Chuck Norris: A Biography
The famous actor fighters and martial arts master was born in the town of Wilson March 10th, 1940. From birth the boy received the name Carlos Ray Norris. His grandfather was a true Irishman, and his grandmother was a descendant of the Cherokee Indian tribe.
The childhood of the future actor can not be called happy. His father was a mechanic and amateur strong drink. As a child, Norris had experienced the need, the lack of adequate housing. The family of father, mother and three sons huddled in the trailer. When the actor was 16 years old, his parents officially broke up, then his mother met another man. That George Knight (stepfather) instilled in the young stepson love for the sport.
Growing up, Chuck Norris became a porter to earn, but in the future who want to work in the police. After high school, he immediately joined the Air Force, a part of which in 1959 was sent to South Korea. Just at a military base colleagues began to call him Chuck.
Contrary to expectations, service was quite boring and routine occupation. As an entertainment Norris seriously engaged in sports - first joined the judo club, and later joined a group of Tang Soo Do. So, by the time of the return from the army, he already had a black belt.
In 1963 and 1964 the two schools were opened Chuck Norris karate, later opened a network of educational institutions. A year later, 25-year-old Chuck has won first place in the championship all-star, was held in Los Angeles. In 1968 he won the title of world champion in karate champion light heavyweight champion, which he managed to hold on for seven years.
Thirty years of marriage Chuck Norris with a classmate Diana Holchek ended in divorce in 1989. Almost ten years later the actor decided to marry again. This time, his passion was the young actress Gene O'Kelly, with which Chuck met during the filming of "Walker".
From the union with the actor appeared Holchek sons Mike and Eric. Second husband in 2001 gave 61-year-old son and a daughter Norris. The artist also has a daughter, Dina, was born out of wedlock. With all their kids Chuck Norris maintains friendly relations.