Dean Norris

Dean Norris

Life Story

Dean Norris was born on April 8, 1963 in South Bend, Indiana, USA as Dean Joseph Norris. He is an actor, known for Breaking Bad (2008), Total Recall (1990) and Under the Dome (2013). He has been married to Bridget Sorenson since April 2001. They have five children.


Bridget Sorenson (April 2001 - present) ( 5 children)


Was the valedictorian of his graduating class at Clay High School (South Bend, IN). Was accepted to Harvard College where he graduated in 1985.
He appeared in both Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008).
His parents are Jack Norris (1930-2008) and Rosemarie (Lacay) Norris (1934-2012).
Appeared in Little Miss Sunshine (2006), which also features his Breaking Bad (2008) co-star Bryan Cranston.
His father had English, Irish, and German ancestry. His maternal grandparents were of Hungarian origin.
His character on Breaking Bad (2008) was a fan favorite but Norris wanted Hank Schrader to be killed off in the middle of Breaking Bad's final season. However, since the final season was split into two parts, Norris had to stay on until the end. As a result, Norris had to turn down the opportunity to star in a sitcom pilot in order to finish filming Breaking Bad (2008)'s fifth season.


Personal Quotes 

If you force yourself to smile, within a couple minutes, you feel happy.
If I have a day off I will play golf.
I think actors who take things too far are funny.
I play DEA, CIA, FBI, LAPD; I got 'em all.
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.
I earned a black belt when I was in high school. And I did a lot of boxing and full contact karate in college.
I don't have a lot of downtime.
For an actor, playing one character and transitioning to a completely different one is a dream come true.
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.
Actors like to play bad guys because they're more fun. They also win more awards.
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.
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.
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.


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