Mike Lookinland
Not to be confused with American soccer player Mike Lookingland
Mike Lookingland
Not to be confused with American actor Mike Lookinland----Mike Lookingland is an American footballer currently playing indoor soccer for the Baltimore Blast.-Career statistics:-Personal:...


Michael Paul "Mike" Lookinland (born December 19, 1960) is an American
United States
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. He is best known for his role as the youngest brother Bobby Brady on 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...

from 1969
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 until 1974
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Early life

Mike Lookinland's father was a Vice Principal at San Pedro High School
San Pedro High School
San Pedro High School is a public high school in the Los Angeles Unified School District and is located in the San Pedro portion of the city of Los Angeles, California. In 2003, the school celebrated its 100th Anniversary....

, located in San Pedro, California, part of the Los Angeles Unified School District
Los Angeles Unified School District
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 (LAUSD), in the late 1970s. He has a younger brother named Todd, who starred in "Blue Bird" with Elizabeth Taylor and an older sister Theresa. Lookinland grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Mormon
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. He is a self-professed conservationist
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 and "camping nut". He attended the private Chadwick School
Chadwick School
Chadwick School is a nonsectarian independent K-12 day school located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Los Angeles County, California.-History:...

 on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Southern California
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, and graduated in 1978.


Lookinland was a TV commercial actor before he was cast in 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...

, 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 though were so hot that his dye job would sometimes run down his face. During the last two seasons of The Brady Bunch, his natural hair color was finally allowed to show. Bobby (Mike) was always the type of kid who was sweet, funny, energetic, and sometimes dramatic during his role on the Brady Bunch.

Lookinland's brother, Todd, appeared in a Brady Bunch episode that served as the pilot for a spinoff
Spin-off (media)
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 series about a husband and wife that adopt three boys, one white, one black, and one Asian. The pilot was not bought, however. In another episode during the show's final season, Bobby kisses a girl named Milicent (Melissa Sue Anderson
Melissa Sue Anderson
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) and he sees “sky rockets.” She then informs him that she may have the mumps and he "shouldn't have done that." Bobby and his family nervously await her telephone call with the doctor's results. Years later, the two reunited on an episode of Little House on the Prairie
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, on which Anderson played Mary Ingalls
Mary Ingalls
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, and Lookinland guest starred. Melissa Sue Anderson was also raised in the LDS (Mormon) church.

Lookinland also provided the voice of Oblio in the animated film
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 The Point!
The Point!
- Musical play :In 1975, Esquire Jauchem, Artistic Director of the Boston Repertory Theater, approached Harry Nilsson about creating a stage musical of "The Point!" Although Nilsson said he had been asked many times and had always turned down the request, this time he granted his permission...

. Shortly after the final season of The Brady Bunch wrapped filming, he appeared alongside Jennifer Jones and Paul Newman
Paul Newman
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 in the 1974 disaster film blockbuster The Towering Inferno
The Towering Inferno
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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
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...

, and again in the 1990 sequel series The Bradys
The Bradys
The Bradys is a six-episode American drama series that aired on CBS in 1990. It was a revival of the early 1970s sitcom, The Brady Bunch , and was about the trials and tribulations of the extended Brady family some 15 years after the end of the earlier series...

, in which Bobby Brady was involved in a racing car accident, which made him a wheelchair user throughout the series.

Personal life

Since 1987, Lookinland has been married to Kelly Wermuth, who worked as a script supervisor on Touched By An Angel
Touched by an Angel
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. 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
Growing Up Brady (TV movie)
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. Years after leaving the Brady Bunch, Lookinland cut off the end of his index finger with a table saw. The end was deemed too small to be sewn back on, but it has never affected his career.

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