Carlos Ray “Chuck” Norris is an American martial artist, film producer, actor and screenwriter. He was born on March 10, 1940. First, he served in the US Air Force. After that, he won many martial arts championships and also founded his own Chun Kuk Do discipline. In addition, Chuck is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Tang Soo Do and Judo. Norris wanted to try to act, so he played a minor role in the spy film The Wrecking Crew (1969). Then, his friend Bruce Lee invited him to play the villain in Way of the Dragon (1972). He was good at it, so he took the game seriously. He appeared in the action movie Breaker! Breaker! (1977) and also the head of Good Guys Wear Black (1978).
Chuck’s early life
Norris was born in Ryan, Oklahoma, March 10, 1940. His father, Ray Dee Norris, was a mechanic, truck driver and bus driver. He was also a soldier in the Second World War army. It has Cherokee and Irish roots. Norris has two younger brothers, Wieland and Aaron (who is a Hollywood producer). When he was sixteen, his parents divorced, so he moved to Prairie Village, Kanzas, with his mother and brothers. They later moved to Torrance, California. He did not appreciate his childhood because he was shy and not athletic. His father was also an alcoholic and he was embarrassed by his behavior.
Norris joined the United States Air Force as an air policeman (AP) in 1958, and was sent to Osan Air Force Base in South Korea. There he acquired the nickname of Chuck. At that time, he began his training in Tang Soo Do (tangsudo). After being released from the U.S. Air Force in August 1962, he applied to be a police officer in Torrance, California. At the same time, he opened a martial arts studio. Chuck began to participate in martial arts competitions.
Renowned on the Internet
In 2000, he became executive producer of the television movie The President’s Man. It is an action film with Dylan Neal, Marla Adams, Ralph Waite, Soon-Tek Oh and Stuart Whitman. Then, in 2002, they made a sequel Eric Le président “The president’s man: a line in the sand”. In 2004, Norris made an appearance in Rawson’s comedy Marshall Thurber DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story. There he played himself. In 2010, he appeared in advertisements for the communications company T-Mobile in the Czech Republic. Then, in 2011, he advertised the video game World of Warcraft. After that, in 2012, he appeared in advertisements for the Polish bank BZ WBK.
In 2016, he appeared in an advertisement for Hoegaarden beer in 2017 in the advertisement for United Healthcare, and also in early January 2020, he starred in a QuikTrip advertisement.
Chuck Norris Net Worth
Chuck’s estimated net worth is approximately $ 70 million. Most come from action movies, but Chuck has also written several books that have added to his fortune. He was twice chosen as a best-selling author of The New York Times.