Fast Facts

  • Began acting in plays as a kid and did theater in college.
  • Visited New York City while in college to interview for jobs on Wall Street, but also used the time to go on auditions.
  • Attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
  • Often portrays some type of authority figure. Was cast as a cop in Lethal Weapon 2, a commanding officer in Starship Troopers, and a state trooper in Little Miss Sunshine, among others. 
  • Has created several videos parodying his cop persona, including a fictional show called Cop Talk and one that pokes fun at his character in the AMC series Breaking Bad.

Awards

  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner

Relationships

  • Bridget — Wife
  • Jack Norris — Father
  • Rosie Norris — Mother

College

  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (1985)

Details

  • Birth Name: Dean Joseph Norris
  • Birth Place: South Bend, IN
  • Profession: Actor
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