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Geri Reischl Played Jan Brady on 'The Brady Bunch Hour' - Here's What She Looks like Now

Rebelander Basilan
Nov 11, 2019
11:00 A.M.
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Former child star Geri Reischl is all grown up and continues to make public appearances on radio and television.

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Known for portraying Jan Brady in “The Brady Bunch Hour,” Geri shares life updates with her fans through her Facebook account.

Her Facebook profile states that she resides in New Jersey and does work related to Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and senior citizens.

Geri Reischl at Hilton Parsippany on April 27, 2018 in Parsippany, New Jersey. | Photo: Getty Images

Geri Reischl at Hilton Parsippany on April 27, 2018 in Parsippany, New Jersey. | Photo: Getty Images

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She also maintains a website that lists all her accomplishments as a child star and as an adult. The website also updates fans about her upcoming appearances.

HER RISE TO STARDOM

Geri burst into fame after replacing Eve Plumb as Jan Brady in nine episodes of “The Brady Bunch Hour” during the 1976-1977 television season. Millions of people had fondly called her “Fake Jan.”

Her being cast on the popular show led to her being featured in many of the teen magazines of the mid-1970s.

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Aside from acting, Geri also possessed musical talent. She sang and played in a California band, Sand Dabs, from 1974-1976. She later performed at several establishments, including U.S.O. clubs, Magic Mountain, Knotts Berry Farm, the Harrahs club and the Palamino Club of North Hollywood.

The former child star also graced dozens of commercials, including famous commercials for Mattel Toys and Pepsi Cola.

Geri was discovered by a talent agent as a performer at the Melodyland Theatre in Anaheim, California.

Geri Reischl at 230 Fifth Avenue on March 12, 2012 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

Geri Reischl at 230 Fifth Avenue on March 12, 2012 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

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She was six years old when she first performed in the theater, as Gretl in a production of The Sound of Music, starring Patrice Munsel.

Her earliest films were “The Brotherhood of Satan” in 1971 and “I Dismember Mama” in 1972.

LIFE AFTER "BRADY BUNCH"

Her website states that Geri is available for personal appearances, conventions, and interviews for print, video and audio media; as well as studio sessions and live appearances.

Geri Reischl at Parsippany Hilton on October 27, 2017 in Parsippany, New Jersey. | Photo: Getty Images

Geri Reischl at Parsippany Hilton on October 27, 2017 in Parsippany, New Jersey. | Photo: Getty Images

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Another “Brady Bunch” star who continued to enjoy success even after the hit show ended is Barry Williams.

Williams – who played Greg, the eldest Brady – went on to perform in Broadway and appear on other TV sitcoms.

Barry Williams at the SiriusXM Studios on February 5, 2015 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

Barry Williams at the SiriusXM Studios on February 5, 2015 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

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Williams and other stars of “Brady Bunch” recently reunited as they revisited the renovated Brady House, which is featured on the HGTV series, “A Very Brady Renovation.”

Aside from Williams, present during the public reveal of the renovated L.A. property were Maureen McCormick (Marcia), Christopher Knight (Peter), Eve Plumb (Jan), Mike Lookinland (Bobby), and Susan Olsen (Cindy).

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