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When you are growing up in the years that will somewhat shape the kind of person you will be, something that will form no matter how you look at it is the type of person you are attracted to.  Straight, gay, or in between, a lot of what we see that influences us into determining who we like happens to be on the big screen or the television at home.  So many of us have an attraction to bears and bear types, yet there had to be a starting off point that got us to where we are today, whether it is from a dating or sexual viewpoint.  I recently polled a ton of my bear & bear loving friends with the simple question- “Who was the first bear-type of guy that did it for you on television and/or the movies?”  The colorful responses I got were quite in depth and interesting, as the tastes varies depending on body hair, age, charisma, race, and so much more.

Here is a good gallery of who they were inspired by.  Who was your first?

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Tom Selleck

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Kevin James

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John Goodman

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Christopher Meloni

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“Stone Cold” Steve Austin

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Bill Goldberg

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Alec Baldwin

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Richard Karn

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Steve Guttenberg

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Mr. T

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Tom Wopat

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Joey Fatone

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Burt Reynolds

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Dan Lauria

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Abraham Benrubi

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Ed Asner