Bear Gerhardt
Bear Gerhardt
Vital statistics

Gerhardt family


Otto Gerhardt - Father
Floyd Gerhardt - Mother
Elron Gerhardt - Brother
Dodd Gerhardt - Brother
Rye Gerhardt - Brother
Deiter Gerhardt - Grandfather
Kathy Gerhardt - Wife
Charlie Gerhardt - Son
Simone Gerhardt - Niece


March 24, 1979




Shot in the head by Lou Solverson

First seen:

Waiting for Dutch

Last seen:

The Castle


Angus Sampson

Bear Gerhardt Gallery
"It doesn't matter what you mean. It's what you do."
―Bear Gerhardt[src]
Bear Gerhardt is a recurring character in Fargo Season 2.

Early Life

Bear Gerhardt is the third born son to Otto and Floyd Gerhardt - after eldest Elron (killed serving for America in Korea War), and Dodd Gerhardt.

Appearance - Bear is well, a Bear of a man both physically and in apearance. Even after taking a kill shot to the neck and a couple body shots in the penultimate episode (Ep 9 - The Castle) Bear keeps going for Lou Solverson. Early in the series , he is shown eating food from source in the kitchen with bare hands, and food in beard, like a barbarian/caveman. His dress style is that of a bludgeoning woodsmen who cares not for fancy jewellery and clothes. 

Personality - Unlike elder brother and heir to the throne Dodd, Bear is happy for 'Mom' Floyd to take the reins after Otto's stroke, but ulterior motives could be due to a heated sibling rivalry with Dodd, who he comes behind in line for the throne. Bear doesn't want his 17-year-old kid Charlie to join the family business, instead wishes for him to have a full education in college.  He shows a more tender side for his son when he learns Dodd sent Charlie out on a hit to kill the Butcher. He also appears highly articulate when he speaks - but the threat of violence always lurks within as seen when he executes Simone. He also appeared to struggle with Simone's execution, and after he pulled the trigger and returned to his pick-up truck, he smashed off his plaster cast on the bonnet - tears visible in his eyes as he drove home. Bear had the makings of a boss - he displayed knowledge, restraint and control. He was shown to be incredibly resistant, surviving four bullet shots, one of which clipped his ear off.

Season 2

To be added.

Episode appearances

Season 2

Murders committed


To be added.

Season 2 characters
Main Ed BlumquistFloyd GerhardtHank LarssonLou SolversonPeggy Blumquist
Recurring Bear GerhardtBen SchmidtBetsy SolversonConstance HeckDodd GerhardtGibson
Hanzee DentJoe BuloKarl WeathersKellermanMike MilliganIrma MundtJeb Cheney
Otto GerhardtRicky GRonald ReaganRye GerhardtSimone GerhardtSkip Sprang
All characters

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