Chuck Norris is an international television and film star and has starred in 24 motion pictures such as Delta Force, Code of Silence and Missing in Action, with his latest film role in Expendables 2. His television series “Walker, Texas Ranger”, ran for 81/2 years. With 203 episodes, is the most successful Saturday night series on CBS since “Gunsmoke”. Internationally, it is seen in more than 80 countries worldwide with an average of 1 billion viewers daily.
Norris first made his mark as a renowned teacher of martial arts and was a six-time undefeated World Professional Middle Weight Karate Champion. He is the first man from the Western Hemisphere in the over 4,500 year tradition of Tae Kwon Do to be awarded an eight degree Black Belt Grand Master ranking. By the 1970’s he had revolutionized Martial Arts in the U.S. and created his own system called, The Chuck Norris System" and is the Founder and Chairman of the United Fighting Arts Federation.
Chuck Norris is also a New York Times bestselling author of several books. They include Black Belt Patriotism: How to Reawaken America, and the 2004 autobiographical Against All Odds. Norris has also penned two works of fiction, “The Justice Riders” and “A Threat to Justice.” In 2006, he added “columnist” to his list of credits with the launch of his popular internet column on the independent news site WorldNetDaily.com.
Modeling a life of health and fitness for more than 5 decades, Norris has promoted the importance of exercise by his endorsement of the Total Gym, a popular exercise machine that is sold internationally in more than 80 countries. In 2010 Chuck launched a syndicated weekly health and fitness column called C-Force to help inspire and improve the health and fitness of his readers by taking a holistic view of health-that wellness is obtained and maintained by treating ourselves as an integrated whole,
in mind, body and spirit.
A genuine internet phenomenon, Norris has become the subject of countless Paul Bunyan-type fictional “facts” of his exploits, submitted by fans. There are currently more than a million such “facts” floating around the internet. In November of 2009, he came out with The Official Chuck Norris Fact Book, focusing on 101 of his favorite facts and stories.
A very popular public speaker, Norris is a strong supporter of the NRA, supporting our 2nd amendment rights and was named Honorary Chairman of the NRA’s, “Trigger the Vote” campaign and has served as spokesperson for agencies such as The United Way and The Veterans Administration. Norris, an Air Force veteran, was named an Honorary Member of the Marine Corps in 2007, which was an incredible honor demonstrating the appreciation the Corps felt for his two “hand shake” tours of Iraq within a one year period.
A man of deep religious convictions and a giving spirit, Chuck will say that next to his family, his most rewarding accomplishment is the creation in 1992 of his KICKSTART KIDS Foundation. With the purpose of building strong moral character in our youth through martial arts training, the Foundation has become the most important mission of Chuck and his wife Gena’s lives, following the development and well-being of their family. KICKSTART KIDS now serves over 9,000 at-risk youth on a daily basis as part of the daily school curriculum in middle schools and since its inception; the program has graduated almost 90,000 kids. Their goal is to expand the program all over Texas and eventually nationwide. www.kickstartkids.org
The Norris’ live on their ranch near Houston, where they are raising their 15–year old twins, Dakota and Danilee.
Code Of Silence
Missing In Action