Brother Bear
Brother Bear
Basic Information
Gender Male
Family Papa Bear (Father)
Mama Bear (Mother)
Sister Bear (Sister)
Honey Bear (Sister)
Fred Bear (Cousin)
Gran Bear (Grandmother)
Grandpa Bear (Grandfather)
First appearance The Big Honey Hunt
Voice(s) Jonathan Lewis (1979)
Knowl Johnson (1981)
David Mendenhall (1985)
Mona Marshall (1993)
Michael Cera (2002)
Michael D'Ascenzo (2003)
Max Charles (2016)
Neel Sethi (2015 pilot)

Brother Bear (originally known as Small Bear) is one of the main characters of the Berenstain Bears series. He is Papa Bear and Mama Bear's eldest child, and Sister Bear's older brother by two years.[1] He is officially 10 years old and in the fifth grade. In the Berenstain Bears Big Chapter Books series, he has an on again and off again girlfriend. Her name Bonnie Brown, she is the rich niece of the rich Squire Grizzly.

Character conception

Brother made his first appearance in the very first Berenstain Bears book, The Big Honey Hunt, in 1962. He was originally named "Small Bear" until Sister Bear was introduced in The Berenstain Bears’ New Baby in 1974.


Brother loves all sports but his favorite is soccer. He is often heard to say, "soccer is how I get my kicks." He is also a big fan of T. Rex dinosaurs and model airplane building. Sometimes he lifts up rocks to see what strange bugs lurk underneath. - from the official Berenstain Bears website

Character design

Brother's usual outfit consists of a red collared shirt and blue pants. His costumes and other attire are often predominantly red (like his devil costume in Trick or Treat)



  1. "'Five going on six!' said Sister. Brother was eight and it annoyed her that however old she got, she never caught up with him." Berenstain, Jan and Stan Berenstain (1986). The Berenstain Bears and Too -Much Birthday. New York: Random House. ISBN 03948733327.