How much is Mike Lookinland worth?
|Net Worth:||$2.5 Million|
|Date of Birth:||December 19, 1960|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Mike Lookinland
Mike Lookinland, whose full name is Michael Paul Lookinland, is an American actor, director, and writer. He rose to international popularity in the late 1960s when he joined the main cast of the ABC sitcom “The Brady Bunch”. Throughout the next few years, he continued to reprise the leading role of Bobby Brady in a number of sequels, spin-offs, and documentaries that focused on that sitcom.
How Did Mike Lookinland Get So Rich?
Apart from the fan-favorite sitcom from the 1960s, the talented Mike Lookinland became rich from his many other roles on films and television series. His start in the film industry came at the age of nine when he auditioned for the widely-popular sitcom “The Brady Bunch”. At the age of nine, he was able to defeat hundreds of kids and win the role of Bobby Brady. He reprised the beloved character for five consecutive years and appeared in all 5 seasons and 117 episodes of the show.
Besides earning national popularity from the main role, Lookinland also made a lot of money from the show. He reportedly received nearly $250,000 for his performance in the well-liked sitcom. Concurrently with his work in “The Brady Bunch”, the actor made his film debut in the 1974 disaster film “The Towering Inferno”. Over the course of his career, he only performed in three other films – “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael” (where he served as a production assistant) and “Dickie Roberts: A Former Child Star”. He was also supposed to be included in the 1995 “The Brady Bunch Movie”, however, the scenes involving him were deleted and didn’t make the cut.
Why is he so famous?
The actor became famous when he began acting on “The Brady Show”. Michael was born on December 19, 1960, in Mount Pleasant, Utah. He’s the son of Paul and Karen Lookinland. His father was a principal at the Steven White Junior High School in Carson, California, while his mother was a homemaker. He has two siblings, a brother named Todd and a sister named Theresa. Michale grew up as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah.
He wanted to become an actor at a very young age. Driven by his love for the film industry, he convinced his parents to sign him up for commercials and ads that can help him start off. The child actor began working at the age of 7 and just two years later, he was already given a lot more roles on commercials and television. Among some of the most popular commercials that he took part in were for Cheerios cereal, Band-Aid bandages, and child toys of various companies.
What Makes Him So Successful?
Being an actor, director, and writer, as well as part of the camera and electrical department, has helped the television star become so successful. After the original sitcom had ended, mainly because of the success it had in syndication, there were many sequels, spin-offs, and television reunion films documented. Those are “The Brady Kids” from 1972-73, “The Brady Bunch Hour” from 1976-77, “The Brady Girls Get Married” from 1981, “The Brady Brides” also from 1981, “A Very Brady Christmas” from 1988, and “The Bradys” from 1990.
Apart from all of these, Mike was an occasional director, producer, and additional crew during his successful career in the show business. His directing and producing debut came in the short sports film “The Tallest Waves”, which he wrote and created because of his passion for snowboarding. Towards the late 1990s and early 2000s, he became an acting camera (and electrical) assistant for multiple projects such as the mini-series “The Stand”, and the films “The Rage”, “Little Secrets”, “Just a Dream”, and “Dark Matter”.
Mike Lookinland is best known for his participation in “The Brady Bunch” franchise – the original series and all of its other projects. His very first appearance on the show was at the age of nine, in 1969, which also marked his television debut. Impressing the directors and producers of the show with his fantastic acting abilities helped him land a leading role in the series and that truly changed his career. Since then, the film actor has ventured into other roles in the film industry and quickly became a familiar face on television.