Born and raised in Southern California, Barry William Blenkhorn began his career as an 11 year old studying acting and music with other young artists. With his first job on television’s RUN FOR YOUR LIFE, Barry became Barry Williams and launched himself into a diversified and distinguished show business career that has spanned over 5 decades. Early television credits include DRAGNET, The FBI, IT TAKES A THIEF, GOMER PYLE USMC, THE MOD SQUAD, MARCUS WELBY, MD and MISSION IMPOSSIBLE. Then came THE BRADY BUNCH where he was cast to become America’s most reliable big brother, Greg. Following its original 5 year run from 1969-1974, THE BRADY BUNCH has enjoyed unprecedented success spawning subsequent sequels, movies, a cartoon show, variety show called The BRADY BUNCH HOUR, specials and even another series titled simply THE BRADY’S. Barry was the recipient of the Young Artist Foundation Former Child Star LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD in 1989.
Post Brady Bunch
Immediately following his years with THE BRADY BUNCH, Barry moved to New York and won the title role in the Broadway musical PIPPIN. He created the role for the first National Touring Company and returned to New York to join the cast on Broadway. This launched an extensive career in Musical Theatre with over 85 productions including Broadway, Broadway National Tours, Regional Theatre and Performing Arts Centers. Starring roles include; ROMANCE/ROMANCE, CITY OF ANGELS, THE MUSIC MAN, SOUND OF MUSIC, OKLAHOMA!, GREASE, WEST SIDE STORY and many others. Barry wrote his autobiography, GROWING UP BRADY: I WAS A TEENAGE GREG which stayed on the New York Times bestseller list for more than six months. Williams then Executive Produced GROWING UP BRADY into a two hour TV movie for NBC. He hosted THE BARRY WILLIAMS SHOW on radio for 5 years as a DJ on satellites’ SiriusXM. Williams also wrote, co-produced and starred in 3 USO Christmas Shows, touring the world and bringing USA entertainment to our troops overseas. Barry has recorded several CD’s and performed all over the world. In 2013 he starred in the Syfy made for television movie BIGFOOT(photo on right) with Danny Bonaduce.
Barry produced and wrote a live variety musical show; 70s MUSIC CELEBRATION! STARRING BARRY WILLIAMS which ran for 6 years in Branson, MO. Currently, Mr. Williams resides in Branson, MO with his wife Tina. He continues to Sing, Act, and Perform with no early retirement plans. He is the founding member of the musical trio BARRY WILLIAMS and THE TRAVELIERS.