Bart the Bear (January 19, 1977 – May 10, 2000), was a male Alaskan Kodiak Bear who appeared in several Hollywood films throughout his career. Bart's mother was also an actor. She starred in the films Grizzly and Day of the Animals.
Bart the Bear is perhaps one of Hollywood's most remarkable animal stars. The Alaskan brown bear was raised and trained by animal trainers Doug and Lynne Seus of Wasatch Rocky Mountain Wildlife, Inc., Park City, Utah. Bart started to train in acting in 1980 and grew to 9 feet tall, weighing 1780 pounds as an adult.
Bart's co-stars also included John Candy, Dan Aykroyd, Steven Seagal, Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin, all of whom were very impressed with how well a bear could be trained to act, and enjoyed the experience with working with animals.
Bart died in 2000 of cancer at the age of 23, around the age when bears usually die. Bart died during the filming of television documentary Growing Up Grizzly (2001), which was presented by Brad Pitt&mdash...
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