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Asbjørn 'Bear' Riis

Asbjørn 'Bear' Riis

Asbjørn Riis is a Danish professional wrestler, actor and TV personality, who is best known internationally for portraying the role of the 10th warrior, Halga the Wise, in the movie The 13th Warrior.\nRiis was also known as a Hulk Hogan lookalike in the early 1990s, when he presented WWF and WCW on Danish TV channel TV3.\nRiis created his \"The Great Dane Bear\" character in 1991 and it remains his image to this day.\nRiis originates from the small island of Mors. His recognizable accent and local jargon made him a fan-favorite, and the subject of many parodies by Danish comedians and entertainers.\nIn the mid-1990s, Riis hosted his own television program on the Danish TV channel TV3, showcasing first WWF Superstars and later, after the World Wrestling Federation, showcased World Championship Wrestling.\nHe was a Danish commentator for wrestling matches, uttering classic phrases such as \"U-behagelig.\" and \"Vi må ikke håbe han har fået gule ærter til aftensmad.\".\nRiis appeared as himself in a number of Tuborg Squash-commercials, where he jovially beats up two squash-players, while a tune is playing the words \"Du' min aller-bedste Squash-Buddy.\".
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