Dan Haggerty and Ben, 1977. Grizzly Adams (Haggerty) is a woodsman during the frontier era who flees into the mountains after he is wrongly accused of murder. While struggling to survive, Adams discovers an orphaned grizzly bear cub whom he takes in and calls Ben. The bear, despite his huge adult size, becomes Adams's closest companion.
Dan Haggerty, American actor, best known for starring as James "Grizzly" Adams in "The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams" television series that aired from 1977-78, for two seasons and 37 episodes. The series was about an 1850's mountain man who befriends Ben the Bear, a Native-American and a fur trader. He helped people in trouble and protected the wildlife. The series was filmed on location in the mountains near Ruidoso, New Mexico, and featured beautiful scenery.