Humphrey Bear

Real Name:
Humphrey B. Bear
Humphrey B. Bear is an Australian children's television series and its fictional character namesake is an icon of Australian children's television. Humphrey B. Bear was first broadcast on Adelaide's NWS-9 on Monday, 24 May 1965. The show became one of the most successful programs for pre-schoolers in Australia. The part of Humphrey was played by Edwin Duryea, an actor, singer and dancer whose human identity was never revealed.

The character of Humphrey is a tall, shaggy brown bear with a large, glossy nose, straw boater, tartan waist-coat and oversized yellow bow-tie. His television show always features a companion who assists and narrates Humphrey's various adventures in the "magic forest" including his brightly coloured tree house. The show is shot on television studio set. In the early days the character was known as Bear Bear and was named Humphrey B. Bear as the result of an on air competition. The 'B' in Humphrey B Bear stands for 'bear'.


Humphrey Bear Discography Tracks


EMS 4006 Humphrey Bear - Look There! Humphrey Bear album art Humphrey Bear Look There! Humphrey Bear(LP, Album) EMS Records EMS 4006 Australia Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

KEL-S-001 Humphrey Bear - Look Both Ways album art Humphrey-B-Bear*, Ann North, Wilbur Worm Humphrey-B-Bear*, Ann North, Wilbur Worm - Look Both Ways(7", Single) Kelco KEL-S-001 Australia 1966 Sell This Version


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February 2, 2016
Humphrey Rocks!!
I have three of his albums, great childhood memories..