Chuck Norris

Martial Artist
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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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Chuck Norris.


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


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


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. … Read More


1972 32 Years Old 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


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. Norris later dedicated these films to his younger brother Wieland. Wieland, a private in the 101st Airborne Division, had been killed in June 1970 in Vietnam while on patrol in the defense of Firebase Ripcord. … Read More
1986 46 Years Old In 1986, he was involved in the production of the Ruby-Spears cartoon Karate Kommandos. … Read More
1988 48 Years Old After 30 years of marriage, Norris and Holechek divorced in 1988.


1998 58 Years Old On November 28, 1998, he married former model Gena O'Kelley, 23 years Norris' junior. … Read More


2001 - 2004 2 More Events
2005 65 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005, Norris reported in his autobiography that his mother gave birth to him when she was 18 years old. … Read More
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".
2012 72 Years Old 1 More Event
During the 2012 presidential election, Norris first recommended Ron Paul, and then later formally endorsed Newt Gingrich as the Republican presidential candidate.
2016 76 Years Old 1 More Event
Norris endorsed Huckabee again in the 2016 Republican Primary before he dropped out.
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