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Geri Reischl Biography
Geri Reischl (Geri Lee Reischl) is an American actress and singer. She was a child actress in the 1970s, most notably as Jan Brady on the variety show The Brady Bunch Hour, and appeared in various television commercials.
Geri Reischl Age
Geri Reischl was born on December 31, 1959, in Bellflower, California, United States. She is 59 years old as of 2018.
Geri Reischl Net worth
Geri Reischl earns her income from her businesses and from other related organizations. She also earns her income from her work as an actress and singer. She has an estimated net worth of $ 7 million dollars.
Geri Reischl Husband
Geri Reischl is married to John Nimmons from 1979 to 2010.
Geri Reischl Education
Geri Reischl graduated from Mayfair Middle/High School with a B.A degree.
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Geri Reischl Actress
Geri Reischl made her first appearance at her early age of six playings in a production of The Sound of Music, starring Patrice Munsel, at the Melodyland Theatre in Anaheim, California. There, she was discovered by a talent agent who signed her and got her parts in two commercials.
She was then signed to an exclusive contract with Mattel Toys until she was retired in 1971 by the company at the age of 11. During that time, she is said to be the inspiration for the ‘Heather’ doll for Mattel’s Rock Flowers series of fashion dolls and appears in the commercial promoting them.
During her career, Geri appeared in over 40 commercials. From 1979 to 1983, she appeared in a series of Wizard of Oz-themed commercials for the breakfast cereal Crispy Wheats-n-Raisins, in which she played Dorothy. On television, Reischl appeared on Gunsmoke, The Interns, Apple’s Way and The Bold Ones.
In addition, Geri filmed a television pilot with Rene Simard entitled Rene and the Proteens. She went on to star in two low budget splatter films: The Brotherhood of Satan (1971) and I Dismember Mama (1974).
Geri Reischl The Brady Bunch Variety Hour
She is best known for portraying Jan Brady in nine episodes of The Brady Bunch Hour during the 1976–77 television season. Her appearances as Jan have been referred to as ‘Fake Jan’. She was selected from over 1,500 girls, including Kathy Hilton, who auditioned for the role in 1976 and supposedly came in second place for the part.
After The Brady Bunch Hour, Reischl went back to high school and after graduating she held a job in a doctor’s office while continuing to audition. She married in 1979. Reischl was given the role of Blair Warner in the television pilot Garrett’s Girls (later renamed The Facts of Life), but was forced to give it up due to her contract with General Mills.
Geri Reischl Music career
Geri Reischl sang and played guitar in a California band by the name of Sand Dabs from 1974–76. She went on to perform at U.S.O. clubs, Magic Mountain, Knotts Berry Farm, the Harrah’s Club, and with Marty Robbins at the Palomino Club of North Hollywood. She was one of Sammy Davis, Jr.’s “Kids” in his Lake Tahoe night club act, and also performed with Red Skelton.
In the summer of 1976, Reischl toured the United States and Montreal doing an act with Canadian singer René Simard. Because of her interest in country music she made a guest appearance on the show Pop! Goes the Country in 1977 that was filmed at the Grand Ole Opry.
She released a re-recording of her Brady Bunch Hour performance of Your Song titled “Fake Jan Sings for Real” on September 25, 2011. A studio album, 1200 Riverside, was released later the same year on November 1.
Geri Reischl Movies
- The Meat Puppet
- I Dismember Mama
- The Brotherhood of Satan
Geri Reischl Tv Show
The Brady Bunch Hour 1976-1977
Geri Reischl Songs
- Your Song 1200 Riverside · 2011
- Southern Nights 1200 Riverside · 2011
- I Feel the Earth Move 1200 Riverside · 2011
- Baby, I’m Burning Burnin’ Love 1200 Riverside · 2011
- Help Me Find the Way 1200 Riverside · 2011
- I Believe in Music 1200 Riverside · 2011
- Rose Garden 1200 Riverside · 2011
- I Won’t Last a Day Without You 1200 Riverside · 2011
- You’re No Good 1200 Riverside · 2011
- Killing Me Softly With His Song 1200 Riverside · 2011
- If I Can’t Have You 1200 Riverside · 2011
- Like a Dream 1200 Riverside · 2011