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Bear Grylls Biography

Birth Name:
Edward Michael Grylls
Birth Place:
Bembridge, Isle of Wight, England
Survivalist, author, reality cast member

Fast Facts

  • 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


  • 2021Emmy-Outstanding Structured Reality Program: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series: nominated
  • 2015BAFTA Television Awards-Best Reality And Constucted Factual: winner


  • Michael Grylls -- Father
  • Sir Michael Grylls -- Father
  • Neville Ford -- Grandfather
  • Patricia Ford -- Grandmother
  • Lady Grylls -- Mother
  • Lady Sarah Grylls -- Mother
  • Lara Fawcett -- Sister
  • Huckleberry Grylls -- Son
  • Jesse Grylls -- Son
  • Marmaduke Grylls -- Son
  • Shara Grylls -- Wife