Eric Norris

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Eric Norris
Eric Norris Milwaukee.jpg
Norris at the Milwaukee Mile in 1997
Born
Eric Scott Norris

(1964-05-20) May 20, 1964 (age 56)
Spouse(s)Stephanie Norris
Children4
Parent(s)Chuck Norris
Dianne Holecheck
RelativesMike Norris (brother)
Achievements2002 NASCAR Winston West Series Champion
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
2 races run over 1 year
Best finish112th (2005)
First race2005 Stater Brothers 300 (California)
Last race2005 Sam's Town 300 (Las Vegas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series career
19 races run over 8 years
Best finish42nd (1997)
First race1997 Pennzoil Discount Center 200 (New Hampshire)
Last race2007 Sam's Town 400 (Texas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR K&N Pro Series West career
Years active1996–2004, 2012
Car number31
Starts66
Wins3
Poles2
Best finish1st in 2002

Eric Scott Norris (born May 20, 1964) is an American former stock car racing driver and stuntman. He won the 2002 NASCAR Winston West Series Championship.

Norris is also a director and directed several episodes of the TV-series Walker, Texas Ranger.

Early life[edit]

Norris was born in Redondo Beach, California, the son of Dianne (née Holecheck) and Walker, Texas Ranger star Chuck Norris.[1]

Racing career[edit]

Norris began racing in 1982 with his father in the SCORE Off-Road Series, but retired to study at Arizona State University.[2] Following his graduation, he began racing at Willow Springs Raceway and the Formula Ford Series.

Norris made his Craftsman Truck Series debut in 1997, running five races in the No. 02 Wolverine Vinyl Siding Ford F-150 for Ultra Motorsports. His best finish that season came at Watkins Glen International, where he finished 13th.[3] He did not run again until 1999, when he ran both races at Texas Motor Speedway. He finished 35th in the first race, which he ran with Ultra's No. 02 Ford, and 22nd in the second race, driving the No. 4 Coca-Cola Dodge Ram for Bobby Hamilton Racing.[4] That season, he began running in the West Series full-time, finishing tenth in points. In 2000, he made one start in the No. 5 Ultra truck at Texas, but finished 35th after being caught up in a lap 2 crash.[5] He also won his first NASCAR race at Mesa Marin Raceway in the West Series and finished seventh in the series points.

Norris ran the No. 32 Jani-King Chevrolet Silverado for Matt Stowe in three 2001 races. His best finish of the season was a 17th at Texas. In the fall, a 23rd at California Speedway was the first time that Norris ran at a track other than Texas since 1997.[6] He finished fifth in the standings in the West Series, but did not win another race.[7] He won the championship by 119 points in 2002, winning twice and finishing in the top ten for every race during the season.[8]

Norris did not return to the Craftsman Truck Series until 2004, when once again, Jim Smith and Ultra Motorsports gave Norris a two-race deal. Norris was 36th in his first start at Texas, but in his next start at Homestead-Miami, Norris finished 14th.[9] In 2005, Norris ran four races, all for Green Light Racing. In his first start of the year at Texas, Norris had his best career weekend to date, churning in his best career start and best career finish of 12th. There, he also led his first career lap. He only finished one of the other three starts, which was a 20th at Kansas Speedway.[10]

He made his Busch Series debut in 2005, running a pair of races for MacDonald Motorsports. He qualified 35th and finished 41st in his debut at California in February, after the No. 72 P4OT.com Chevy broke an engine. Norris then returned at Las Vegas, finishing 35th, ten laps off the pace.[11]

Norris returned to Green Light early in 2006, running their No. 07 truck at California. However, an early crash put him to 35th in the results. Norris competed in some more races for Green Light in 2006 with some good runs.[12]

Film work[edit]

In addition to his racing career, Norris has done many stunt performances and acting in film and tv. From the mid 1980s, Norris often worked alongside his father Chuck, who is an action film star. As well as working on other film productions.

On the 27th September 1985, premiered his father's action film, Joseph Zito's Invasion U.S.A., where Norris is credited for stunts.[13]

On the 14th February 1986, premiered another of Chuck's action film with Menahem Golan's The Delta Force, where Norris is credited as an actor in the role of Andy.[14] Norris was a stunt player on Sam Firstenberg's Avenging Force starring Michael Dudikoff, that started its theatrical run September 12 of that year.[15] On the 6 of June, Tobe Hooper's Invaders from Mars started its theatrical run, in it Norris is also credited for a small role.[16]

In 1988, Norris was a stunt player for the motion pictures starring his father Hero and the Terror.[17]

In 1990, Norris returned as a stunt player for his father in Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection, directed by his uncle Aaron Norris.[18]

In 1990, Norris was credited for stunts in Sylvio Tabet's Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time and Stan Dragoti's Necessary Roughness.[19][20] That year, Norris got a stunt performer credit in Nicholas Meyer's Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.[21]

On the 10th of July 1992, premiered Roland Emmerich's Universal Soldier starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Dolph Lundgren. The film is about dead soldiers who are resurrected with super abilities who go on delicate secret missions. Norris in a minor role appears as one of them.[22]

On december 3 1993, Norris played the role of a thug in the film Rescue Me, starring Michael Dudikoff and Stephen Dorff.[23] That year, Norris is credited for utility stunt in Benefit of the Doubt starring Donald Sutherland and stunts for Best of the Best II starring Eric Roberts.[24][25] Also that year Norris was credited twice as a stunt player. First was Sidekicks starring his father and directed by his uncle, where he also played a biker.[26] Second was Yurek Bogayevicz's Three of Hearts.[27]

Norris' father went on to star in the long lasting hit tv show Walker, Texas Ranger,(1993-2001) where, he acted in nineteen episodes, directed nine, and produced four.[28]

In 1994 Norris provided stunts for Chuck and Aaron in Hellbound.[29]

On November first, 1998, Norris was second unit director on Michael Preece's television film Logan's War: Bound by Honor, starring Eddie Cibrian and his father, which premiered on CBS.[30][31][32]

Norris served again as a second unit director for Michael Preece and his father playing the lead in the television film The President's Man. It aired for the first time on CBS on April 2, 2000.[33][34][35][36]

For the sequel The President's Man: A Line in the Sand, Norris directed. It premiered on the same network on January 20, 2002.[37][38] His father reprised as the lead, it also costarred Judson Mills, Robert Urich, Roxanne Hart, etc. The story is about secret agent Joshua McCord (Chuck Norris) is assigned by President Adam Mayfield (Urich) to prevent a band of terrorists from setting off a nuclear device in the US.[39]

On his own, Norris has done stunts for Mike Judge's Office Space (1999), Jon Turteltaub's National Treasure (2004), Ben Affleck's The Town (2010) among many others.[40][additional citation(s) needed]

Norris since works consistently in film and television.

In 2015, Norris was nominated at the 67th Emmy Awards for outstanding stunt coordination in for a drama series, limited series or movie, for his participation as a stunt coordinator on the hit show Sons of Anarchy created by Kurt Sutter.[41]

Personal[edit]

Norris and his brother Mike are the two sons of the union of actor Chuck Norris and Dianne Holecheck. Through his father, Norris is the nephew of Aaron Norris, the godson of Gena Norris, has a half brother and two half sisters.

His father said that Norris and Brandon Lee were childhood friends.[42]

Norris has lived with his wife, Stephanie, since circa 1993 and they have four children together: three daughters, Camrynn (born 1995), Chloe (born 1998) and Chantz (born 2000), and one son Cash (born 2010). The family lives in California.

Filmography[edit]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Busch Series[edit]

NASCAR Busch Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 NBSC Pts Ref
2005 MacDonald Motorsports 72 Chevy DAY CAL
41
MXC LVS
35
ATL NSH BRI TEX PHO TAL DAR RCH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR GTY IRP GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 112th 98 [43]

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 NCTC Pts Ref
1997 Ultra Motorsports 02 Ford WDW TUS HOM PHO POR EVG I70 NHA
37
TEX BRI NZH MLW
22
LVL CNS HPT IRP FLM
DNQ
NSV
DNQ
GLN
13
RCH
DNQ
MAR SON MMR CAL
31
PHO LVS 42nd 553 [44]
12 NSV
22
1999 HOM PHO EVG MMR MAR MEM PPR I70 BRI TEX
34
PIR GLN MLW NSV NZH MCH NHA IRP GTY HPT RCH LVS LVL 75th 158 [45]
Bobby Hamilton Racing 4 Dodge TEX
22
CAL
2000 Ultra Motorsports 5 Ford DAY HOM PHO MMR MAR PIR GTY MEM PPR EVG TEX KEN GLN MLW NHA NZH MCH IRP NSV CIC RCH DOV TEX
35
CAL 110th 58 [46]
2001 Matt Stowe 32 Chevy DAY HOM MMR MAR GTY DAR PPR DOV TEX
17
MEM MLW KAN KEN NHA IRP NSH CIC NZH RCH SBO TEX
32
LVS PHO CAL
23
62nd 273 [47]
2004 Ultra Motorsports 7 Dodge DAY ATL MAR MFD CLT DOV TEX MEM MLW KAN KEN GTW MCH IRP NSH BRI RCH NHA LVS CAL TEX
36
MAR PHO DAR HOM
14
67th 176 [48]
2005 Ron Rhodes Racing 48 Dodge DAY CAL ATL MAR GTY
DNQ
MFD CLT DOV 50th 360 [49]
Green Light Racing 07 Chevy TEX
12
MCH MLW KAN KEN
32
MEM IRP NSH BRI RCH NHA LVS
20
MAR ATL
35
TEX PHO HOM
2006 DAY CAL
35
ATL MAR GTY CLT MFD DOV TEX MCH MLW KAN KEN MEM IRP NSH BRI NHA LVS TAL MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM 86th 58 [50]
2007 08 DAY CAL ATL MAR KAN CLT MFD DOV TEX
20
MCH MLW MEM KEN IRP NSH BRI GTW NHA LVS TAL MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM 89th 103 [51]

K&N Pro Series West[edit]

NASCAR K&N Pro Series West results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 NKNPSWC Pts Ref
1996 98 Ford TUS
14
AMP MMR SON MAD POR TUS EVG CNS MAD MMR SON MMR PHO LVS 59th 118 [52]
1998 SMS Motorsports 67 Ford TUS
23
LVS
DNQ
14th 1441 [53]
Matt Stowe 32 Ford PHO
14
CAL
20
HPT
12
MMR
22
AMP
13
POR CAL
12
PPR
18
EVG
9
SON
5
MMR
8
LVS
36
1999 TUS
19
LVS
12
PHO
18
CAL
12
PPR
4
MMR
8
IRW
10
EVG
18
POR
12
IRW
19
RMR
12
LVS
6
MMR
17
MOT
3
11th 1821 [54]
2000 PHO
19
MMR
23
LVS
3
CAL
4
LAG
6
IRW
12
POR
6
EVG
15
IRW
18
RMR
11
MMR
1
IRW
12
7th 1621 [55]
2001 PHO
2
LVS
22
TUS
11
MMR
4
CAL
11
IRW
20
LAG
2
KAN
7
EVG
16
CNS
3
IRW
9
RMR
14
LVS
8
IRW
9
5th 1945 [56]
2002 PHO
3
LVS
10
CAL
1*
KAN
3
EVG
1
IRW
2
S99
4
RMR
7
DCS
2
LVS
2
1st 1665 [57]
2003 Bill McAnally Racing 16 Chevy PHO LVS CAL
7
MAD TCR EVG IRW S99 RMR DCS PHO MMR 41st 146 [58]
2004 Gene Monaco 85 Chevy PHO MMR CAL
11
S99 EVG IRW S99 RMR DCS PHO CNS MMR IRW 54th 130 [59]
2012 Jim Offenbach 31 Chevy PHO LHC MMP S99 IOW BIR LVS SON
15
EVG CNS IOW PIR SMP AAS PHO 67th 29 [60]

ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 ARSC Pts
1998 Matt Stowe 14 Ford DAY ATL SLM CLT MEM MCH POC SBS TOL PPR POC KIL FRS ISF ATL DSF SLM TEX
26
WIN CLT TAL ATL NA -
2000 28 Ford DAY SLM AND CLT KIL FRS MCH POC TOL KEN BLN POC WIN ISF KEN DSF SLM CLT
34
TAL ATL 137th 60

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Brendan Gaughan
NASCAR Winston West Series champion
2002
Succeeded by
Scott Lynch