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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 7 June 1974Isle of Wight, England, UK
Birth NameEdward Michael Bear Grylls
Height 5' 11½" (1.82 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Bear Grylls was born on June 7, 1974 in Isle of Wight, England as Edward Michael Bear Grylls. He is a producer and actor, known for Man vs. Wild (2006), The Island with Bear Grylls (2014) and Bear Grylls: Surviving the Island (2014). He has been married to Shara Cannings-Knight since 2000. They have three children.

Spouse (1)

Shara Cannings-Knight (2000 - present) (3 children)

Trivia (18)

Served in the British Special Air Services (SAS).
Climbed Mount Everest.
Black Belt in Karate.
Broke his back in three places on a parachuting jump over Southern Africa.
In June 2005, Grylls broke a world record by hosting a dinner party at a table suspended below a hot air balloon at 24,500 feet.
Is an avid skydiver.
Led the first unassisted crossing of the frozen North Atlantic Ocean in an open, rigid inflatable boat.
Grylls owns an island on the Welsh coast, which includes a nature reserve, and lives on a converted barge on the River Thames with his wife Shara and their sons Jesse and Marmaduke.
He spends time as a motivational speaker.
His father died in 2001.
Third son, Huckleberry Edward Jocelyne Grylls, born January 15, 2009. He weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz.
In May 2009 he was appointed Britain's Chief Scout. At 34, he was the youngest person to hold the position.
Lives in a 100-year-old houseboat on the Thames in London (2010).
Counts Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984) as one of his personal favorite films.
Founded the first mountaineering club at Eton College.
Son of Sir Michael Grylls and Lady Sarah Grylls.
Educated at Eaton House, Ludgrove School, Eton College, and Birkbeck, University of London School of Continuing Education.
Father of 3 sons - Jesse, Marmaduke, and Huckleberry.

Personal Quotes (3)

Americans are cool, if you show just a chink of vulnerability, they respond so much. They'll pat you on the arm and say, 'Hey kid, you're all right'. Brits will respond but they are much more cynical.
I loved climbing because of the freedom, and having time and space. I remember coming off Everest for the last time, thinking of Dad and wishing that he could have seen what I saw. He would have loved it.
"I remember collapsing to my knees and just crying and crying inside my mask as all those emotions from so long began to flow. Neil and myself, with our oxygen off, just hugged. It is an extraordinary place and you see the curvature of the earth at the edges and at 7.22am we watched as the dawn came up over all the land of Tibet 20,000 ft below." - On Climbing Everest.

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