|Born||Daran Morrison Nordland
November 1, 1964
Ferndale, Washington, U.S.
|Other names||Darran Norris
Daran W. Norris
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor|
|Spouse(s)||Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (1988-present)|
Daran Norris (born Daran Morrison Nordland; November 1, 1964) is an American film, television and voice actor. He has appeared or voiced characters in more than 400 films, video games, and television programs, including Gordy in Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, Cliff McCormack in Veronica Mars, the voice of Cosmo, Jorgen Von Strangle, and Mr. Turner in the The Fairly OddParents, Buddha Bob in Big Time Rush, and Knock Out in Transformers Prime.
Personal life 
Norris has been an actor since 1988, beginning such work in television commercials, and moving into film, TV, and voice work in early-mid 90s .
Live acting 
Norris is known for the role as Gordy in 44 episodes of Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide. Gordy is the "school's lazy, wacky janitor" who always goads Ned into rash actions while acting as Ned's go-to guy for advice.
He also held the role of Cliff McCormack, a Public Defender and Mars family friend, in 17 episodes of Veronica Mars. The character of McCormack served as an ally to Keith and Veronica Mars and a client of Mars Investigations.
Voice acting 
Among his voice projects, Norris voiced characters in 22 episodes of Codename: Kids Next Door from 2002 through 2007, and 18 episodes of The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack from 2008 through 2009. He is noted for voicing the lead Dick Daring in 71 episodes of The Replacements from 2006 through 2009, and for voicing Mr. Turner, Cosmo, and Jorgen Von Strangle, for the The Fairly OddParents franchise from 2001 to present, including 126 episodes of the television series, six specials, and seven TV movies, as well as voicing these same chararacters in the related Jimmy Timmy Power Hour trilogy: The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour, The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 2: When Nerds Collide, and The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 3: The Jerkinators. In October 2010, Norris voiced the Decepticon 'Knock Out' in The Hub TV network original series, Transformers: Prime. He has also been a voice over in the popular anime show Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. Most recently, Norris recurs as the voice of The Chief and The Chameleon in the 2010 series T.U.F.F. Puppy. He also does the voices of Barnyard Dawg and Wile E. Coyote in the new TV series, The Looney Tunes Show. Norris also played Mr. Turner in the special television film A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!. He has recently done commercials for Burger King.
Live action 
- Hobgoblins (1988) as Club Scum MC
- Vice Academy (1989) as Laundromat John
- MADtv (2 episodes, 1995–1996)
- Billy Frankenstein (1998) as George
- Invisible Dad (1998) as Andrew Baily
- The Souler Opposite (1998)
- Becker (1 episode, 1999)
- The Jersey (1 episode, 1999) as Counselor
- Inviati speciali (2000)
- In the Bedroom (2001) as Red Sox Replay
- Son of the Beach (1 episode, 2002)
- The Greatest Short Film Ever!!! (2004) as Director
- Comic Book: The Movie (2004) (V) as Commander Courage, Bruce Easly
- Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide (44 episodes, 2004–2007) as Gordy
- Veronica Mars (17 episodes, 2004–2007) as Cliff McCormack
- Grounded for Life (1 episode, 2005)
- Jekyll (2007) as Emcee
- Gym Teacher: The Movie (2008)
- Imagination Movers (1 episode, 2009) as Captain Terrific
- Party Down (1 episode, 2009) as Tony Carolla
- State of the Union (1 episode, 2009) as Larry King
- Big Time Rush (11 episodes, 2009–2011) as Buddha Bob
- A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! (2011) as Mr. Turner/Cosmo (CGI Version)
- A Fairly Odd Christmas (2012) as Mr. Turner/Cosmo (CGI Version)
Video games 
- "Daran Norris". voicechasers.com. Retrieved 18 December 2010.
- "Daran Norris Biography". filmreference.com. Retrieved 18 December 2010.
- "Daran Norris: Biography". TV Guide (magazine). Retrieved 18 December 2010.
- Lloyd, Robert (June 8, 2007). "Nick's `Ned's' got straight- A's all the way; The middle-school saga comes to an end, but it leaves a yearbook filled with smart characters, fun gags and real advice". Los Angeles Times. pp. E.27. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
- Teacher TV: sixty years of teachers on television. Volume 320 of Counterpoints: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education (illustrated ed.). Peter Lang. 2008. p. 141. ISBN 0-8204-9715-0, 9780820497150 Check
- Mavis, Paul (August 27, 2007). "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide: Field, Trips, Permission Slips, Signs And Weasels". DVD Talk. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
- Gutierrez, Albert. ""Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide": Special Field Trip Edition DVD Review". dvdizzy.com. Retrieved 21 December 2010.