Barry Williams
American actor
Barry Williams
Barry William Blenkhorn, known professionally as Barry Williams, is an American actor best known for his role as Greg Brady on the ABC television series, The Brady Bunch.
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Barry Williams, Greg on ‘The Brady Bunch,’ remembers Florence Henderson: ‘Motherly in the hottest way’
Fox News - 3 months
“Brady Bunch” star Barry Williams turned a fair amount of heads with a chapter in his book, “Growing Up Brady: I Was a Teenage Greg,” titled, “Dating Your Mom.” Williams, who played oldest Brady son Greg, did not really date Florence Henderson, who played Brady matriarch Carol, but, Williams told Variety on Friday, “anything that... Read more »
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Barry Williams Remembers His TV Mom, 'Brady Bunch' Star Florence Henderson
NPR - 3 months
Florence Henderson, who played the matriarch on The Brady Bunch, has died at the age of 82. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Barry Williams, who played the part of the eldest Brady child, Greg.
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Watch: Judge Finds Prosecutors Withheld Evidence in Freddie Gray Officer Case
ABC News - 9 months
Judge Barry Williams was visibly angry over the revelation.
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Baltimore police officer acquitted in Freddie Gray death
Yahoo News - 9 months
Baltimore police officer Edward Nero was acquitted on Monday of all charges in the 2015 death of black detainee Freddie Gray, the second setback for prosecutors in a case that triggered rioting and fueled the Black Lives Matter movement. Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams, who heard the case in a bench trial, told a packed courtroom that Nero, 30, had acted as any officer would have during Gray's arrest in April 2015. "Based on the evidence presented, this court finds that the state has not met its burden to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, all required elements of the crimes charged," Williams said.
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After Mistrial, Freddie Gray Death Trial Begins Anew
Huffington Post - 12 months
ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 3 (Reuters) - Prosecutors on Thursday urged Maryland's high court to force a Baltimore policeman to testify against his fellow officers in connection with the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal injury while in custody. Assistant Attorney General Carrie Williams told a seven-judge panel at the state Court of Appeals that Officer William Porter would have limited immunity, barring prosecutors from using his words against him at his retrial in June. She said the state had the burden of proving no evidence against Porter was derived from his testimony in other trials. But Gary Proctor, a lawyer for Porter, said his constitutional right against self-incrimination would be compromised despite the immunity. "The only way to effectively ensure that Officer Porter's rights are protected is to keep him off the stand when he has a pending manslaughter case," said Proctor, as Porter looked on intently in a packed courtroom. Porte ...
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Prosecution of Baltimore's Police Officer Trial on Life Support
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The hung jury in December of William Porter's trial raises critical issues for the prosecution in trying the van driver, Caesar Goodson, for the death of Freddie Gray. Goodson's trial scheduled to start on January 11, was postponed on the same day by the Maryland Court of Special Appeals pending rulings on whether Porter must testify in the case. The prosecution's cases of the six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray are difficult ones to prove. As a former Baltimore prosecutor, I know the challenges of proving a homicide case based on circumstantial evidence. Despite what many view as a slam dunk case for a conviction, the prosecution faces an uphill battle without video, a confession and any eyewitnesses other than the involved police officers and another detainee in the van, Donta Allen, who testified as a defense witness for the police. Baltimore police arrested Freddie Gray on April 12, 2015 and placed him in a police van driven by Officer Caesar G ...
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Despite Mistrial, Baltimore Looks Ahead to Second Freddie Gray Case
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Although the first trial linked to the death of Freddie Gray resulted in a deadlocked jury and a frustrated city of Baltimore, the second officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray will face trial next week, as jury selection begins despite anticipation of a retrial of the first court procedure. Pretrial motions in the case of Officer Caesar R. Goodson, Jr., were heard on Wednesday. Goodson was the driver of police van that transported Gray after his arrest last April. He is charged with the most serious crime in this case, which includes second degree depraved heart murder (the equivalent of second degree murder), manslaughter, and assault. The 45-year-old officer, whose grandfather was a member of the force, joined the Baltimore City Police Department in 1999. Like the case of Officer William Porter, the selection of jurors will be crucial. Judge Barry Williams has resisted motions to move the case out of Baltimore. The defense team has once again tried to prevent witne ...
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Baltimore judge orders officer to testify in second Gray death trial
Yahoo News - about 1 year
A Maryland judge on Wednesday ordered a Baltimore police officer to testify against other officers charged in the death of detainee Freddie Gray. A lawyer for the officer, William Porter, said he would seek an appeals court injunction to block Porter from testifying against Officer Caesar Goodson Jr. and Sergeant Alicia White. Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams said Porter, whose own trial ended in a hung jury last month, could be compelled to take the stand since state prosecutors had offered him immunity in exchange for testifying.
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Baltimore on edge after hung jury in policeman's manslaughter trial
Yahoo News - about 1 year
By Ian Simpson and Donna Owens BALTIMORE (Reuters) - A mistrial was declared on Wednesday in the case of a Baltimore police officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man whose killing while in custody sparked riots in April, and the city's mayor urged calm. The judge dismissed the jury in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Officer William Porter - the first of six officers to be tried in Gray's death - after 16 hours of deliberations during which the jurors were unable to reach a verdict on any of the charges against the policeman. Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams said an administrative judge would schedule a new trial, but said there would be no court proceedings in the case on Thursday.
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Jury Deadlocked In Case Of Officer Charged In Freddie Gray Death
Huffington Post - about 1 year
BALTIMORE, Dec 15 (Reuters) - A Maryland judge on Tuesday ordered a deadlocked jury to continue deliberating in the trial of a Baltimore police officer facing a manslaughter charge in the April death of black detainee Freddie Gray, which triggered rioting and protests. Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams said a note from the jury weighing the fate of Officer William Porter, 26, indicated it was unable to reach a decision after almost 10 hours of deliberations. He ordered the jury of seven women and five men to keep trying. "Each juror has to decide for themselves," Williams said with the panel in the courtroom. He did not say whether the jury was deadlocked on a single count or on all four that Porter faces from the Gray's death. Gray, 25, died from a broken neck sustained in the back of a police van. Porter is charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office. Gray's death triggered protests, arson ...
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Jury Process Shows High Stakes in Freddie Gray Cop Trial
Huffington Post - about 1 year
By: Charles Robinson Amid demonstrations, calls for calm and a city closely watching, the process of picking an impartial jury in the trial of Officer William Porter is now underway. The 26-year-old, who has been on Baltimore's police force since 2012, is charged with manslaughter, second degree assault, misconduct, and reckless endangerment in the death of Freddie Gray. On Monday, along with his defense, he got to see the potential pool of 75 Baltimore City residents who could sit and hear his case. Only 12 will actually sit on the jury and there will be a limited number of alternates. All of them were referred to by number (keeping with the judge's instructions on keeping jurors anonymous). The science for selecting a jury is limited to a few individuals according to law professor Doug Colbert of the University of Maryland. To assist in getting the outcome you want lawyers who employ jury consultants, he says. Their selection boils down to several qualities, "track record, c ...
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CNN Under Fire For Calling Freddie Gray 'Son Of An Illiterate Heroin Addict'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
CNN is facing social media backlash after describing Freddie Gray in a news article as "the son of an illiterate heroin addict." Those words appeared in the second paragraph of an article on Monday's trial of the first of six police officers charged in the death of the 25-year-old Baltimore man. The story aimed to provide context to the trial, noting other black lives lost in police encounters, but described Gray's mother as "illiterate" and a "heroin addict." A torrent of people on social media pointed out that such a description has nothing to do with the allegations against the officers, but instead demeans Gray's family. The media company deleted the description and later acknowledged in an editor's note that it was "out of context." Y'all ain't slick with it @CNN, everyone saw that racist article before you changed it — Ira Madison III (@ira) December 1, 2015 CNN President Jeff Zucker said the original ...
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‘The Brady Bunch’ star Barry Williams: 'I wanted to channel my inner Johnny Bravo'
Fox News - about 2 years
Here’s a story, of a man named Brady… er Williams.  No this isn’t a ‘Brady Bunch’ reunion.  Barry Williams, better known as eldest son Greg Brady, has moved to Branson, Missouri to launch a 1970s musical variety show and invited a crew from TV network Great American Country along to document the process in his new show ‘A Very Barry Branson.’  
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Barry Williams
  • 2011
    Age 56
    In late 2011, Williams started appearing in a show at the Yakov Smirnoff theater in Branson, Missouri.
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    In 2011, Williams starred as the camp director for Camp Playboy.
    More Details Hide Details Camp Playboy is a show about Playboy girls having topless slumber parties, water fights, and au natural hikes in the nude. Williams also has created a cabaret act that pays tribute to his past and currently hosts the satellite radio trivia show, The Real Greg Brady’s Totally '70s Pop Quiz starring Barry Williams, broadcast Saturdays on Sirius Satellite Radio's "Totally '70s" channel.
  • 2010
    Age 55
    On October 17, 2010, Williams took part in the judging panel for Classical Academies Got Talent, a contest between talents from three public charter schools in Escondido, California.
    More Details Hide Details The judging took place at the Moonlight Amphitheatre located in Vista, California.
    In January 2010, he took a role in The Asylum mockbuster, Mega Piranha, who played alongside the former Teen-Pop singer Tiffany.
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  • 2008
    Age 53
    In 2008, Williams appeared in Episode 6 of the VH1 series, Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.
    More Details Hide Details Williams participated as a friend of one of the patients, Chyna, and explained to her during a group session how her drinking had a negative impact on his own life and career.
  • 2007
    Age 52
    In December 2007, he launched a fan portal named "The Greg Brady Project".
    More Details Hide Details The site features ongoing conversations with Barry, fans and other celebrities.
  • 2006
    Age 51
    Williams also appeared with his former Brady Bunch co-star, Christopher Knight (Peter Brady), on a 2006 episode of the Fox network sitcom That '70s Show.
    More Details Hide Details He and Knight played a gay couple who moved in next door to the Formans. He and Knight have remained close friends since their Brady Bunch days, and he appeared in several episodes of Knight's reality show series My Fair Brady.
  • 2003
    Age 48
    Williams played himself in the 2003 film, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, about the plight of a former child star who finds himself unemployed.
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  • 2002
    Age 47
    In 2002, Williams participated on the FOX television show, Celebrity Boxing, in a boxing match between him and former Partridge Family star, Danny Bonaduce, but lost to Bonaduce who holds a black belt in martial arts.
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    Additionally, Williams appeared in the 2002 song, "Oakland Raiders", by San Francisco rap group, Luniz, delivering a humorous monologue as the track fades out which asserts his status as a pimp and fondness for big dank (slang for cannabis).
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    Williams appeared briefly as an audience member in the 2002 music video of Peter Gabriel's song, "The Barry Williams Show", which ironically is not about the actor as Gabriel later revealed that he did know of Williams when he wrote the song.
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  • 2001
    Age 46
    In 2001-2002, he played Manager Dean "The Machine" Strickland in 13 episodes of the sitcom, S Club 7 in Hollywood, which featured the British pop group S Club 7.
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  • 2000
    Age 45
    Williams responded by filing a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board, arguing that the fine was illegal because he had resigned from the union in September 2000 before the tour began.
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    In 2000, Williams sang a parody of the Eminem hit single, "The Real Slim Shady", called "The Real Greg Brady" co-written by comedy writer and radio producer, David Brody, and Jay Gilbert of Froggy Radio in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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    The book was adapted into a 2000 TV movie titled Growing Up Brady starring Adam Brody as Williams.
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  • 1992
    Age 37
    His 1992 autobiography, Growing Up Brady: I Was a Teenage Greg, co-written with Chris Kreski, stayed on the New York Times bestseller list for three months.
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  • 1989
    Age 34
    In 1989, Williams was honored by the Young Artist Foundation with its Former Child Star "Lifetime Achievement" Award for his role as Greg Brady.
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  • 1988
    Age 33
    Williams has appeared in various Brady Bunch TV movie reunions, including the 1988 Christmas movie, A Very Brady Christmas, in which his sole family problem is missing his wife, Nora.
    More Details Hide Details The issue with his wife is solved when Nora shows up at the Brady house on Christmas, poinsettia in hand.
  • 1984
    Age 29
    He was tapped to play English con man Hannibal in 1984, who conspired with Holly Sutton Scorpio (Emma Samms) on the top-rated General Hospital.
    More Details Hide Details Although the appearance was well-received, Williams was not asked back after his initial story arc was concluded.
  • 1974
    Age 19
    Equity alleged that Williams, who joined the union in 1974, was still a member when he began contract negotiations for the role.
    More Details Hide Details Williams was reinstated by Actor's Equity as a member in good standing in 2005 after he unionized a non-equity production of A Christmas Carol in late 2004.
    Following the cancellation of The Brady Bunch in 1974, Williams found he was unable to attract the type of high profile roles that might have expanded on his earlier career success.
    More Details Hide Details He continued to appear in guest roles on television, and became involved in musical theater, touring with productions such as Grease, The Sound of Music, and West Side Story. He also unsuccessfully attempted to establish a career as a recording artist. In 1988, Williams appeared on Broadway in the musical Romance/Romance with Tony Award-nominee Alison Fraser. Williams took over the lead male role of "Alfred/Sam" when Scott Bakula left the production. Years later, Williams was able to capitalize on being typecast as Greg Brady. Amid a procession of appearances in TV and movies that played up his famous teen role, he ended up landing a role that was a departure from the Brady image.
  • 1969
    Age 14
    Williams continued to be cast in guest roles on other TV series including Adam-12, The Invaders, That Girl, Mission: Impossible, The Mod Squad, Here Come the Brides and Bartleby, the Scrivener before being cast in 1969 as Greg Brady on The Brady Bunch.
    More Details Hide Details As the eldest of the show's six children, his story lines often involved his romances. As Greg Brady reached his teenage years, the show's producers began to groom and promote Williams as a teen idol.
  • 1954
    Barry Williams was born in 1954 in Santa Monica, California, to Doris May Moore and Canadian-born Frank Millar Blenkhorn of English, Scottish, and German ancestry Williams decided as a child that he wanted to be an actor, and in 1967, he made his television debut in an episode of Dragnet.
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