Edward Michael ‘Bear’ Grylls was born on June 7, 1974, in County Down, Northern Ireland to Sir Michael Grylls and Lady Sarah Grylls.
When he was eight, he trained as a boy scout and later attended Eton College, where he created a mountaineering club.
After college, he joined the Territorial Army and Special Air Services (SAS), where he developed extreme survival skills.
He served in the British Army with 21 SAS from 1994 to 1997. In 1996, he suffered a freefall parachute accident in Zambia.
He married Shara Cannings Knight in 2000; they have three sons together.
Grylls first entered television world with an advertisement for Sure deodorant after his Everest ascent.
He then created a show named ‘Escape to the Legion’ in 2005 which was first broadcasted in the UK on Channel 4 and Military Channel in the USA.
His most famous show, Man vs. Wild began broadcasting on 10 November 2006 while its pilot episode aired on March 10, 2006.
Following the end of the show, Bear continued working on different shows such as ‘Worst-Case Scenario,’ ‘Escape from Hell,’ ‘The Island’ and ‘Running Wild with Bear Grylls’.
Apart from his TV work, he is a motivational speaker who can be seen giving speeches to churches, schools, and organizations.
Though he has been absent from TV recently, Discovery Channel posted a tweet asking fans to name a show that Bear Grylls would feature in.