Chuck Norris turns 80 today and he could still beat you up! While stationed at the Osan Air Base in South Korea, he began studying martial arts when he was 18, eventually becoming the first westerner ever to hold the rank of 8th-degree black belt in taekwondo. You don't want to mess with Chuck, he won the World Middleweight Karate Championship title 6 times!
In 1972 he became a legend when Norris got his big break in the martial arts film “The Way of the Dragon,” where he and Bruce Lee had their iconic fight scene in the Roman Colosseum. From there, more movie and television appearances followed, including starring in the 90's CBS show, "Walker, Texas Ranger."
One of his most recent television commercials also includes fellow Boston radio personality Matt Siegel's daughter Alex. check it out.
Happy Birthday Chuck!