On March 10, 2020, American actor Chuck Norris celebrates his 80th birthday. In the seventies of the last century, he starred in the cult film “The Way of the Dragon” with Bruce Lee and later became more and more famous. From 1993 to 2001, he played the lead role in the TV series “Walker, the Texas Ranger.”
A new surge of interest in the actor has already occurred in the XXI century: the role of “brutal” action characters inspired Internet users to come up with ironic “facts” about Chuck Norris, hinting at his superhuman abilities: for example, “Chuck Norris counted to infinity. Twice” or “When Chuck Norris does push-ups, he doesn’t push off the ground, but pushes the ground away from him.” Norris himself admitted that he was surprised at such a display of popularity, but did not take offense at such jokes.
His real name is Carlos Ray Norris, Jr., and he got the nickname Chuck while in the army. There, he began studying judo first, and then tan-sudo. This is a Korean martial art. Later, he mastered karate, taekwondo, and jiu-jitsu. On his account, 40 films, and all entirely action films. Among the most famous are “Lone wolf McQuade”, “An eye for an eye”, “The Delta force”. Moreover, of course, the series “Walker. Texas ranger “. The last picture with his participation – “The Expendables-2” – was released in 2012.
Chck Norris has been married twice. He has five children. And the younger two were born only in 2001 when the actor was 60.