Chuck Norris -Biography
Norris is an international television and film star and has starred in 23
motion pictures such as Delta Force, Code of Silence and Missing in
Action, just to name a few. His television series “Walker, Texas Ranger”,
ran for 81/2 years. With 203 episodes, is the most successful Saturday
night series on CBS since “Gunsmoke”. Internationally, it is seen in more
than 80 countries worldwide with an average of 1 billion viewers daily.
Norris first made his mark as a renowned teacher of martial arts and was a
six-time undefeated World Professional Middle Weight Karate Champion. He
is the first man from the Western Hemisphere in the over 4,500 year
tradition of Tae Kwon Do to be awarded an eighth degree Black Belt Grand
Master ranking. By the 1970’s he had revolutionized Martial Arts in the
U.S. and created his own system called Chun Kuk Do (meaning
“The Universal Way”) and is the Founder and Chairman of the United
Fighting Arts Federation.
Chuck Norris is also a New York Times bestselling author of three books.
They include Black Belt Patriotism: How to Reawaken America, and the 2004
autobiographical Against All Odds. Norris has also penned two works of
fiction, “The Justice Riders” and “A Threat to Justice.” In 2006, he added
“columnist” to his list of credits with the launch of his popular internet
column on the independent news site WorldNetDaily.com. His weekly column
is now widely syndicated and carried by Human Events and Townhall, among
Modeling a life of health and fitness for more than five decades, Norris has
promoted the importance of exercise by his endorsement of the Total Gym, a
popular exercise machine that is sold internationally in more than 80
countries. Most recently he launched a syndicated weekly health and
fitness column called C-Force to help inspire and improve the health and
fitness of his readers by taking a holistic view of health-that wellness
is obtained and maintained by treating ourselves as an integrated whole,
in mind, body and spirit.
A genuine internet phenomenon, Norris has become the subject of countless
Paul Bunyan-type fictional “facts” of his exploits, submitted by fans.
There are currently more than a million such “facts” floating around the
internet. In November of 2009, he came out with The Official Chuck Norris
Fact Book, focusing on 101 of his favorite facts and stories.
A very popular public speaker, Norris is a strong supporter of the NRA,
supporting our 2nd amendment rights and was named Honorary Chairman of the
NRA’s, “Trigger the Vote” campaign and has served as spokesperson for
agencies such as The United Way and The Veterans Administration. Norris,
an Air Force veteran, was named an Honorary Member of the Marine Corps in
2007, which was an incredible honor demonstrating the appreciation the
Corps felt for his two “hand shake” tours of Iraq within a one year
A man of deep religious convictions and a giving spirit, Chuck will say
that next to his family, his most rewarding accomplishment is the creation
in 1992 of his KICKSTART KIDS Foundation. His wife, Gena, is also a
leading force in this endeavor as the Foundations Co-Chairman. With the
purpose of building strong moral character in our youth through martial
arts training, the Foundation has become the most important mission of
Chuck and Gena’s lives, following the development and well-being of their
family. KICKSTART KIDS now works with over 8,500 at-risk youth on a daily
basis as part of the daily school curriculum in middle schools and since
its inception; the program has graduated almost 85,000 youngsters. Their
goal is to expand the program all over Texas and eventually nationwide.
The Norris’ live on their ranch near Houston, where they are raising their
nine–year old twins, Dakota and Danilee.