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Overview (3)

Born in Isle 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. He is a producer and writer, known for You vs. Wild: Out Cold (2021), The Count of Monte Cristo and You vs. Wild (2019). He has been married to Shara Cannings-Knight since January 19, 2000. They have three children.

Family (2)

Spouse Shara Cannings-Knight (19 January 2000 - present)  (3 children)
Children Marmaduke Grylls

Trivia (23)

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.
He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Young People, to the Media and to Charity.
He is a former 21 SAS soldier, who went on to become one of the youngest ever climbers of Mt Everest, despite breaking his back in a free-fall accident only months earlier.
He is a family man, a No. 1 bestselling author who has sold over 20 million books.
He is the Honorary Colonel to the British Royal Marine Commandos, & the first ever Chief Ambassador to 55 million young Scouts worldwide.
He also hosts the Emmy-nominated interactive Netflix series 'You Vs Wild' where it's the viewers who get to decide what adventure Bear goes on.

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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