Home / Celebrity Net Worth / Actors / Chuck Norris Net Worth

Chuck Norris Net Worth, Biography, Wiki in 2017-2016

How rich is Chuck Norris?

Chuck Norris net worth:
$70 Million

Chuck Norris information

Chuck Norris information

Birth date: March 10, 1940
Birth place: Ryan, Oklahoma, United States
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:154 lbs (70 kg)
Profession:Actor, Martial Artist, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Author
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Gena O'Kelley (m. 1998), Dianne Holechek (m. 1958–1988)
Children:Mike Norris, Eric Norris, Dakota Alan Norris, Danilee Kelly Norris, Dina Norris
Siblings:Aaron Norris, Wieland Clyde Norris

Chuck Norris profile links

Chuck Norris profile links

Reza Farahan

LaTavia Roberson

Young Jeezy

Trey Anastasio

More net worths

Chuck Norris Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Chuck Norris is also known as Carlos Ray Norris and Ground Chuck. C. R. Norris is an American actor, martial artist, screenwriter, TV and film producer and author who is now considered to be one of the richest celebrities in the United States as he has a net worth valued at $70 million. Norris became well known thanks to appearances in movies such as “Firewalker”, “Code of Silence”, “Way of The Dragon” and “The Delta Force”. For his appearance in the movie “An Eye For An Eye” C. Norris received 250 000 dollars,while for the movie “A Force of One” he received another $125,000.

Chuck Norris Net Worth $70 Million

Carlos Ray Norris was born on March 10, 1940, in Ryan, Oklahoma, United States. Together with brothers Aaron Norris and Wileand Norris, Chuck was raised only by their mother from 16 years of age, when his parents divorced. They moved to Kansas and later started to live in California. In his childhood Chuck wasn’t popular among teenagers. He described his younger self as a shy and a non-athletic boy who didn’t even think about becoming an actor. After graduating from school Norris worked as an Air Policeman for United States Air Force, including being sent to South Korea, and there he was given the nickname “Chuck”. Nowadays everyone knows him only as Chuck Norris, whose estimated net worth is big.

When Norris left the United States Air Force, he started to show an interest in martial arts and succeeded in Chun Kuk Do. He participated in many different tournaments and even defeated such great fighters as Victor Moore and Skipper Mullins. However, Chuck Norris’s net worth started to rise only in 1960, when he received the title of the Fighter Of The Year.

Norris’s net worth rose dramatically when he started to appear in movies. His debut in the film industry was in 1969 as he played a supporting role in a movie entitled “The Wrecking Crew”. Of course, this first installment in Chuck’s net worth was not really big, but it was the beginning of his great acting career. Only in 1977 when Norris starred in a movie “Breaker! Breaker!” produced by Samuel Schulman, did his net worth increase substantially. The real breakthrough performance made by Norris which increased his net worth was four years afterwards, when he filmed “An Eye For An Eye” – he starred there together with Christopher Lee and Richard Roundtree.

Talking about his personal life, C. Norris already has 9 grandchildren. His first wife was Dianne Holechek – they married in 1958 and their firstborn was Michael R. Norris, who is also known as an American actor. Their second child, Eric Scott Norris, is known as a race car driver. However, Chuck divorced from his wife after more than 30 years of living together. Her second wife is the former Gena O’Kelley, an ex- model. Together they have two children: Danilee Kelly Norris and Dakota Alan Norris.

So now you know how rich is Chuck Norris.


More about Chuck Norris:

  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Facts
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Expendables 2 2012 Booker
The Cutter 2005 John Shepherd
Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire 2005 TV Movie Capt. Ranger Cordell Walker
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story 2004 Chuck Norris
Yes, Dear 2003 TV Series Chuck Norris
Bells of Innocence 2003 Matthew
The President's Man: A Line in the Sand 2002 TV Movie Joshua McCord
Walker, Texas Ranger 1993-2001 TV Series Cordell Walker
The President's Man 2000 TV Movie Joshua McCord
Martial Law 2000 TV Series Cordell Walker
Sons of Thunder 1999 TV Series Cordell Walker
Logan's War: Bound by Honor 1998 TV Movie Jake Fallon
Forest Warrior 1996 McKenna
Top Dog 1995 Jake Wilder
Walker Texas Ranger 3: Deadly Reunion 1994 Ranger Cordell Walker
Hellbound 1994 Frank Shatter
Wind in the Wire 1993 TV Movie Chuck Norris
Sidekicks 1992 Chuck Norris
The Hitman 1991 Cliff Garrett / Grogan
Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection 1990 Col. Scott McCoy
Hero and the Terror 1988 Danny O'Brien
Braddock: Missing in Action III 1988 Col. James Braddock
Firewalker 1986 Max Donigan
The Delta Force 1986 Maj. Scott McCoy
Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos 1986 TV Series Chuck Norris
Invasion U.S.A. 1985 Matt Hunter
Code of Silence 1985 Eddie Cusack
Missing in Action 2: The Beginning 1985 Colonel James Braddock
Missing in Action 1984 Col. James Braddock
Lone Wolf McQuade 1983 J.J. McQuade
Forced Vengeance 1982 Josh Randall
Silent Rage 1982 Sheriff Dan Stevens
An Eye for an Eye 1981 Sean Kane
The Octagon 1980 Scott James
A Force of One 1979 Matt Logan
Good Guys Wear Black 1978 John T. Booker
Breaker! Breaker! 1977 John David 'J.D.' Dawes
Huang mian lao hu 1974 Chuck Slaughter Chuck Norris
The Student Teachers 1973 Karate Advisor
The Way of the Dragon 1972 Colt
The Wrecking Crew 1968 Man in the House of 7 Joys (uncredited)

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Walker, Texas Ranger 1995-2001 TV Series performer - 159 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inside World Combat League 2007 TV Movie executive producer
The Cutter 2005 executive producer
Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire 2005 TV Movie executive producer
Birdie and Bogey 2004 executive producer
The President's Man: A Line in the Sand 2002 TV Movie executive producer
The President's Man 2000 TV Movie executive producer
Walker, Texas Ranger 1995-2000 TV Series executive producer - 77 episodes
Sons of Thunder 1999 TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Logan's War: Bound by Honor 1998 TV Movie executive producer
Sidekicks 1992 executive producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Logan's War: Bound by Honor 1998 TV Movie story
Braddock: Missing in Action III 1988 written by
Invasion U.S.A. 1985 screenplay
Walker, Texas Ranger TV Series story by - 3 episodes, 1997 story - 2 episodes, 2001 writer - 1 episode, 2001
Sons of Thunder 1999 TV Series created by - 1 episode

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Octagon 1980 fight choreographer
Good Guys Wear Black 1978 martial arts choreographer
Breaker! Breaker! 1977 fight choreographer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Walker, Texas Ranger 1996 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Force of One 1979 fight choreographer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Evolucion 2006 Short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Goldbergs 2015 TV Series Himself
Fox and Friends 2012 TV Series Himself
Huckabee 2012 TV Series Himself
Salvados 2010 TV Series Himself
Hannity 2009 TV Series Himself
Mile High: How to Win... and Lose... the White House 2009 Documentary Himself - Interviewee
Larry King Live 2008 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1995-2008 TV Series Himself
Glenn Beck 2008 TV Series Himself
The Live Desk 2008 TV Series Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2007 TV Series Himself
Praise the Lord 2006 TV Series Himself - Host
The Tony Danza Show 2006 TV Series Himself
The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch 2006 TV Series Himself
The Contender 2005 TV Series Himself
On the Record w/ Brit Hume 2004 TV Series Himself
UFC 46: Supernatural 2004 TV Special Himself
The Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular 2003 TV Series Himself - Guest
2001 ABC World Stunt Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
American Veteran Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
CBS Cares 2001 TV Series Himself
Howard Stern 1994-1999 TV Series Himself
The Howard Stern Radio Show 1999 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-1999 TV Series Himself
The Path of the Dragon 1998 Video documentary short Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996-1998 TV Series Himself
The Immortal Masters 1998 Video short Himself
Mystic Origins of the Martial Arts 1998 Video documentary Himself
Chuck Norris: Private Lesson 1997 Video documentary Instructor
Late Show with David Letterman 1996 TV Series Himself
Walker: Behind the Scenes with TV's Toughest Cop 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
Survivor Series 1994 TV Special Himself
WWE Raw 1994 TV Series Himself
The Curse of the Dragon 1993 Documentary Himself
The Howard Stern Interview 1993 TV Series Himself
De tú a tú 1992 TV Series
Cinturón negro 1992 TV Series Himself
Dying for a Smoke 1992 Video documentary Himself
The Howard Stern Show 1991 TV Series Himself
WrestleMania VII 1991 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
Happy Birthday, Bugs!: 50 Looney Years 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself
After Hours 1990 TV Series Himself
Steve McQueen: Man on the Edge 1990 Video documentary Himself
Clint, 'The Rookie' & Me 1990 TV Movie Himself
Presidential Inaugural Gala 1989 TV Movie Himself
One for the Road 1989 TV Short documentary Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1988 TV Series Himself
The Ultimate Stuntman: A Tribute to Dar Robinson 1987 TV Movie documentary Himself / Host
The 16th Annual Shelby Awards 1986 TV Special Himself
Omnibus 1986 TV Series documentary Himself
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1986 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Foreign Film
Hollywood '84 1984 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Making of 'Lone Wolf McQuade' 1983 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1980 TV Series Himself
The Warrior Within 1976 Documentary Himself
Dinah! 1975 TV Series Himself
Flip 1974 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1973 TV Series Himself
Bruce Lee: The Man and the Legend 1973 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Enjoy Yoursef Tonight 1972 TV Series Himself
Room 222 1970 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Death Battle 2015 TV Series Himself
The Real Miyagi 2015 Documentary
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films 2014 Documentary Himself
In the Shadow of Chuck Norris 2014 Documentary Himself
The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films 2014 Documentary Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2008-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - Huckabee Supporter
Huckabee 2013 TV Series Himself
Gods of War: Assembling Earth's Mightiest Anti-Heroes 2012 Video documentary short Himself
Cowgirls 'n Angels 2012 Himself (uncredited)
The Announcement 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
I Am Bruce Lee 2012 TV Movie documentary Colt
Nostalgia Critic 2011 TV Series Himself
The Gracies and the Birth of Vale Tudo 2010 Documentary Himself
WWE: John Morrison - Rock Star 2010 Video Himself
WWE: Survivor Series Anthology, Vol. 2 2009 Video Himself
California's Gold 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
WWE: The Rise and Fall of WCW 2009 Video Himself
The Unbeatable Bruce Lee 2001 Video documentary Himself
Interview with Anders Nelsson 2001 Video short Colt (segment "Way of the Dragon")
Reflections on 'The Little Dragon' 2001 Video short Colt (segment "Way of the Dragon")
The Jon Benn Interview 2001 Video short Colt (segment "Way of the Dragon")
Hollywood Remembers Lee Marvin 2000 TV Movie documentary Maj. Scott McCoy (uncredited)
Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey 2000 Video documentary
Fist to Fist 2000 Documentary
Bruce Lee: The Legend Lives On 1999 TV Movie Colt (scenes Way of the Dragon)
Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes 1998 TV Special documentary Himself
Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do 1995 Documentary Colt (scenes from Way of the Dragon) (uncredited)
Undertaker - He Buries Them Alive 1994 Video Himself
Bruce Lee and Kung Fu Mania 1992 Documentary
Cathode Fuck 1986 Video documentary Himself, Guest on 'The Phil Donahue Show'
Bruce Lee, the Legend 1984 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Game of Death 1978 Fighter
Kung Fu Killers 1974 TV Movie documentary

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001 Golden Boot Golden Boot Awards
1999 BMI TV Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Walker, Texas Ranger (1993) · Kevin Kiner
· Tirk Wilder
1998 BMI TV Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Walker, Texas Ranger (1993) · Kevin Kiner
· Tirk Wilder
1997 BMI TV Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Walker, Texas Ranger (1993) · Tirk Wilder
· Kevin Kiner
1997 Special Award Lone Star Film & Television Awards Texas Legend
1992 Special Award ShoWest Convention, USA International Box Office Star of the Year
1989 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 15 December 1989. At 7000 Hollywood Blvd.
1982 Special Award ShoWest Convention, USA Action Star of the Year

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999 TV Guide Award TV Guide Awards Favorite Actor in a Drama Walker, Texas Ranger (1993)

TitleSalary
An Eye for an Eye (1981) $250,000
A Force of One (1979) $125,000
Good Guys Wear Black (1978) $40,000
Breaker! Breaker! (1977) $10,000

#Fact
1 Declared his support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in July 2016, and warned that Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton would destroy the United States if elected.
2 In August 2015, Norris appeared at the Unity March in Birmingham, Alabama. Based in Texas, he helped out Texas Governer Greg Abbott during his gubernatorial campaign in 2014.
3 Sold his Dallas, Texas home on the market for $1.2 million [17 July 2013].
4 Has a karate studio in Norfolk, Virginia.
5 Both Michael Landon and Dan Blocker studied karate under him, as well as Blocker's children.
6 Knew Bill Bixby very well.
7 Sofia, Bulgaria: Filming The Expendables 2 (2012). [October 2011]
8 Release of his book, "The Secret Power Within: Zen Solutions to Real Problems" [1996]
9 Lives in Navasota, Texas with his family. [2009]
10 Release of his autobiography, "Against All Odds: My Story" by Chuck with Ken Abraham. [2004]
11 Release of his book, "Black Belt Patriotism: How to Reawaken America". [2008]
12 Release of his book, "The Justice Riders: A Novel" by Chuck Norris, Ken Abraham, Aaron Norris and Tim Grayem. [2006]
13 Visited US forces fighting in Iraq. [November 2006]
14 Spokesperson for the Total Gym Fitness infomercials with his wife Gena and Christie Brinkley, that currently air in the late night or early morning hours. Also appearing is Wesley Snipes. [June 2006]
15 Release of his book, "The Official Chuck Norris Fact Book". [November 2009]
16 Release of the book, "Chuck Norris" by Melanie Cole. [1999]
17 Founder, the Lone Wolf Cigar Co., in 1996.
18 Acting mentor and friends of Clarence Gilyard Jr. and Sheree J. Wilson.
19 Friend of Marshall R. Teague.
20 Columnist, World Net Daily.
21 His mother, Wilma Scarberry Norris Knight, a housewife and a waitress, was born on May 4, 1921. She had him when she was almost age 19.
22 A newly-built bridge spanning from Slovakia into neighboring Austria is to be named after Chuck Norris.
23 Is one of three stars to have appeared in every episode of Walker, Texas Ranger (1993).
24 Out of all the Chuck Norris facts, his personal favorite is 'Before the Boogie Man goes to sleep, he checks his closet for Chuck Norris.'.
25 Chuck and his brother, Aaron Norris, were made honorary Texas Rangers by Gov. Rick Perry on December 2, 2010 in Dallas, Texas.
26 Lives in Dallas, Texas.
27 In 2005 he founded the World Combat League, a full-contact, team-based martial arts competition.
28 Had a hip replacement in 2009.
29 Friends with: Robert Fuller, James Drury, David Carradine, Noble Willingham, Christopher Canaan, Leslie Greif, Michael Landon, Bill Bixby, Marshall R. Teague, Rod Taylor, George Bush, Bob Barker, James C. Dobson, Billy Graham, Mickey Rooney, Robert H. Schuller, Pat Robertson, Steve McQueen, Joan Rivers, Bruce Lee, Steve Carter, Whoopi Goldberg, Robert Conrad, Rosie O'Donnell, Sylvester Stallone and Clint Eastwood.
30 Once went under Phil McGraw's training, and is his greatest student.
31 Is a vocal secessionist.
32 Publicly endorsed former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court Roy Moore for Republican candidate as Governor of Alabama in the 2010 mid-term elections.
33 Although a very vocal conservative Republican and born again Christian, Norris has ruled out running for elected office himself.
34 Won in 2006 "The Jewish Humanitarian Man of the Year Award."
35 Attended Hamilton Junior High School in Houston, Texas in the early 1950s before moving to Torrance, California.
36 Had a daughter, Dianna DeCioli (Dina) out of wedlock in 1964. He saw her for the first time in 1991, when she was 26. Her daughter is married and has three children. Chuck wrote about her in his book "Against All Odds: My Story".
37 He was made an honorary Marine in March 2007.
38 On an episode of Walker, Texas Ranger (1993), his co-star's, Clarence Gilyard Jr., character read the book, "The Secret Power Within," which Norris wrote himself.
39 Best known by the public for his starring role as the title character in Walker, Texas Ranger (1993).
40 Close friend and admirer of Sean Hannity.
41 Portrayed by Ray Park in Li Xiao Long chuan qi (2008) (aka "The Legend of Bruce Lee") (TV series).
42 Hosted a fundraiser for Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee at his ranch in Navasota, Texas. Norris estimated more than 200 people paid at least $1,000 for a plate of barbecue and a chance to watch Huckabee play bass guitar with his band, Capitol Offense. Norris, who has frequently made public appearances in support of Huckabee, opened his sprawling East Texas ranch to the campaign and its supporters. (20 January 2008).
43 He is a close friend of President George W. Bush and his father, former President George Bush.
44 Publicly condemned The Golden Compass (2007) as anti-Christian.
45 Publicly endorsed Mike Huckabee as his choice for Republican candidate in the 2008 presidential election.
46 Was offered the role of Steiner in Game of Death (1978), but turned it down.
47 Has played Ranger Cordell Walker in three different TV-series: Walker, Texas Ranger (1993), Sons of Thunder (1999) and Martial Law (1998).
48 Was to appear in Delta Force 3: The Killing Game (1991), but he withdrew following the helicopter crash during the making of Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection (1990).
49 He and his wife both serve on the board of the National Council of Bible Curriculum in Public Schools.
50 Served in the U.S. Air Force.
51 2006: He began writing a column for the right-wing political publication WorldNetDaily. In his columns he has expressed his beliefs that, among other things, evolution doesn't exist, those who are troubled should turn to Christ and "true patriots" would not support a separation of church and state. In addition, he also speaks on behalf of organizations pushing for mandatory prayer in public schools.
52 He has English, with smaller amounts of Scottish, Welsh, and German, ancestry. He is also said to have Irish and Cherokee ancestry.
53 2006: Campaigned for Republicans in the mid-term elections, in which Republicans wound up losing control of both houses of Congress.
54 2/14/06: Attended a Valentine's Day celebration at the White House, wearing black boots with his tuxedo. Singer Michael Feinstein capped the romantic evening by serenading the crowd, which included new Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, singer Wayne Newton and Senators Mitch McConnell and Joe Lieberman.
55 Is only one of three Americans to achieve eighth-degree black belt status in tae-kwon-do.
56 1/20/01: Attended the first inauguration of President George W. Bush along with fellow longtime Republican supporters Sylvester Stallone and Robert Duvall.
57 8/30/01: Twins Dakota Alan and Danilee Kelly, with Gena O'Kelly, were born.
58 2004: Actively supported George W. Bush's US Presidential re-election campaign.
59 Was the initial choice for the character of Red Forman on the Fox sitcom That '70s Show (1998), but was still filming Walker, Texas Ranger (1993), so he had to turn it down.
60 Was a guest star on The Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular (2003) honoring Bob Barker's 80th birthday. Other celebrity guests included Céline Dion, Ray Romano, Charlie Sheen and Larry King.
61 Participated on the TV show The Contender (2005) with fellow action superstar Sylvester Stallone.
62 A website known as "Chuck Norris Facts" has been created as a parody of his career, containing hundreds of absurdly creative statements about his intellect, strength, virility and image, such as 'Chuck Norris once shot down a German fighter plane by pointing at it and yelling "Bang!".' Chuck is not offended by the website, in fact, has said he feels honored to have a website named after him and says he laughs when he reads the facts. He even used one fact in The Expendables 2 (2012): 'Chuck Norris was once bitten by a cobra. After five days of agonizing pain, the cobra finally died.'.
63 Enjoys playing golf and participates in many celebrity golfing events.
64 Is a close friend of legendary writer and director John Milius, who was an uncredited co-screenwriter of Norris's movie Lone Wolf McQuade (1983). Milius credits this film, in part with inspiring him to craft the similar Extreme Prejudice (1987), four years later.
65 Is an NRA member.
66 He is a staunch supporter of the Republican Party.
67 As a child, his idol and favorite actor was John Wayne. Indeed, their on screen personas bear much in common. Both achieved their highest level of fame playing no nonsense good guys who were incorruptible and did whatever it took to make sure that justice was served and that the bad guys got what they deserved.
68 Is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under the Machado Brothers.
69 Reader's Digest once noted a story of how Norris, true to his characters, prefers to find a non-violent way to solve a situation. Norris was in a bar once when a customer walked in and said to him, "You're in my seat. Move." Norris complied, and as the customer sat down, he recognized Norris. He then said, "Chuck, you could've kicked my butt if you wanted to. Instead of moving, why didn't you just attack me?" Norris' response: "What would that have accomplished?" Norris later said the experience resulted in him getting a new admirer and a new friend.
70 Despite their vast political differences, he is friends with actress and comedienne Whoopi Goldberg. He was so impressed with a performance of hers that he tried, unsuccessfully, to get her a role in his film Invasion U.S.A. (1985).
71 It is commonly believed that he was offered the role of "Sensei Jon Kreese" in the original The Karate Kid (1984). He reportedly turned it down, claiming he did not want his name connected with such a brutal and vicious character. This is, in fact, an urban legend; Norris himself has disputed it. While appearing on the February 9, 2006 episode of the radio show hosted by Adam Carolla, Norris stated that he was never offered the role at all.
72 His voice and drama coach was Jonathan Harris, of Lost in Space (1965) fame. Harris "taught him how to speak," by putting his fingers in Norris's mouth, and stretching the mouth wide open. Chuck names Jonathan as the only man in the world who could get away with doing that to him... which Harris was always proud of.
73 His father Ray was killed in a car accident, shortly after cancer surgery. Part of Ray's throat and chin were removed; a tube was inserted in his trachea to help him breathe. Ray was thrown out of his car in the wreck, and the tube came out. Ray suffocated on the ground because no one at the accident site was aware of the tube.
74 He has a 10th degree black belt in Tang Soo Do, and also an 8th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do...that is, the Korean (or traditional) styles of each.
75 He is the Founder of the National Tang-Soo-Do Congress (NTC) and the United Fighting Arts Federation (UFAF). Chuck is also President of the latter.
76 He has founded two of his own martial arts: Chun Kuk Do ("the Universal Way") and American Tang Soo Do.
77 Has 3 grandchildren by son Eric Norris. Also has three grandchildren by daughter Dianna DeCioli. One of the grandchildren is fellow actress Gabby Di Ciolli.
78 In the movies where he's a police officer, Norris usually prefers to work alone (i.e. Lone Wolf McQuade (1983), Code of Silence (1985) and Top Dog (1995)).
79 12/12/01: Received "Veteran of the Year 2001" honor at the 6th Annual American Veteran Awards.
80 He was the karate teacher of father-son actors Steve McQueen and Chad McQueen. The elder McQueen encouraged Norris to pursue a career in movies and television; allegedly, he told Chuck: "If you can't do anything else, there's always acting."
81 6-time World Karate Champion; among those he faced for this title are fellow actors Joe Lewis and Steve Sanders.
82 Often trained with Bruce Lee.
83 Father of Mike Norris and Eric Norris, the latter of whom is a professional stock car driver. Their mother is Diane Holechek. Chuck also has a daughter named Dianna DeCioli (Dina). Dina was born in 1964, due to an extramarital affair when he was stationed in California in the US Air Force. More recently, on August 30, 2001, Chuck and Gena O'Kelly (his second wife) welcomed twins Dakota Alan (boy) and Danilee Kelly (girl).
84 Eldest of three sons born to Ray and Wilma Norris. Chuck's brothers are Wieland Norris (born July 12, 1943; KIA in Vietnam, 1970) and Aaron Norris. Aaron is the youngest of the trio, the proverbial "runt of the litter."
85 1988: Campaigned for George Bush in the US presidential election.

#Quote
1 I have to say I'm proud of them all. My favorite? That's a tough one because each has a special [meaning] to me. The Missing in Action films were very special because they were really the ones that [took] me to a higher level [where I was] more in demand. They helped spearhead my career. Of course, Code of Silence is special because it was a critical success. And Lone Wolf McQuade was a fun film.
2 [on Top Dog] It was interesting working with a dog - even though they always say, "Never work with dogs or children." This dog was incredibly smart. I was doing a scene where the dog and I were running, and we both had our marks to land on. I ran up and looked - and missed my mark by two or three feet - but the dog landed right on his. And they said, "Chuck, if a dog can land on his, you can sure as heck land on yours!"
3 [on Hero and the Terror] That was shot here in Los Angeles. It was a scary movie. The bad guy was a monster, a huge guy. It was OK, but it wasn't one of my favorites.
4 [on Delta Force] That was a good one, too, because it was a privilege to work with Lee Marvin. He was an incredible guy, a real macho guy. He was known for criticizing everybody - all his co-stars - and he never said nice things. Then they interviewed him right after we did Delta Force and asked him about me. He said: "I liked him. He was a cool guy." So I thought, "Thank goodness."
5 [on Return of the Dragon] Yeah, that was amazing. Bruce had left for Hong Kong to pursue his movie career, and I didn't hear from him for a couple of years. Then he called me out of the blue and asked if I would be his opponent in this new movie, which he was directing, as well. He said, "I'm going to do this big fight scene in the Colosseum in Rome - a fight to the death, like two gladiators." And kiddingly I went, "Well, who wins, Bruce?" And he said, "I win; I'm the star of this movie." I said, "Oh, I see." Because I held the world title then, I said, "So you want to beat the world champion?" And he said, "No, I want to kill the world champion." I said, "Oh ... OK."
6 [on Code of Silence][Code of Silence] was my biggest critical success. I played a cop in Chicago, and Dennis Farina was one of my co-stars. It was probably the first movie where the critics really praised me. They called me the next John Wayne.
7 [on Invasion U.S.A.] That's the one I shot in Atlanta and Miami. I wrote that screenplay [after] I got the story out of a Reader's Digest, which talked about what would happen if terrorists came into our country and started blowing up schools and buses and airplanes - things that would isolate our transportation system. [It was like] 9/11. Of course, in the film it was the Russians who were trying to scare us into not leaving our homes. And I saved the day.
8 [on Silent Rage] It was about a psycho who couldn't die. It's amazing that out of all my films, it's the one that makes the most people come up to me and say, "Are you going to do a sequel?" I say: "What would I do? I tried every way in the world to kill that guy. Finally, I had to dump him down a well. There's nothing else I could do to him."
9 With The Expendables 2 (2012), you have a lot of hard language in there that means that young people won't be able to see it. I said, I don't do movies like that. I didn't do them in the past, I didn't do them on my TV series. I said, you have to cut out all the hardcore language or I can't do it. So they did, and Expendables is now a PG-13 film so kids can see it.
10 I may run for president of Texas. That need may be a reality sooner than we think. If not me, someone someday may again be running for president of the Lone Star state, if the state of the union continues to turn into the enemy of the state. Anyone who has been around Texas for any length of time knows exactly what we'd do if the going got rough in America.
11 I think we're heading down the wrong direction. We need to restore patriotism as the founders meant it to be. We need to restore our sense of stability, morality and our responsibility. I think we have drifted from that. We just need to get back like our founding fathers. I do a lot of reading about our founding fathers and on our history, you know. They had a vision for America that was not corrupted by greed and power and I think unfortunately many of our politicians have fallen into that trap.
12 I admire those in the recent past who were able to represent a respectful conservatism in a liberal-leaning, show-business industry: men like Charlton Heston, John Wayne, James Stewart and Ronald Reagan. And I'm grateful for others today who have also stood for conservative values, incredible actors like Jim Caviezel, Mel Gibson and Jon Voight. Jon has recently stepped up to the plate for thousands of others who can't because they'd be cast aside by casting directors if their conservatism was even made known. Jon is taking the brunt end for them from critics who have no tolerance for actors on the right. These are the type of men who will go against the grain of the Hollywood status quo. These are the type of men who get the fact that entertainment isn't about playing party politics. These are the type of men who demonstrate what my hero and the stalwart conservative John Wayne once said, "Courage is being scared to death, and saddling up anyway."
13 My choice would be John McCain and Sarah Palin mainly because, with Sarah, I think she'd make a good president because she's a no-nonsense gal and she has much more experience than Barack Obama. Europe now is not infatuated with Barack Obama anymore. They are infatuated with Sarah Palin.
14 I've known John McCain for over twenty years. He's a man of integrity, but a lot of his social issues, I didn't lean toward. I'm not a Republican or Democrat. I'm conservative. Now that John has brought someone like Sarah Palin on the ticket, it makes me more confident that they could do a tremendous job in the White House.
15 [on Sen. John McCain] If John takes over the presidency at seventy-two and he ages 3-to-1, how old will he be in four years? Eighty-four years old--and can he handle that kind of pressure in that job? That's why I didn't pick John to support, because I'm just afraid the Vice President will wind up taking over his job within that four-year presidency.
16 Any GOP candidate can be dissected to a point that he is railed for having liberal tendencies. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has waffled enough around his pro-abortion, pro-gay, pro-gun control views to recruit many Democratic supporters. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has flip-flopped so many times on issues of abortion, immigration and gay rights to make one wonder for what party he's running. Texas Representative Ron Paul's bent toward being an isolationist who wants to bring home every one of our 572,000 troops abroad makes the anti-terror, pro-military hairs on the back of my neck stand. Though Senator John McCain of Arizona is a friend and a true, decorated hero who I personally think would make an excellent vice president for Mike, he opposed the Bush tax cuts and co-authored legislation for comprehensive immigration reform that some believe jeopardizes national security and American sovereignty. And while former Tennessee Senator Fred Dalton Thompson is also a friend, his record of consistently voting against tort reform, opposing the impeachment of Bill Clinton on perjury, supporting opponents of Ronald Reagan [Gerald Ford and James Baker III] in 1976 and 1980, and failing to support federal constitutional amendments that would ban abortion and gay marriage doesn't exactly make him "the only true conservative." To be fair, even if Reagan himself were running today, he likely couldn't dodge liberal labeling, especially for his signing of the Immigration Control and Reform Act of 1986, which granted amnesty to aliens who resided in the U.S. since before 1982.
17 There has always been violence on the screen, and certain groups claim that some antisocial behavior can be traced to these violent films. I believe that's hogwash. The violence on television news programs is much more harmful because it's real. We all have the potential to be violent, but we must learn to control these impulses.
18 I don't initiate violence, I retaliate.
19 After years of learning to control my emotions in karate, I found it very difficult to reverse that process and fully express them. But I learn from my mistakes and develop more as an actor with each film role.
20 There are a dozen death spots, another dozen paralyzing death spots, and many, many disabling spots on the body. We human beings are quite fragile, you know.
21 [on Bruce Lee] Bruce Lee had bad eyesight and one leg that was shorter than the other. But he had a mental image of what he wanted, and he became the quintessential martial artist and the first Chinese superstar in American films.
22 Alleged Chuck Norris Fact: "Chuck Norris' tears can cure cancer. Too bad he never cries. Ever." There was a man whose tears could cure cancer or any other disease, including the real cause of all diseases - sin. His blood did. His name was Jesus, not Chuck Norris. If your soul needs healing, the prescription you need is not Chuck Norris' tears, it's Jesus' blood.
23 Alleged Chuck Norris Fact: "Faster than a speeding bullet ... more powerful than a locomotive ... able to leap tall buildings in a single bound... yes, these are some of Chuck Norris' warm-up exercises." I've got a bulletin for you, folks. I am no superman. I realize that now, but I didn't always. As six-time world karate champion and then a movie star, I put too much trust in who I was, what I could do and what I acquired. I forgot how much I needed others and especially God. Whether we are famous or not, we all need God. We also need other people.
24 Alleged Chuck Norris Fact: "There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of creatures Chuck Norris has allowed to live." It's funny. It's cute. But here's what I really think about the theory of evolution: It's not real. It is not the way we got here. In fact, the life you see on this planet is really just a list of creatures God has allowed to live. We are not creations of random chance. We are not accidents. There is a God, a Creator, who made you and me. We were made in His image, which separates us from all other creatures.
25 For too many years I was in rebellion to God. Now I'm a rebel with a cause for God and for grassroots America. I no longer fit the mold. I'm not a liberal actor from Hollywood. I'm not politically correct, in my opinions or my practice. And though I'm concerned with what people think, I will not compromise the truth in any form to cater to others, even with religion and politics. Those who would merely brand me on the Right are oversimplifying and running from the real issue.
26 I haven't always been warmly welcomed for holding my conservative positions in Hollywood. Then again, I've never been very good at being politically correct either, on or off screen. So why start now?
27 Today, more than ever, the inspiration for the parts I play is found in you - our nation's men and women in uniform and the selfless contributions you make on a daily basis to keep our country safe and free. I salute you.
28 It's the bullies who are afraid, are the ones that do all the fighting. It's not the secure kids that get out there and fight. It's the insecure kids. And when you develop that security in these youngsters and all of a sudden they have no reason to fight . . . This is to me the most gratifying thing I've ever been able to do.
29 Whatever luck I had, I made. I was never a natural athlete, but I paid my dues in sweat and concentration and took the time necessary to learn karate and become world champion.

#Trademark
1 Calm, reasonable voice
2 Does a roundhouse kick whenever he's filming a martial arts fight
3 Uses taekwondo in his fight scenes
4 Action movies
5 Red hair
6 His beard
7 Usually plays heroes who are good guys to the bone, and despite having punishing martial arts skills, would always rather find a better solution than fighting.
Source: Celebrity Images

Is Chuck Norris's Net Worth Deserved?

Check Also

Zach Galifianakis Net Worth

Zachary Knigh Galifianakis, commonly known as Zach Galifianakis, is a famous American actor, television and …