- Not to be confused with American soccer player Mike Lookingland.
Michael Paul Lookinland
December 19, 1960
Mount Pleasant, Utah, U.S.
|Known for||The Brady Bunch|
Kelly Wermuth (m. 1987)
|Family||Todd Lookinland (brother) Theresa Lookinland (sister)|
Michael Paul Lookinland (born December 19, 1960) is an American former actor. He is best known for his role as the youngest brother, Bobby Brady, on the ABC sitcom The Brady Bunch from 1969 to 1974, and its many sequels and spinoffs.
Lookinland was born in Mount Pleasant, Utah, to parents Paul and Karen. He has two siblings: sister Theresa and brother, Todd, who starred in The Blue Bird with Elizabeth Taylor. Lookinland, who grew up in the Mormon faith, began working as an actor at age 7, and by 9 had appeared in numerous television commercials for such products as toys, Cheerios cereal, and Band-Aid bandages.
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. 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, 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 a camera operator filming an episode of The Brady Bunch episode.
For high school, Lookinland attended the Chadwick School in Palos Verdes Peninsula, California. He dropped out of the University of Utah to become a movie production assistant and a camera operator. On May 1, 1987, Lookinland married Kelly Wermuth (b. 1962), who worked as a script supervisor, a production secretary and an actress. They have two sons: Scott (born 1990) and Joe (born 1993). Scott portrayed him in the 2000 TV-movie biographical drama Growing Up Brady.
|1974||The Towering Inferno||Phillip Allbright|
|1995||The Brady Bunch Movie||Cop #3||Scenes deleted|
|2003||Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star||Mike Lookinland|
|1969–1974||The Brady Bunch||Robert 'Bobby' Brady||Main role|
|1971||The Point||Oblio/Son (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|
- "Mike Lookinland Biography (1960-)". FilmReference.com.
- "Mike Lookinland: Actor, Television Actor (1960–)". Biography.com. A&E Networks. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
- Edelstein, Andrew J.; Lovece, Frank (1990). The Brady Bunch Book. New York: Warner Books. pp. 231–232. ISBN 0-446-39137-9.
- 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.
- "Kelly Wermuth". MyHeritage.com. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
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