- Was writing and producing for local radio stations while still in high school.
- Studied at Northwestern University and London's Royal Academy of the Dramatic Arts.
- Made his television debut playing a lawyer in the 1960s drama The Defenders.
- Replaced Robert Redford in the Broadway production of Barefoot in the Park.
- Had an openly tumultuous relationship with Sherwood Schwartz, the creator of The Brady Bunch. Schwartz claims that Reed felt the role of Mike Brady was "beneath him."
- Said that The Brady Bunch "was just as inconsequential as can be."
- Appeared concurrently in both The Brady Bunch and Mannix in the early 1970s.
- Taught Shakespearean acting classes at UCLA not long before his death.
- Made his last television appearance in 1992 as a guest on Jake and the Fatman.
- 1976, Emmy — Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
- 1977, Emmy — Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series: Nominee
- 1976, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series: Nominee
- Karen Rietz Baldwin — Daughter
- Helen Teaverbaugh Rietz — Mother
- John Robert Rietz, Sr. — Father
- Marilyn Rosenberg — Ex-wife
- Birth Name: John Robert Rietz, Jr.
- Birth Place: Highland Park, Illinois, United States
- Died: May 12, 1992
- Profession: Actor
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