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Bear Grylls

Edward Michael "Bear" Grylls (born 7 June 1974) is a British adventurer, writer and television presenter. He is widely known for his television series Man vs. Wild (2006–2011), originally titled Born Survivor: Bear Grylls in the United Kingdom. Grylls is also involved in a number of wilderness survival television series in the UK and US. In July 2009, Grylls was appointed the youngest-ever Chief Scout in the UK at age 35. Grylls was born in Donaghadee, County Down, Northern Ireland.He grew up in Donaghadee until the age of four, when his family moved to Bembridge on the Isle of Wight. He is the son of Conservative politician Sir Michael Grylls, who was implicated in the cash-for-questions affair, and Lady Sarah Grylls. Lady Grylls is the daughter of politician Patricia Ford, briefly an Ulster Unionist Party MP, and cricketer and businessman Neville Ford. Grylls has one sibling, an elder sister, Lara Fawcett, a cardio-tennis coach, who gave him the nickname 'Bear' when he was a week old. Grylls was educated at Ludgrove School and Eton College, where he helped start its first mountaineering club, and Birkbeck, University of London, where he graduated with a degree, obtained part-time, in Hispanic studies in 2002. He graduated from the University of West of England. From an early age, he learned to climb and sail with his father, who was a member of the prestigious Royal Yacht Squadron. As a teenager, he learned to skydive and earned a second dan black belt in Shotokan karate. At age eight he became a Cub Scout. He speaks English, Spanish, and French. He is a Christian, and has described his faith as the "backbone" in his life. Grylls married Shara Cannings Knight in 2000. They have three sons. In August 2015, it was reported that Grylls had deserted his young son, Jesse, on Saint Tudwal's Island along the North Wales coast, as the tide approached, leaving him to be rescued by the RNLI. The RNLI later criticised him for the stunt, saying its crew "had not appreciated" that a child would be involved.

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Jun 7, 1974 In County Down, Northern Ireland
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
Movie Animals on the Loose: A You vs. Wild Interactive Movie 2021-02-16
Latest Project:
In the movie Bear Grylls: Man vs Everest
Known For
Poster of Treasure Island with Bear Grylls
Poster of Hostile Planet
Poster of You vs. Wild
Poster of Bear's Mission with...
Movie Bear Grylls: Man vs Everest Unknown
Movie Animals on the Loose: A You vs. Wild Interactive Movie Himself
Movie Into The Wild With Bear Grylls And Superstar Rajinikanth Unknown
Series Treasure Island with Bear Grylls Host
Series You vs. Wild Himself
Series Hostile Planet Himself - Host / Narrator
Series The Sidemen Show Himself
Series Bear's Mission with... Himself - Presenter
Series Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls Himself - Host
Series Michael McIntyre's Big Show Himself
Series The Island Himself - Host
Series Bear Grylls: Breaking Point Himself - Host
Series Bear Grylls: Mission Survive Himself
Series Bear Grylls: Extreme Survival Caught on Camera
Series The Michael McIntyre Chat Show Himself - Guest
Series The Island with Bear Grylls Himself
Series Running Wild with Bear Grylls Himself - Host
Series Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls Host
Series Bear Grylls: Escape From Hell Himself - Host
Movie Fine Dining With Bear Grylls Unknown
Series Bear's Wild Weekend with... Himself
Movie Man Vs Wild - Extreme Moments Collection Bear Grylls
Movie Abenteuer Survival Unknown
Series Worst-Case Scenario Unknown
Series The Graham Norton Show Himself
Series Man vs. Wild Himself
Series 8 out of 10 Cats Himself
Series American Dad! Unknown
Series Big Fat Quiz Himself
Series Top Gear Himself