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.
Born Michael Paul Lookinland
(1960-12-19) December 19, 1960 (age 55)
Mount Pleasant, Utah, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1969–2000
Known for The Brady Bunch
Religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints[1]
Spouse(s) Kelly Wermuth (1987-present)
Children 2

Michael Paul "Mike" Lookinland[2] (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 located eighty miles (128 km) south of Salt Lake City. He has a younger brother named 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, he had to have his hair dyed dark brown and straightened to match. Occasionally, the lights on set were so hot that his dye job would run down his face. During the last two seasons of The Brady Bunch, his natural hair color was finally allowed to show.

His brother Todd appeared in a Brady Bunch episode that served as the pilot for a spin-off series called Kelly's Kids[3] about a husband and wife who adopt three boys, one white, one black, and one Asian. The pilot was not bought, however.

Lookinland also 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, in fact, he made an uncredited appearance in the 2000 TV movie Growing Up Brady as Shorr, as the camera operator during the Brady Bunch episode "Room at the Top".

Having left show business, Lookinland operates a business which makes decorative concrete in Salt Lake City, Utah.[4]

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]

Filmography[edit]

Film and Television
Year Title Role Notes
1969–74 The Brady Bunch Bobby Brady Main role (116 episodes)
1971 The Point! Oblio (voice) TV film
1971 The Wonderful World of Disney Claude Episode: "The Boy from Dead Man's Bayou" (Part 1)
1971 The Wonderful World of Disney Claude Episode: "The Boy from Dead Man's Bayou" (Part 2)
1971 Funny Face Richie Episode: "A Crush on Sandy"
1971 Dead Men Tell No Tales Bud Riley TV film
1972 The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie Bobby Brady (voice) Episode: "The Brady Kids on Mysterious Island"
1972–73 The Brady Kids Bobby Brady (voice) Main role (22 episodes)
1973 The World of Sid & Marty Krofft at the Hollywood Bowl The Brady Bunch Kids TV special
1974 The Towering Inferno Phillip Allbright Feature film
1975 Isis Tom Anderson Episode: "How to Find a Friend"
1976–77 The Brady Bunch Hour Bobby Brady Main role (9 episodes)
1977 Little House on the Prairie Patrick Episode: "Time 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 Episode: "A Very Brady Episode"
1990 The Bradys Bobby Brady Main role (6 episodes)
1994 The Stand Sentry #1 TV miniseries
1994 Gambler V: Playing for Keeps Bosun TV film
1995 The Brady Bunch Movie Cop #3 (cameo) Feature film
2000 Growing Up Brady Camera Operator TV film
2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Himself (cameo) Feature film

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deseret News Church Almanac 1974. Church of Latter Day Saints. p. 48. 
  2. ^ Mike Lookinland Biography (1960-)
  3. ^ The Brady Bunch: "Kelly's" Kids episode at the Internet Movie Database
  4. ^ 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. 

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