Growing Up Brady (film)

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Growing Up Brady
GenreBiography, Drama
Based onGrowing Up Brady: I Was A Teenage Greg
by Barry Williams with Chris Kreski
Written byMatt Dorff
Directed byRichard A. Colla
StarringBarry Williams
Adam Brody
Kaley Cuoco
Daniel Hugh Kelly
Michael Tucker
Narrated byBarry Williams
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Kimberly Rubin
Barry Williams
Producer(s)Mark H. Ovitz
CinematographyMichael D. Margulies
Editor(s)Martin Nicholson
Running time100 minutes
Production company(s)Zenna Tree Entertainment
Paramount Television
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Original networkNBC
Original releaseMay 21, 2000 (2000-05-21)
Preceded byThe Bradys
Followed byThe Brady Bunch 35th Anniversary Reunion Special: Still Brady After All These Years

Growing Up Brady is a 2000 American made-for-television biographical film based on the 1992 autobiography Growing Up Brady: I Was A Teenage Greg written by actor Barry Williams with Chris Kreski.[1] Directed by Richard A. Colla, it starred Williams, Adam Brody, Kaley Cuoco, Daniel Hugh Kelly and Michael Tucker, and was originally broadcast May 16, 2000 on NBC.[2]


The movie is about the production of the 1969–1974 ABC sitcom The Brady Bunch, on which Williams played teenager Greg Brady, with backstage dramas among the cast and the show's producers. However at times some of the scenes have been slightly altered from what actually occurred in real life. The film is dedicated to the memory of Robert Reed.


Scenes not like the book[edit]

In his book, Williams writes that he first kissed McCormick in Hawaii, rather than in a limousine bringing them home from The Who concert in Los Angeles. The flirting between McCormick and Williams whilst filming for "A Room at the Top" (episode 95) happened a few months before the Hawaii episodes and was boosted for the TV movie. Although in the movie Eve Plumb's character is unfazed when a security guard stumbles upon her and Christopher Knight making out in a prop car on the Paramount Pictures backlot, Knight has said Plumb was "mortified" and started to cry. Also a scene where Williams' agent tells him that The Brady Bunch had been canceled is changed somewhat. Instead of drinking a bottle of Bourbon, he is drinking a bottle of Scotch.[citation needed]

Home media[edit]

On May 25, 2004, the film was released on DVD in region 1 by Paramount Home Media Distribution.[3]


  1. ^ Williams, Barry; Kreski, Chris (2000). Growing Up Brady: I Was A Teenage Greg (3rd ed.). Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles: Good Guy Entertainment. ISBN 978-0967378503.
  2. ^ "Growing Up Brady". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  3. ^ Growing Up Brady. Paramount Home Media Distribution (DVD). Hollywood: Paramount Pictures. May 25, 2004. ASIN B0001EQIBU. Retrieved July 10, 2017.

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