66 Facts About Chuck Norris


Chuck Norris is a black belt in Tang Soo Do, Brazilian jiu jitsu and judo.

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Chuck Norris went on to appear in a minor role in the spy film The Wrecking Crew .

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Chuck Norris went on to star in a streak of bankable independently-made action and martial arts films, with A Force of One, The Octagon, and An Eye for an Eye .

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Chuck Norris went on to make studio films like Silent Rage with Columbia, Forced Vengeance with MGM, and Lone Wolf McQuade with Orion.

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Chuck Norris started to work almost exclusively on high-profile action films with Cannon, becoming their leading star during the 1980s.

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Apart from the Cannon films, Chuck Norris made Code of Silence, which was received as one of his best films.

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Until 2006, Chuck Norris continued taking lead roles in action movies, including Delta Force 2, The Hitman, Sidekicks, Forest Warrior, The President's Man and its sequel .

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Chuck Norris made his last film appearance to date in Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables 2 .

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Chuck Norris is a noted writer, having penned books on martial arts, exercise, philosophy, politics, Christianity, western fiction, and biography.

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Chuck Norris was twice a New York Times bestselling author, first with his book on his personal philosophy of positive force and the psychology of self-improvement based on personal anecdotes called The Secret of Inner Strength: My Story .

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Chuck Norris appeared in several commercials endorsing several products most notably being one of the main spokespersons for the Total Gym infomercials.

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In 2005, Norris found new fame on the Internet when Chuck Norris facts became an Internet meme documenting humorous, fictional and often absurd feats of strength and endurance.

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Chuck Norris was the oldest of three brothers, the younger two being Wieland and Aaron.

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When Chuck Norris was sixteen, his parents divorced, and he later relocated to Prairie Village, Kansas and then to Torrance, California with his mother and brothers.

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Chuck Norris joined the United States Air Force as an Air Policeman in 1958 and was sent to Osan Air Base, South Korea.

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Chuck Norris was defeated in his first two tournaments, dropping decisions to Joe Lewis and Allen Steen.

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Chuck Norris lost three matches at the International Karate Championships to Tony Tulleners.

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On June 3, Chuck Norris won the 1967 tournament of karate, Chuck Norris defeated seven opponents, until his final fight with Skipper Mullins.

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Again that year, Chuck Norris won for the second time the All-American Karate Championship.

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In 1969, during the first weekend of August, Chuck Norris defended his title as world champion at the International Karate Championship.

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Chuck Norris won Karate's triple crown for the most tournament wins of the year, and the Fighter of the Year award by Black Belt magazine.

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That year, Chuck Norris made his acting debut in the Dean Martin film The Wrecking Crew.

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In 1973, Chuck Norris played a role in Jonathan Kaplan's The Student Teachers.

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Chuck Norris plays a powerful drug king in San Francisco, where he dominates the criminal world including the police department.

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Chuck Norris is eventually challenged by a young police officer who stands up to corruption.

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Chuck Norris chose it after turning down offers to do many martial art films, Norris decided that he wanted to do films that had story and where the action would take place when it is emotionally right.

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Chuck Norris considers it to be his first significant lead role.

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In 1979, Chuck Norris starred in A Force of One, where he played Matt Logan, a world karate champion who assists the police in their investigation.

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Chuck Norris plays a sheriff who must stop a psychopath on a rampage.

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Chuck Norris was unhappy with the direction they wanted to take with him, hence the contract was canceled.

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In 1983, Chuck Norris made Lone Wolf McQuade with Orion Pictures and Carver directing.

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Chuck Norris plays a reckless but brave Texas Ranger who defeats an arms dealer played by David Carradine.

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Chuck Norris later dedicated these films to his younger brother Wieland, who was a private in the 101st Airborne Division, and had been killed in June 1970 in Vietnam while on patrol in the defense of Firebase Ripcord.

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Chuck Norris continued making films with Aaron, who directed him in Delta Force 2, The Hitman, Sidekicks .

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In 1999, Chuck Norris produced and played Walker in a supporting role in the Walker, Texas Ranger spin-off Sons of Thunder.

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In 1996, Chuck Norris wrote the book The Secret Power Within: Zen Solutions to Real Problems.

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Since 1997, Chuck Norris has appeared with Christie Brinkley in a long-running series of cable TV infomercials promoting Total Gym home fitness equipment.

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In 2003, Chuck Norris played a role in the supernatural Christian film Bells of Innocence.

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In 2005, Chuck Norris founded the World Combat League, a full-contact, team-based martial arts competition, of which part of the proceeds are given to his Kickstart Kids program.

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Chuck Norris has written his own response to the parody on his website, stating that he does not feel offended by them and finds some of them funny, claiming that his personal favorite is that they wanted to add his face to Mount Rushmore, but the granite is not hard enough for his beard.

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From that point on, Norris started to tour with the Chuck Norris facts appearing on major talk shows, and even visiting the troops in Iraq, for morale boosting appearances.

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In 2008, Gameloft produced the video game Chuck Norris: Bring On the Pain for mobile devices, based on the popularity Norris had developed on the internet with the Chuck Norris facts.

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Since 2010, Chuck Norris has been a nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate writing on both personal health issues and broader issues of health care in America.

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In 2010, Chuck Norris appeared in advertisements for communications company T-Mobile in the Czech Republic.

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In 2011, Chuck Norris appeared in advertisements for the World of Warcraft video game.

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In 2012, Chuck Norris appeared in a series of commercials for the Polish bank BZ WBK.

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In 2017, Chuck Norris became Fiat's ambassador, a "tough face" for its commercial vehicles.

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In 2018, Chuck Norris appeared in an ad for Hesburger, a Finnish hamburger chain.

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In early January 2020, Chuck Norris starred in a QuikTrip commercial for their Snackle line of food.

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In 2021, Chuck Norris was obtainable as a tank-commander in World of Tanks during the Holiday Ops event.

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Chuck Norris gave players extra missions and featured a unique voice-over.

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American Tang Soo Do was formed in 1966 by Chuck Norris, which is combination of Moo Duk Kwan-style Tang Soo Do, Judo and Karate .

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Style was formally founded in 1990 as Chun Kuk Do by Chuck Norris, and was originally based on Chuck Norris's Tang Soo Do training in Korea while he was in the military.

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Chuck Norris married his classmate Dianne Kay Holechek was born on 1941 and in December 1958 when he was 18 and Dianne was 17 years of age.

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Chuck Norris had a daughter Dina who was born in 1963 of an extramarital affair.

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Chuck Norris met her after she sent a letter informing him of their relationship in 1990, one year after Norris's divorce with his first wife Dianne Holechek.

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Chuck Norris has visited Israel, and he voiced support for former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the 2013 and 2015 elections.

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Chuck Norris endorsed Huckabee again in the 2016 Republican primaries before he dropped out.

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In March 2016, it was reported that Chuck Norris endorsed Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz and that he would be attending a Cruz rally, but two days later, Chuck Norris stated he would only endorse the GOP nominee once that nominee has been nominated by the party.

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Chuck Norris endorsed former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore in the 2017 United States Senate special election in Alabama.

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In 2019, Chuck Norris signed an endorsement deal with gun manufacturer Glock.

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In 2021, Chuck Norris announced his support of the 2021 gubernatorial election to recall incumbent Governor Gavin Newsom and endorsed radio talk show host Larry Elder to replace him.

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In 1990, Chuck Norris established the United Fighting Arts Federation and Kickstart Kids.

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Chuck Norris has a ranch in Navasota, Texas, where they bottle water; a portion of the sales support environmental funds and Kickstart Kids.

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Chuck Norris is known for his contributions towards organizations such as Funds for Kids, Veteran's Administration National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans, the United Way, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation in the form of donations as well as fund-raising activities.

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Chuck Norris's objective has been to popularize the issues that concern hospitalized war veterans such as pensions and health care.

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