Bear Wolf (Born Edward, surname unknown) is the biological father of Paddy Kirk. He is a famous wrestler, whose real name has never been revealed.
Wrestler Bear Wolf embarked on a years long affair with married Barbara Kirk in the 1960s which resulted in Barbara giving birth to his son, Paddy, on 1st July 1969, although Paddy grew up believing Barbara's husband was his father.
Paddy described Bear as "a true gent" that always had time for his fans.
In January 2019, Paddy came into possession of a love letter Bear Wolf wrote to Barbara in September 1968. Born about nine-months after the letter was written, Paddy realised the implications the letter could have although he chose to ignore it as he couldn't face the thought that the man who raised him wasn't his dad.
The following month, Paddy's best friend, Marlon Dingle, decided to attend a wrestling convention featuring Bear Wolf at the Spinewick Way Social Club in Hotten, hoping to find answers for Paddy. When Paddy realised what Marlon was doing, he was furious but agreed to go along to the convention.
After Paddy found out Bear was his father through a DNA test, he travelled to Belfast where he finally met his father for the first time. He would later appear in the village in April 2019 and moved in with Chas and Paddy at the Woolpack.