Christopher Knight
Christopher Anton Knight (born November 7, 1957) is an American
United States
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An actor is a person who acts in a dramatic production and who works in film, television, theatre, or radio in that capacity...

 best known for playing Peter Brady on the 1970s series, The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch is an American sitcom created by Sherwood Schwartz and starring Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, and Ann B. Davis. The series revolved around a large blended family...

. He has since gone on to become a successful businessman and enjoyed a semi-resurgence in the public eye with television appearances in the 2000s. His father, Edward Knight
Edward Knight (American actor)
Edward Knight was an American actor who performed in many guest appearances on television shows such as Hogan's Heroes, Mission: Impossible, The Rockford Files....

, was also an actor. He is separated from his wife, model and reality television personality Adrianne Curry.


Since the end of his Brady Bunch appearances, Knight's acting career consisted mostly of making guest appearances on other television shows. He also helped create a Brady Bunch computer game and was involved in the IT
Information technology
Information technology is the acquisition, processing, storage and dissemination of vocal, pictorial, textual and numerical information by a microelectronics-based combination of computing and telecommunications...

 industry, according to a TV Land
TV Land
TV Land is an American cable television network launched on April 29, 1996. It is owned by MTV Networks, a division of Viacom, which also owns Paramount Pictures, and networks such as MTV and Nickelodeon...

 documentary about the Brady Bunch.

He reunited with his former Brady costars the 1988 holiday television movie, A Very Brady Christmas
A Very Brady Christmas
A Very Brady Christmas is a 1988 movie based on the television series The Brady Bunch, featuring all of the original actors who appeared in the series except Susan Olsen who was on her honeymoon when the film was being made; Jennifer Runyon took her place as Cindy...


Computer career

An interest in science and machines led Knight to a career in the computer industry in 1988. His celebrity status helped him to hone skills in sales and marketing. Entering the industry as an account sales manager at Martec, Inc., he logged the company's first US
United States dollar
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$1 million sales order within his first eighteen months, quickly becoming Martec's top performer and employee of the year.

In October 1989, Knight became vice president of design system marketing and sales at New Image Industry, moving the company into 3D rendering/imaging technologies. Then in mid 1991, he, and a few other key employees successfully moved the software engineering staff and the 3D technologies into a new privately held company, Visual Software. As co-founder of Visual Software, Knight was an early participant in the consumer 3D graphics market. His efforts led to business success, seeing the company move from $400,000 in annual sales to $4.2 million within 10 months. Visual Software was acquired by Micrografx in January.

In late 1995, Knight partnered with friend and associate Frank Paniagua, and founded Kidwise Learningware, a producer of interactive edutainment products for children. Knight served as executive producer.

In February 1996, he became the vice president of sales at Adesso, a computer keyboard manufacturer. Within his first 4 months sales doubled.

Knight and Paniagua reunited in August 1997 at Integrated Micro Solutions (I.M.S.) which later became IXMICRO
Integrated Micro Solutions
Integrated Micro Solutions San Jose, California, later iXMicro, a privately held company, was a graphics chipsets and video card manufacturer. Christopher Knight was a vice president of graphics marketing for IXMICRO...

. Initially hired as vice president of strategic marketing, Knight was promoted to vice president of marketing four months later. Annual sales went from less than $2 million in early 1997 to $63 million in 1998. Also brought in was Jim Pilgrim, known for engineering related sales in the market, Knight and Pilgrim connected on many projects at IXMICRO.

In late 1998 Knight, Paniagua and an associate, David Smith, formed Eskape Labs. The three had been part of IXMICRO's executive staff, but sensed a shift in the focus of computer technology from personal computers to intelligent devices. With a mission to provide "on wire" digital appliances that easily plug into computers, Eskape has developed a number of first-to-market video devices. The company was purchased by Hauppauge Computer Works
Hauppauge Computer Works
Hauppauge Computer Works , or just Hauppauge, is a US manufacturer and marketer of electronic video hardware for personal computers. Although it is most widely known for its WinTV line of TV tuner cards for PCs, Hauppauge also produces personal video recorders, digital video editors, digital media...

 in the summer of 2000. Hauppauge is the world's largest manufacturer of computer based TV tuner products and, with Eskape Labs, now has a line of TV tuners that are Macintosh
The Macintosh , or Mac, is a series of several lines of personal computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. The first Macintosh was introduced by Apple's then-chairman Steve Jobs on January 24, 1984; it was the first commercially successful personal computer to feature a mouse and a...


Return to television

On April 17, 1994, Knight lost his professional wrestling debut in a "Dark Match" at the Spring Stampede in Chicago
Chicago is the largest city in the US state of Illinois. With nearly 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the Midwestern United States and the third most populous in the US, after New York City and Los Angeles...

 at the Rosemont Horizon. His adversary was another child star from 1970s television, the Partridge Family's Danny Bonaduce
Danny Bonaduce
Dante Daniel "Danny" Bonaduce is an American radio/television personality, comedian, professional wrestler, and former child actor...


Knight appeared on a special episode of The Weakest Link television show that featured the cast of the Brady Bunch squaring off against each other. In the end, Knight won the show with the proceeds ($
United States dollar
The United States dollar , also referred to as the American dollar, is the official currency of the United States of America. It is divided into 100 smaller units called cents or pennies....

49,000) going to his selected charity, Zero Population Growth
Zero population growth
Zero population growth, sometimes abbreviated ZPG , is a condition of demographic balance where the number of people in a specified population neither grows nor declines, considered as a social aim....


Continuing to pursue TV opportunities, Knight appeared on VH1
VH1 or Vh1 is an American cable television network based in New York City. Launched on January 1, 1985 in the old space of Turner Broadcasting's short-lived Cable Music Channel, the original purpose of the channel was to build on the success of MTV by playing music videos, but targeting a slightly...

's fourth season of The Surreal Life
The Surreal Life
The Surreal Life is a reality television series that sets a select group of past-their-prime celebrities and records them as they live together in Glen Campbell's former mansion in the Hollywood Hills for two weeks...

. The show garnered Knight more attention than he had received in quite some time, in part by appearing shirtless on the show and revealing a well-built body. During his stint on the show, he began a romance with a cast mate, model Adrianne Curry, winner of America's next top model
America's Next Top Model
America's Next Top Model is a reality television show in which a number of women compete for the title of America's Next Top Model and a chance to start their career in the modeling industry....

 cycle 1, who is almost 25 years younger than Knight. After the show, the two moved in together and got engaged, as documented on the VH1 series My Fair Brady
My Fair Brady
My Fair Brady is a celebrity reality television show on VH1 that follows Christopher Knight, who played Peter Brady on The Brady Bunch, and Adrianne Curry, who won the first season of America's Next Top Model, a year after they met and fell in love on the reality show The Surreal Life.The show...

, which premiered on September 11, 2005. The series was renewed for another season, and the couple wed in Curry's hometown of Joliet, Illinois
Joliet, Illinois
Joliet is a city in Will and Kendall Counties in the U.S. state of Illinois, located southwest of Chicago. It is the county seat of Will County. As of the 2010 census, the city was the fourth-most populated in Illinois, with a population of 147,433. It continues to be Illinois' fastest growing...

 on May 29, 2006 in a Gothic style wedding.

Knight was also featured in music video
Music video
A music video or song video is a short film integrating a song and imagery, produced for promotional or artistic purposes. Modern music videos are primarily made and used as a marketing device intended to promote the sale of music recordings...

 for the group Click Five for the song "Just the Girl", in which he played a high school teacher. He also appeared in the Click Five's music video for "Catch Your Wave" as the hotel manager.

In 2006, Knight became spokesman for the Ab Lounge exercise machine.

Christopher Knight and his former Brady Bunch co-star Barry Williams
Barry Williams
Barry William Blenkhorn , known professionally as Barry Williams, is an American actor best known for his role as Greg Brady in the ABC television series The Brady Bunch.-Early life and career:...

 appeared in a 2006 episode of That '70s Show
That '70s Show
That '70s Show is an American television period sitcom that centers on the lives of a group of teenage friends living in the fictional suburban town of Point Place, Wisconsin, from May 17, 1976, to December 31, 1979...

. He and Williams played the part of a gay couple who moved in next door. The two have remained close friends since their Brady Bunch days, and Williams appeared several times on My Fair Brady. Florence Henderson
Florence Henderson
Florence Agnes Henderson is an American actress and singer. She is perhaps best known for her role of Carol Brady on the ABC sitcom The Brady Bunch from 1969 to 1974...

, who played mother Carol Brady, Susan Olsen
Susan Olsen
Susan Marie Olsen is a former American child television actress and current animal welfare advocate. Olsen is best known for her role as Mike and Carol Brady's youngest daughter, Cindy Brady, on the 1970s television sitcom The Brady Bunch for the full run of the show, from 1969-1974.-Early...

, who played Cindy Brady on the Brady Bunch, and Mike Lookinland
Mike Lookinland
Michael Paul "Mike" Lookinland is an American actor. He is best known for his role as the youngest brother Bobby Brady on The Brady Bunch from 1969 until 1974.-Early life:...

, who played Bobby Brady, also appeared in an episode of My Fair Brady. In one episode, Knight expressed how important it was for Curry to accept his close relationship with his former Brady Bunch co-stars.

Knight was a participant in VH-1's retrospective
Retrospective generally means to take a look back at events that already have taken place. For example, the term is used in medicine, describing a look back at a patient's medical history or lifestyle.-Music:...

A miniseries , in a serial storytelling medium, is a television show production which tells a story in a limited number of episodes. The exact number is open to interpretation; however, they are usually limited to fewer than a whole season. The term "miniseries" is generally a North American term...

, I Love The '70s: Volume II. He and his family and friends appeared on the season finale of NBC's Celebrity Family Feud
Celebrity Family Feud
Celebrity Family Feud is a spin-off game show created by NBC, and hosted by television weather anchor Al Roker. The announcer was Burton Richardson. Celebrity Family Feud pitted two families against each other in a contest to name the most popular responses to a survey-type question posed to 100...

on July 29, 2008.

During the 2008–2009 television season, Knight was host of the syndicated
Television syndication
In broadcasting, syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast radio shows and television shows by multiple radio stations and television stations, without going through a broadcast network, though the process of syndication may conjure up structures like those of a network itself, by its very...

 game show, Trivial Pursuit: America Plays
Trivial Pursuit: America Plays
Trivial Pursuit: America Plays was a syndicated game show loosely based on the board game of the same name. It premiered on September 22, 2008 and aired first-run episodes through May 22, 2009 . The host was Christopher Knight Trivial Pursuit: America Plays was a syndicated game show loosely based...


Knight has hosted a series of Jonathan Goodson
Jonathan Goodson
Jonathan Michael Goodson is an American television producer who specializes in game shows. He is the son of legendary game show producer Mark Goodson and began his television career in 1973 as chief counsel of Goodson-Todman Productions. He later produced several of the company's shows...

-produced game show specials for the Michigan Lottery
Michigan Lottery
The Michigan Lottery offers numerous on-line and scratch-off games, giving players a wide variety of prize possibilities. Initiated under the authority of Public Act 239 in 1972, the games collect funds to support Michigan’s public school system.- History :...

, Make Me Rich. The first special was scheduled for October 16, 2009, with a second scheduled for February 2010.

Personal life

Knight's manager, Phil Viardo, told a celebrity gossip website on May 29, 2011, that Knight and his wife, Adrianne Curry, were announcing their separation. The date was the couple's fifth wedding anniversary.

External links

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