Chuck Norris Biography

Birthday: 1940-03-10
Place of Birth: Ryan, Oklahoma USA
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Wiki Biography: Chuck Norris is an Executive Producer of "Walker, Texas Ranger" (1993) as well as the star. Norris is familiar to fans worldwide as the star of action films such as The Hitman (1991), The Delta Force (1986) and Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection (1990). He also starred in Missing in Action (1984) and its sequels, Firewalker (1986) and Sidekicks (1992). Norris was born Carlos Ray in Ryan, OK. The eldest of three children, he helped his mother raise his two younger brothers in Torrance, CA, where his family moved when he was 12. Norris joined the Air Force after graduating from high school. During a stint in Korea, he began to study the Asian martial art of Tang Soo Do. After returning home, he worked for Northrop Aviation and moonlighted as a karate instructor. Two years later he was teaching full-time and running a number of martial-arts schools. His students included Steve McQueen, Priscilla Presley and the Osmonds. In 1968, he became the Professional World Middleweight Karate Champion, holding the title undefeated until he retired in 1974. He is a black belt in Tang Soo Do and Tae Kwan Do. In 1969, he earned the Triple Crown for the highest number of tournament wins, and was named Fighter of the Year by "Black Belt" magazine. By the time he was 34, Norris had established 32 karate schools and had been a champion for six years. In 1996, he became the first Westerner to be awarded an eighth-degree black belt in Tae Kwan Do. Norris, who was urged to get into acting by his friend Steve McQueen, skillfully incorporates his martial-arts knowledge into his series and feature film projects, stressing action and technique over violence. He is the author of the books "The Secret of Inner Strength" and "The Secret Power Within - Zen Solutions to Real Problems". He works for many charities, including the Funds for Kids, Veterans Administration National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans, the United Way, Make-a-Wish Foundation and KickStart, a nonprofit organization he created to help battle drugs and violence in schools. He also starred in the television movie Blood In, Blood Out (1993), broadcast on CBS. He lives on a ranch when not filming. His birthday is March 10. IMDb Mini Biography By: DANIEL Mini Biography Chuck Norris's fight career lasted from 1964-1974. Norris started off by losing his first three tournaments but, by 1966, he was almost unbeatable. Among the numerous titles he won were The National Karate Championships (1966), All-Star Championships (1966), World Middleweight Karate Championship (1967), All-American Karate Championship (1967), Internationals (1968), World Professional Middleweight Karate Championship (defeating Louis Delgado on 24 November 1968), All-American Championship (1968), National Tournament of Champions (1968), American Tang Soo Championship, and the North American Karate Championship. Norris compiled a fight record of 65-5 with wins over champions Joe Lewis, Skipper Mullins, Arnold Urquidez, Ronald L. Marchini, Victor Moore, Louis Delgado, and Steve Sanders. Of the five men to beat Norris, three were Allen Steen, Joe Lewis, and Norris's last career defeat to Louis Delgado in 1968. Norris retired as undefeated Professional Full-Contact Middleweight Champion in 1974. IMDb Mini Biography By: angelsunchained Mini Biography Chuck Norris attended North Torrance High School from its inception in September, 1955 until his graduation in June, 1958. He is one of several storied alumni from the school. Other NHS alumni include Bob Hite (1943-1981), who was the lead singer of "Canned Heat," Chris Demaria, who was a professional baseball player in the Kansas City Royals and Milwaukee Brewers organizations, Chris Mortensen, an analyst with ESPN, Hip-Hop DJ "Key-Kool" (Kikuo Nishi), and Wee-Man (Jason Acuna) of "JackAss fame."

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos 1986 Animation
Walker, Texas Ranger Cordell Walker 1993 - 1994 Action
Sons of Thunder Cordell Walker 1999 - 1999
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Good Guys Wear Black John T. Booker 1978
A Force of One Matt Logan 1979
The Octagon Scott James 1980 Action, Drama, Romance
An Eye for an Eye Sean Kane 1981 Adventure, Action, Crime
Silent Rage Sheriff Dan Stevens 1982 Reality Tv, Sport
Lone Wolf McQuade J.J. McQuade 1983 Game Show, Fantasy, 0, Comedy, 0
Missing in Action Col. James Braddock 1984 Action, Adventure, Drama
Missing in Action 2: The Beginning Colonel James Braddock 1985 Action, Drama, Thriller
Code of Silence Eddie Cusack 1985 Action, Crime, Drama
Delta Force Maj. Scott McCoy 1986 Action, Adventure, Drama
The Delta Force Maj. Scott McCoy 1986 Action, Adventure, Drama
Firewalker Max Donigan 1986 Action, Adventure, Comedy
Hero and the Terror Danny O'Brien 1988 0, Game Show, Comedy
Braddock: Missing in Action III Col. James Braddock 1988 Action, Adventure, Drama
Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection Col. Scott McCoy 1990 Action, Adventure, Thriller
The Hitman Garret / Grogan 1991 Action, Crime, Thriller
Sidekicks Himself 1992
Hellbound Frank Shatter 1994 Reality Tv, 0, Game Show
Top Dog Jake Wilder 1995 0, 0, Game Show
Walker Texas Ranger 3: Deadly Reunion Ranger Cordell Walker 1995 Action, Crime, Drama
Forest Warrior McKenna 1996
Bells of Innocence Matthew 2003 Horror
The Cutter John Shepherd 2005 0, Game Show, Comedy
The Expendables 2 Booker 2012 Action, Adventure, Thriller