Born John Robert Rietz, October 19, 1932, in Chicago, IL; died of colon cancer, May 12, 1992, in Pasadena, CA. Actor.
Reed was best known for his role as Mike Brady, the father of three sons andthree stepdaughters, in The Brady Bunch television series. The majority of Reed's work was in television, where he appeared in his first series, The Defenders, from 1961 until 1965, and in Mannix and Nurse. Reed also appeared in miniseries, such as Rich Man, Poor Man, in specials, in episodes of shows like Jake and the Fat Man, and in television movies, including Haunts of the Very Rich, The Boy in the Plastic Bubble, and Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story. He worked in feature films, too, with roles in movies such as The Hunters, The Maltese Bippy, and Conquest of the Earth. Reed's stage credits include his Broadway debut in Barefoot in the Park, Deathtrap, and LoveLetters.