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Mike Brady, played by Robert Reed

  • Mike in an early episode
  • Mike in one of his reflective moments
  • Mike, giving one of his "lectures" to one of the kids
  • Gary Cole as Mike Brady in The Brady Bunch Movie

Michael Paul Brady is a character in the The Brady Bunch. He was played by Robert Reed.

About Mike

He married Carol Martin in 1969, at the age of 36 becoming stepfather to her three girls, Marcia, Jan, and Cindy Martin. He was an architect. 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, though his paternal grandfather, Judge Henry "Hank" Brady appears. Mike has a firm personal integrity coupled with a strong sense of ethics. He once refused to participate in commercial if it meant saying a product is the best when he believes it isn't.

Mike is a very highly qualified and well-respected architect, although he has had his share of failures. Mike was one of the staff architects with his firm; its name was never mentioned, but Ed Phillips was his boss until the final three episodes of the series, when Mr. Phillips is succeeded by Harry Matthews. Mike was later the senior partner at the firm.[1][2]

Trivia

Mike was absent from two episodes during the series' run: "Goodbye, Alice, Hello" and "The Hair-Brained Scheme." The reason for Robert Reed's absence in "Goodbye Alice, Hello," which aired midway through the fourth season, has never been explained. However, much has been stated and written about "The Hair-Brained Scheme," the series' finale, and Reed being so intensely disgusted with that episode's script he demanded to be written out. As such, Mike did not attend Greg's high school graduation (at the end of the episode), Carol mentioning in passing to Greg that it was "Too bad your father had to be out of town."

Casting History

References

  1. A Very Brady Christmas
  2. The Bradys



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