After All These Years
Paul Big Bear is no stranger to the entertainment world, his professional career began in 1966 when he formed a Rock & Roll band "The Capps" and began playing for the two major radio stations in the Philadelphia market WIBG and WFIL. It wasn't long and the band began opening for "The Soul Survivors" as they toured with their hit "Expressway To Your Heart." By 1969 the band went their separate ways and Paul went solo playing all the hotels and night clubs on the east coast, eventually performing in the famed Catskill Mountains. Between 1972 and 1977 Paul performed on stage in such plays as: "Of Mice And Men", "Oliver", "West Side Story", Damn Yankees" to name a few. In 1977 Paul stepped into new fame as the "Concrete Cowboy" Professional Wrestler. His size 6' 8" and 300 pounds combined with speed, and agility from his years of martial arts training made him a fan favorite bad guy. Over the next twelve plus years the Cowboy held the coveted heavy weight belt twice and co held the tag team belt three times. During this time Cowboy hosted three radio programs, and was a regular performer on the Joey Reynolds Morning Drive Program on WFIL. Paul was back home. Soon Hollywood called leading to twenty two movies including: "The Money Pit", "The In Crowd" (first lead role), "12 Monkeys", "Distinguished Gentleman", "Up Close And Personal", and "Trail Of Blood". Now in demand to M C and appear at many events, Paul (Cowboy) was approached to open for Patti Labelle, Eddie Murphy, and Frank Sinatra. Since retiring from Professional Wrestling, Paul has written a book (soon to be published) and recorded his first CD Paul Big Bear "After All These Years", including his personal touch and vocal impressions on such hits as "Mack The Knife", "Morning Desire", "What A Wonderful World", and Elvis's "Suspicious Minds". Paul performs over 300 nights a year, performing solo as well as with his partner Bill Apter, Professional Wrestling's premiere journalist and their hit night club act "Just The Two Of Us And Nobody Else Makes Three". Add to this the many fund raisers for charity, such as, Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer, Kiwanis, Veterans, and Children's Hospitals and you have a very busy man.