Many B-list stars kicked many an ass in the 80’s and 90’s, like Jean-Claude Van Damme, Steven Segal and the like. These decades were a very good time for martial arts and ass-kicking stars who couldn’t act to camp it up with their fists. Chuck Norris was one of those big stars, clobbering villains in movies and TV. But unlike those other monosyllabic fighters who burned out after a while, Chuck Norris is still as famous as ever. The Chuck Norris cult celebrates the 69’th birthday of their hero today.
People may be shocked that Chuck Norris’s birthday makes him 69 today. But Chuck Norris defies age, facts, and all other things in the known universe. At least according to the various ‘facts’ about him on the Internet.
Chuck Norris celebrates his birthday after about 45 years of punching people down. Norris was a karate champion for 10 years, and a celebrated karate teacher. Norris later took his style to movies and television, starring in many B-movies, and one B-TV show.
For eight seasons, Norris brought justice to Texas as Walker, Texas Ranger. The series, and Norris, got an additional boost when Conan O’Brian introduced his “Walker, Texas Ranger lever” to Late Night, displaying the most insane moments from that show completely out of context.
Norris got additional fame in today’s generation for various crazy Internet ‘facts’ posted about his power. Norris has risen to the level of superman by killing two stones with one bird, staring down books for facts, scaring outer space, and much more, according to the facts.
Norris has also lent his power to campaigning for Republicans like George H.W. Bush and Mike Huckabee. Norris was even credited for “making” Huckabee when it looked like he might win the nomination – mostly by Conan O’Brian, who was trying to claim Huckabee himself. He even saved the day for Vince Vaughn at the end of Dodgeball.
Chuck Norris has additional fame for elevating the power of his birthday. Even a God-king like Norris has to share his birthday with other powerful people, and he shares it with an unusual amount of celebrities today.
Norris actually shares his birthday with the two most infamous people that he hasn’t beaten up yet – Osama bin Laden and the late James Earl Ray.
More positively, Norris lights his more muscular candles alongside those of Sharon Stone, Jon Hamm, Olivia Wilde, Carrie Underwood and Prince Edward today. Bring them on.
Cityfile- “Happy Birthday” cityfile.com/dailyfile/4780
Chuck Norris Facts- www.chucknorrisfacts.com/
IMDb.com- “Chuck Norris” www.imdb.com/name/nm0001569/bio