The cast of the hit television series The Brady Bunch went their separate ways after the show ended its five-year run in 1974. Throughout its time on air, it became iconic for its lovable characters and depiction of everyday suburban life.

Following the series finale, some of the actors enjoyed successful careers in other fields. Meanwhile, others struggled with gripping addictions and other unfortunate circumstances. Ever wondered what your favorite TV family has been up to since the show ended? If you ever watched this classic sitcom even once, you’re not going to want to miss this!

The Brady Bunch was America’s favorite TV family in the 1970s. After the show ended, the cast members went on to lead very different lives, with some finding success… and others facing tragic fates.

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For a while, The Brady Bunch completely dominated pop culture. It seemed like everywhere people looked, the Brady family was there, smiling back at them with their cheerful eyes and dazzling pearly whites!

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But, as they say, all good things must come to an end. And after a very successful run on television, the show was no more and each of the cast members went their separate ways to get involved in other projects… or get into trouble.

1. Robbie Rist as Cousin Oliver (THEN): Brought onto the show midway through its fifth season, Cousin Oliver was meant to boost the show’s ratings. Unfortunately, he didn’t exactly get the job done, and the show was canceled the same year.

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Robbie Rist (NOW): Robbie Rist went on to have a moderately successful acting career after his stint on The Brady Bunch. He voiced Michelangelo in 1990’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and most recently, he played Robbie the bus driver in the campy cinematic flop (but cult favorite) horror flick, Sharknado.

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2. Allan Melvin as Sam Franklin (THEN): Allan Melvin is best known for having played the local butcher and Alice the housekeeper’s boyfriend, Sam Franklin. Sam and Alice eventually got married at the end of the show.

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Allan Melvin (NOW): Allan Melvin had already made appearances on popular shows like All in the Family and The Phil Silvers Show, and he was even a voice-over actor on Popeye. Sadly, he passed away in 2008.

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3. Ann B. Davis as Alice Nelson (THEN): As the Brady family’s beloved housekeeper, Alice was always quick with a punchline and a sideways glance at the camera. She was Mike Brady’s housekeeper before he met and married Carol.

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Ann B. Davis (NOW): Known not just for her turn as Alice, but for her roles in Arsenic and Old Lace and Crazy For You, Ann B. Davis became the face of Shake ‘N Bake in the brand’s commercials. Sadly, she passed away in 2014 at the age of 88.

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4. Susan Olsen as Cindy Brady (THEN): As the youngest of the girls in the bunch, Cindy’s characteristic lisp and loud mouth made her hard to forget. In one memorable episode, Cindy attempted to set the world record for teeter-tottering, and in another, she became catatonic after appearing on a game show and suffering from stage fright.

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Susan Olsen (NOW): After the show ended, Susan Olsen took her career in a different direction. She became a graphic designer, working with brands like Nike; later, she was a talk show host for a time. In recent years, she’s dedicated herself to taking care of her family.

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5. Mike Lookinland as Bobby Brady (THEN): The youngest of the Brady boys, Bobby was known for his sweet demeanor and innocence. When he grew up, Bobby became a race car driver, but ended up paralyzed in a tragic accident.

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Mike Lookinland (NOW): Mike Lookinland could never escape his role as Bobby Brady, and though he tried to break free of that mold, he had yet to find real on-screen success outside of Brady-connected parts. In 2003, he reprised Bobby for Growing Up Brady, and hasn’t found notable acting work since then.

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6.Eve Plumb as Jan Brady (THEN): Jan Brady, the relatable middle child, was often jealous of her older and prettier sister, Marcia. In one episode, Jan made up a boyfriend named George Glass to hide the fact that she was single. Eventually, Jan followed her dreams and became a painter.

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Eve Plumb (NOW): Eve Plumb had only filmed a few television commercials prior to accepting her role as Jan Brady. Once the series ended, Plumb acted in a few made-for-TV movies before eventually taking up painting like her Brady counterpart. In 2013, she made a cameo on Army Wives and even appeared on an episode of Law and Order: SVU.

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7. Christopher Knight as Peter Brady (THEN): The middle Brady boy, Peter, was clumsy but protective of his little stepsister, Cindy. He loved to joke around with Marcia and Jan. On the show, Peter eventually joined the military and became a sheriff’s deputy.

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Christopher Knight (NOW): Unlike many of his costars, Christopher Knight was able to shed the Brady image and continue working as the years went on. He became a favorite cast member of The Surreal Life and made his professional wrestling debut alongside Partridge Family alum Danny Bonaduce. Most recently, Knight became the host of a television show put on by the Michigan Lottery called Make Me Rich.

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8. Maureen McCormick as Marcia Brady (THEN): As the oldest, prettiest, and maybe most well-known character of the bunch, Marcia Brady’s good looks and charm were the envy of her sisters and most of the town. While Marcia seemed to have it all in her youth, she took to drinking as an adult in order to cope with the pain of being unemployed. That storyline would prove to be a sad case of foreshadowing…

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Maureen McCormick (NOW): After the end of the show, Maureen McCormick sank into a drug addiction that lasted for years. She infamously attended the audition for Raiders of the Lost Ark after a cocaine bender that lasted three days without sleep. In later years, she got her issues under control after she was prescribed antidepressants and she utilized a number of other therapies. She has since opened several rehabilitative centers with her husband, Michael Cummings.

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9. Barry Williams as Greg Brady (THEN, far right): Everyone looked up to Greg Brady. He was handsome, cool, smart, and incredibly talented. Greg was an A-student, an athlete, and an artist. When he grew up, he became an obstetrician and married a woman named Nora.

Barry Williams (NOW): Barry Williams pursued a musical theater career, touring with The Sound of Music, Grease, and West Side Story. He also co-wrote his autobiography, Growing Up Brady: I Was A Teenage Greg, and most recently performed a parody of the hit Eminem song “The Real Slim Shady” (appropriately called “The Real Greg Brady”). Williams also made an appearance on the Food Network show Chopped.

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10. Florence Henderson as Carol Brady (THEN): The matriarch of the Brady clan didn’t have much of a backstory outside of being abandoned by her first husband. She was a political activist, a freelance writer, a sculptor, and a singer. On top of that, Carol was in charge of raising the whole bunch!

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Florence Henderson (NOW): She was the biggest name in the cast at the show’s inception, and these days, Florence Henderson is still well known for her many roles. She completed a season of Dancing with the Stars alongside professional dancers less than half her age. She was the host of her own talk show, The Florence Henderson Show, and hosted a cooking series called Who’s Cooking with Florence Henderson. Sadly, she passed away in 2016.
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11. Robert Reed as Mike Brady (THEN): TV Guide ranked Mike Brady as one of the “50 Best TV Dads of All Time” in 2004, and it’s no doubt that he’ll always be a fan favorite. As the stern father of six children, Mike had to keep them in line while playing the role of caring father. He began the show as a staff architect at a firm, and ended it as senior partner.

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Robert Reed (NOW): Robert Reed won three Emmys as Mike Brady, two for his role on Medical Center, and one for his role in the acclaimed drama series Roots. Sadly, Reed passed away at the age of 59 after a battle with colorectal cancer. Before his death, he was teaching Shakespearean acting classes at UCLA.

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It’s almost sad when you think about how one of the most beloved television families in the history of the medium came apart in real life and splintered into a number of diverse paths. But that’s just the harsh reality of show business!

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There’s no doubt The Brady Bunch will go down in history as one of the most-loved TV sitcoms from the 1970s. Can you believe where some of these actors ended up?