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Chuck Norris

Martial Artist
Male
Born Mar 10, 1940

Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris is an American martial artist and actor. After serving in the United States Air Force, he began his rise to fame as a martial artist, and has since founded his own school, Chun Kuk Do. Norris appeared in a number of action films, such as Way of the Dragon, in which he starred alongside Bruce Lee, and was The Cannon Group's leading star in the 1980s. He played the starring role in the television series Walker, Texas Ranger from 1993 until 2001.… Read More

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Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1940 Birth Norris was born in Ryan, Oklahoma on March 10, 1940, the son of Wilma (née Scarberry) and Ray Norris, who was an World War II Army soldier, a mechanic, bus driver, and truck driver. … Read More

TEENAGE

1958 18 Years Old 1 More Event
He joined the United States Air Force as an Air Policeman (AP) in 1958 and was sent to Osan Air Base, South Korea. … Read More

TWENTIES

1962 - 1964 2 More Events
1967 27 Years Old Norris was defeated in his first two tournaments, dropping decisions to Joe Lewis and Allen Steen and three matches at the International Karate Championships to Tony Tulleners. By 1967 Norris had improved enough that he scored victories over the likes of Lewis, Skipper Mullins, Arnold Urquidez, Victor Moore, Ron Marchini, and Steve Sanders. … Read More
1968 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In early 1968, Norris suffered the tenth and last loss of his career, losing an upset decision to Louis Delgado.
1969 29 Years Old 1 More Event
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) magazine. … Read More

THIRTIES

1970 30 Years Old In June 1970, his younger brother Wieland, a private in the 101st Airborne Division, was killed in Vietnam while on patrol in the defense of Firebase Ripcord. … Read More
1972 32 Years Old At a martial arts demonstration in Long Beach, Norris met the martial artist Bruce Lee. In 1972, he acted as Lee's nemesis in the movie Way of the Dragon (titled Return of the Dragon in its U.S. distribution), which is widely credited with launching him toward stardom. … Read More
1977 37 Years Old Norris' first starring role was 1977's Breaker! … Read More

FORTIES

1984 44 Years Old In 1984, Norris starred in Missing in Action, the first of a series of Rambo-inspired POW rescue fantasies themed around the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue that were produced by Israeli cousins Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus and released under their Cannon Films banner. … Read More
1986 46 Years Old In 1986, he was involved in the production of the Ruby-Spears cartoon Karate Kommandos.
1988 48 Years Old After 30 years of marriage, Norris and Holechek divorced in 1988.

FIFTIES

1998 58 Years Old In November 1998, he married former model Gena O'Kelley, born in 1963 and 23 years Norris' junior. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2001 61 Years Old 1 More Event
She delivered twins in 2001: Dakota Alan Norris, a boy, and Danilee Kelly Norris, a girl. … Read More
2004 - 2005 2 More Events
2006 66 Years Old In 2006, Norris began penning a column for the conservative news website WorldNetDaily, sharing his "musings about faith, family, freedom, country, loyalty – maybe even kickboxing."
2007 67 Years Old 1 More Event
Norris is a devout Christian and politically conservative. He has written several books on Christianity and donated to a number of Republican candidates and causes. In 2007 and 2008, he campaigned for former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who was running for the Republican nomination for president in 2008. … Read More
2008 68 Years Old 1 More Event
After the 2008 presidential election, Norris drafted a letter to President-elect Barack Obama, stating that he should "use and cite the Constitution... protect American life... learn from the mistakes of your Democratic predecessors... and lead more from the center".
…  In 2012, Norris appeared in a series of commercials for the Polish bank BZ WBK. … Read More
2014 74 Years Old In October 2014 he revealed that he would be shooting a new film, The Finisher, in March 2015.
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