November 23, 1951 |
Gardena, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Screenwriter and Director|
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), and Wieland Clyde Norris (1943–1970). During the Vietnam war, both Aaron and his older brother Wieland enlisted in the United States Army. Wieland was killed in action in Vietnam in 1970. Aaron and Chuck went on to Hollywood fame.
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.
|1978||Good Guys Wear Black||Al – The Black Tigers||First Film|
|1979||A Force of One||Anderson|
|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|
|1988||Braddock: Missing in Action III||with Chuck|
|1988||Platoon Leader||Direct debut and first film that does not star Chuck|
|1990||Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection||with Chuck|
|1991||The Hitman||with Chuck|
|1992||Sidekicks||with Chuck but as himself|
|1993||Good Cop/Bad Cop|
|1995||Top Dog||with Chuck|
|1996||Forest Warrior||with Chuck|
|2005||Trial By Fire||with Chuck and TV movie|
He currently holds a ninth-degree black belt in Chun Kuk Do, a martial art created by his brother Chuck Norris.
- Norris, Chuck (2008). Black Belt Patriotism: How to Reawaken America. Regnery Publishing. pp. 59–60. ISBN 978-1-59698-558-2.
- AmericanLife Names Aaron Norris Development Chief, February 11, 2009
- Norris, Chuck (2010-12-02). "Former TV lawman Chuck Norris to be given honorary Texas Ranger title by Gov. Rick Perry today in Garland". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2010-12-12.