(biography, photos, videos) Carlos ray Norris Jr.
Chuck Norris: the biography
Famous actor fighters and martial artist was born in town Wilson on March 10, 1940. From birth the boy was named Carlos ray Norris. His grandfather was a true Irishman, and his grandmother was a descendant of a native American tribe, the Cherokee.
The childhood of the future actor is not happy. His father was an auto mechanic and a lover of strong drink. As a child, Norris had to endure the difficulties, the lack of adequate housing. A family of father, mother and three sons lived in the trailer. When he was 16 years old, his parents officially divorced, and then her mother met another man. It is the George knight (stepfather) was instilled in the young stepson of a love for the sport.
Growing up, Chuck Norris began to work as a longshoreman, but in the future wanted to join the police force. After school he immediately joined the ranks of the air force, which in 1959 was sent to South Korea. Just on a military base colleagues began to call him Chuck.
Contrary to expectations, the service was quite boring and routine exercise. In the form of entertainment Norris seriously engaged in sports – first joined the judo club, and later joined the group, Tansudo. So, by the time I returned from the army he already had a black belt.
In 1963 and 1964 were opened two karate schools Chuck Norris, later opened a chain of these schools. A year later, 25-year-old Chuck took first place in the championship all stars, which was held in Los Angeles. In 1968, the wrestler won the title of world champion in karate at light heavyweight, which he managed to keep for seven years.
In the late 60-ies in the life of Chuck Norris happened the fateful event, he met Bruce Lee, which helped him get his first role in a movie. For him work was the debut in the movie «Disaster crew» (1968). Big role got a newbie actor in the film «way of the dragon» (1972), where Chuck was playing with his friend Bruce Lee. In 1973, their friendship and creative collaboration was interrupted by the tragic death of legendary.
Chuck Norris continued to appear, but after a spectacular debut, he was entrusted with the role of negative character in the low-grade Hong Kong action movie «Slaughter in San Francisco» (1974). Having the experience in the movie, Chuck realized that the profession of an actor requires additional skills and decided to learn from real professionals. In acting school Estella Harmon Chuck Norris was the adult listener – at that time he was already 34 years old.
Pulling his abilities, the actor appeared in the Thriller «the Call» (1977). Since then, his career has adjusted — he was the real star of the paintings of the company Cannon Pictures. Movies with Norris in the title role began to appear one after another, among them «the strength of the singles» (1979), «an eye for an Eye» (1981), «Lone wolf McQuade» (1983), «missing» (1984), «Detachment » Delta», «Walking on fire» (1986) and others. In the early 1990s, Cannon Pictures went bankrupt, but Chuck Norris continued to appear.
In 1993, the actor accepted the offer of the channel CBS about filming the title role of the television series «Walker, Texas Ranger». As an advocate of crime Cordella Walker only increased the popularity of Chuck – the series had good ratings, it was broadcast for eight years. In these years there have been several movies with him: «Messenger of hell» (1993), «super sleuth» (1995), «Forest warrior» (1996) and others.
Since the cult TV series the actor starred in several films. For a long time, painting by William Tannen «Lapidary», filmed in 2005, was considered the last film starring Chuck Norris. But in 2012, the actor appeared in the sequel of the action movie «the Expendables.»
Thirty years of marriage Chuck Norris with a classmate, Diana, Holcek ended in divorce in 1989. Almost ten years, the actor has again decided to marry. This time his passion had become a young actress On Gene Kelly, with whom Chuck had met during the filming of «Walker».
From the Union with Holcek the actor appeared sons Mike and Eric. Second wife in 2001, gave the 61-year-old Norris, a son and a daughter. The actor also has a daughter Dina, born out of wedlock. With all of her children Chuck Norris maintains friendly relations.
- «Emergency team»
- «Hero and the terror»
- «The President’s man»
- «Forest warrior»
- «Shadows of the past»
- «Messenger of hell»
- «The abode of the devil»