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Robert Reed

Robert Reed's biography

John Robert Rietz Jr. is 60 years old actor born at Highland Park. Robert was born on Wednesday 19th of October 1932. He is often nicknamed as Robert Rietz, John Robert Rietz Jr., Robert Reed. According to year of birth 1932 he belongs to Silent Generation. Birthday on 19th of October means he is Libra. Libra sign depicts that it is all about “Balance”. It seems that their life is very balanced, however, things are way opposite as they always face unstable situations in order to balance it further.

He is native english speaker. He is white american. Robert is citizen of United States of America. His primary profession is to be actor. You can know him also as stage actor, television actor, film actor, film director, musician, director. He is recently known as television director.

Robert Reed's schools

We found 5 schools Robert attended. Complete list of schools: Northwestern University, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, University College London, Northwestern University School of Communication, Muskogee High School.

Detailed informations about Robert´s schools

  • Attended Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois).
  • 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.
  • Graduated from Central High School in Muskogee, Oklahoma, in 1950.
  • Attended fifth and sixth grades at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Shawnee, Oklahoma, in 1942 and 1943.

Robert Reed's career

His main focus is to be actor. Robert is famous thanks to Best known as patriarch Mike Brady on "The Brady Bunch" (1969-1974).

Is Robert Reed gay ?

He is known to be gay.

How did Robert Reed die

Robert died on on Tuesday 12th of May 1992 when he was 60 years old at Pasadena. Robert Reeds death was caused by aids (-related colon lymphoma complications). It happend like natural causes.

Awards and competitions

Robert Reed's Rankings

  • 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].

What else you don't know about Robert Reed ?

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Robert Reed's quotes

  • [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.
  • The Brady Bunch (1969) will remain popular until it's an anachronism. Then it'll fall into Our Gang status.
  • I was young, brash, so-called classically trained and well educated.
  • 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.
  • [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.
  • [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.
  • [In 1992] I knew when I saw it [the script for The Brady Bunch (1969)] we were off to Gilligan's Island (1964).
  • [Just before his death] In children's theater, you show the ideal. The very idea is to aspire to it.
  • 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.
  • [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.
  • [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.
  • [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.
  • [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.
  • [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".
  • [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.
  • [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.
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Robert Reed's height, body shape, eye color

Lets describe how Robert Reed looks. We will focus on his height, body shape, eye color and hair color. Robert is tall as 6' 3¼" (191 cm). Body build is athletic. Robert´s eyes are tinted blue. His hair is shade of brown - dark.