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Are these creature-nicknamed TV actors and characters truly wild at heart?By Kenny Herzog Special to MSN TVWhat if you were your own spirit animal? It's a question only a rare handful of celebrities have presumed to answer, and an inquiry often addressed by quirky supporting characters on TV. Take Edward Michael Grylls, for example, better known as Bear. The adventure-seeker's newest reality survival competition, "Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls," um, bears his nom de host in its title. That's because Bear and his adventures are inseparable, and Edward Michael has long since been swallowed whole by the pop-culture entity that is Bear. Also, he's pretty rugged and stuff. But this begs further curiosity: Do all animalistic television personalities -- real or scripted -- live up to their feral (or, in a couple cases, adorable) nicknames, or are their alter egos just for show? Here are 10 such instances to help determine whether they are indeed wild at heart. "Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls" airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.Bing: More about Bear Grylls | 'Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls'Are you a fan of Bear Grylls? Be sure to follow MSN TV on Facebook and Twitter(NBC)
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