- Served three years with Britain's Special Air Service.
- Broke his back in three places from a parachuting accident.
- Reached the summit of Mount Everest at age 23.
- Rowed naked in a homemade bathtub for 22 miles along the Thames to raise funds for a friend who lost his legs in a climbing accident.
- Authored the Mission Survival book series for young readers; released his autobiography, Mud, Sweat and Tears, in 2011.
- 2015, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Reality And Constucted Factual: Winner
- Lady Grylls — Mother
- Shara Grylls — Wife
- Jesse Grylls — Son
- Michael Grylls — Father
- Patricia Ford — Grandmother
- Neville Ford — Grandfather
- Huckleberry Grylls — Son
- Lara Fawcett — Sister
- Marmaduke Grylls — Son
- Birkbeck, University of London, London, England (BA in Hispanic Studies, 2002)
Season 23, Episode 4
- Birth Name: Edward Michael Grylls
- Birth Place: Bembridge, Isle of Wight, England
- Birthday: June 7, 1974, Gemini
- Profession: Survivalist, Author, Reality cast member