Ken Berry guest starred as Ken Kelly, a neighbor of the Bradys who adopts three boys of different races in the Season 5 episode of "The Brady Bunch" titled "Kelly's Kids".
|Birthplace:||Moline, Illinois, U.S.|
|Actor, dancer, singer|
|Spouse(s):||Jackie Joseph (1960-76)|
|Series:||The Brady Bunch|
|Episodes appeared in|
(and/or) involved with:
|"Kelly's Kids" in Season 5|
|Character played:||Ken Kelly|
Ken Berry (born November 3, 1933) made a guest appearance on The Brady Bunch as Ken Kelly, a friend and neighbor of the Bradys who adopts three boys of different racial/ethnic backgrounds in the episode "Kelly's Kids" in Season 5, the show's final season; the episode had been intended by the producer Sherwood Schwartz to be a backdoor pilot for a possible spinoff series which never materialized.
A talented veteran sitcom actor, dancer and singer. Ken has had success in multiple television shows, one being with his friend and mentor, Andy Griffith. Berry starred in the successful comedies F Troop, The Andy Griffith Show spin-off Mayberry R.F.D., and The Carol Burnett Show spin-off series Mama's Family. He also appeared on Broadway in The Billy Barnes Revue, has headlined as George M. Cohan in the musical George M! and provided comic relief for the TV medical drama series Dr. Kildare, with Richard Chamberlain in the 1960s, as well as on NBC-TV's The Golden Girls as Thor Anderson, an old boyfriend of Rose in the episode "Old Boyfriends" in Season 7 of that series.
Berry married actress Jackie Joseph, a Billy Barnes castmate on May 29, 1960. They eventually adopted two children, John and Jennifer. They divorced in 1976.
Berry has "loved cars and anything with wheels" since he was a young child, particularly smaller cars, and maintains a 1966 Mini Mokr. An avid motorcyclist, he would camp and ride the local Los Angeles mountain ranges to relax.