Robert Reed Net Worth

Robert Reed Biography

All movies earnings listed below. His sexuality was gay and held it top secret to the world never to doom his profession. We estimated annual income around $470,588 and Sponsorships/Endorsement quantity is normally $104,575. Early Lifestyle (Childhood): Reed was created in Chicago,in the center of Highland Recreation area, Illinois as a boy of Helen and John Robert Rietz, Sr.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameRobert Reed
DiedMay 12, 1992, Pasadena, California, United States
Height1.9 m
ProfessionActor, Television Director
EducationRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art, Northwestern University
SpouseMarilyn Rosenberg
ChildrenKaren Rietz
ParentsJohn Robert Rietz, Sr., Helen Teaverbaugh
AwardsHugo Award for Best Novella
Music GroupsMagenta, Cyan, Tsunami Bomb, Willow's Song, Sanctuary, Part 1, Pirate Section
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Continuing Performance By A Supporting Actor
MoviesThe Boy in the Plastic Bubble, A Very Brady Christmas, Rich Man, Poor Man, Bloodlust!, SST: Death Flight, Pray for the Wildcats, Hurry Sundown, The Maltese Bippy, The Secret Night Caller, Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story, Nightmare in Badham County, The Man Who Could Talk to Kids, Star!, Quincy's Quest, The Defenders: The Traitor
TV ShowsThe Bradys, Search for Tomorrow, Nurse, The Brady Bunch Hour, Mannix, The Brady Bunch, The Defenders, Roots

Interesting Facts

1 He was known to be a very private person.
2 Frequently complained about the difficulty of the scripts of The Brady Bunch (1969).
3 Acting mentor was E.G. Marshall.
4 Acting mentor and friends of Susan Olsen and Barry Williams.
5 Father of Karen Rietz, born October 1, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois.
6 His mother, Helen Rietz, died in 2002.
7 Attended fifth and sixth grades at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Shawnee, Oklahoma, in 1942 and 1943.
8 His The Brady Bunch (1969) co-star Maureen McCormick, who played his daughter Marcia, once confessed in an interview that she had a crush on him in real-life.
9 The epitaph on his tombstone reads: "Good Night, Sweet Prince." This is taken from the final line of William Shakespeare's "Hamlet".
10 Remained good friends with Barry Williams and Susan Olsen, among other cast members, during and after The Brady Bunch (1969).
11 He had 9 hobbies: animals, fishing, photography, traveling, Shakespearean poetry, swimming, collecting clothes, dining and gardening.
12 His mother and daughter both refused to attend his memorial.
13 His father, John Sr., was a government worker and his mother Helen was a housewife.
14 Moved to Muskogee, Oklahoma, with his family, when he was 14.
15 Was invited to join the group of fellow students from East Pennsylvania, where it was under the direction of Alvina Krause, who was his acting coach.
16 Was a Shakespearean, Broadway actor.
17 He was good friends with: Florence Henderson, George Maharis, Anne Haney, Penny Fuller, E.G. Marshall and Bonnie Hellman.
18 Had purchased a home in Pasadena, California, after the cancellation of The Brady Bunch (1969), in 1974. He moved his parents under his wing, when they left Oklahoma.
19 Confided in Florence Henderson, about his feud with his own mother, just several months before his death.
20 A year before his death, he was a college teacher.
21 Always said yes to a reunion movie or special for The Brady Bunch (1969).
22 He was the producers' second choice for the role of Mike Brady on The Brady Bunch (1969), after Gene Hackman was rejected.
23 Graduated from Central High School in Muskogee, Oklahoma, in 1950.
24 During hiatus, his The Brady Bunch (1969) co-star, Barry Williams, was introduced by Reed's teacher, Lee Strasberg, for poetry at London's Royal Academy.
25 His The Brady Bunch (1969) co-star Susan Olsen became friends with his real-life daughter, Karen Rietz, who made a guest appearance on one episode, when she was in the 9th grade. Despite her friendship with Reed's daughter, there was no father and daughter connection until Karen became an adult.
26 His father, John Rietz Sr., died in 1975.
27 Was very happy when The Brady Bunch (1969) was canceled because of low ratings.
28 He grew up with his parents on a farm where they raised cattle and turkeys.
29 In 1985 he sold the house on South Arroyo St. in Pasadena, California, and bought a Spanish-style house on Stoneridge Ave.
30 Close friend of Anne Haney.
31 When he became ill, the fact that he'd had a stage name allowed him some privacy in his treatment. Prescriptions were filled under his real name Rietz, and the media never took notice.
32 Mike Brady, Reed's character on The Brady Bunch (1969), was ranked #14 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue].
33 Member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity.
34 Replaced Robert Redford on Broadway in Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park."
35 Met wife Marilyn Rosenberg while both were college students and drama majors at Northwestern University.The marriage lasted only 5 years, producing a daughter, 'Caroline Reed (I)' .
36 An only child, he attended high school in Muskogee, Oklahoma, where, at age 17, he wrote and produced for local radio stations and sometimes worked as an announcer.
37 Lived outside of the Beverly Hills scene in Pasadena.
38 His Shakespearean background included roles in "Romeo and Juliet" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream" as part of an off-Broadway company called "The Shakespearewrights." Toward the end of his life he taught a course in Shakespearean acting at UCLA.
39 Frequently walked off the set of The Brady Bunch (1969), due to arguments with series creator/producer Sherwood Schwartz. In addition, he sent voluminous memos to Schwartz, detailing his unhappiness with the writing and directing on the show. Schwartz put up with this only because Reed's instincts usually turned out to be right. (Reed would eventually direct a handful of episodes himself.)
40 Became something of a surrogate father to the children of The Brady Bunch (1969), taking them on trips on weekends and during the series' summer hiatus. For their part, the now-adult actors continue to speak of Reed affectionately.
41 Only cast member of The Brady Bunch (1969) to miss two episodes. The first was The Brady Bunch: Goodbye, Alice, Hello (1972). He was written out of the second one, The Brady Bunch: The Hair-Brained Scheme (1974), because he strongly disapproved of the script, which had Greg's hair turning orange because of a cheap hair tonic.
42 Harboured his illness from the rest of his The Brady Bunch (1969) brood for years. He finally contacted co-star Florence Henderson days before his death and requested that she inform the rest of the cast of his condition.
43 In one of his last interviews,he revealed that he actually detested "The Brady Bunch" (1969)and that his role as Mike Brady embarrassed him.
44 Transferred to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, England, UK.
45 Attended Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois).


1 Best known as patriarch Mike Brady on The Brady Bunch (1969)
2 His Shakespearean personality


1 [Regarding the fights he had on The Brady Bunch (1969)] about better scripts] We fought over the scripts. Always over the scripts. The producer, Sherwood Schwartz, had done Gilligan's Island (1964) . . . Just gag lines. That was what "The Brady Bunch" would have been if I hadn't protested.
2 That was what got me The Defenders (1961) job. There were literally hundreds of young actors around, and the reason the producers looked at that particular film was because they were looking for a young lawyer, and they knew that there was a young actor playing a lawyer in it. Obviously, they couldn't see everyone. So that was my lucky break.
3 [on why older, more familiar actors are not getting much work] The latest at home [in the United States] is for the networks to go for new faces. Most known actors are getting too expensive.
4 [In 1983] The networks are run by very bright people in most cases, but people who are totally outside the realm of theatre. They come from business and advertising and banking, and even lumber.
5 [In 1978] We're dealing with a social problem of enormous dimensions, not little kids who say, "All right, if you won't let me do such-and-such, I'll run away".
6 I'm not an expert in this field - anymore than I was a slave owner in Roots (1977) or the father of six children in The Brady Bunch (1969). But despite my lack of expertise in the area, I find it an intriguing social phenomenon and one worthy of study. Did you know there were 2 million runaways last year?
7 [Why he didn't complain about working on television] It takes a better actor. In movies, you have the best producers, best directors, lot of time . . . in TV, it's six or seven shows and no help at all to make drivel look good.
8 [In 1981] If I had my druthers, I don't know that I'd do a whole lot more TV. But one does not always have one's choice.
9 [In 1971] Any actor who changes wardrobes all day long as part of his job is on an ego trip if he enjoys getting dressed up on his own time. That's why you find me in jeans and sneakers.
10 [about his dates who wound up fixing meals] I don't myself cook for two reasons. I don't know how, and I have no intention of learning.
11 Before I was reading science fiction, I read [Ernest Hemingway]. "A Farewell to Arms" was my first adult novel that said not everything ends well. It was one of those times where reading has meant a great deal to me, in terms of my development.
12 [In 1988, about accepting the role as Mike Brady on The Brady Bunch (1969)] Sherwood [producer Sherwood Schwartz] gave me the plot that sounded wonderful. He put together statistics of broken families, so I said, "It was going to be comedic, but not, no it's going to be life-like". But then, I got the script of it, and it was one gag after another, and I thought, "I don't think this has much of a chance, but they tell me, you can either do this or Mission: Impossible (1966)." Anyway, I did this.
13 [Just before his death] In children's theater, you show the ideal. The very idea is to aspire to it.
14 [In 1992] I knew when I saw it [the script for The Brady Bunch (1969)] we were off to Gilligan's Island (1964).
15 [In 1992] So many of us on these shows, create ersatz families, and it's very difficult to do, not so much for the adults because we're grown actors. But for the kids, that's another story and to make an ensemble group of kids and adults, and make it seem as they live together. And if we accomplish that, we're very pleased.
16 [on his feelings about The Brady Bunch (1969)] It was just as inconsequential as can be, to the degree that it serves as a baby-sitter, I'm glad we did it. But I do not want it on my tombstone.
17 [In 1986] You have to have a fairly healthy sense of humor. You can't just go out on stage and be funny. You have to work at it.
18 Every television actor says the same thing when you ask him why he's doing theater: to work up the juices. But the basic reason is the script. In television, the scripts aren't very good.
19 I was young, brash, so-called classically trained and well educated.
20 The Brady Bunch (1969) will remain popular until it's an anachronism. Then it'll fall into Our Gang status.
21 [on his professional name, which was chosen for him] I can't stand the name "Reed". It always reminds me of vanilla or tapioca pudding.


All Robert Reed pictures

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1977 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series Roots (1977)
1976 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series Medical Center (1969)
1976 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Rich Man, Poor Man (1976)



Men Into Space 1960 TV Series Technician Russell Smith
Father Knows Best 1959 TV Series Mr. Cameron
Make Room for Daddy 1959 TV Series Airline Pilot
Torpedo Run 1958 Woolsey (uncredited)
The Hunters 1958 Jackson (uncredited)
Pal Joey 1957 Boy Friend (uncredited)
Jake and the Fatman 1987-1992 TV Series Alexander Baldwin / Kyle Williams
Prime Target 1991 Agent Harrington
Murder, She Wrote 1985-1990 TV Series Truman Calloway, Esq. / Jackson / Adrian Winslow
The Bradys 1990 TV Series Mike Brady
Free Spirit 1989 TV Series Albert Stillman
Day by Day 1989 TV Series Mike Brady
A Very Brady Christmas 1988 TV Movie Mike Brady
The Law and Harry McGraw 1988 TV Series
Duet 1987 TV Series Jim Phillips
Hunter 1987 TV Series Judge Warren Unger
The Love Boat 1977-1987 TV Series Mike Brady Carl Gerra Larry Peters ...
Search for Tomorrow 1986 TV Series Lloyd Kendall
Hotel 1983-1986 TV Series Jason Beck / Larry Dawson / Phil Jamison
Crazy Like a Fox 1986 TV Series
Glitter 1985 TV Series
International Airport 1985 TV Movie Carl Roberts
Finder of Lost Loves 1985 TV Series Tim Sanderson
Cover Up 1984 TV Series Martin Dunbar
Matt Houston 1984 TV Series Bradley Denholm
The Mississippi 1984 TV Series Tyler Marshall
Fantasy Island 1978-1983 TV Series Shakespeare / Leo Drake
ABC Afterschool Specials 1982 TV Series Henry Forbes
Nurse 1981-1982 TV Series Dr. Adam Rose
Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story 1981 TV Movie David Palmer
The Brady Girls Get Married 1981 TV Movie Mike Brady
Casino 1980 TV Movie Darius
Charlie's Angels 1980 TV Series Glenn Staley
Nurse 1980 TV Movie Dr. Kenneth Rose
Galactica 1980 1980 TV Series Dr. Donald Mortinson
Scruples 1980 TV Mini-Series Josh Hillman
Hawaii Five-O 1979 TV Series Richard Slade / Matthew Meighan
Vega$ 1978-1979 TV Series Johnny 'J.T. Rodmore' Roth / Mike Logan
Love's Savage Fury 1979 TV Movie Commander Marston
The Paper Chase 1979 TV Series Professor Howard
Mandrake 1979 TV Movie Arkadian
The Seekers 1979 TV Mini-Series Daniel Clapper
Bud and Lou 1978 TV Movie Alan Randall
Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery 1978 TV Movie Jack Kimball
The Runaways 1978 TV Series David McKay
Lucan 1978 TV Series
The Hunted Lady 1977 TV Movie Dr. Arthur Sills
Barnaby Jones 1977 TV Series DeWitt Robinson
The Brady Bunch Variety Hour 1976-1977 TV Series Mike Brady
SST: Death Flight 1977 TV Movie Captain Jim Walsh
The Love Boat II 1977 TV Movie Stephen Palmer
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1977 TV Series Captain John C. Fremont
Kit Carson and the Mountain Men 1977 TV Movie Capt. John C. Fremont
Roots 1977 TV Mini-Series Dr. William Reynolds
Wonder Woman 1976 TV Series The Falcon
Revenge for a Rape 1976 TV Movie Sheriff Paley
The Boy in the Plastic Bubble 1976 TV Movie Johnny Lubitch
Nightmare in Badham County 1976 TV Movie Supt. Dancer
Lanigan's Rabbi 1976 TV Series Morton Galen
Law and Order 1976 TV Movie Aaron Levine
Rich Man, Poor Man 1976 TV Mini-Series Teddy Boylan
Jigsaw John 1976 TV Series Alan Bellamy
The Streets of San Francisco 1976 TV Series Dr. Arnold Stephen Holtfield / Dr. Martin Avery / Peter Callahan / ...
McCloud 1975 TV Series Jason Carter
Medical Center 1975 TV Series Dr. Pat Caddison
The Secret Night Caller 1975 TV Movie Freddy Durant
Harry O 1974 TV Series Paul Virdon
Mannix 1969-1974 TV Series Lt. Adam Tobias Lieutenant Adam Tobias Sgt. Adam Tobias
The Brady Bunch 1969-1974 TV Series Mike Brady / Grandpa Henry Brady
Chase 1974 TV Series Dr. Playter
Pray for the Wildcats 1974 TV Movie Paul McIlvain
The World of Sid & Marty Krofft at the Hollywood Bowl 1973 TV Movie Audience member (uncredited)
The Man Who Could Talk to Kids 1973 TV Movie Tom Lassiter
Intertect 1973 TV Movie Blake Hollister
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law 1973 TV Series Ken Harker
Snatched 1973 TV Movie Frank McCloy
Mission: Impossible 1972 TV Series Arthur Reynolds
Haunts of the Very Rich 1972 TV Movie Reverend John Fellows
Mod Squad 1972 TV Series Jerry Silver
Assignment: Munich 1972 TV Movie Doug Mitchell 'Mitch'
Love, American Style 1969-1971 TV Series Nick (segment "Love and the Reincarnation") / Wayne (segment "Love and the Vampire") / Ira Skutch (segment "Love and the Wild Party")
The City 1971 TV Movie Sealy Graham
The Maltese Bippy 1969 Lt. Tim Crane
Journey Into Darkness 1968 Hank Prentiss (episode 'The New People'
Journey to the Unknown 1968 TV Series Hank Prentiss
Star! 1968 Charles Fraser
Ironside 1967 TV Series Jerry Pearson
Hondo 1967 TV Series Frank Davis
Li'l Abner 1967 TV Movie Senator Cod
Hurry Sundown 1967 Lars Finchley
Family Affair 1966 TV Series Julian Hill
Operation Razzle-Dazzle 1966 TV Movie Lieutenant John Leahy
Preview Tonight 1966 TV Series Lieutenant John Leahy
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 1965 TV Series Lt. Chris Callahan
Dr. Kildare 1965 TV Series Judd Morrison
The Defenders 1961-1965 TV Series Kenneth Preston
Bloodlust! 1961 Johnny Randall
Tallahassee 7000 1961 TV Series
Lawman 1960 TV Series Jim Malone
Bronco 1960 TV Series Tom Fuller


The Brady Bunch Variety Hour 1976-1977 TV Series performer - 5 episodes
The Brady Bunch 1969-1974 TV Series performer - 7 episodes


The Brady Bunch 1971-1973 TV Series 4 episodes


Growing Up Brady 2000 TV Movie in memory of


The Joan Rivers Show 1991 TV Series Himself
The 41st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1989 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actress in Miniseries or Special & Outstanding Supporting Actor in Miniseries or Special
The New Hollywood Squares 1988 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Super Password 1986 TV Series Himself
Family Feud 1983 TV Series Himself
Night of 100 Stars 1982 TV Special Himself
The Way They Were 1981 TV Special
Password Plus 1979 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Squares 1967-1978 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1972-1977 TV Series Himself - Actor
Donny and Marie 1977 TV Series Himself
Break the Bank 1977 TV Series Himself
The Magnificent Marble Machine 1975 TV Series Himself
All-Star Baffle 1973-1974 TV Series Himself
It's Your Bet 1973 TV Series Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1972 TV Series Himself - Guest
The David Frost Show 1972 TV Series Himself
The 14th Annual TV Week Logie Awards 1972 TV Special Himself
Allen Ludden's Gallery 1969 TV Series Himself
Dream Girl of '67 1967 TV Series Himself - Bachelor Judge
The Bob Hope Show 1963 TV Series Himself
Stump the Stars 1963 TV Series Himself - Guest Panelist
Here's Hollywood 1962 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight 2014 TV Series Himself
Ninja the Mission Force 2012 TV Series Ninja Dad
The Brady Bunch Cast Back in Hawaii 2006 TV Movie Himself
The Brady Bunch: Coming Together Under One Roof 2005 Video short documentary Mike Brady (uncredited)
Intimate Portrait 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight Presents: TV's Greatest Scandals 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Brady Bunch Home Movies 1995 TV Special Himself
Conquest of the Earth 1981 TV Movie Dr. Donald Mortinson

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