A difficult childhood sent Chuck Norris in search of discipline in his adulthood, which he found in martial arts. His success as a competitive fighter and trainer subsequently led to an equally successful acting career that saw him starred in a string of popular low-budget, action-oriented features in the 1970s and 1980s. He found his greatest success on the small screen, however, as the star of “Walker, Texas Ranger” (CBS, 1993-2001), which drew sizable ratings throughout its long network run. His tough guy image and stoic performances – once the object of derision by mainstream critics – eventually earned a string of tributes and spoofs on television and the Internet, which he weathered with good humor.
Born on March 10, 1940, Norris was one of three sons born to mechanic and truck driver, Ray Norris, and mother Wilma Scarberry. In interviews, Norris described his childhood as an unhappy one – his father was an alcoholic and his parents split when he was a teenager, forcing… read more
I'm only going to say this once: the next person to make a "Chuck Norris facts" reference (especially those of you who have never seen one of his film before in your life) will wake up tomorrow morning without a neck. That's right, without a FUCKIN' NECK.