Date of Birth: Mar 10, 1940
Birthplace: Ryan, Oklahoma
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Carlos Ray Chuck Norris (born March 10, 1940) is an American martial artist and actor. After serving in the United States Air Force, he began his rise to fame as a martial artist and has since founded his own school, Chun Kuk Do. As a result of his tough guy image, an Internet phenomenon began in 2005 known as Chuck Norris facts, ascribing various implausible or even impossible feats to Norris. Norris appeared in a number of action films, such as Way of the Dragon in which he starred alongside Bruce Lee and was The Cannon Groups leading star in the 1980s.