Dean Norris

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Dean Joseph Norris (born April 10, 1963 height 5' 7" (1,70 m)) is an American actor, best known for portraying DEA agent Hank Schrader on the AMC series Breaking Bad (2008–2013) and town selectman James "Big Jim" Rennie on the CBS series Under the Dome (2013–present). He has also appeared in films such as Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), Total Recall (1990), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Starship Troopers (1997), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), and Evan Almighty (2007).

Norris was born in South Bend, Indiana, to Jack, a furniture store owner, and Rosie Norris. He has four sisters. Norris graduated from Clay High School in 1981, where he says he got straight A's. He is a 1985 graduate of Harvard College, where he majored in social studies. He also attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Norris starred in Tremors: The Series and the film Without Limits. He has had guest spots in other television series including NYPD Blue, The X-Files, The West Wing, and Lost, and has appeared in films including Gattaca and Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Norris is best known for his role as DEA agent Hank Schrader on Breaking Bad, which he played from the show's premiere in 2008 to its final season in 2013. He is currently starring in the CBS series Under the Dome, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. He plays selectman James "Big Jim" Rennie, the only town council member in the area which is cut off from the rest of the USA; Rennie initially seems to do the right thing in getting the town accustomed to the separation, but he soon starts to abuse his power.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Dean Joseph Norris (born April 10, 1963 height 5' 7" (1,70 m)) is an American actor, best known for portraying DEA agent Hank Schrader on the AMC series Breaking Bad (2008–2013) and town selectman James "Big Jim" Rennie on the CBS series Under the Dome (2013–present). He has also appeared in films such as Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), Total Recall (1990), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Starship Troopers (1997), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), and Evan Almighty (2007).

Norris was born in South Bend, Indiana, to Jack, a furniture store owner, and Rosie Norris. He has four sisters. Norris graduated from Clay High School in 1981, where he says he got straight A's. He is a 1985 graduate of Harvard College, where he majored in social studies. He also attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Norris starred in Tremors: The Series and the film Without Limits. He has had guest spots in other television series including NYPD Blue, The X-Files, The West Wing, and Lost, and has appeared in films including Gattaca and Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Norris is best known for his role as DEA agent Hank Schrader on Breaking Bad, which he played from the show's premiere in 2008 to its final season in 2013. He is currently starring in the CBS series Under the Dome, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. He plays selectman James "Big Jim" Rennie, the only town council member in the area which is cut off from the rest of the USA; Rennie initially seems to do the right thing in getting the town accustomed to the separation, but he soon starts to abuse his power.

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Known Credits 82

Birthday 1963-04-10

Place of Birth South Bend, Indiana, USA

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2017 The Book of Henry as Neil Sickleman
2017 Fist Fight
2015 Remember as John Kurlander
2015 Secret in Their Eyes as Bumpy
2015 Sons Of Liberty as Benjamin Franklin
2015 Sons of Liberty(7 episodes) as Ben Franklin
2014 Men, Women & Children as Kent Mooney
2014 Small Time as Ash Martini
2013 No Half Measures: Creating the Final Season of Breaking Bad as Himself
2013 The Counselor as Buyer
2013 The Frozen Ground as Sgt. Lyle Haugsven
2013 Under the Dome(40 episodes) as James "Big Jim" Rennie
2012 Get the Gringo as Bill
2011 Remember I'll Always Love You
2010 How Do You Know as Softball Coach
2010 The Glades(1 episode) as Michael Nelson
2009 Castle(1 episode) as Captain John Davis
2008 The Mentalist(1 episode) as Sgt. Don Henderson
2008 True Blood(1 episode) as Leon
2008 Breaking Bad(68 episodes) as Hank Schrader
2008 Linewatch as Warren
2007 Saving Grace(1 episode)
2007 Evan Almighty as Officer Collins
2006 Justice(1 episode)
2006 Little Miss Sunshine as State Trooper McCleary
2006 Windfall(3 episodes)
2006 The Unit(1 episode)
2005 Bones(1 episode)
2005 Grey's Anatomy(3 episodes)
2005 Medium(1 episode)
2005 American Gun as Terrence
2004 Boston Legal(1 episode)
2004 Lost(1 episode)
2004 LAX(1 episode)
2004 Medical Investigation(1 episode)
2003 Cold Case(1 episode)
2003 The Lyon's Den(1 episode)
2003 NCIS(1 episode)
2003 Las Vegas(1 episode)
2003 Nip/Tuck(1 episode)
2003 Tremors(17 episodes)
2002 American Dreams(2 episodes)
2002 Without a Trace(1 episode)
2001 24(2 episodes) as General Bowden
2001 The One as Sgt. Siegel
2001 Six Feet Under(2 episodes)
2000 Boston Public(1 episode)
2000 The District(1 episode)
2000 The Cell as Cole
2000 3 Strikes as Officer Roberts
1999 The West Wing(2 episodes)
1998 Without Limits as Bill Dellinger
1998 The Negotiator as Scott
1998 On The Line as Manny Denikolas
1997 Starship Troopers as Commanding Officer
1996 After Jimmy as Ray Johnson
1996 The Pretender(2 episodes)
1996 Forgotten Sins as Detective Carl Messenger
1995 It Came from Outer Space II as Dave Grant
1995 In the Line of Duty: Hunt for Justice as Levasseur
1995 Murder One(2 episodes)
1995 Safe as Mover
1994 Locked Up: A Mother’s Rage as Mike
1994 Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee as Red Arrow
1994 ER(1 episode)
1994 The Last Seduction as Shep
1993 Full Eclipse as Fleming
1993 The X-Files(1 episode)
1993 The Firm as The Squat Man
1993 Walker, Texas Ranger(1 episode)
1992 The Lawnmower Man as The Director
1992 Till Death Us Do Part as Matt Hobert
1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day as SWAT Team Leader
1991 Murderous Vision as Lieutenant Martin
1990 When You Remember Me as Bill
1990 Desperate Hours as Maddox
1990 Total Recall as Tony
1990 Hard to Kill as Det. Sgt. Goodhart
1989 Lethal Weapon 2 as Tim Cavanaugh
1989 Disorganized Crime as Deputy Joe
1987 Beauty and the Beast(1 episode)
1985 The Equalizer(1 episode)

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