Edward Michael “Bear” Grylls (born 7 June 1974) is a British adventurer, writer and television presenter from Northern Ireland. He is widely known for his television series Man vs. Wild(2006–2011), originally titled Born Survivor: Bear Grylls in the United Kingdom. Grylls is also involved in a number of wilderness survival television series in the UK and US. In July 2009, Grylls was appointed the youngest-ever Chief Scout in the UK at age 35.
Bear travels the globe seeking out ever more inhospitable places in which to use his extraordinary survival skills – teaching us all these techniques along the way. The show ran for seven explosive seasons and was regularly viewed by more than 1.2 billion worldwide. It was also nominated for an Emmy Award.