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‘Brady Bunch’ star Christopher Knight reveals what show ‘taught’ him: The ‘entertainment industry saved’ me

“The Brady Bunch” star Christopher Knight is sharing the impact the beloved 1970s sitcom had on his childhood.

The 65-year-old actor, who played middle son Peter Brady for the show’s five-season run from 1969 to 1974, recently spoke to Fox News Digital about his latest project, the documentary “Truelove: The Film.”

During his interview, Knight explained that while he had “so many” fond memories from filming the television series, he said that it was in hindsight that he realized how much the experience changed his life for the better.

“Oddly, this show has grown in … profile and impact and importance over time,” Knight said. “So, looking back at it, it’s bigger than it was when we were living it. So, most of these epiphanies and revelations are not in doing this show but in looking back at it. And mine is that I was in part saved.”

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Christopher Knight reflected on how starring on “The Brady Bunch” as a child actor changed his life. (Getty/Former Prodigy Media)

He continued, “I don’t know how many children from entertainment can say that, in fact, the entertainment industry saved them. It taught me the value of getting along.”

“Callie was a fan of ‘The Brady Bunch,'” he explained. “We had the house at the time to show her when she came out for the first time to California. And we thought it could be a good starting place for this journey.”

Knight continued, “I was set up on my journey in life tempered by this thing, ‘Brady.’ You know, and to me, it’s about family, and it’s about the love that’s in that household. And that is what she’s bringing to the world, that side that I believe there needs to be more of.”

“And, you know, my entire life I’ve been told that our show created [that] for those who watched it.”

Ashley Hume is an entertainment writer for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to and on Twitter: @ashleyhume


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