Dan Haggerty

Active - 1954 - 2019  |   Born - Nov 19, 1943   |   Died - Jan 15, 2016   |   Genres - Drama, Adventure, Action, Western, Horror

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

Husky and hirsute actor Dan Haggerty is best remembered for playing the title character in the popular television outdoor adventure series The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams. Having appeared in the 1974 feature-film version of the show and in a similar feature titled Frontier Fremont (1975), Haggerty seemed a natural for the role. But it was really his unusual rapport -- Haggerty had once been an animal trainer -- with bears, such as his huge co-star Ben, that really got him the part. Following the series' demise, Haggerty went on to appear in many made-for-television movies and in low-budget features. He continued working up until his death in 2016, at age 74.

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