Christopher Knight (actor)
Knight in October 2010
|Born||Christopher Anton Knight
November 7, 1957
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Known for||Peter Brady in The Brady Bunch|
|Spouse(s)||4 times, including Adrianne Curry (m. 2006–13)|
Christopher Anton Knight (born November 7, 1957) is an American actor and businessman. He is known for playing Peter Brady on the 1970s series The Brady Bunch. He has since gone on to become a successful businessman and enjoyed a semi-resurgence in the public eye with television appearances in the 2000s. His father, Edward Knight, was also an actor.
After the end of his Brady Bunch appearances, Knight's acting career consisted mostly of making guest appearances on other television shows (Happy Days, The Love Boat), and occasional film roles (Just You and Me, Kid, Curfew, Good Girls Don't, The Doom Generation, and Nowhere). He reunited with his former Brady costars in the holiday TV movie A Very Brady Christmas (1988). Before the Brady Bunch series, he had had some small television roles, including an appearance on the first season of Mannix, in a 1967 episode called "Coffin for a Clown".
In 1988, Knight, a self-described "geek", left acting to pursue a business career in the computer industry. He got a job as an accountant sales manager for Martec, Inc. and landed that company's first million-dollar sales deal within his first 18 months on the job, for which he was named Employee of the Year. In 1989, he was named Vice President of Design System Marketing and Sales at New Image Industry.
In 1991, he co-founded Visual Software, a pioneering 3D graphics company. In 1995, he founded Kidwise Learningware, a company that manufactures interactive educational products. In 1996, he joined the keyboard manufacturer Adesso, and in 1997, he became Vice President of Marketing at IXmicro, a television software company. In 1998, he founded his own TV tuner company, Eskape Labs; it was purchased by Hauppauge Computer Works in 2000.
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On April 17, 1994, Knight lost his professional wrestling debut in a "Dark Match" at the Spring Stampede in Chicago at the Rosemont Horizon. His adversary was another child star from 1970s television, the Partridge Family's Danny Bonaduce.
Knight appeared on a special episode of The Weakest Link that featured The Brady Bunch cast members squaring off against each other. Knight won the show and donated the proceeds ($49,000) to his selected charity, Zero Population Growth.
Continuing to pursue TV opportunities, Knight appeared on VH1's fourth season of The Surreal Life. The show garnered Knight more attention than he had received in quite some time, in part because he appeared shirtless on the show, revealing a well-built body. During his stint on the show, he began a romance with a cast mate, model Adrianne Curry, winner of America's Next Top Model cycle 1, who is almost 25 years younger than Knight. After the show, the two moved in together and got engaged, as documented on the VH1 series My Fair Brady, which premiered on September 11, 2005. The series was renewed for another season, and the couple wed in Curry's hometown of Joliet, Illinois, on May 29, 2006, in a Gothic-style wedding.
Knight and former Brady Bunch co-star Barry Williams appeared in a 2006 episode of That '70s Show, in which he and Williams portrayed a gay couple who moved in next door. The two have remained close friends since their Brady Bunch days, and Williams appeared several times on My Fair Brady. Florence Henderson, who played Carol Brady, Susan Olsen, who played Cindy Brady, and Mike Lookinland, who played Bobby Brady, also appeared in an episode of My Fair Brady. In one episode, Knight expressed how important it was for Curry to accept his close relationships with his former Brady Bunch co-stars.
Knight participated in VH-1's retrospective miniseries, I Love The '70s: Volume II. He, his family, and friends appeared on the season finale of NBC's Celebrity Family Feud on July 29, 2008. During the 2008–09 television season, Knight hosted the syndicated game show, Trivial Pursuit: America Plays. He has hosted a series of Jonathan Goodson-produced game show specials for the Michigan Lottery, Make Me Rich. The first special was scheduled for October 16, 2009, with a second scheduled for February 2010.
Knight proposed to Adrianne Curry on the season finale of My Fair Brady, on VH1, which aired on November 6, 2005. The show was renewed for a second season that began in June, 2006, and focused on the couple's wedding preparations. The couple wed in Curry's hometown of Joliet, Illinois on May 29, 2006, in a gothic-style wedding. In a September 2007 episode of the talk show Dr. Phil dealing with large age gaps in relationships Curry and Knight appeared to discuss their marital issues with Phil McGraw. McGraw predicted that their style of arguing, particularly Knight's hurtful comments, was a strong predictor of impending divorce in couples. Knight's manager, Phil Viardo, told a celebrity gossip website on May 29, 2011, that Knight and his wife, Curry, were announcing their separation. The date was the couple's fifth wedding anniversary. On February 2, 2012, on G4's Attack of the Show, Curry said the divorce had been finalized. He married his fourth wife, Cara Kokenes, in November 2016.
|1967||Mannix||Josh||Episode: "Coffin for a Clown"|
|1968||Gunsmoke||Boy||Episode: "The Miracle Man"|
|1969–74||The Brady Bunch||Peter Brady||Main cast (116 episodes)|
|1972||The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie||Peter Brady (voice)||Episode: "The Brady Kids on Mysterious Island"|
|1972–73||The Brady Kids||Peter Brady (voice)||Main cast (17 episodes)|
|1973||The World of Sid & Marty Krofft at the Hollywood Bowl||The Brady Bunch Kids||TV special|
|1974||ABC Afterschool Special||Joe||Episode: "Sara's Summer of the Swans"|
|1976||One Day at a Time||Pete||Episode: "Barbara's Emergence"|
|1976–77||The Brady Bunch Hour||Peter Brady||Main cast (9 episodes)|
|1977||The Bionic Woman||Bobby||Episode: "Max"|
|1978||Happy Days||Binky Hodges||Episode: "Be My Valentine"|
|1978||CHiPs||Wes Miller||Episode: "Family Crisis"|
|1979||Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker||Nick||TV film|
|1979–80||Joe's World||Steve Wabash||Main cast (11 episodes)|
|1980||Valentine Magic on Love Island||Jimmy||TV film|
|1980–81||Another World||Leigh Hobson||Recurring role|
|1981||The Brady Girls Get Married||Peter Brady||TV film|
|1984||Masquerade||Hank Totten||Episode: "Oil"|
|1984||The Love Boat||Peter Barkan||Episode: "Paying the Piper/Baby Sister/Help Wanted"|
|1988||A Very Brady Christmas||Peter Brady||TV film|
|1989||Day by Day||Peter Brady||Episode: "A Very Brady Episode"|
|1990||The Bradys||Peter Brady||Main cast (6 episodes)|
|2005||Less Than Perfect||Waiter||Episode: "Claude the Expert"|
|2005–08||My Fair Brady||Himself||Reality TV series (31 episodes)|
|2006||That '70s Show||Josh||Episode: "We Will Rock You"|
|2010||The Bold and the Beautiful||Dr. Andrews||Episode #1.5901|
|2012||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Pastor||Episode: "Malice in Wonderland"|
|2014||Heartbreakers||Hurley Fontenot||TV miniseries|
|1979||Just You and Me, Kid||Roy|
|1993||Good Girls Don't||Montana|
|1995||The Doom Generation||TV Anchorman|
|1995||The Brady Bunch Movie||Coach (cameo)|
|2003||Family Jewels||The Guru|
|2003||Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star||Himself (cameo)|
|2005||L.A. Dicks||Bernie Taylor|
|2008||Light Years Away||David Sommers|
|2009||Spring Breakdown||Celebrity Judge|
|2009||American Pie Presents: The Book of Love||Alumnus Guy #3||Direct-to-video film|
|2012||The Lords of Salem||Keith "Lobster Joe" Williams|
|2012||Letting Go||The Boss|
|2014||Guardian Angel||Brian Casey|
|TBA||Where the Fast Lane Ends||Cooley Swindell||Post-production|
- "Christopher Knight". Biography.com. The Biography Channel. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
- "Christopher Night Biography". Biography.com; retrieved January 6, 2013.
- "Knight and Curry Plan Gothic Wedding", San Francisco Chronicle, May 25, 2006.
- "Michigan Lottery Debuts New TV Game Show", Michigan.gov, October 8, 2009.
- "Topic : 09/21 Does Age Matter?". Dr. Phil.com - Message Boards. September 14, 2007.
- Collins, Emma. "Hollyscoop Exclusive: Adrianne Curry and Christopher Knight Split", Hollyscoop.com, May 28, 2011. WebCiation archive.
- Attack of the Show G4 February 2, 2012
- "Brady Bunch Star Christopher Knight on How 'Second Mom' Florence Henderson Made Him 'Shine', People, November 28, 2016
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