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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 31 December 1959Bellflower, California, USA
Birth NameGeri Lee Reischl
Nicknames Brat
Fake Jan
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Child actress Geri Reischl began her career at the Melodyland Theatre in Anaheim, California, where she was discovered by a talent agent. She was immediately cast in a long series of commercials, including an extended contract with Mattel toys. This led to featured roles in the films The Brotherhood of Satan (1971) and I Dismember Mama (1972). Geri's primary talent is singing and, along with her band "Sand Dabs", she performed at Magic Mountain, Knotts Berry Farm, and the famous Palomino Club of North Hollywood during the early 1970s. She was featured along with Sammy Davis Jr. in his Lake Tahoe night club act, toured with Canadian singing sensation René Simard, and performed at the Grand Ol' Opry. Geri Reischl is most famous for replacing Eve Plumb as "Jan Brady" on The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (1976) in a series of nine variety hour specials during the 1976-77 television season. Her tenure as "Fake Jan" has been spoofed on numerous television shows, including The Simpsons (1989), Tiny Toon Adventures (1990) and on segments from TV Land and Nick-at-Nite.

Today, Geri Reischl continues her association show business making public appearances on radio, television and autograph shows.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

John Nimmons (23 February 1979 - 30 March 2010) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (7)

Was known as "Fake Jan" to some fans because of her portrayal of "Jan Brady" on The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (1976).
Graduated from Mayfair High School, Lakewood, California, class of 1978
Is mother to James Joseph (J.J.) born in November 1983, and Erin Nicole, born in December of 1986.
While shooting The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (1976), Geri was frequently nervous about having to work around a swimming pool. This was due to an acute fear of deep water...a phobia she shares with the late Natalie Wood.
She was one of three finalists for the leading role in The Exorcist (1973) but was withdrawn by her mother after a neighbor heard about it and dropped by their house with a copy of the book.
Has said that she would like very much to work with Quentin Tarantino.
She has two grown children, and lives with her husband in Southern California. [September 2006]

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