The Great Dane
Eric Hansen, Viking Hanson, Eric The Animal
Feds worked for: TSW
, National Wrestling Federation (OH/NY), Florida Championship Wrestling (FL), Maple Leaf Wrestling (Canada)
-NWA Florida Tag Team Champion (w/ Pak Song)
-NWF North American Champion
-WWC Puerto Rican Champion
Affiliates: Ivan Kalmikoff
, Tony Angelo, George Cannon, Steven Little Bear
, Sonny King
, George Cannon
Johnny Powers, Randy Tyler
, The Brute
, Dusty Rhodes
-Real name was Ib Solvang Hansen
-Born in Denmark, but emigrated to Ontario, Canada in the 1950's.
-Billed as the brother of pro wrestler Jimmy Heenan
-Wore Viking horns to the ring
-When wrestling as Eric the Animal, he would carry a bone to the ring, which he would use when the referee's back was turned.
-Died on November 16, 1978 after being hit by a car. He was 1/2 of the NWA
Florida Tag Team Champions at the time.