Mike Lookinland

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Not to be confused with American soccer player Mike Lookingland.
Mike Lookinland
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Lookinland at the Big Apple Convention in Manhattan, October 1, 2010.
BornMichael Paul Lookinland
(1960-12-19) December 19, 1960 (age 57)
Mount Pleasant, Utah, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1969–2000
Known forThe Brady Bunch
Spouse(s)
Kelly Wermuth (m. 1987)
Children2
FamilyTodd Lookinland (brother) Theresa Lookinland (sister)

Michael Paul Lookinland[1] (born December 19, 1960) is an American former actor. He is best known for his role as the youngest brother, Bobby Brady, on The Brady Bunch from 1969 until 1974.

Early life[edit]

Lookinland was born in 1960 in Mount Pleasant, Utah, a small town eighty miles (128 km) south of Salt Lake City. He has a younger brother, Todd, who starred in The Blue Bird with Elizabeth Taylor, and an older sister, Terese. Lookinland grew up in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is a self-professed conservationist and "camping nut". He attended the private Chadwick School, on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, in Southern California, and graduated in 1978.

Career[edit]

Lookinland's most famous role was as youngest son Bobby Brady on the classic 70s sitcom The Brady Bunch.

Lookinland was a TV-commercial actor before he was cast in The Brady Bunch, having done around thirty commercials. He has naturally sandy-colored, wavy hair. Because his hair color did not match Peter's or Greg's natural dark brown color, his was dyed dark brown and straightened. Occasionally, the lights on set were so hot that his dye would run down his face.[citation needed] During the last two seasons of The Brady Bunch, his natural hair color was allowed to show.

His brother, Todd, appeared in a Brady Bunch episode that served as the pilot for a spin-off series, Kelly's Kids,[2] about a husband and wife who adopt three boys, one white, one black, and one Asian. The series was not bought, however.

Lookinland provided the voice of Oblio in the 1971 animated film The Point!. Shortly after the final season of The Brady Bunch wrapped filming, he appeared alongside Jennifer Jones and Paul Newman in the 1974 disaster film blockbuster The Towering Inferno and on the 1970s TV show The Secrets of Isis.

Lookinland reprised his role as Bobby Brady in the 1988 Christmas special A Very Brady Christmas and again in the 1990 sequel series The Bradys, in which Bobby Brady was involved in a racing-car accident, which made him a wheelchair user throughout the series. Lookinland spent several years as a television camera operator and made an uncredited appearance in the 2000 TV movie Growing Up Brady as Shorr, the camera operator during the Brady Bunch episode "Room at the Top".

Having left show business, Lookinland operates a business that makes decorative concrete in Salt Lake City, Utah.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Since 1987, Lookinland has been married to Kelly Wermuth, who worked as a script supervisor on Touched by an Angel. They have two sons: Scott (born 1990) and Joe (born 1993). He was portrayed by his son Scott in the TV movie Growing Up Brady.[citation needed] Lookinland is a self-described Deadhead, a veteran of over 100 Grateful Dead shows.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1974 The Towering Inferno Phillip Allbright
1995 The Brady Bunch Movie Cop #3 Scenes deleted
2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Mike Lookinland

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1969–1974 The Brady Bunch Robert 'Bobby' Brady Main role
1971 The Point Oblio (voice) TV film
1971 The Boy from Dead Man's Bayou Claude Disney TV film
1971 Funny Face Richie "A Crush on Sandy"
1971 Dead Men Tell No Tales Bud Riley TV film
1972 The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie Bobby Brady (voice) "The Brady Kids on Mysterious Island"
1972–73 The Brady Kids Bobby Brady (voice) Main role
1975 Isis Tom Anderson "How to Find a Friend"
1976–77 The Brady Bunch Hour Bobby Brady Main role
1977 Little House on the Prairie Patrick "Times of Change"
1981 The Brady Girls Get Married Bobby Brady TV film
1988 A Very Brady Christmas Bobby Brady TV film
1989 Day by Day Bobby Brady "A Very Brady Episode"
1990 The Bradys Bobby Brady Main role
1994 The Stand Sentry #1 "The Stand"
1994 Gambler V: Playing for Keeps Bosun TV film
2000 Growing Up Brady Camera Man TV film

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mike Lookinland Biography (1960-)
  2. ^ The Brady Bunch: "Kelly's" Kids episode on IMDb
  3. ^ Nasvik, Joe (April 8, 2009). "Paul Lundy and Mike Lookinland; Concrete in Counters, Santa Clara, Utah Just Add Water, Salt Lake City, Utah". Concrete Construction. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  4. ^ http://wgnradio.com/2016/08/19/mike-lookinland-aka-bobby-brady-the-bunch-grateful-dead-and-appearance-in-wheaton-this-weekend/

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