Chuck Norris (born Carlos Ray Norris ;10.3.1940)
Chuck Norris is an American actor and martial artist best known for his role on the television show 'Walker, Texas Ranger'.
Net Worth: In 2013, Celebrity Net Worth reported that Chuck Norris had a net worth of 70 million USD.
Childhood: Chuck Norris was born in Ryan, Oklahoma to Wilma and Ray Norris. He had two younger brothers, Wieland (killed in action during the Vietnam War) and Aaron (a Hollywood producer). His parents were divorced when he was sixteen and he moved to Kansas and California with his mother and brothers. He joined the US Air force at the age of eighteen and was stationed in South Korea where he began to learn and take an interest in Tang Soo Do. After leaving the army at twenty two, Norris opened his own martial arts school.
Career: Chuck Norris made his acting debut in Dean Martin's The Wrecking Crew. Norris later met Bruce Lee at a martial arts demonstration in Long Beach and was asked to play his nemesis in the film 'Way of The Dragon'. This was the film that launched Norris' career, before his first starring role in the 1977 film 'Breaker! Breaker!'. In 1984, Norris starred in the Rambo-inspired Missing in Action which he dedicated to his brother Wieland who had been killed in 1970. As his film career began to diminish towards the end of the 1980s, Norris began a transition to television. 1993 saw the start of 'Walker, Texas Ranger', which starred Norris as an Viet Nam veteran turned Texas Ranger. The show lasted eight seasons and consisted of 203 episodes. Norris returned to acting in 2012 for the first time in seven years to appear in The Expendables 2.
Personal Life: In 1958, Chuck Norris married Dianne Holechek and the couple had two children before divorcing in 1988. During this time, Norris fathered a daughter in an extramarital affair. In 1998, Norris married again, this time with Gena O'Kelley and the couple had twins in 2001. In 2005, Chuck Norris became known for the internet meme Chuck Norris Facts, in which he is described as doing various super-human feats. In 2010, Chuck Norris was made an honorary Texas Ranger.
Whenever there's a viral stunt video making the rounds, you can bet Chuck Norris will pop up soon.
Last month, Jean Claude Van Damme (53) performed an amazing stunt – doing the splits between two moving trucks for a Volvo ad. It was an amazing feat and an impressive display of Van Damme’s athleticism, not to mention a killer advertising ploy for Volvo.
Who did it better - Van Damme or Norris?
But of course, this is showbiz, so it had to be topped. Stuntman, actor and internet punchline Chuck Norris released a video this week, in which he performs the same stunt – except with planes. Cue Chuck Norris jokes now. We know you want to.
Sylvester Stallone announced on Twitter that Bruce Willis is leaving the Expendables movie franchise and Harrison Ford will be appearing in 'Expendables 3'.
Sylvester Stallone announced via Twitter that Indiana Jones star Harrison Ford would feature in Expendables 3. The Rocky actor criticised Bruce Willis, describing him as "lazy" and "greedy" following his decision to leave the film franchise.
Sylvester Stallone at the premiere of Bullet to the Head in New York.
Sylvester Stallone announced Harrison Ford would be appearing in 'Expendables 3' but "greedy" but "lazy" Bruce Willis certainly will not.
Sylvester Stallone has made his feelings towards Bruce Willis crystal clear after tweeting about Expendables 3. The Rocky actor confirmed that Harrison Ford would be joining the Expendables cast, replacing Willis.
Sylvester Stallone at the New York premiere of Bullet to the Head.
Stallone described Bruce Willis as "greedy and "lazy" on Twitter shortly after confirming Harrison Ford will be replacing Willis in Expendables 3. In his first Tweet, Stallone claimed he'd "been waiting for years" for the news that "Willis out" and "Harrison in".
...Or maybe Chuck Norris will just decide who'll buy his $1.2 million, 7,362 acre, memorabilia-stuffed property.
'Chuck Norris doesn't live in a house, the house lives around him'...or something like that - you know the drill. The actor and martial artist Chuck Norris is apparently "downsizing" the number of properties he possesses which means that the house he co-owns with his brother, Aaron Norris, which served as the on-screen residence for his Texas ranger character, Cordell Walker, in CBS' Walker, Texas Ranger has got to go.
Dare You Buy This Man's House?
Thinking of putting in an offer? The Mediterranean ranch-style home can offer you four bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a home gym decked out with "motivational" memorabilia to remind you you'll never be as hard as the iconic, bearded 73 year-old.
Continue reading: Chuck Norris Selling His $1.2M 'Walker, Texas Ranger' Ranch Mansion
Nicolas Cage has strongly dispelled rumours that he'll be in the next instalment in the 'Expendables' action movies.
After being rumoured to be joining the Expendables 3 cast, Knowing actor Nicolas Cage has shot down such murmurings in an interview with Den of Geek putting it plainly that he'd had no involvement so far: "I have not had any formal discussions about that movie," he said referring to Expendables. "I'm not in Kick-Ass 2 and I don't think I'm in Expendables 3. And I like those guys, but I would say it would be highly unlikely that I'd be in that movie," he added, destroying another fervent internet rumour while he was at it.
Nicolas Cage: Probably Not In Expendables 3.
Dwayne Johnson and Vinnie Jones are two fellow actors who've also been rumoured to be starring in the mega-action blockbuster, set for release in August 2014. Cage's denial follows Sylvester Stallone's claim that he had "no knowledge" of a potential Cage addition back in November 2012.
Continue reading: Nicolas Cage A "Highly Unlikely" Addition To Expendables 3