Dean Norris

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Dean Joseph Norris
  • Birth Place: South Bend, IN
  • Profession: Actor
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Dean Norris 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.
  • Dean Norris Relationships:
  • Rosie Norris - Mother
  • Bridget - Wife
  • Jack Norris - Father
  • Dean Norris 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
  • College:
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (1985)

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