Chuck Norris (Carlos Ray Norris) is an American actor and martial artist. Born on 10 March 1940, he served on the United States Air Force and founded his own martial art school, Chun Kuk Do.
Chuck Norris is a professing Christian, and is politically conservative. Chuck Norris has advocated and donated to a number of Republican candidates, including Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who in 2008 was running for the Republican nomination for President.
Chuck Norris starred in the television show, Walker, Texas Ranger, and appeared in action movies such as Way of the Dragon, in which he starred alongside Bruce Lee.
Chuck Norrisisms (also referred to as Chuck Norris jokes) are a long-running internet meme that began around the year 2005. A Chuck Norrisism is a short, simple overstatement with Chuck Norris as a subject that typically portrays Chuck Norris in an over-the-top, strong or masculine manner.
Several examples include:
- "Chuck Norris doesn't read books. He stares them down until he gets the information he wants."
- "Chuck Norris can slam a revolving door."
- "Chuck Norris is the reason why Waldo is hiding."
- "They wanted to put Chuck Norris on Mt. Rushmore, but the granite wasn't tough enough for his beard."
Chuck Norris himself has stated that he found some of the statements humorous, but tries not to take any of them seriously, and he hopes that such statements will interest people in real facts about him.
The roundhouse kick is considered to be Chuck Norris' signature fighting technique. It involves swinging the leg in a semicircular motion with the front of the foot being the point of attack.