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25th Apr '13 4:31:35 AM Frank75
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->''"Website/{{Google}} won't search for Chuck Norris because it knows you don't find Chuck Norris, he finds ''you''"''.
-->--''[[http://www.nochucknorris.com/ nochucknorris.com]]''

'''Carlos Ray Norris''', better known as Chuck Norris, (born March 10, 1940) is an actor/martial artist, perhaps best known for his series of action films made by Cannon Studies in the 1980s (including ''Film/TheOctagon'', ''Film/TheDeltaForce'' and ''Lone Wolf [=McQuade=]''), his fight with Bruce Lee in ''Film/WayOfTheDragon'', his role as Cordell Walker in the long-running Creator/{{CBS}} series ''WalkerTexasRanger'' and, of course, for his {{roundhouse kick}}s and BadassBeard.

Norris currently lives in Grimes County, Texas, about an hour from [[UsefulNotes/{{Houston}} Greater Houston]]. Chuck Norris sightings aren't uncommon and are a bit of a letdown for anyone who honestly expects [[Website/ChuckNorrisFacts the legends]] to be true. The real Chuck, however, is a pretty cool guy who's very gracious with fans and involved with several philanthropic endeavors, including his own charity Kickstart. He is one of Hollywood's most prominent Republicans (appearing in campaign commercials for Mike Huckabee), as well as an outspoken conservative Christian, creating his martial art form Chun Kuk Do, around a mixture of Christian and Martial Arts principles. Despite being semi-retired and climbing in years, he's still a high-level martial arts expert and very likely could easily kick your butt, so even if you disagree with Chuck, make sure to be polite about it should you ever meet him.

He has experienced a recent burst popularity which can be linked to two pop-cultural phenomena: First, after the debut of the ''WalkerTexasRanger'' lever on ''Late Night With Creator/ConanOBrien'' (which produced a humorous out-of-context clip of said show). Second, after the formulation of the "[[Website/ChuckNorrisFacts Chuck Norris Fact Generator]]" (a spin-off of a similar generator for VinDiesel), a MemeticMutation wherein facts were given that depicted Norris as [[MemeticBadass an unstoppable force of badassery]], that quickly gained wide popularity. The concept reached AscendedMeme status with the aforementioned Mike Huckabee commercial. He also appears in a commercial for ''WorldOfWarcraft'' which claims that "there are 10 million people in World of Warcraft.. because Chuck Norris lets them live."

He is the third westerner in the documented history of Tae Kwon Do to be given the rank of 8th Degree Black Belt Grand Master, though he is often erroneously credited as the first.

Also, in 1986, he starred AsHimself in a cartoon series titled ''WesternAnimation/ChuckNorrisKarateKommandos'' in which his name was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSU1Lvxy9Sk endlessly repeated in the opening sequence]].

One of his most recent roles was as Booker, a legendary lone-wolf mercenary in ''TheExpendables2'', a role that's memorable for not only having him appear alongside other 80's action stars, but for ''Chuck himself actually cracking a [[Website/ChuckNorrisFacts Chuck Norris joke]]'', officially turning them into an AscendedMeme.

UrbanLegend claims Norris was the man who taught BruceLee how to kick properly. Considering Norris' background in Tae Kwon Do, a notoriously kick-heavy style, and Lee's early training in boxing and Wing Chun, both heavily punch-based, it's not impossible.

To summarize: MemeticMutation aside, ChuckNorris is in RealLife a sensitive, polite, humble, soft-spoken and kindhearted NiceGuy as well as a BadassGrandpa. The best example of a MeanCharacterNiceActor Martial Arts actor in western media.

And [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj2Zf9tlg2Y here]], you can see fictionalized versions of himself and AbrahamLincoln rapping against each other.
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[[caption-width-right:250: The eyes of the ranger are upon you.]]

->''"Website/{{Google}} won't search for Chuck Norris because it knows you don't find Chuck Norris, he finds ''you''"''.
-->--''[[http://www.nochucknorris.com/ nochucknorris.com]]''

'''Carlos Ray Norris''', better known as Chuck Norris, (born March 10, 1940) is an actor/martial artist, perhaps best known for his series of action films made by Cannon Studies in the 1980s (including ''Film/TheOctagon'', ''Film/TheDeltaForce'' and ''Lone Wolf [=McQuade=]''), his fight with Bruce Lee in ''Film/WayOfTheDragon'', his role as Cordell Walker in the long-running Creator/{{CBS}} series ''WalkerTexasRanger'' and, of course, for his {{roundhouse kick}}s and BadassBeard.

Norris currently lives in Grimes County, Texas, about an hour from [[UsefulNotes/{{Houston}} Greater Houston]]. Chuck Norris sightings aren't uncommon and are a bit of a letdown for anyone who honestly expects [[Website/ChuckNorrisFacts the legends]] to be true. The real Chuck, however, is a pretty cool guy who's very gracious with fans and involved with several philanthropic endeavors, including his own charity Kickstart. He is one of Hollywood's most prominent Republicans (appearing in campaign commercials for Mike Huckabee), as well as an outspoken conservative Christian, creating his martial art form Chun Kuk Do, around a mixture of Christian and Martial Arts principles. Despite being semi-retired and climbing in years, he's still a high-level martial arts expert and very likely could easily kick your butt, so even if you disagree with Chuck, make sure to be polite about it should you ever meet him.

He has experienced a recent burst popularity which can be linked to two pop-cultural phenomena: First, after the debut of the ''WalkerTexasRanger'' lever on ''Late Night With Creator/ConanOBrien'' (which produced a humorous out-of-context clip of said show). Second, after the formulation of the "[[Website/ChuckNorrisFacts Chuck Norris Fact Generator]]" (a spin-off of a similar generator for VinDiesel), a MemeticMutation wherein facts were given that depicted Norris as [[MemeticBadass an unstoppable force of badassery]], that quickly gained wide popularity. The concept reached AscendedMeme status with the aforementioned Mike Huckabee commercial. He also appears in a commercial for ''WorldOfWarcraft'' which claims that "there are 10 million people in World of Warcraft.. because Chuck Norris lets them live."

He is the third westerner in the documented history of Tae Kwon Do to be given the rank of 8th Degree Black Belt Grand Master, though he is often erroneously credited as the first.

Also, in 1986, he starred AsHimself in a cartoon series titled ''WesternAnimation/ChuckNorrisKarateKommandos'' in which his name was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSU1Lvxy9Sk endlessly repeated in the opening sequence]].

One of his most recent roles was as Booker, a legendary lone-wolf mercenary in ''TheExpendables2'', a role that's memorable for not only having him appear alongside other 80's action stars, but for ''Chuck himself actually cracking a [[Website/ChuckNorrisFacts Chuck Norris joke]]'', officially turning them into an AscendedMeme.

UrbanLegend claims Norris was the man who taught BruceLee how to kick properly. Considering Norris' background in Tae Kwon Do, a notoriously kick-heavy style, and Lee's early training in boxing and Wing Chun, both heavily punch-based, it's not impossible.

To summarize: MemeticMutation aside, ChuckNorris is in RealLife a sensitive, polite, humble, soft-spoken and kindhearted NiceGuy as well as a BadassGrandpa. The best example of a MeanCharacterNiceActor Martial Arts actor in western media.

And [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj2Zf9tlg2Y here]], you can see fictionalized versions of himself and AbrahamLincoln rapping against each other.
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5th Apr '13 9:28:13 PM Journull
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'''Carlos Ray Norris''', better known as Chuck, (born March 10, 1940) is an actor/martial artist, perhaps best known for his series of action films made by Cannon Studies in the 1980s (including ''Film/TheOctagon'', ''Film/TheDeltaForce'' and ''Lone Wolf [=McQuade=]''), his fight with Bruce Lee in ''Film/WayOfTheDragon'', his role as Cordell Walker in the long-running Creator/{{CBS}} series ''WalkerTexasRanger'' and, of course, for his {{roundhouse kick}}s and BadassBeard.

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'''Carlos Ray Norris''', better known as Chuck, Chuck Norris, (born March 10, 1940) is an actor/martial artist, perhaps best known for his series of action films made by Cannon Studies in the 1980s (including ''Film/TheOctagon'', ''Film/TheDeltaForce'' and ''Lone Wolf [=McQuade=]''), his fight with Bruce Lee in ''Film/WayOfTheDragon'', his role as Cordell Walker in the long-running Creator/{{CBS}} series ''WalkerTexasRanger'' and, of course, for his {{roundhouse kick}}s and BadassBeard.
4th Apr '13 2:47:17 PM LongLiveHumour
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He has experienced a recent burst popularity which can be linked to two pop-cultural phenomena: First, after the debut of the ''WalkerTexasRanger'' lever on ''Late Night With ConanOBrien'' (which produced a humorous out-of-context clip of said show). Second, after the formulation of the "[[Website/ChuckNorrisFacts Chuck Norris Fact Generator]]" (a spin-off of a similar generator for VinDiesel), a MemeticMutation wherein facts were given that depicted Norris as [[MemeticBadass an unstoppable force of badassery]], that quickly gained wide popularity. The concept reached AscendedMeme status with the aforementioned Mike Huckabee commercial. He also appears in a commercial for ''WorldOfWarcraft'' which claims that "there are 10 million people in World of Warcraft.. because Chuck Norris lets them live."

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He has experienced a recent burst popularity which can be linked to two pop-cultural phenomena: First, after the debut of the ''WalkerTexasRanger'' lever on ''Late Night With ConanOBrien'' Creator/ConanOBrien'' (which produced a humorous out-of-context clip of said show). Second, after the formulation of the "[[Website/ChuckNorrisFacts Chuck Norris Fact Generator]]" (a spin-off of a similar generator for VinDiesel), a MemeticMutation wherein facts were given that depicted Norris as [[MemeticBadass an unstoppable force of badassery]], that quickly gained wide popularity. The concept reached AscendedMeme status with the aforementioned Mike Huckabee commercial. He also appears in a commercial for ''WorldOfWarcraft'' which claims that "there are 10 million people in World of Warcraft.. because Chuck Norris lets them live."
29th Mar '13 8:09:03 AM CJO123
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'''Carlos Ray Norris''', better known as Chuck, is an actor/martial artist, perhaps best known for his series of action films made by Cannon Studies in the 1980s (including ''Film/TheOctagon'', ''Film/TheDeltaForce'' and ''Lone Wolf [=McQuade=]''), his fight with Bruce Lee in ''Film/WayOfTheDragon'', his role as Cordell Walker in the long-running Creator/{{CBS}} series ''WalkerTexasRanger'' and, of course, for his {{roundhouse kick}}s and BadassBeard.

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'''Carlos Ray Norris''', better known as Chuck, (born March 10, 1940) is an actor/martial artist, perhaps best known for his series of action films made by Cannon Studies in the 1980s (including ''Film/TheOctagon'', ''Film/TheDeltaForce'' and ''Lone Wolf [=McQuade=]''), his fight with Bruce Lee in ''Film/WayOfTheDragon'', his role as Cordell Walker in the long-running Creator/{{CBS}} series ''WalkerTexasRanger'' and, of course, for his {{roundhouse kick}}s and BadassBeard.
27th Jan '13 11:42:32 AM Steve133
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To summarize: MemeticMutation aside, ChuckNorris is in RealLife a sensitive, polite, humble, soft-spoken and kindhearted NiceGuy as well as a BadassGrandpa. The best example of a MeanCharacterNiceActor Martial Arts actor in western media. Although some think he made a FaceHeelTurn when he announced he was a Conservative Republican.

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To summarize: MemeticMutation aside, ChuckNorris is in RealLife a sensitive, polite, humble, soft-spoken and kindhearted NiceGuy as well as a BadassGrandpa. The best example of a MeanCharacterNiceActor Martial Arts actor in western media. Although some think he made a FaceHeelTurn when he announced he was a Conservative Republican.
media.
27th Jan '13 8:48:04 AM Riana
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To summarize: MemeticMutation aside, ChuckNorris is in RealLife a sensitive, polite, humble, soft-spoken and kindhearted NiceGuy as well as a BadassGrandpa. The best example of a MeanCharacterNiceActor Martial Arts actor in western media.

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To summarize: MemeticMutation aside, ChuckNorris is in RealLife a sensitive, polite, humble, soft-spoken and kindhearted NiceGuy as well as a BadassGrandpa. The best example of a MeanCharacterNiceActor Martial Arts actor in western media.
media. Although some think he made a FaceHeelTurn when he announced he was a Conservative Republican.
17th Jan '13 3:56:03 PM BananaPancakes
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Carlos Ray Norris, better known as Chuck, is an actor/martial artist, perhaps best known for his series of action films made by Cannon Studies in the 1980s (including ''Film/TheOctagon'', ''Film/TheDeltaForce'' and ''Lone Wolf [=McQuade=]''), his fight with Bruce Lee in ''Film/WayOfTheDragon'', his role as Cordell Walker in the long-running Creator/{{CBS}} series ''WalkerTexasRanger'' and, of course, for his {{roundhouse kick}}s and BadassBeard.

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Carlos '''Carlos Ray Norris, Norris''', better known as Chuck, is an actor/martial artist, perhaps best known for his series of action films made by Cannon Studies in the 1980s (including ''Film/TheOctagon'', ''Film/TheDeltaForce'' and ''Lone Wolf [=McQuade=]''), his fight with Bruce Lee in ''Film/WayOfTheDragon'', his role as Cordell Walker in the long-running Creator/{{CBS}} series ''WalkerTexasRanger'' and, of course, for his {{roundhouse kick}}s and BadassBeard.



He is the third westerner in the documented history of Tae Kwon Do to be given the rank of 8th Degree Black Belt Grand Master, though he is often erroneously credited as the first.

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He is the third westerner in the documented history of Tae Kwon Do to be given the rank of 8th Degree Black Belt Grand Master, though he is often erroneously credited as the first.
first.



One of his most recent roles was as Booker, a legendary lone-wolf mercenary in ''TheExpendables2'', a role that's memorable for not only having him appear alongside other 80's action stars, but for ''Chuck himself actually cracking a [[ChuckNorrisFacts Chuck Norris joke]]'', officially turning them into an AscendedMeme.

UrbanLegend claims Norris was the man who taught BruceLee how to kick properly. Considering Norris' background in Tae Kwan Do, a notoriously kick-heavy style, and Lee's early training in boxing and Wing Chun, both heavily punch-based, it's not impossible.

To summarize: MemeticMutation aside, ChuckNorris is in RealLife a sensitive, polite, humble, soft-spoken and kind-hearted NiceGuy as well as a BadassGrandpa. The best example of a MeanCharacterNiceActor Martial Arts actor in western media.

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One of his most recent roles was as Booker, a legendary lone-wolf mercenary in ''TheExpendables2'', a role that's memorable for not only having him appear alongside other 80's action stars, but for ''Chuck himself actually cracking a [[ChuckNorrisFacts [[Website/ChuckNorrisFacts Chuck Norris joke]]'', officially turning them into an AscendedMeme.

AscendedMeme.

UrbanLegend claims Norris was the man who taught BruceLee how to kick properly. Considering Norris' background in Tae Kwan Kwon Do, a notoriously kick-heavy style, and Lee's early training in boxing and Wing Chun, both heavily punch-based, it's not impossible.

To summarize: MemeticMutation aside, ChuckNorris is in RealLife a sensitive, polite, humble, soft-spoken and kind-hearted kindhearted NiceGuy as well as a BadassGrandpa. The best example of a MeanCharacterNiceActor Martial Arts actor in western media.media.

And [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj2Zf9tlg2Y here]], you can see fictionalized versions of himself and AbrahamLincoln rapping against each other.
2nd Jan '13 7:23:15 PM earthgirl
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Carlos Ray Norris, better known as Chuck, is an actor/martial artist, perhaps best known for his series of action films made by Cannon Studies in the 1980s (including ''The Octagon'', ''Film/TheDeltaForce'' and ''Lone Wolf [=McQuade=]''), his fight with Bruce Lee in ''Film/WayOfTheDragon'', his role as Cordell Walker in the long-running Creator/{{CBS}} series ''WalkerTexasRanger'' and, of course, for his {{roundhouse kick}}s and BadassBeard.

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Carlos Ray Norris, better known as Chuck, is an actor/martial artist, perhaps best known for his series of action films made by Cannon Studies in the 1980s (including ''The Octagon'', ''Film/TheOctagon'', ''Film/TheDeltaForce'' and ''Lone Wolf [=McQuade=]''), his fight with Bruce Lee in ''Film/WayOfTheDragon'', his role as Cordell Walker in the long-running Creator/{{CBS}} series ''WalkerTexasRanger'' and, of course, for his {{roundhouse kick}}s and BadassBeard.
26th Dec '12 7:32:01 AM IchigoMontoya
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Carlos Ray Norris, better known as Chuck, is an actor/martial artist, perhaps best known for his series of action films made by Cannon Studies in the 1980s (including ''The Octagon'', ''Film/TheDeltaForce'' and ''Lone Wolf [=McQuade=]''), his fight with Bruce Lee in ''Film/WayOfTheDragon'', his role as Cordell Walker in the long-running Creator/{{CBS}} series ''WalkerTexasRanger'' and, of course, for his {{roundhouse kick}}s.

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Carlos Ray Norris, better known as Chuck, is an actor/martial artist, perhaps best known for his series of action films made by Cannon Studies in the 1980s (including ''The Octagon'', ''Film/TheDeltaForce'' and ''Lone Wolf [=McQuade=]''), his fight with Bruce Lee in ''Film/WayOfTheDragon'', his role as Cordell Walker in the long-running Creator/{{CBS}} series ''WalkerTexasRanger'' and, of course, for his {{roundhouse kick}}s.
kick}}s and BadassBeard.
9th Dec '12 1:57:18 AM erforce
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Carlos Ray Norris, better known as Chuck, is an actor/martial artist, perhaps best known for his series of action films made by Cannon Studies in the 1980s (including ''The Octagon'', ''Delta Force'' and ''Lone Wolf [=McQuade=]''), his fight with Bruce Lee in ''WayOfTheDragon'', his role as Cordell Walker in the long-running Creator/{{CBS}} series ''WalkerTexasRanger'' and, of course, for his {{roundhouse kick}}s.

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Carlos Ray Norris, better known as Chuck, is an actor/martial artist, perhaps best known for his series of action films made by Cannon Studies in the 1980s (including ''The Octagon'', ''Delta Force'' ''Film/TheDeltaForce'' and ''Lone Wolf [=McQuade=]''), his fight with Bruce Lee in ''WayOfTheDragon'', ''Film/WayOfTheDragon'', his role as Cordell Walker in the long-running Creator/{{CBS}} series ''WalkerTexasRanger'' and, of course, for his {{roundhouse kick}}s.



One of his most recent roles was as Booker, a legendary lone-wolf mercenary in ''[[TheExpendables The Expendables 2]]'', a role that's memorable for not only having him appear alongside other 80's action stars, but for ''Chuck himself actually cracking a [[ChuckNorrisFacts Chuck Norris joke]]'', officially turning them into an AscendedMeme.

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One of his most recent roles was as Booker, a legendary lone-wolf mercenary in ''[[TheExpendables The Expendables 2]]'', ''TheExpendables2'', a role that's memorable for not only having him appear alongside other 80's action stars, but for ''Chuck himself actually cracking a [[ChuckNorrisFacts Chuck Norris joke]]'', officially turning them into an AscendedMeme.
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