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Cousin Oliver From ‘The Brady Bunch’ Is All Grown Up And Now The Star Of A Popular Kid’s TV Show

by Gwendolyn Plummer
Gwen is a writer, reader, hockey fan, concert goer, and lunchtime enthusiast.

Who was your favorite character on The Brady Bunch?

The classic show is filled with memorable characters, but one of the most highly debated of those characters is little Cousin Oliver.

Cousin Oliver appeared in the final six episodes of The Brady Bunch, and, generally, audiences didn’t love him. Some people even say the show ended because of him.

But for Robbie Rist, who starred as Cousin Oliver, The Brady Bunch was his breakout role, leading to a long and successful career in Hollywood.

When Robbie was a kid, he dreamed of starring in a “monster movie.” Eventually, his parents let him audition for The Brady Bunch on a whim, figuring he wouldn’t even like it once he got to the audition.

But Robbie got the job.

Despite his controversial role on the beloved TV show, Robbie has grown up to be a well-rounded and well-respected actor. He steered clear of drugs and alcohol, something he attributes to his parents.

After The Brady Bunch, Robbie made guest appearances on shows like CHiPs and The Love Boat. Today, much of Robbie’s work is voice-over acting. He voiced Mondo Gecko in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and now stars as Stuffy in the popular children’s TV show Doc McStuffins.

Check out the video below to learn more about Robbie and what he’s getting up to now, and please SHARE this video on Facebook!

Thumbnail Photo: Wikimedia Commons / ABC Television 

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