrase, "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia" which was later parodied in the Brady Bunch movie and in a recurring Saturday Night Live sketch.

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 King's Island amusement park in Cincinnati. In her later high school years, Jan found she had a talent for painting (as does Eve Plumb), which likely led to her career choice as an architect, following in her father's footsteps (as shown in later reunion films).

In The Brady Girls Get Married Jan marries Phillip Covington. The two met in college (he was her professor). The Covingtons briefly separate in A Very Brady Christmas, but reconcile. However, they are unable to conceive their own children and in The Bradys adopt a Korean girl named Patty.

Bobby Brady

Robert "Bobby" Brady is the youngest Brady son and was played by Mike Lookinland. Bobby was the "safety monitor" at his school and occasionally gets the other siblings into trouble. 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 driver, a cowboy, and 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.

Cindy Brady

Cynthia "Cindy" Brady (née Cynthia Martin) is the youngest Brady daughter and was played by Susan Olsen. She was portrayed as a naive, but occasionally precocious little girl, who was most often seen wearing her hair in pigtails and had a pronounced lisp. She frequently liked to snoop and share secrets she had found out. In one episode, the family had to help her correct her habit of tattling. She also had various failed attempts at fame, such as attempting to break a world record for teeter-tottering, appearing on a game show (on which she suffered from stage fright and had a catatonic attack), and 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 sick."

On The Bradys, Cindy became a deejay (much like Susan Olsen herself did). At the radio station, she becomes romantically involved with her boss, a 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.

Other main characters

Alice Nelson

Alice Nelson, best known to television viewers as simply Alice, is the housekeeper to the Brady family. She was portrayed by Ann B. Davis.

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 started), and 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-deprecating, and usually interspersed with drier humor than the rest of the Brady clan), which were almost invariably met with multiple "Oh, Alice!" responses. 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 basketball), and went along with the family on vacations.

In an apparent running gag with the character, strenuous physical 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 Davis), who 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 (who 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..."), and they begged Alice to come back.

For most of the series, Alice dated Sam Franklin (Allan Melvin), who ran the local butcher shop. In the final season, Alice and Sam were engaged. Alice and Sam have won awards in Charleston dancing and bowling, which was parodied in the Brady Bunch Movie, in which Sam gave Alice a new bowling ball instead of an engagement ring. They were married some time after The Brady Bunch left the air in 1974 and before The Brady Girls Get Married.

In the 1990s parody movies, Alice was played by actress Henriette Mantel. In the first film, Davis makes a cameo as a truck driver whose CB handle is "Schultzy" (Davis first became popular in the 1950s playing a character named Schultzy on The Bob Cummings Show).

The role of Alice was originally to have been played by Monty Margetts, but at the last minute, the role was recast. This was due to the fact that producers of the show changed their mind about casting Joyce Bulifant, who was originally cast as Carol Brady, and instead replaced her with Florence Henderson, who took on the role; producers felt a more comedic, zany housekeeper was called for, to balance Henderson's soft-spoken, low key presence.

Sam Franklin

Sam Franklin is Alice's boyfriend, who owns a local butcher shop. While he is frequently mentioned in dialogue, Sam actually appears in only eight episodes, although his appearances span all the seasons. In the made-for-television film The Brady Girls Get Married, Sam had been married to Alice for quite some time. Sam was portrayed by Allan Melvin. Lewis Arquette portrayed Sam briefly in A Very Brady Christmas, wearing a Santa Claus beard.

Cousin Oliver

Cousin Oliver stays with the Brady family during the last six episodes of the fifth and final season of The Brady Bunch. As explained in the episode "Welcome Aboard" from season five, Carol's brother Jack and his wife Pauline are traveling to an archaeological dig in South America, and because their son Oliver is unable to accompany them, he is sent to live with the Bradys. Cousin Oliver was played by actor Robbie Rist.

Cousin Oliver was eight years old (Rist was actually nine) and very young in contrast to the other kids, all of whom were twelve or older—an apparent attempt, despite Oliver's precociousness, to restore some of the appeal the series had enjoyed when the other children were younger. Some fans would later call the addition of Cousin Oliver the moment when the series "jumped the shark".[4] Similarly, in The Partridge Family a precocious four-year-old neighbor named Ricky (Ricky Segall) was added for its final season (the same year as the final season of The Brady Bunch). The addition of younger children to sitcoms that seem to have run their course, in an attempt to improve declining ratings, became a television trend popularly known as "Cousin Oliver Syndrome".

Years later, Rist appeared with members of The Brady Bunch cast on an episode of the game show The Weakest Link. Introducing himself, he joked: "I hope I don't kill this show too!" Rist ended up being the first "weakest link" of the episode.

The Bradys' pets

Tiger is the name of the Brady Family's dog, who appeared in many of the early episodes. The original dog used was run over by an automobile and died of his injuries before the fourth episode, but a replacement look-alike (named "Tiger" in real life) was found. This version stayed on until partway through the second season, when he was quietly written out of the series. This paralleled the Brady's Friday night companion show The Partridge Family whose dog Simone also disappeared that year without an explanation. Tiger appeared in a total of 10 episodes.

Fluffy is the name of the cat owned by Carol Brady and her girls. Fluffy only appeared in "The Honeymoon" episode from Season One, and was never seen again.

The children had a series of other pets throughout the series, each of them were featured in one episode apiece (to advance a plot). These pets ranged from frogs and birds to rabbits, goldfish and hamsters.

Characters making three or fewer appearances

  • Felix Brown—The school creep (unseen all throughout the series' entire run) who is untruly said to be Marcia's boyfriend in both Season 1 episodes "Vote For Brady" and "Father of the Year."
  • Rusty (Stephen Liss)—A classmate of Greg's who worked as his campaign manager for class president. The friendship is broken off when Rusty suggests spreading false rumors about Greg's opponent (and sister) Marcia, and Greg fires him on the spot in the episode "Vote for Brady" from Season 1.
  • Buddy Hinton (Russell Schulman)—A bully who taunts Cindy for her lisp in the episode "A Fistful of Reasons" from Season 2 and also says to her, "Baby talk, baby talk, it's a wonder you can walk." When Peter — who is Buddy's age — tries to stick up for Cindy, but doesn't want to get into a fight, Buddy calls Peter a chicken. Eventually, Peter gets the upper hand, which results in Buddy Hinton being given a "looth" tooth.
  • Bebe Gallini (Abbe Lane)—A fussy cosmetics maven who approaches Mike to design her factory in the shape of a powder puff in the episode "Mike's Horror-Scope" from Season 1.
  • Jennifer Nichols (Tannis G. Montgomery)—A conniving classmate of Greg's, whom she dates solely to win his vote for head cheerleader in the episode "Greg's Triangle" from Season 4. Greg ultimately votes for another girl, who is talented, Pat Conway (played by Rita Wilson) over Marcia Brady, who is very understanding of Greg's vote, and Jennifer Nichols, who immediately dumps Greg.
  • Pat Conway (Rita Wilson)—A talented classmate of Greg's, whom he ultimately votes for as head cheerleader over Marcia, who is very understanding of Greg's vote, and Jennifer Nichols (played by Tannis G. Montgomery), who immediately dumps Greg, in the episode "Greg's Triangle" from Season 4.
  • Mr. Ed Phillips (Jack Collins)—Mike's boss at the architectural firm, who appeared in the following three episodes, "Call Me Irresponsible", "Coming-Out Party", and "Double Parked", all from Season 2.
  • Mr. Harold Matthews (Jim Backus)—Mike's second boss, who sent Mike a pool table as a thank you gift, in "The Hustler" episode from Season 5.
  • Mr. Harry Duggan (Jackie Coogan)—The plaintiff in "The Fender Benders" episode from Season 3. Mr. Harry Duggan plots to seek exaggerate damages from Carol Brady in court over a parking lot fender bender. The court finds in favor of Carol Brady.
  • Martha—A friend (unseen all throughout the series' entire run) of Carol Brady's, whose name is frequently mentioned throughout the series' run, usually whenever Carol Brady's on the phone with her friend Martha.
  • Mrs. Denton—Marcia's English teacher (unseen all throughout the series' entire run), who, according to Marcia's school principal Mr. J. P. Randolph (played by E. G. Marshall), turned in a piece of paper with Marcia's name written on it, which has an insulting remark written on it about Mrs. Denton, which eventually is discovered to have been written by Paula Tardy (Chris Charney) in "The Slumber Caper" episode from Season 2.
  • Mr. J. P. Randolph (E. G. Marshall)—Marcia's school principal, who orders Marcia to stay after school for an entire week after her English teacher Mrs. Denton (unseen all throughout the series' entire run) discovered an insulting remark, which was written about Mrs. Denton, on a piece of paper with Marcia's name written on it in "The Slumber Caper" episode from Season 2.
  • Jenny Wilton (Hope Sherwood, daughter of the creator)—Marcia's best friend, to whom Marcia apologizes to and re-invites to her slumber party after all in "The Slumber Caper" episode from Season 2.
  • Ruthie (Barbara Henderson, daughter of Florence Henderson)—One of Marcia's many friends at Marcia's slumber party in "The Slumber Caper" episode from Season 2.
  • Karen (Carolyn Reed, daughter of Robert Reed)—Another one of Marcia's many friends at Marcia's slumber party in "The Slumber Caper" episode from Season 2.
  • Paula Tardy (Chris Charney)—Another one of Marcia's friends in "The Slumber Caper" episode from Season 2, who confesses to writing the insulting remark about Marcia's English teacher Mrs. Denton (unseen all throughout the series' entire run), which not only resulted in Marcia's school principal Mr. J. P. Randolph (plE. G. Marshall) ordering Marcia to stay after school for an entire week for something Marcia didn't do, also as a result of Paula Tardy's misdeeds, Marcia very nearly didn't have her slumber party, and because of the very embarrassing circumstances, Marcia apologizes to and re-invites her best friend Jenny Wilton (Hope Sherwood, daughter of Sherwood Schwartz) to her slumber party after all. Note: In "The Tattle-Tale" episode from Season 2, Mrs. Denton, who, according to Marcia, made Paula Tardy (unseen in that episode) go right into the washroom and scrub off her mascara.
  • Rachel (Hope Sherwood, daughter of Sherwood Schwartz)—Greg's date on two occasions who appeared in "The Big Bet" from Season 3 and in "Greg Gets Grounded" from Season 4.
  • Doug Simpson (Nicholas Hammond)—The class hunk whom Marcia wanted to get a date with in "The Subject Was Noses" episode from Season 4. Doug breaks the date when he sees Marcia's swollen nose (due to Peter having accidentally hit her in the nose with a thrown football). Doug was later portrayed in The Brady Bunch Movie by Shane Conrad.
  • Charlie (Stuart Getz)—In "The Subject Was Noses" episode from Season 4, Charlie has a crush on Marcia, but she breaks a date with him to go out with Doug Simpson (Nicholas Hammond). Charlie's not as hung up on looks as Doug is, as he still wants to date Marcia, no matter what her nose looks like. Marcia eventually apologized to Charlie for blowing him off and agreed to go out with him after all. During Charlie's and Marcia's date, Charlie ran into Doug, who mocked Marcia for breaking their date, leading to an altercation where Charlie punched Doug in the nose, leaving him with an injury similar to what Marcia had. Charlie was later portrayed in The Brady Bunch Movie by R.D. Robb.
  • Connie Hutchins and Judge Hank Brady (Florence Henderson and Robert Reed in dual roles)—Carol's maternal grandmother and Mike's paternal grandfather, who are fixed up with one another by the kids in the episode "You're Never Too Old" from Season 4.
  • Clark Tyson (Mark Gruner)—Jan's classmate and object of an unrequited crush in "The Not-So-Ugly Duckling" episode from Season 2. Clark confides to Carol later that his lack of a romantic interest in Jan (whom he considers a friend) is because of her tomboyish appearance in how she dresses. He refers to Jan as "a really cool guy," and wishes she wore "groovy clothes" that were more girlish.
  • George Glass—An imaginary boyfriend Jan creates (all in her mind from looking at a glass from across a room) after her crush on her classmate Clark Tyson (Mark Gruner) is unrequited in "The Not-So-Ugly Duckling" episode from Season 2. George Glass is also used in A Very Brady Sequel, only to be a real person (Michael Lundberg) who returns Jan's feelings.
  • Mark Millard (Stephen Dunne)—An old boyfriend of Alice's, who appears unexpectedly in the episode "Alice's September Song" from Season 2, appearing to want to rekindle their relationship. However, he turns out to be a scam artist, trying to get her to participate in a phony investment scheme.
  • Millicent (Melissa Sue Anderson)—Cindy's friend who gives Bobby his first kiss as a thank you for defending her, causing him, in a state of delirium, to imagine he sees skyrockets. This phenomenon has him so curious that he decides to return the favor by going over to Millicent's house to kiss her back and sees the skyrockets again, only to have a stunned Millicent tell him that she may have the mumps - meaning he might now also have them as well in the episode "Never Too Young" from Season Five.
  • Margie Whipple (Karen Foulkes)—A friend of Jan and Peter, who has a crush on Peter. Peter suffers from the presence of Margie Whipple at Lucy Winter's (Pamelyn Ferdin) birthday party, where Jan's new black wig was thought to be a joke in the episode "Will the Real Jan Brady Please Stand Up?" from Season 2.
  • Lucy Winters (Pamelyn Ferdin)—A friend of Jan and Peter, who hosts a birthday party, where Jan's new black wig was thought to be a joke. Both Margie Whipple (Karen Foulkes) and Lucy Winters each tell Jan that they both envy Jan's long blonde hair in the episode "Will the Real Jan Brady Please Stand Up?" from Season 2.
  • The Coach (Bart LaRue)—An unnamed character who coaches football at all sub-college levels (little league to high school). Seen in "The Drummer Boy" episode from Season 2 and in the episode "Click" from Season 3.
  • Warren Mulaney (Gary Rist)—Greg's rival in the episode "My Sister, Benedict Arnold" from Season 3. Greg unfairly blamed Warren for taking a coveted starting spot on the varsity basketball team and beating him out for class president, and is even more infuriated when Warren asks Marcia out. Warren is very nice, but he and Marcia realize they have no chemistry and break it off, but she resumes the relationship when Greg threatens her not to see Warren again.
  • Kathy Lawrence—A classmate of Marcia's seen in two episodes from Season 3. In one episode from Season 3 "My Sister, Benedict Arnold" Kathy and Marcia are apparent rivals; Marcia had accused Kathy of using underhanded means to take the final spot on the cheerleading squad, and is angered when Greg asks Kathy out for the sole purpose of getting even with Marcia for continuing to go out with Warren Mulaney after Greg warned Marcia against it. In a subsequent episode from Season 3 "The Personality Kid" Kathy is Marcia's friend who helps in an ill-fated attempt to develop Peter's personality.
  • Kay (Mary Treen)—A friend of Alice's who temporarily takes over as Brady housekeeper (after Alice resigns following a series of misunderstandings and falling-outs with the kids). Kay does her work faithfully, but citing a previously bad experience with another family she had worked for - she had also felt betrayed by that family, just like Alice - she decides not to become close to the Bradys. Eventually, she reveals to the kids that Alice had gotten a job at a diner on the edge of town, which leads to Alice's return in the episode "Goodbye, Alice, Hello" from Season 4.
  • Jerry Rogers (Chris Beaumont)—An unethical star quarterback at a rival high school, who aims to steal Greg's football playbook in "Quarterback Sneak" from Season 5. Unknown to Marcia, Jerry asks to drive her home (so he can get in the house and thus at the playbook). Greg's initial suspicions are confirmed when Bobby sees an attempted theft. Marcia refuses to believe Greg about Jerry at first, but later sees Jerry's true colors when she witnesses the second attempt, which is successful. Jerry — who has actually stolen a phony playbook Greg created — is later kicked off the team when his coach finds out about the theft.
  • Tank Gates (Denny Miller)—Carol Brady's egomaniacal ex-high school boyfriend in "Quarterback Sneak" from Season 5 actually bets against his high school alma mater and loses the bet when he learns of the stolen playbook.
  • Linda and Sandra (Linda Gibboney and Cindi Crosby)—Two cousins of one another, each who dates Peter (who poses as Greg's fictitious classmate "Phil Packer" by donning a false mustache) and Greg, respectively, in "Peter and the Wolf" from Season 5. The two cousins of one another, who both discover Greg's ruse, plot revenge on Greg by trying to expose Phil's true identity, but it nearly backfires when their plan is hatched in front of conservative clients of Mike's.
  • Phil Packer—A fictitious classmate (who Peter Brady poses as by donning a false mustache) of Greg Brady's in "Peter and the Wolf" from Season 5. Linda (Linda Gibboney) and Sandra (Cindi Crosby), two cousins of one another, who both discover Greg's ruse, plot revenge on Greg Brady by trying to expose Phil's true identity, but it nearly backfires when their plan is hatched in front of conservative clients of Mike's.
  • Linda O'Hara (Gigi Perreau)—Greg's beautiful math teacher, whom Greg has a crush on in "The Undergraduate" from Season 1.
  • Linda (Teresa Warder, uncredited)—Marcia's new friend in "The Undergraduate" from Season 1, who, according to Carol Brady, is not the Linda, whom Greg has a crush on, according to Mike Brady, it's Greg's beautiful math teacher Miss Linda O'Hara (Gigi Perreau), whom Greg has a crush on.
  • Aliens from Kaplutis Herlo and Shim (Frank and Sadie Delfino)—Bobby discovers one night in a dream two Aliens from Kaplutis Herlo (Frank Delfino) and Shim (Sadie Delfino) in "Out of this World" from Season 5. The Delfinos had long worked on The Brady Bunch set. Frank Delfino was Mike Lookinland's 'Bobby Brady' stunt double while Sadie was Susan Olsen's 'Cindy Brady' stunt double until Mike Lookinland and Susan Olsen substantially grew too big.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Henry Tyler (J. Pat O'Malley and Joan Tompkins)—Carol's parents Mr. Henry Tyler and Mrs. Tyler who appear only in "The Honeymoon" from Season 1.
  • Mr. Larry Dittmeyer and Mrs. Dena Dittmeyer—The Bradys' next door neighbors, whose names are frequently mentioned throughout the series' run. Larry makes his only appearance (played by an unnamed and uncredited actor) by briefly peeking over the side fence in the episode "Coming-Out Party" from Season 2 (while Dena is unseen all throughout the series' entire run). The Dittmeyers have three children, Nancy Dittmeyer, Carla Dittmeyer, and Mary Dittmeyer (all three unseen all throughout the series' entire run). In The Brady Bunch Movie, Larry Dittmeyer (Michael McKean) is a shady real estate developer and Dena Dittmeyer (Jean Smart) is a miserable housewife who attempts to get Mr. Brady in bed with her. They only have two children, Eric (Jack Noseworthy) and Missy (Moriah Snyder), in the film.
  • Nancy Dittmeyer and Carla Dittmeyer—The older two (both unseen all throughout the series' entire run) of the three Dittmeyer children. Nancy and Carla Dittmeyer are friends of Marcia's and Jan's as mentioned in the "Every Boy Does it Once" from Season 1.
  • Mary Dittmeyer—The youngest one (unseen all throughout the series' entire run) of the three Dittmeyer children. Mary Dittmeyer was beat out for the lead part of the fairy princess by Cindy Brady in the Dixie Canyon Elementary School play "The Frog Prince" in "Eenie, Meenie, Mommy, Daddy" from Season 1.
  • Cousin Emma (Ann B. Davis, dual)—Alice's look-alike cousin in a dual role), stays with the Bradys to fill in for Alice, during her vacation in "Sergeant Emma" from Season 3. A retired Sergeant in the Army, Emma turns the Brady household into a virtual barracks, forcing the Brady kids to do early morning calisthenics and running things with military precision. Though she gets on everyone's nerves, Carol, Mike and the kids are all afraid to complain for fear of offending Alice.
  • Arthur Owens (Christopher Knight, dual)—Peter's lookalike classmate in "Two Petes in a Pod" from Season 5.
  • Mr. Driscoll (Pitt Herbert)—The owner of Driscoll's Toy Shop (Pitt Herbert) appeared for Season 1 only in "Kitty Karry-All is Missing" and "The Hero".
  • Alfred Baily (Robert Nadder)—The department store clerk (Robert Nadder), who tells Jan the engraving of the Brady kids' names was 85 cents per letter - not 85 cents for the entire engraving - for the silver platter tray - as a four year wedding anniversary present to Carol and Mike from the kids - in "Amateur Nite" from Season 4.
  • Gregory Gaylord (Robert Nadder)—The photographer who, according to Jan, was so mixed up that he lost the negative, and that he has to do the re-take photo of the Brady kids - with Jan in her glasses - after Jan, who balked at wearing her glasses, ruined the original photo with her bicycle - in which Jan didn't have her glasses as yet - as a three year wedding anniversary present to Carol from Mike - in "The Not-So-Rose Colored Glasses" episode from Season 3.
  • Mrs. Marcia Dentist—Marcia's daydream fantasy of herself ("Love and the Older Man" from Season 4); Mrs. Marcia Dentist marries Dr. Stanley Vogel (Don Brit Reid), then her two children (Bobby and Cindy) and housekeeper (Alice) come in the kitchen with her, and then Dr. Stanley Vogel comes home from a hard day's work at the dentists' office and sits down in his favorite dentists' chair (in Marcia's daydream fantasy of Dr. Stanley Vogel). Marcia's daydream fantasies of her future with Dr. Stanley Vogel all vanish when Jan tells Marcia he's married.
  • Dr. Stanley Vogel (Don Brit Reid)—The Brady family's new dentist in the episode "Love and the Older Man" from Season 4. Marcia has a crush on Dr. Vogel and has daydreams of becoming "Mrs. Marcia Dentist" until Jan tells Marcia Dr. Vogel is married.

References

  1. ^ "The Brady Bunch: A Fistful of Reasons". TV.com. http://www.tv.com/the-brady-bunch/a-fistful-of-reasons/episode/4896/trivia.html?tag=episode_tabs;trivia. Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
  2. ^ a b Moran, Elizabeth (1992). Bradymania! Everything You Always Wanted to Know - and a Few Things You Probably Didn't. Adams Publishing. p. 238. ISBN 1558504184. 
  3. ^ TV Guide Guide to TV. Barnes and Noble. 2004. pp. 536. ISBN 0-7607-5634-1. 
  4. ^ http://www.thewashingtonnote.com/archives/001927.php

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