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Chuck Norris

Chuck Norris receiving the Veteran of the Year award by the U.S. Air Force
Birth name Carlos Ray Norris
Born March 10, 1940 (age 67)
Flag of United States Ryan, Oklahoma
Notable roles Cordell Walker in Walker, Texas Ranger

Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris (born on 10 March 1940) is an American martial artist, action star, Hollywood actor, and recently, an internet phenomenon, who is best known for playing Cordell Walker on Walker, Texas Ranger. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (718x938, 124 KB) BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. ... The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial-warfare branch of the United States armed forces and one of the seven uniformed services. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in leap years). ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Ryan is a town located in Jefferson County, Oklahoma. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in leap years). ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... Much like American popular music, American cinema has had a profound effect on cinema across the world since the early 20th century. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

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Biography

A native of Ryan, Oklahoma, Norris has two younger brothers, Wieland (deceased) and Aaron (a Hollywood producer). Ryan is a town located in Jefferson County, Oklahoma. ...


Norris was born to an alcoholic father who's half Irish and half Cherokee. Norris's mother is also half Irish and half Cherokee.[1] Norris is very proud of his Native American heritage, and frequently referred to his origins on his hit show Walker, Texas Ranger. Alcoholism is the consumption of, or preoccupation with, alcoholic beverages to the extent that this behavior interferes with the drinkers normal personal, family, social, or work life, and may lead to physical or mental harm. ... For other uses, see Cherokee (disambiguation). ... Native Americans are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


When Norris was 10, his parents divorced,[2] and he later relocated to Prairie Village, Kansas and then Torrance, California with his mother and brothers.[3] Norris describes his childhood as downbeat. He was nonathletic, shy, and scholastically mediocre. Other children taunted him about his mixed ethnicity, and Norris daydreamed about beating up his tormentors. Norris mentioned in his autobiography that his father had a very serious problem with drinking and "wasn't there" a lot for him growing up. Norris admitted that he loved his father but did not like him. However, he professed that he only felt pity for the man because "that was just how he was, and he missed so much." Prairie Village is a city located in Johnson County, Kansas and is a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri. ... Official language(s) none Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Area  Ranked 15th  - Total 82,277 sq mi (213,096 km²)  - Width 211 miles (340 km)  - Length 417 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... Location of Torrance in the County of Los Angeles Country United States State California County Los Angeles County, California  - Mayor Frank Scotto Area    - City 53. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


Chuck Norris finished high school and soon married his girlfriend, Diane Holechek. In 1958 Norris joined the United States Air Force as an Air Policeman and was sent to Osan Air Base, South Korea. It was in South Korea that Norris acquired the nickname Chuck and began his training in Tang Soo Do (tangsudo), an interest that would lead to black belts in that art, as well as Taekwondo, and Shito ryu Karate, and a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu;[citation needed] and the founding of the Chun Kuk Do ("Universal Way") form and the education associations United Fighting Arts Federation and "KickStart", formerly "Kick Drugs Out of America", a middle school – and high school – based program intended to give at-risk children a focus point in life through the martial arts. When he returned to the United States he continued to act as an AP at March Air Force Base California. Norris was discharged in August of 1962. He worked for the Northrop Corporation and opened a chain of karate schools, which Chad McQueen, Steve McQueen's son, attended.[3] Norris made history in 1997 when he was the first Westerner in the documented history of Taekwondo to be given the rank of 8th Degree Black Belt Grand Master.[4] On July 1, 2000 he was presented the Golden Lifetime Achievement Award by the World Karate Union Hall of Fame. Main article: Secondary education High school is a name used in some parts of the world, and particularly in North America, to describe the last segment of compulsory education. ... The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial-warfare branch of the United States armed forces and one of the seven uniformed services. ... Security Forces members survey the installation perimeter at Manas Air Base. ... Osan Air Base, a base of the United States Air Force, is located 4. ... Tangsoodo or Tang Soo Do (Way of the Chinese hand) is a traditional Korean martial art. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Taekwondo (also spelled tae kwon do or taekwon-do) is a martial art originating in Korea. ... Shito ryu (糸東流) is a form of karate that was developed by Kenwa Mabuni in 1931. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting with the goal of gaining a dominant position from which to force an attacker to submit. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Founded by Chuck Norris Categories: Martial arts organizations | Martial arts ... Middle school (also known as intermediate school or junior high school) covers a period of education that straddles primary education and secondary education, serving as a bridge between the two. ... March Air Reserve Base is a base of the U.S. Air Force Reserve located in Riverside County, California, between the cities of Riverside and Moreno Valley. ... The Northrop Corporation was a leading aircraft manufacturer of the United States. ... Chad McQueen (December 28, 1960) was an American movie actor, and the son of famed actor Steve McQueen. ... Steve McQueen (March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980) was an American movie actor, nicknamed The King of Cool. He was one of the biggest box-office draws of the 1960s and 1970s due to a popular anti-hero persona. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... World Karate Union (WKU): The World Karate Union Hall Of Fame was established in 1996 as a means to honor Martial Artists for their unselfish contributions to the Martial Arts. ...


Currently, Norris lives in north Dallas and owns a ranch between Navasota, Texas and Anderson, Texas. He works for KickStart, which is located in Dallas and Houston. Dallas redirects here. ... Navasota is a city located in Grimes County, Texas. ... Official language(s) English (de facto) See also languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (261,797 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Anderson is a city located in Grimes County, Texas. ... Houston redirects here. ...


Rise to fame

Norris' entrance into tournament karate began on a losing note. He was defeated in his first two tournaments, dropping decisions to Joe Lewis and Allan Steen and three matches at the International Karate Championships to Tony Tulleners. However, by 1967, Norris began to demonstrate his skill and scored victories over the likes of Joe Lewis, Skipper Mullins, Arnold Urquidez, Victor Moore, Ron Marchini, and Steve Sanders. In early 1968, Norris suffered the fifth and last loss of his career, losing an upset decision to Louis Delgado. However, on November 24, 1968, he avenged his defeat to Delgado and in the process won the Professional Middleweight Karate champion (non-contact) title, which he held for six consecutive years.[5] In 1969, he won Karate's triple crown for the most tournament wins of the year, and the fighter of the year award by Black Belt Magazine. It was also in 1969 that Norris made his acting debut, in the Dean Martin movie The Wrecking Crew. Joe Lewis is an American kickboxer and point Karate fighter whose success in the ring in the 1960s and 1970s is still legendary. ... Joe Lewis (born October 6, 1987) is an English goalkeeper who plays for Norwich City. ... Ronald Lee Marchini (aka Ron Marchini) is an American martial artist who is a champion at Renbukai. ... Steve Sanders is an American football wide receiver who currently plays for the Cleveland Browns. ... November 24 is the 328th day (329th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... Black Belt Magazine is a United States magazine covering combat sports and martial arts. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Wrecking Crew, released in 1969, is the fourth and final film in a series of American comedy-spy-fi theatrical releases starring Dean Martin as secret agent Matt Helm. ...


In 1970, his younger brother Weiland was killed in Vietnam. Norris later dedicated his Missing in Action films to his brother's memory. Missing in Action (film) is a 1984 action film starring Chuck Norris and directed by Joseph Zito. ...


At a martial arts demonstration in Long Beach, Norris met the soon-to-be famous martial artist Bruce Lee. In 1972, he acted as Bruce Lee's nemesis in the movie Way of the Dragon (also known as Return of the Dragon), which is widely credited with launching his way into stardom. In Asia, he is still known primarily for this role. Nickname: The International City (on flag), Friendly City (in Latin on citys seal), or the LBC Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: Country United States State California County Los Angeles County Government  - Mayor Bob Foster Area  - City  65. ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... Bruce Jun Fan Lee (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973) was a Chinese American martial artist, instructor, and martial arts actor widely regarded as one of the most influential martial artists of the 20th century. ... Way of the Dragon (《猛龍過江》 released as Return of the Dragon in the U.S.) was the third major film of Martial Arts Legend Bruce Lee. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ...


In 1974, McQueen encouraged him to begin acting classes at MGM. Chuck Norris retired with a karate record of 65–5, having avenged all of his defeats. For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ...


Norris' first starring role was 1977's Breaker! Breaker!, and subsequent films such as The Octagon (1980), An Eye for an Eye (1981), and Lone Wolf McQuade proved his increasing box office bankability. In 1984, Norris starred in Missing in Action, the first of a series of POW rescue fantasies produced by Israeli cousins Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus and released under their Cannon Films banner. Also in that year, he was offered the part of the sensei of the Kobra Kai dojo in the movie The Karate Kid, but declined the part. He reportedly did not want to take part in depicting martial artists in an unfavorable light. However, Norris disputes this story.[6] On a February 9, 2006 episode of Adam Corolla's radio show, Norris said that he was never offered the role. Norris noted that he was already playing leading roles by the time The Karate Kid was in production. Breaker! Breaker! is a 1977 film starring Chuck Norris. ... This article lacks information on the importance of the subject matter. ... Lone Wolf McQuade is a 1983 action film, starring Chuck Norris, David Carradine, and Barbara Carrera, directed by Steve Carver. ... The term box office can refer to either: A place where tickets are sold to the public for admission to a venue The amount of business a particular production, such as a movie or theatre show, does. ... Geneva Convention definition A prisoner of war (POW) is a soldier, sailor, airman, or marine who is imprisoned by an enemy power during or immediately after an armed conflict. ... Menahem Golan is an Israeli director/producer who is most famous (or infamous) for his association with Cannon films, a company he ran with his cousin Yoram Globus. ... Biography Yoram Globus is a film producer and financier who, along with his cousin, Menahem Golan (born Menahem Globus) bought the Cannon Group production company in 1979 and ran it throughout the 1980s. ... Golan-Globus produced a distinct line of low-budget action films from 1979 to 1989. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A dojo is a term used in Japanese martial arts that refers to a formal training hall. ... The Karate Kid is a 1984 John G. Avildsen film starring Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita. ... February 9 is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Adam Carolla (born May 27, 1964) is a comedic television and radio personality. ...


Over the next four years, Norris became Cannon's most prominent star, appearing in eight films, including Code of Silence, The Delta Force, and Firewalker, in which he co-starred with Academy Award winner Louis Gossett, Jr.. Many of the afformentioned films were produced by Chuck Norris's brother Aaron, as were several episodes of Walker Texas Ranger. A Code of Silence is when someone, usually with some sort of authority of power, but not always, witnesses or is privy to the knowledge of an illegal or embarassing act, but puts comradery, or loyalty to the unit (which can be police, military, gangs, among other things) above informing... The Delta Force is a 1986 action film starring Chuck Norris and Lee Marvin as leaders of an elite squad of special forces troops based on the real life U.S. Army Delta Force unit. ... Firewalker is a 1986 action/adventure film starring Chuck Norris, Louis Gossett, Jr. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Louis Gossett Jr. ...


In 1986, he was involved in the production of the Ruby Spears cartoon Karate Kommandos. Ruby-Spears Productions (also known as Ruby-Spears Enterprises) is a California-based entertainment production company that specializes in animation. ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... Karate Kommandos is an American animated television series from the 80s. ...


Walker, Texas Ranger

By the close of the 1980s, Cannon Films had faded from prominence, and Norris' star appeal seemed to go with it. He reprised his Delta Force role for MGM, which had acquired the Cannon library after the latter's Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Norris went on to make several more largely ignored films before making a transition to television. In 1993, he began shooting the series Walker, Texas Ranger, which lasted eight years on CBS and continued in heavy syndication on other channels. Chapter 11 is a chapter of the United States Bankruptcy Code which governs the process of reorganization under the bankruptcy laws of the United States. ... Notice of closure stuck on the door of a computer store the day after its parent company, Granville Technology Group Ltd, declared bankruptcy (strictly, put into administration - see text) in the UK. Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of a individuals or organizations to pay their... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ...


On October 17, 2005, CBS Premiered the Sunday night "Movie of the Week" Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial By Fire. The production was a continuation of the series, and not scripted to be a reunion movie. Norris reprised his role as Cordell Walker for the movie. He has stated that future Walker, Texas Ranger "Movie of the Week" projects are expected. This was severely impaired by CBS' 20062007 season decision to no longer regularly schedule MOWs on Sunday night. Chuck Norris died March 3. 2007 October 17 is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ...


Family

In 1963, his first child with Holechek, a son named Mike, was born. A daughter, Dina, was born in 1964, and a second son, Eric, followed in 1965. After 30 years of marriage, Norris and Holechek divorced in 1988. He married again in 1998, this time to former model Gena O'Kelley, and she delivered twins in 2001: Dakota Alan Norris, a boy, and Danilee Kelly Norris, a girl. Norris has always been a very loving family man; it was noted in People that his adult sons still hug and kiss him goodbye. "It's great my boys aren't afraid to show love," Norris said. "Nothing can buy that." Norris's son, Mike, said of his father, "Dad never had a lot of love growing up, but he has given me and my brother all that he should have had in multiples." However, in the same interview Mike said that he still wouldn't want to mess with his dad.


Faith

Norris pinning corporal chevrons on United States Marine Corps Corporal John Wright during a promotion ceremony at Camp Taqaddum in the Al Anbar province of Iraq on November 2, 2006.
Norris pinning corporal chevrons on United States Marine Corps Corporal John Wright during a promotion ceremony at Camp Taqaddum in the Al Anbar province of Iraq on November 2, 2006.

Now an outspoken Christian, Chuck Norris is the author of several Christian books, such as The Justice Riders. He has also been in a few TV commercials promoting Bible study and prayer in public schools, in addition to efforts to reduce drug use. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3072x2048, 2209 KB)http://www. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3072x2048, 2209 KB)http://www. ... Corporal is a rank in use in some form by most militaries, police forces or other uniformed organizations around the world. ... The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the U.S. military responsible for providing power projection from the sea,[1] utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces to global crises. ... Al Anbar (Arabic: ) is a province in the nation of Iraq. ... November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 59 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Additionally, the conservative blog WorldNetDaily gave Norris a column in 2006, and he used part of his first piece to express his belief that evolution doesn't exist, as well as explaining "if your soul needs healing, the prescription you need is (...) Jesus' blood."[7] WorldNetDaily, also known as WND, is a conservative online news site, founded in 1997. ...


Politics

Chuck Norris anchoring on Fox News Channel Hannity & Colmes
Chuck Norris anchoring on Fox News Channel Hannity & Colmes

Chuck Norris is a political conservative, often championing values shared by the Republican Party. Equally, Norris was named one of President George W. Bush's favorite actors, and was invited to his inaugural ball in 2001. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Republican Party is a one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Democratic Party. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


Since 1988, Norris has donated over $32,000 to Republican candidates and organizations.[8]


In 2006, he began penning a column for the conservative blog WorldNetDaily, and in his columns has expressed his beliefs that, among other things, evolution doesn't exist,[9] those who are troubled should turn to Christ and is quoted as saying "true patriots" don't stay clear of discussing religion and politics.[10] In addition, Norris also speaks on behalf of organizations advocating prayer in public schools. This article is about evolution in biology. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


On January 26, 2007, Norris filled in for Sean Hannity as a co-host on the popular Fox News Channel debate program Hannity & Colmes alongside Alan Colmes. January 26 is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... Sean Patrick Hannity (born December 30, 1961, in New York City, New York) is a American conservative talk radio host, an executive producer of Fox News Channels program Hannity & Colmes, and the author of two books. ... The Fox News Channel (FNC) is a United States-based cable and satellite news channel. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Alan Colmes (born September 24, 1950 in New York City, New York), is a Jewish-American television journalist, and the liberal half of the Fox News Channels popular political debate program Hannity & Colmes, opposite conservative Sean Hannity. ...


Chun Kuk Do

Main article: Chun Kuk Do
Chuck Norris in 1976

Chuck Norris created the martial art Chun Kuk Do, which is based primarily on Tang Soo Do and includes elements from every combat style Chuck knows. Like many other martial arts Chun Kuk Do includes a code of honor and rules to live by. These rules are from Chuck Norris' personal code. They are: This does not cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (403x864, 90 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Chuck Norris ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (403x864, 90 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Chuck Norris ...

  1. I will develop myself to the maximum of my potential in all ways.
  2. I will forget the mistakes of the past and press on to greater achievements
  3. I will continually work at developing love, happiness and loyalty in my family
  4. I will look for the good in all people and make them feel worthwhile.
  5. If I have nothing good to say about a person, I will say nothing.
  6. I will always be as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about my own.
  7. I will maintain an attitude of open-mindedness
  8. I will maintain respect for those in authority and demonstrate this respect at all times.
  9. I will always remain loyal to God, my country, family and my friends.
  10. I will remain highly goal-oriented throughout my life because that positive attitude helps my family, my country, and myself.

Popular culture

Norris regained popularity as a cult icon during the early 2000s, especially on the Internet. Among the more high-profile parodies and references are these instances: Actor and cult icon Christopher Walken, winner of Mutant Viewers Cult Lifetime Achievement Award. ...

  • in the background of an early 2007 episode of Crank Yankers, a set of comemorative chuck norris plates can be found in the background of the Ryan Dunn sketch
  • In 2004, Late Night with Conan O'Brien began a recurring sketch in which O'Brien would pull a "Walker:Texas Ranger Lever" next to his desk, which would cause a brief, out-of-context clip from Walker: Texas Ranger to play. This became one of the more popular segments on O'Brien's show, and even led to a guest appearance by Norris himself, who pulled his own "Conan O'Brien Lever" to play a clip of Norris beating up O'Brien. This segment has been credited as jump-starting the Norris craze and leading to enough interest to produce a Walker, Texas Ranger TV movie.
  • In late 2005, Norris became the object of an internet phenomenon known as Chuck Norris Facts, which document fictional, often absurdly heroic feats and characteristics about Norris himself. The phenomenon originally started in the "Vin Diesel Fact Generator", and Chuck Norris Facts were created as a byproduct, often using the same facts featured in the Vin Diesel Fact Generator. With time, Chuck Norris Facts became wildly popular, more so than the original Vin Diesel Fact Generator. Norris has written his own response to the parody on his website, stating that he does not feel offended by them, and finds some of them funny.[11] Recently, on a show called "The Best Damn Sports Show, Period," he commented on 10 of them, with his favorite being: "They once tried to carve Chuck Norris's face into Mount Rushmore, but the granite wasn't hard enough for his beard."[12]. These facts also be come the most infamous spam in the highly popular MMORPG World of Warcraft
  • In 2005, Norris starred in a commercial for Mountain Dew, in which he sought out revenge on teens who mocked him via internet videos, alluding to his internet meme.
  • Rode out in a convertible on The Price is Right $1,000,000 Spectacular in 2003 to wish Bob Barker a happy 80th birthday. He also helped a contestant win the convertible playing the Lucky $even game. Norris had instructed Bob Barker in karate for years.
  • Adult Swim, a late night programming block on Cartoon Network, began airing Chuck Norris' Karate Kommandos in mid-2006, in response to Norris's new internet popularity. The time slot was gradually (and discreetly) replaced with other Cartoon Network programs later in the year, and currently, no television network is known to carry the program.
  • Norris was parodied in a Saturday Night Live music video spoof entitled "Young Chuck Norris", aired January 21, 2006.
  • Chuck Norris sponsors the infomercial, Total Gym Fitness, which usually airs in the late night or early morning hours.
  • During the March 10, 2006 show of ESPN's Pardon the Interruption, numerous references were made to Norris on his birthday, including all of the cut-out heads on the set, which are usually of current sports stars, being replaced with Chuck Norris heads. Also, several humorous comments in reference to Chuck Norris were made by co-host, Tony Kornheiser, in a similar tone to that featured on the Chuck Norris Facts website.
  • Norris served as a guest referee at the World Wrestling Federation's Survivor Series 1994 for the casket match between The Undertaker and the late Yokozuna. A similar match had taken place at Royal Rumble 1994 where ten other wrestlers beat down The Undertaker. Norris was called upon to ensure a similar situation didn't take place. As guest referee, he kicked Jeff Jarrett in the stomach.
  • Norris appeared as himself on an episode of Yes, Dear, where he shadows one of the main characters (Jimmy) to understand the life of a security guard.
  • He had a cameo role in the movie Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story as a judge at a dodgeball tournament.
  • Norris appeared in the internet meme The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny.
  • Chuck Norris also starred in his own Atari 2600 videogame, Chuck Norris Superkicks.[13]
  • Chuck Norris also appears in Maddox (real name George Ouzounian)'s book: Alphabet of Manliness under the letter N.
  • In the video game magazine Nintendo Power, Volume 203's Pulse section featured many references to Chuck Norris. He has since become a regular reference, along with Mr. T.
  • Chuck Norris was briefly the top contender in a poll for naming a new bridge, Northern M0 Danube bridge, in Budapest, Hungary.
  • Norris now has a regular column on WorldNetDaily, sharing his 'musings about faith, family, freedom, country, loyalty – maybe even kickboxing.'

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Filmography

The Wrecking Crew, released in 1969, is the fourth and final film in a series of American comedy-spy-fi theatrical releases starring Dean Martin as secret agent Matt Helm. ... // Cannes Film Festival opens, but closes in support of a French general strike without awarding any prizes. ... Way of the Dragon (《猛龍過江》 released as Return of the Dragon in the U.S.) was the third major film of Martial Arts Legend Bruce Lee. ... // Top grossing films The Godfather Fiddler on the Roof Diamonds Are Forever Whats Up, Doc?, starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan ONeal Dirty Harry The Last Picture Show A Clockwork Orange Cabaret, starring Liza Minnelli The Hospital Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex Academy Awards Best Picture... // Events The Marx Brothers Zeppo Marx divorces his second wife, Barbara Blakely. ... See also: 1973 in film 1974 1975 in film 1970s in film years in film film // Events February 7 - Blazing Saddles is released in USA May 1 - George Lucas creates the first draft of what would eventually become Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... // Events March 22 - Filming begins on George Lucas Star Wars science fiction film. ... // Events In the Academy Awards, Peter Finch, Faye Dunaway and Beatrice Straight win Best Actor and Actress and Supporting Actress awards for Network. ... Breaker! Breaker! is a 1977 film starring Chuck Norris. ... // Events February 1 - Bob Dylans film Renaldo and Clara, a documentary of the Rolling Thunder Revue tour premieres in Los Angeles, California March 1 - Charlie Chaplins coffin is stolen from a Swiss cemetery 3 months after burial March - Leigh Brackett completes the first draft for Star Wars Episode... A Force of One is a 1979 action/martial arts movie starring Chuck Norris, Ron ONeal, Clu Gulager, and Bill Wallace. ... // Events March 5 - Production begins on Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. ... This article lacks information on the importance of the subject matter. ... // Events April 30 - The Roger Daltrey film, McVicar, opens in London. ... // Events January 19 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer acquires beleaguered concurrent United Artists. ... Silent Rage is a 1982 action/science fiction/horror movie starring Chuck Norris, Ron Silver, Toni Kalem, Brian Libby, and Steven Keats,directed by Michael Miller. ... // January 11 - Production begins on the Star Wars film Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ... Forced Vengeance is a 1982 motion picture action drama. ... Lone Wolf McQuade is a 1983 action film, starring Chuck Norris, David Carradine, and Barbara Carrera, directed by Steve Carver. ... // February 11 - The Rolling Stones concert film Lets Spend the Night Together opens in New York North Americas Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Tootsie Trading Places, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy WarGames, starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy Superman III Flashdance Staying Alive Octopussy Mr. ... Missing in Action (film) is a 1984 action film starring Chuck Norris and directed by Joseph Zito. ... // Events The Walt Disney Company founds Touchstone Pictures to release movies with subject matter deemed inappropriate for the Disney name. ... // Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson Rambo: First Blood Part II, starring Sylvester Stallone Rocky IV, starring Sylvester Stallone The Color Purple, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Adolph Caesar Out of Africa, starring Meryl Streep and... Code of Silence is a cult-classic 1985 film staring Chuck Norris as a Chicago police officer who takes down a Chicago drug lord. ... // Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson Rambo: First Blood Part II, starring Sylvester Stallone Rocky IV, starring Sylvester Stallone The Color Purple, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Adolph Caesar Out of Africa, starring Meryl Streep and... Chuck Norris Invasion U.S.A. is a 1985 action film made by Cannon Films and starring Chuck Norris. ... // Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson Rambo: First Blood Part II, starring Sylvester Stallone Rocky IV, starring Sylvester Stallone The Color Purple, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Adolph Caesar Out of Africa, starring Meryl Streep and... The Delta Force is a 1986 action film starring Chuck Norris and Lee Marvin as leaders of an elite squad of special forces troops based on the real life U.S. Army Delta Force unit. ... // April 12 - Actor Morgan Mason marries The Go-Gos Belinda Carlisle Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marries television journalist Maria Shriver. ... Karate Kommandos is an American animated television series from the 80s. ... // April 12 - Actor Morgan Mason marries The Go-Gos Belinda Carlisle Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marries television journalist Maria Shriver. ... // Michael Jacksons first film was Moonwalker Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise Who Framed Roger Rabbit, starring Bob Hoskins Coming to America, starring Eddie Murphy Big, starring Tom Hanks Twins, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito Crocodile Dundee II Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis The Naked Gun... // Michael Jacksons first film was Moonwalker Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise Who Framed Roger Rabbit, starring Bob Hoskins Coming to America, starring Eddie Murphy Big, starring Tom Hanks Twins, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito Crocodile Dundee II Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis The Naked Gun... // Chris Rock and Adam Sandler join SNL February 4 - Actor Tom Cruise and actress Mimi Rogers divorce. ... The Hitman is a 1991 action/adventure crime film starring Chuck Norris. ... // April 28 - Bonnie Raitt marries actor Michael Noonan OKeefe in New York Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation is made. ... Sidekicks is a 1992 movie about a kid called Barry Gabrewski who has asthma. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1992. ... // November 1 - George Lucas leaves the day-to-day operations of his filmmaking business and starts a sabbatical (while on sabbatical, he wrote the prequel Star Wars trilogy). ... Top Dog is a 1995 film, directed by Aaron Norris and starring Chuck Norris. ... // March 28 - Actress Julia Roberts and singer Lyle Lovett announce their plans for separation November - After a six-year hiatus, the James Bond film series resumes with the successful GoldenEye. ... Forest Warrior is a straight-to-video 1996 action film starring Chuck Norris. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1996. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2000. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2002. ... Bells of Innocence is a feature film directed by Ali Bijan and whiched starred Michael Norris and his father Chuck Norris. ... // February 24 - The Pianist, directed by Roman Polanski, wins 7 Cesar Awards: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Sound, Best Production Design, Best Music and Best Cinematography. ... Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story is a comedy from 20th Century Fox, written and directed by Rawson Thurber and available on DVD or VHS December 2004. ... // Please note that these are the top grossing films that were first released in 2004; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing films for calendar year 2004. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... The Cutter is a film to be released in 2005, starring Chuck Norris. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ...

Martial Arts

An instructor of Chuck Norris was Fumio Demura, who also taught other action actors such as Bruce Lee. Fumio Demura (born in Yokohama, Japan in 1938) is a martial artist and martial arts teacher. ... Bruce Jun Fan Lee (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973) was a Chinese American martial artist, instructor, and martial arts actor widely regarded as one of the most influential martial artists of the 20th century. ...


See also

Chuck Norris Facts in Rolling Stone. ...

References

  • The Secret Power Within: Zen Solutions to Real Problems, Zen Buddhism and martial arts. Little, Brown and Company (1996). ISBN 0-316-58350-2.
  • Against All Odds: My Story, an autobiography. Broadman & Holman Publishers (2004). ISBN 0-8054-3161-6.
  • The Justice Riders, Wild West novels. Broadman & Holman Publishers (2006). ISBN 0-8054-4032-1.

Notes Great Basin region, typical American West The Western United States has played a significant role in history and fiction. ...

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  2. ^ "Chuck Norris — Strong, Silent, Popular", The New York Times, 1 September 1985
  3. ^ a b "At Dinner with: Chuck Norris," The New York Times, May 12, 1993
  4. ^ ChuckNorris.com
  5. ^ "Chuck Norris — Strong, Silent, Popular", The New York Times, September 1, 1985
  6. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087538/trivia
  7. ^ "WorldNetDaily: On Chuck Norris 'mania' sweeping the net", 2006. Retrieved on 2006-12-09.
  8. ^ "Newsmeat: Chuck Norris' Federal Campaign Contribution Report", 2006. Retrieved on 2006-12-09.
  9. ^ "WorldNetDaily: On Chuck Norris 'mania' sweeping the net", 2006. Retrieved on 2006-12-09.
  10. ^ "WorldNetDaily: America's Code of Silence", 2006. Retrieved on 2006-12-09.
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  12. ^ http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=16294]
  13. ^ Chuck Norris Superkicks

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