Christopher Anton Knight is an American actor and businessman, possibly known for playing Peter Brady on the iconic 1970s series "The Brady Bunch."
Born November 7, 1957 in New York City, New York, Knight is the son of actor Edward Knight, and one of four children. His father, Edward Knight, was also an actor. After relocating to Woodland Hills, California, he became interested in acting while watching his father perform at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego. He started out doing commercials, later getting roles in TV Shows, such as "Mannix," "Gunsmoke" and "Dragnet." He also starred on "The Narrow Chase" with actor Don Murray.
At ten years old, he starred in the iconic role of middle son Peter Brady on the iconic television family comedy, "The Brady Bunch," returning to the role several times in spin-offs and movies, including "The Brady Bunch" movie in 1995. After the series ended, he had roles in "Happy Days," "The Love Boat" and "The Bionic Woman." However, even with occasional film roles in movies such as "Just You and Me, Kid," "Curfew," "Good Girls Don't," "The Doom Generation" and "Nowhere," he never won back the success he had as a child actor.
A self-described "geek," Knight left acting in 1988 to pursue a business career in the computer industry and has since gone on to become a successful businessman, enjoying a semi-resurgence in the public eye with television appearances in the 2000s. He got a job as an accountant sales manager for Martec, Inc. and landed that company's first million-dollar sales deal within his first eighteen months on the job, for which he was named Employee of the Year. In 1989, he was named Vice President of Design System Marketing and Sales at New Image Industry.
In 1991, he co-founded Visual Software, a pioneering 3D graphics company. going on to found Kidwise Learningware, a company that manufactures interactive educational product, in 1995. In 1996, he also joined the keyboard manufacturer Adesso, and in 1997, he became Vice President of Marketing at iXMicro, a video hardware company. In 1998, he founded his own TV tuner company, Eskape Labs, which was purchased by Hauppauge Computer Works in 2000.
In 1994, Knight appeared in a professional wrestling match for charity at the Spring Stampede in Chicago at the Rosemont Horizon against fellow 70s child actor Danny Bonaduce of "The Partridge Family." This appearance set off his reality TV career in TV shows such as "The Weakest Link" against his "Brady Bunch" co-stars during which he won $49,000 for his selected charity, Zero Population Growth. He also appeared on VH1's fourth season of "The Surreal Life" during which time he romanced model and co-star Adrianne Curry, winner of "America's Next Top Model." After the show, the two moved in together and got engaged, as documented on the 2005 VH1 series "My Fair Brady," which had cameos by several of his "Brady" co-stars. Along with Curry, he was reunited with Bonaduce on the short-lived VH1 series, "Celebrity Paranormal Project."
Knight and Curry got married in Curry's hometown of Joliet, Illinois, on May 29, 2006, in a Gothic-style wedding. He was reunited with former "Brady Bunch" co-star Barry Williams appeared in a 2006 episode of "That '70s Show," in which he and Williams portrayed a gay couple who moved in next door. The two have remained close friends since their "Brady Bunch days." He went on to appear in another VH1's retrospective miniseries, "I Love The '70s," as well as NBC's "Celebrity Family Feud" before hosting the syndicated game show, "Trivial Pursuit: America Plays" in 2008. Unfortunately, his seemingly idyllic marriage with Adrianne Curry deteriorated, and they divorced in 2012. He married his fourth wife, Cara Kokenes in November 2016.