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Dan Haggerty

Updated on September 5, 2011

Dan Haggerty

This lens is dedicated to Dan Haggerty, he played Grizzly Adams on one of my favorite shows of all time as a kid, The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams.

Previous to his simple and down to earth role as Grizzly Adams, did you know that he built motorcycles for and had a small part in the movie 'Easy Rider'! A film starring two young "hippie" bikers played by Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper who are on a personal odyssey. They meet the hippy guy Dan plays in a commune on their trip across America.

Interesting Facts about Dan Haggerty...


He was a muscle beach bodybuilder in the early sixties and had early roles in Muscle Beach Party and the Elvis Presley movie Girl Happy.

Custom-built the motorcycles in Easy Rider.

He worked as a stuntman on the TV show Tarzan.

The only person to have his star REMOVED from the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was actually meant to honor another actor, the late Don Haggerty, and the committee made an error in spelling. Eventually Dan received a legitimate star, now located in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

Worked as an animal trainer and handler for Walt Disney films.

Opened "Haggerty's Bistro" in Studio City, Ca. in 1991.

Marketed and sold a brand of barbeque sauce from his own recipe.

Featured as a character in Al Franken's novel, Why Not Me?.

Your Very Own Dan Haggerty Personal Video Message!

The LOVE RIDE

The history of the Love Ride starts in 1981 with the first Biker's Carnival. Harley-Davidson became an official corporate sponsor of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and Oliver Shokouh- the young owner of a fledgling Harley-Davidson dealership in Glendale decided to put a fundraising event together and hold it back behind his little shop.

Despite much effort, the first annual Biker's Carnival only raised $1500 for MDA. But, Oliver was determined, so with much work, determination and friends, the LOVE RIDE was born on November 11, 1984.

Peter Fonda did the first LOVE RIDE public service announcement. Robbie Kreiger, of the Doors performed at the event. And, Willie G. Davidson even came out for the ride!

The LOVE RIDE participants throughout the years have accomplished a lot and some of them include: Malcom Forbes, Peter Fonda, Larry Hagman, Robbie Krieger, David Crosby, Eric Burdon, Jackson Browne, Little Feat, Billy Idol, Bruce Springsteen, Dwight Yoakam, the Doobie Brothers, Sammy Hagar and of course Dan Haggerty.

Today, The LOVE RIDE is the largest one-day motorcycle event in the world. It is a place where people come to have a good time, while making a difference in the world we live in. To learn more, please go to http://www.loveride.org.

Cool Easy Rider stuff on Amazon!

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Escape to Grizzly Mountain
Escape to Grizzly Mountain

A boy trying to free a bear cub from its cruel circus owners enlists the help of a real mountain man (Dan Haggerty, "The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams") in this wonderful adventure for all ages. Heroes can come from any time...but heroism is timeless. A rugged adventure set in the splendor of the Pacific Northwest, "Escape to Grizzly Mountain" follows a brave boy back through time in a race to save one of Earth's cutest and most lovable creatures! Starring Dan Haggerty ("The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams") and Jan Michael Vincent ("Airwolf"), this delightful bear tale is a heartwarming film for all ages!

 
Dan Haggerty in the Tender Warrior
Dan Haggerty in the Tender Warrior

Set in a small Georgia town.

See Boley the bear, iron Jaw the aligator,Chuck the chimp,Sweet Pea the skunk, Old Owl & Spots the Leopard and all the animals of the Okefenokee swamp.

 
Spirit of the Eagle
Spirit of the Eagle

Studio: Platinum Disc Llc Release Date: 04/20/2004

 

The Great American Motorcycle Show hosted by Dan Haggerty

The Great American Motorcycle Show hosted by Dan Haggerty
The Great American Motorcycle Show hosted by Dan Haggerty

What's your favorite Dan Haggerty movie? Did you love to watch the TV Show, The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams as much as I did? Did you find this lens interesting... informative... Do you have something to share or just love Dan, let us hear about it...

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Gary Hipwell Monday, May 13th. / 13 @ 10:06 pm. Port Alberni, B.C., Canada V9Y 8H8

      Hi there Dan! I remember watching your show, The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams, in the 70's when it first came out and I fell in love with the show right away and I've loved it ever since. About a month ago I was in Walmart and found the first two seasons on DVD. I was ecstatic. I thought, this is wonderful. That night I went home and watched the whole works. It was just like old times. I can definately say without a doubt that I am one of your fans. Keep up the good work, ole' buddy!

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      Billie Keeslar 4 years ago from Mississippi

      We saw Dan on American Pickers last night (2/25/13), he sold them some beautiful items. My husband, Don Keeslar, was the director on his MOW, The Capture of Grizzley Adams. We have the original script and some beautiful photographs of Dan and several of the other stars of the movie. My husband speaks very highly of him.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hi, I was Honored to work with Dan on a Movie Shot in South Dakota on the Oahe Indian Reservation. I Was Lee Sollenburgers Assitant (Animal Trainer) and Had a Part in the Movie with Dan. We Were Buckos in the Fliver in the Movie. It was Called "Grasslands" then Renamed "Hex", Then Renamed " Charms" Later. Max Raab Productions. We became Friends, He had his Family there, as His wife worked for ther Production Company. His two Daughters came with him, and his Wolf Aquilla when He came to visit his wife. He stayed and became Part of the Movie.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I've been married for 25 years. All I can say about Dan is, " I would soo tag that!" Yes, my husband is a big guy with a beard. LOL

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My first real "crush"...and we share November 19th birthdays.....

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I think Haggerty is cool. I just hope he isn't some sort of nutty right wing evangelical like his old boss, Charles Sellier. The danhaggertyhome.com message service is a hoot! This is as bad as Pete Rose hocking baseballs on homeshopping network (and I like Haggerty)!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hey Dan, My mother & I met you @ "The Bread Basket" in Beverly Hills- like YEARS ago. You were with your beautiful wife & agent @ the time. You asked me what I did & I said "I write lyrics" -and you gave me Ringo Starr's #'s (but I chicken-ed out). Now I wish I hadn't. If you remember this event at all, please e-mail me @ arlakitty1@gmail.com. Thank you- you were very sweet & sincere.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I am a major fan of Mr. Haggerty. I grew up watchin him. I also had the blessed priviledge to meet Mr Haggerty at Silver Dollar City in 2009. It was the most wonderfully fantastic event of my life.. I would love to have an email p.o.box or something so I can write to Mr.Haggerty myself. However I'm not very good with this online stuff so it is kinda hard for me to find things. It would mean the world to me if I could write to Mr.Haggerty. Please, If there is a way for me to do so could someone let me know? Thank you.. Michelle J Lyles Erwin

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I met Dan in 1988 in Long Beach Ca. We were at a resturant in Bellmont Shore near the Queen Mary. I did not believe it was him and I asked to see his ID. He was a very nice person!

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      jgelien 6 years ago

      I loved Grizzly Adams. Thanks for all the great Dan Haggerty information. I never heard the Walk of Fame star removal story before. I enjoyed your lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      High five to the poster above -- another "little girl" who used to live for the night that Grizzly Adams was on the air! Dan impacted so many of us! His show was my escape -- and when I wasn't watching, I spent countless thousands of hours pretending and dreaming. Today, so many of the favorite memories I've built with my son are of camping, fishing, hunting, hiking with my son, and with my step dad who just recently passed on. Dan, thank you for first sparking that interest in this 'little girls' heart -- it has helped to build a lifetime of wonderful memories and a passion for the world around us!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I just love Dan