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Chuck 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). He was an executive producer of Walker, Texas Ranger (1993) as well as the star. Chuck Norris was born in Ryan, Oklahoma, to Wilma (Scarberry) and Ray Norris, who was a truck driver, mechanic, and bus driver. 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 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." 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. 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. 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.  See full bio on IMDb »

Chuck Norris Sues CBS and Sony for $30 Million Over 'Walker, Texas Ranger' Profits

Chuck Norris
Sues CBS & Sony for $30 Million 'Walker' Is Making Cash I'm Not Getting!!!

Chuck Norris fact: he was the star of "Walker, Texas Ranger," and now he claims he's getting screwed out of some serious profits from the shows video-on-demand money. Chuck's company, Top… READ MORE >

Chuck Norris Gets Made Into an Honorary Texan By State Senate (PHOTO)

Chuck Norris
Walker, I'm a Real Texan Now! TX Senate Honors Him

Chuck Norris is such a badass, he gets made into a Texan for killin' it as one on TV ... no joke. The Texas State Senate named Chuck an honorary Texan Tuesday at their State Capitol, where… READ MORE >

- 691 days ago
Randy Travis -- Get Well Phone Call From CHUCK NORRIS!!!

Randy Travis
Get Well Phone Call From CHUCK NORRIS!!!

Randy Travis' friends are rallying for the country singer to get better ... and TMZ has learned several celebrities have called RT to send their well wishes ... including Chuck Norris!!! Randy's… READ MORE >

- 2054 days ago
Chuck Norris: Good Genes or Good Docs?

Good Genes or Good Docs?

Chuck Norris is an American MAN!Here's the 46-year-old martial arts master at the Second Annual Stuntman Awards back in 1986 (left) -- and the 72-year-old bearded badass at a movie premiere late… READ MORE >

- 2058 days ago
Chuck Norris -- All-Powerful Beard Loses First Fight

Chuck Norris
All-Powerful Beard Loses a Fight!

Indestructible force of nature Chuck Norris is suddenly vulnerable -- to aging! Now that his beard has disappeared ... it looks like the only thing that can defeat Chuck Norris is a razor. Check… READ MORE >

- 2168 days ago
Chuck Norris -- I Can Fight Anything ... Except Aging

Chuck Norris
I Can Fight Anything ... Except Aging

The indestructible Chuck Norris has finally met his match ... Father Time.73-year-old Norris -- sporting a cleanly shaven face -- was spotted out in Hawaii Thursday with his sleeveless t-shirt,… READ MORE >

- 2170 days ago
Chuck Norris -- Keep the Gays OUT of the Boy Scouts!

Chuck Norris
Keep the Gays OUT of the Boy Scouts!

Chuck Norris believes gay people have NO PLACE in the Boy Scouts of America ... and claims plans to overturn the "century-old policy" to ban them is simply un-American. Chuck -- an outspoken… READ MORE >

- 2434 days ago
Chuck Norris -- I Didn't Green Light the Weed!

Chuck Norris -- I Didn't Green Light the Weed!

Chuck Norris just got smoked -- by a bunch of people who purchased a brand new strain of weed offered in L.A. pot shops that's named after the icon. Just one problem -- Chuck never signed off on… READ MORE >

- 2968 days ago
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