Michael Paul Lookinland, an American actor and cameraman, was born on December 19, 1960. His most well-known performance was as Bobby Brady, the youngest brother, on the ABC sitcom The Brady Bunch from 1969 to 1974, as well as its numerous prequels and spinoffs.
Mike Lookinland Net Worth In 2023
American actor Mike Lookinland has a 2 million dollar net worth. Lookinland, who is best known for playing Bobby Brady on the ABC sitcom “The Brady Bunch” (1969–1974), started his acting career in commercials and by the time he was in elementary school had a very impressive resume.
Mike Lookinland Early Life
When he started performing on “The Brady Show,” the actor rose to fame. Michael was born in Mount Pleasant, Utah, on December 19, 1960. He is Paul and Karen Lookinland’s son. His mother worked as a housewife, and his father served as the principal of Carson, California’s Steven White Junior High School. Todd, his brother, and Theresa, his sister, are his two siblings. In Salt Lake City, Utah, Michale was raised as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
At a very young age, he wanted to be an actor. He persuaded his parents to sign him up for commercials and advertisements that can help him get started because of his passion for the film industry. The young actor started performing at the age of 7, and within just two years, he had been given many more roles on television and in commercials. He appeared in some of the most well-known commercials for Cheerios cereal, Band-Aid bandages, and kid’s toys from various manufacturers.
Mike Lookinland Career
Before being cast in The Brady Bunch, Lookinland had performed in about thirty TV commercials. His parents chose Bobby on The Brady Bunch over Eddie on The Courtship of Eddie’s Father because they thought it would be better for him to be around kids his own age rather than an only child on an all-adult cast (Brandon Cruz eventually played Eddie).
His hair is naturally curly and sandy in color. His hair was straightened and dyed a dark brown color because it did not match the natural dark brown color of his TV siblings Greg or Peter. On occasion, the hot lights on set would cause his dye to run down his face. He was permitted to sport his natural hair color for The Brady Bunch’s final two seasons.
In the animated movie The Point! from 1971, Lookinland provided the voice of Oblio. He co-starred with Jennifer Jones and Paul Newman in the 1974 disaster movie blockbuster The Towering Inferno and on the 1970s television program The Secrets of Isis shortly after the final season of The Brady Bunch finished filming.
Lookinland kept playing Bobby Brady in all of the show’s sequels and spin-offs. He requested twice the offered salary in 1976 because he had no interest in appearing on The Brady Bunch Hour. He did so in the hopes that his part would be recast, but his request was approved instead, raising the pay for the entire cast.
He also played the same character again in the TV movies The Brady Girls Get Married (1981), A Very Brady Christmas (1988), and The Bradys (1990), in which Bobby Brady was injured in a racing car accident and spent the entire series in a wheelchair.
Lookinland worked as a camera operator for television for many years before making an uncredited appearance as a camera operator filming a Brady Bunch episode in the TV movie Growing Up Brady in 2000. He also appeared in the 2019 HGTV television program A Very Brady Renovation alongside other Brady Bunch cast members.
After leaving the entertainment industry, Lookinland now runs a company in Salt Lake City, Utah, that produces decorative concrete.
Alongside his Brady Bunch co-stars Barry Williams, Christopher Knight, Susan Olsen, and Robbie Rist, Lookinland made his acting comeback in 2021’s Lifetime holiday film Blending Christmas.
Lookinland, Knight, and Williams participated as “Mummies” in season eight of The Masked Singer in 2022. On “TV Theme Night,” along with Daymond John in the role of “Fortune Teller,” they were eliminated.
Awards and Nominations
At the 2007 TV Land Awards, Mike and his “Brady Bunch” co-stars were presented with a Pop Culture Award. Lookinland was nominated for a TV Land Award in 2005 along with Barry Williams, Maureen McCormick, Christopher Knight, Eve Plumb, and Susan Olsen for Favorite Singing Siblings.
About His Personal Life
On May 1, 1987, Mike and Kelly Wermuth got married. On July 6, 1990, Scott was born, and on August 6, 1993, Joseph. In “Growing Up Brady,” Scott played his father; as a production assistant and extra in “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers” and “Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers,” respectively, Mike and Kelly collaborated on these films.
Lookinland has been identified as a “Deadhead” and claims to have been to more than 100 Grateful Dead concerts. The debut album by the Californian band Wonderful Broken Thing, entitled “Looking For Mike Lookinland,” was released in 1989.
Mike was detained in 1997 after wrecking his car on a highway in Utah with a blood alcohol content of 0.258% (Utah’s legal limit was 0.08%). He was hit with a $1,500 fine and a 24-hour community service requirement. Lookinland gave up alcohol after the incident and his arrest when he realized that “the choice between sobering up or drinking became the choice of living or dying.”