Who Is Chuck Norris? Biography, Wife And Religion

Church Norris marriage, Christian faith and more

Who Is Chuck Norris?

Chuck Norris is an American martial artist, screenwriter, and actor.


Chuck Norris was born Carlos Ray on March 10, 1940, in Oklahoma, U.S. His father Ray Dee Norris, was a World War II Army soldier. He grew up in a small family that was quite difficult for them to make a smooth living. His father suffered from alcoholism and ended up divorcing his wife when Chuck Norris was age 16. He got into acting at an early age and with his experience won a black belt in Tang Soo Do, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and judo. In 1972 he acted as a villain in one of Bruce Lee’s movies “Way of the Dragon.”

He has starred in several movies —action and martial arts films like  “A Force of One.” He hasn’t been active in movies since he last appeared in “The Expendables 2” in 2012.

Is Chuck Norris Still Alive?

Church Norris as of September 2022 is still alive at age 82.

Is Chuck Norris Married?

Chuck Norris is married to Gena Kelley since 1998. He had failed relationship with Dianne Holechek after 30 years of marriage.

What Is The Religion Of Chuck Norris?

Chuck Norris was raised in the Christian religion by his mother Wilma. According to him, his mother used to pray for him often when he was a child. Chuck got accustomed to Christian beliefs since childhood. However, he backslid on his way to the pinnacle of success in his career.

Through the challenges of life, he and his wife have realized how God has been gracious to them.

Today Chuck Norris is an outspoken Christian. He never hides his Christian beliefs —although Hollywood doesn’t fancy religion —he isn’t moved at all. He has publicly declared his faith in Jesus and doing his best to lead more souls to him.  Norris is the author of several Christian-themed books.

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Chuck has granted several interviews about his faith and always proves his love for God. He is highly indebted for God’s favor when his wife Gena went into pre-term labor with their unborn twins. After a heartbreaking experience, his wife successfully delivered twins on August 30, 2001.

“I had earned millions of dollars over my lifetime,” he writes. “I’d been a friend to several presidents, yet all the money in my bank account couldn’t help me now…. There was only one person to whom I could turn.” It was God. He’d been with Norris throughout his life, and this would be no different.

‘God Has a Plan for You’

As part of his outreach to the world with the gospel, he has been an active promoter of Christian films such as Mel Gibson’s, “The Passion of the Christ.” He is also reaching out to schools with the message of God.

Today Chuck is part of the board of directors of the National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools.

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