Chuck Norris- good guy gone shirtless
Carlos Ray “Chuck” Norris was born in Ryan, OK. After a tour of duty in Korea he became interested in the martial arts. Eventually he became a karate instructor and ran several martial-arts schools.
Chuck Norris made his acting debut in an uncredited role in a Dean Martin film titled The Wrecking Crew. He went on to do two Delta Force films in the role of “Maj. Scott McCoy” and three Missing in Action films as “Colonel James Braddock”. The television series Walker, Texas Ranger, with Norris playing “Cordell Walker” ran for a very successful nine seasons.
Holder of a black belt in the Asian martial art of Tang Soo Do, Chuck Norris says, “I don’t initiate violence, I retaliate”. That would be a good thing to keep in mind!
Chuck Norris is a well known martial arts actor and founder of his own martial arts school Chun Kuk Do. He appeared alongside Bruce Lee in Way of the Dragon and starred in other films such as Breaker, Breaker, Good Guys Wear Black, The Octagon, An Eye For An Eye, and Lone Wolf McCade. He played prominent roles in Code of Silence, Delta Force, and Firewalker. Norris is also well known for his role as Cordell Walker in the TV series Walker, Texas Ranger which ran from 1993-2001. His most recent role is as Booker in the 2012 film The Expendables 2.
Chuck Norris generally played the good guy who, although he could use his martial arts ability take out the bad guy, would rather find a non-violent solution. He was always cast in action films such as Silent Rage, Missing in Action 1, 2, and 3, Delta Force and Delta Force 2, and the TV series Walker, Texas Ranger which he starred in from 1993-2001.