|Chuck Norris once asked for a Big Mac at Burger King...and got one.|
This particular batch of Chuck Norris facts are a little bit different though - they are all actual facts about the man himself and not the myth.
Alternative Chuck Norris Facts
1. Carlos Ray Norris was born on March 10th, 1940 in Ryan, Oklahoma.
2. He joined the US Air Force in 1958 and it was during his service that he acquired the nickname Chuck.
3. During his armed forces service, Norris began training in the martial arts, particularly the form known as Tang Soo Doo.
4. Chuck Norris opened a chain of karate schools during the sixties and his more famous clients included Steve McQueen, Priscilla Presley and Donny Osmond.
6. The 1969 Dean Martin film The Wrecking Crew saw the first on-screen appearance of our Chuck.
7. Chuck Norris famously fought Bruce Lee on-screen in Way of the Dragon (1972)
8. Steve McQueen encouraged Norris to take acting lessons and pursue a career in the movies.
9. His first starring role was in the film Breaker! Breaker! in 1977.
10. Chuck Norris has starred alongside such acting legends as Lee Van Cleef, Lee Marvin and Sir Christopher Lee.
11. Seven of Chuck's films have been directed by his younger brother Aaron.
12. The highest-grossing film with Chuck Norris in a starring role is Missing in Action from 1984.
13. Norris made an uncredited cameo appearance in the smash hit comedy Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story in 2004.
14. The CBS TV series Walker Texas Ranger, starring Norris as Cordell Walker, ran for 9 seasons between 1993 and 2001.
15. Chuck Norris has been married twice and has 5 children - the eldest 48 and the youngest 10.
16. Norris is a staunch Republican and publicly endorsed Governor Mike Huckabee during the 2008 Presidential election.
17. In 1990, Chuck Norris founded the charity KickStart, aimed at helping school children stay away from drugs.
18. Chuck Norris has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
19. Chuck was made an honorary Texas Ranger in 2010.
20. Chuck Norris is to star alongside other action movie legends in the upcoming The Expendables 2, his first film since 2005's The Cutter.
The Expendables 2