little_bart_largeDate of birth: January 20, 2000
Race: Great Brown Bear
Height: 8 feet 6 inches
Weight: 1,100 lbs
Hair: Golden Brown
Eyes: Tawny Brown
Education: Doug Seus


Characterization: Diverse Leading Man
Every bit as talented and powerful as his namesake Bart The Bear 1, Bart The Bear 2 can act the part of a terrifying heavy, as in The Edge and Legends of The Fall or shine as a comedian, as in The Great Outdoors and Without A Paddle.

Bart  2 has shared the screen with other Hollywood heavy weights. To name of few: Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston,  Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman, Sam Elliot,  Sara Jessica Parker, Steve Carell, Kevin James,  Emile Hirsch, Billy Bob Thornton  and Matt Damon. Both Jean-Jacques Annaud (director of The Bear) and Lee Tomahori (director of The Edge) called Bart The Bear “the John Wayne of bears.”


Bart the Bear 2 kisses trainer Doug Seus. Photo by John Hechtel.

Bart the Bear 2 kisses trainer Doug Seus. Photo by John Hechtel.


2000 – Dr. Dolittle 2, 20th Century Fox (Co-stars – Tank the Bear, Eddie Murphy)
2001 – Growing Up Grizzly, Animal Planet (Co-star – Brad Pitt)
2003 – An Unfinished Life, Miramax Pictures (Co-stars – Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman)
2004 – Growing Up Grizzly 2, Animal Planet (Co-star – Jennifer Aniston)
2004 – Without A Paddle, Paramount Pictures (Co-stars – Burt Reynolds,Seth Thomas)
2004 – Into The West – TNT / Dreamworks
2006 – Evan Almighty – Universal Pictures
2006 – Into The Wild – Sean Penn / Paramount
2009 – Have you Heard About the Morgans? – Columbia Pictures
2010 – ZooKeeper – MGM Studios
2011 – We Bought a Zoo – 20th Century Fox
2013 – Red Machine – Red Machine Canada
2013 – Game of Thrones – HBO

Bart2-and-DougZCommunity Service:
Ambassador Bear for The Vital Ground Foundation

Preserving America’s Wild Heritage


Eating, swimming, rolling giant truck tires around, and chasing butterflies




Trained Behaviors:
1. Goes to mark
2. Goes from mark A to mark B, either slow, walking or running
3. Stays on mark or wherever he is asked to be
4. Backs up
5. Looks in a riveted manner in any direction
6. “Roars” – opens mouth wide and shows all teeth and fangs
7. Stands on back legs
8. Walks on back legs
9. Comes into camera from mark – slowly, walking or running
10. “Blows” – snorts through nose
11. Strikes with front paw
12. Charges in to camera
13. Lowers head and looks in menacing way
14. Sits
15. Begs up
16. Waves “bye-bye”
17. Lays down
18. Lays down with head on ground as if asleep or dead
19. Rolls over on back
20. Gets to all fours on command
21. Limps – walks with one front leg held off the ground
22. Fetches most anything – fake fish, stuffed rabbits or life-sized actor dummy doubles
23. “Lifts” – holds object with front paws while sitting
24. “Holds” – lays on back and holds and bounces objects with all four paws
25. “Flipper” – flips any object in front of him such as fake fish or soccer ball, etc.
26. Shakes head back and forth
27. Pushes trees, cars, tents, cabin doors, etc
28. “Happy Bear” – jumps from front feet to back feet
29. Dives on cue, does a running dive into river or pond
30. “Yoga” – holds back toes with front claws
31. Great “attack” behaviors, running hits, mauling, wrestling, full contact, with instant “off” command
32. Trained to come and be leashed on command and goes back into his trailer on command
33. No wasted time on set
34. Does a routine of multiple behaviors in a fluid sequence, for example: Come, Hit Mark, Look, Stand Up, Roar, Turn Head to Left, Exit Frame Right, all in one take