Aaron Norris

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Aaron Norris
Born (1951-11-23) 23 November 1951 (age 62)
Gardena, California
Occupation Screenwriter and Director
Years active 1983- Present

Aaron Norris (born November 23, 1951 in Gardena, California) is an American film producer, director, and actor. He is the younger brother of Chuck Norris (born March 10, 1940), actor, and Wieland Clyde Norris (1943–1970). During the Vietnam war, both Aaron and his older brother Wieland enlisted in the United States Army.[1] Wieland was killed in action in Vietnam in 1970. Aaron and Chuck went on to Hollywood fame.

Film work[edit]

Norris began his career in the movies as an uncredited stunt man, then moved on to acting in roles in films such as Good Guys Wear Black (1978), A Force of One (1979), The Octagon (1980) and Lone Wolf McQuade (1983). In the mid-1980s he began writing and directing. He has directed and produced many films. His credits include Braddock: Missing in Action III, Platoon Leader, Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection, The Hitman, Hellbound, Top Dog, Sidekicks and was the executive producer of 168 television episodes of Walker, Texas Ranger. In 2005, Norris produced and acted in the film, The Cutter. In 2009, he produced the Sony/Screen Gems film, Not Easily Broken, and currently is the "president of development and production" of ALN, formerly The American Life Network.[2]

Actor[edit]

Year Title Role Note
1978 Good Guys Wear Black Al - The Black Tigers First Film
1979 A Force of One Anderson
1980 The Octagon Hatband
1981 Raider Stone Unknown
1983 Deadly Force Guard #3
Lone Wolf McQuade Punk
1996 Overkill Jack Hazard his first only lead role
2005 The Cutter Tony Maylam Last film

Director[edit]

Year Title Notes
1988 Platoon Leader Direct debut and first film that does not star Chuck
1989 Braddock: Missing in Action III with Chuck
1990 Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection with Chuck
1991 The Hitman with Chuck
1992 Sidekicks with Chuck but as himself
1993 Hellbound with Chuck
1995 Top Dog with Chuck
1996 Forest Warrior with Chuck
2005 Trial By Fire with Chuck and TV movie
The Cutter with Chuck
2013 The Novice with Chuck

Personal[edit]

He currently holds a ninth-degree black belt in Chun Kuk Do, a martial art created by his brother Chuck Norris.

On December 2, 2010, he (along with brother Chuck) was given the title honorary Texas Ranger by Texas Governor Rick Perry. [3]

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