Best known as the Canadian Screen Award winning producer, creator and star of the hit TV series Survivorman (OLN Canada, The Science Channel US, Discovery Channel International, City TV (Rogers) Canada), Les Stroud is the only producer in the history of television to produce an internationally broadcast series entirely written, videotaped and hosted alone. With Les known as the original genre creator of ‘Survival TV’, Survivorman is one of the highest rated shows in the history of OLN Canada, the Science Channel US and Discovery Channel US. It remains the highest rated repeat show on the Discovery Channel. Survivorman is licensed for broadcast worldwide, with ratings in the US hitting 2 million on individual episodes. He has been nominated for 17 Canadian Screen Awards (formerly the Geminis) and has won for Best Writer and Best Photography.
A celebrated keynote speaker, musician and author, both his books Survive! – Essential Skills and Tactics to Get You Out of Anywhere–Alive! (Harper Collins) and Will to Live have made the New York Times bestseller list. Nominated for Best Travel Writer at the Canadian National Magazine awards, Les’s third book Beyond Survivorman launched into stores Jan 2014. He took home Best Writer in Non Fiction at the 2013 Canadian Screen Awards as well as the Executive Producers Award for Excellence at the Lewiston Film Festival.
Since 2011, Les has teamed up with Camillus Knives, the oldest knife company in the USA, to make the finest in survival tools born from his extensive knowledge and experiences. The Les Stroud Heritage Collection of survival tools are built for harsh conditions and are guaranteed to perform over extended use. His exclusive product line includes machetes, fixed and folding survival knives, hatchets, multitools, saws, spears, sling shots and both personal and multi-person survival kits.