From 8-Tracks To i-Tunes: Your Favorite 70s Child Stars, Then and Now

Ah, the ’70s. The hair was long, the carpet was shaggy, and the lingo was “groovy.” Back in the days before DVR and Netflix, watching television was more of a family affair. Every family had their favorite, whether it was “The Brady Bunch,” “Happy Days,” “Good Times,” or “What’s Happening”. Those familiar with these ’70s shows know just about all the episodes by heart, as well as all of the child stars involved.

Nowadays, some of these stars are virtually unrecognizable. Who do you remember? Let’s check out what these actors did back then, and what they are up to now.

Robbie Rist – Then

Robbie joined “The Brady Bunch” as cousin Oliver during the show’s last six episodes. He was brought on as an alternative to the older Brady kids and to help prop up the show’s ratings as they were seeing increased competition from shows such as “Sanford & Son.”


The plan by producers backfired and the show was canceled anyway. Rist spoke the last words ever of the series, “Me! Cousin Olver! Gosh, it was only a suggestion.” Even though Oliver was eight, Rist was actually nine years old.