Birth Name: Chuck Norris
Birth Place: Ryan, Oklahoma, USA
Born Carlos Ray Norris on March 10, 1940 in Ryan, OK, Norris was one of three sons raised by his father, Ray, a truck driver and mechanic, and his mother, Wilma. As he described later in life, Norris' childhood was an unhappy one - his father was an alcoholic and his parents eventually split when he was a teenager. He went on to live with his mother in Kansas, before settling in Torrance, CA. His experiences at North Torrance High School proved to be equally unpleasant for Norris. Mocked for his mixed heritage - his father was Cherokee - and painful shyness, he pined for a semblance of strength and focus in his life, which he found just a few years later by joining the military. After gradua...
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