No. 17: Chuck Norris — Top Action Movie Stars
I’m sure you’ve got jokes. And I know that some of those jokes are hilarious! But our man Chuck is cut from that special fabric of action hero that rose to prominence because of their real-life achievements in martial arts.
Chuck was the Professional World Middleweight Karate Champion from 1968-1974, when he retired from competition. That is no joke! It doesn’t hurt that he was pals with Bruce Lee, either. He is also a veteran. So while the dude is pretty much a hero, he never quite became… an actor.
There was a time when Chuck was absolutely A-list, with such awesome ridiculousness as ‘Invasion USA’ and the ‘Missing In Action’ films. Not to mention ‘Delta Force,' ‘Lone Wolf McQuade' and more. And ‘Walker, Texas Ranger’ was also a pretty huge hit.
“When I want your opinion, I’ll beat it out of you” -- Eddie Cusack, ‘Code of Silence’