RANDOM MONKEY FACTOID ABOUT - Bear (BJ & The Bear)! Greg Evigan starred in this popular TV series, as a freelance trucker with a special friend – Bear, the chimpanzee. Bear’s real name was Sam, and he became protective of Greg Evigan during the filming of the show, trying to bite the actors who would “hit” Greg. Once in while, he would also challenge Greg himself, trying to prove his dominance. “Bear” was named after a football coach, Paul “Bear” Bryant , and accompanied BJ on his 18-wheeler transport truck as he battled crooked sheriffs and met attractive lady truckers on the road.
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