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Dean Norris

Dean Norris

Birthday: 8 April 1963, South Bend, Indiana, USA
Birth Name: Dean Joseph Norris
Height: 170 cm

Dean Norris was born on April 8, 1963 in South Bend, Indiana, USA as Dean Joseph Norris. He is an actor and producer, known for Breaking Bad (2008), Total Recall (1990) and Little Miss Sunshine (2006) ...Show more

Dean Norris
I never had a month or so go by where I haven't had a job, but you always worry that someone will tu Show more I never had a month or so go by where I haven't had a job, but you always worry that someone will turn off the tap. Hide
You go into any donut shop and look at three cops having coffee, I guarantee I look like one of them Show more You go into any donut shop and look at three cops having coffee, I guarantee I look like one of them. Hide
I think actors who take things too far are funny. I think actors who take things too far are funny.
Actually, I went from doing a lot of movies early on in my career, then to doing TV, and I don't kno Show more Actually, I went from doing a lot of movies early on in my career, then to doing TV, and I don't know whether we'll get back to some movies or not. Hide
Look, we're in the time of the anti-hero. Look, we're in the time of the anti-hero.
To survive in a lot of male-dominated situations - the police, the military, what have you - you put Show more To survive in a lot of male-dominated situations - the police, the military, what have you - you put on a bit of the crass, blowhard thing, because you just can't survive being the nice guy in those environments. Hide
You know, I'm from the Midwest, man - that shapes my personality much more than having gone to Harva Show more You know, I'm from the Midwest, man - that shapes my personality much more than having gone to Harvard. Hide
The best thing I ever learned from my dad was he knew he wasn't the best of singers, but he always k Show more The best thing I ever learned from my dad was he knew he wasn't the best of singers, but he always knew he was a great entertainer, and I always thought that was a good concept to bring along, that ultimately acting is an entertainment art and you have to be aware of the fact that you want people to be excited to be watching you. Hide
If I have a day off I will play golf. If I have a day off I will play golf.
I earned a black belt when I was in high school. And I did a lot of boxing and full contact karate i Show more I earned a black belt when I was in high school. And I did a lot of boxing and full contact karate in college. Hide
For an actor, playing one character and transitioning to a completely different one is a dream come Show more For an actor, playing one character and transitioning to a completely different one is a dream come true. Hide
The way I look at it, I'm a guy who acts to live. The way I look at it, I'm a guy who acts to live.
Investment banks started recruiting at Harvard back in the day, and they'd fly me down to New York C Show more Investment banks started recruiting at Harvard back in the day, and they'd fly me down to New York City and I was so poor so I would take advantage of the free flight, the per diem, the hotel. And then I would go audition for stuff. Hide
When my kids started preschool, the teachers had to take away all the fake bananas because all the b Show more When my kids started preschool, the teachers had to take away all the fake bananas because all the boys would pick them up and pretend that they were guns. Boys find sticks to play swords and anything that looks like a gun to shoot. It's just inside of them. It's who they are. Hide
When you're a stand-up, you play in front of 600 people, and it's all about timing. I could never do Show more When you're a stand-up, you play in front of 600 people, and it's all about timing. I could never do stand-up comedy; it would be way too hard for me. Hide
I play DEA, CIA, FBI, LAPD; I got 'em all. I play DEA, CIA, FBI, LAPD; I got 'em all.
Actors like to play bad guys because they're more fun. They also win more awards. Actors like to play bad guys because they're more fun. They also win more awards.
I don't have a lot of downtime. I don't have a lot of downtime.
As a matter of fact, I am an uncle. I have nine nephews and nieces. I'm not sure if they think I'm a Show more As a matter of fact, I am an uncle. I have nine nephews and nieces. I'm not sure if they think I'm all that quick with a quip. But I'm quick with a spank. Hide
Well, I was a drama kid. Well, I was a drama kid.
When I was in college I did a lot of comedy. When I was in college I did a lot of comedy.
I never had trouble getting an agent. I went out and got my first couple roles, and literally within Show more I never had trouble getting an agent. I went out and got my first couple roles, and literally within six months I never had to have another job other than acting. Hide
If you force yourself to smile, within a couple minutes, you feel happy. If you force yourself to smile, within a couple minutes, you feel happy.
My dad was a singer in a band and neither of my parents went to college, and I ended up getting into Show more My dad was a singer in a band and neither of my parents went to college, and I ended up getting into Harvard and was the first person in my family that went to college and it happened to be Harvard. Hide
My dad's era believed that there was something noble in being a good guy - the kind of guy that live Show more My dad's era believed that there was something noble in being a good guy - the kind of guy that lived straight and narrow, told the truth, and stood up for what he believed was right. Hide
Dean Norris's FILMOGRAPHY
as Actor (160)
Dean Norris Dean Norris'S roles
Phil Baker
Phil Baker

Tim Cavanaugh
Tim Cavanaugh

Mexican Drug Cartel Leader
Mexican Drug Cartel Leader

Officer Collins
Officer Collins

Supervisor Marsh
Supervisor Marsh

Mazzimo
Mazzimo

Kent Mooney
Kent Mooney

Jodi's Father
Jodi's Father

Vince
Vince

Colonel Richard Williams
Colonel Richard Williams

Tony
Tony

Hank Schrader
Hank Schrader

The Squat Man
The Squat Man

Paul Scanlon
Paul Scanlon

Detective Kevin Raines
Detective Kevin Raines

Glenn Sickleman
Glenn Sickleman

Bob Durham, Juror
Bob Durham, Juror

Special Agent Brendan Johnson
Special Agent Brendan Johnson

Bill
Bill

John Kurlander
John Kurlander

General Bowden
General Bowden

SWAT Leader
SWAT Leader

Jay
Jay

Nelson
Nelson

Colonel Richard Williams
Colonel Richard Williams

James 'Big Jim' Rennie
James 'Big Jim' Rennie

Donald Gaines
Donald Gaines

Sgt. Lyle Haugsven
Sgt. Lyle Haugsven

Buyer
Buyer

Ash Martini
Ash Martini

Uncle Daddy
Uncle Daddy

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