Carlos Ray Norris was born March 10, 1940. That isnâ€™t a typo â€“ the man that we all love from action films is much older than he looks! His discipline comes from his years spent in the United States Air Force. Next, he began teaching martial arts.
Norris has been in plenty of action films, and proudly performing his own stunts. He has worked along some of the best, including Bruce Lee. Norris had his on TV series called Walker: Texas Ranger from 1993 until 2001. His first film was in 1969.
Few people known that Norris is also an author. He has written books about martial arts, the military, and even religion. He says his childhood was very regular. He did okay in school but didnâ€™t stand out either academically or athletically.
He spent time in Korea while he was in the Air Force. This is where he began learning about martial arts. In addition to his own acting career, he has also helped with creating a variety of action scenes for other movies.
Not everything you read online about Norris is true, and he gets annoyed by it. He says that people have to be very careful about it. He isnâ€™t a superhero, just a guy. Still, Norris does have a sense of humor. He admits some of what he has come across online is humorous.
Norris owns a variety of martial art schools around the world including the USA and Korea. He is very particular about how the programs are run and those that are authorized to teach them. He has a very solid reputation in his facilities, and people consider it an honor to be selected to attend them.
Norris has also been the spokesman for Total Gym for many years. He has also been in commercials for T-Mobile and Worlds of Warcraft video games. He married his wife Dianne in 1958 and they were married for 30 years before divorcing. The couple has three children together.
He married his second wife, Gena Oâ€™Kelley in 1998. She is 23 years younger than Norris and has two children from a previous marriage. The couple has a set of twins together.