Norris has given his name to plenty of other odd products here and there over the years, too. Aside from the aforementioned Total Body Gym alongside Christie Brinkley, Chuck also shilled for Czechoslovakia T-mobile ads.
There’s also an official Chuck Norris Flexmark Booklight for reading in the dark, an official book of Chuck Norris “facts” that the internet made so popular, and a toy line from the short-lived “Karate Kommandos” animated show. It’s a Corvette with blades that are popping out of as many places as can hide them. We expect nothing less from Chuck.
No Idea What He Was Getting in To
While Norris is often quite good-humored about poking fun at himself, he didn't feel like being part of “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” at first.
This was mostly because he didn't want to drive all the way to where the movie was being shot. However, star Ben Stiller called to ask him personally, and Norris eventually agreed. He did not, however, read the script. He showed up, shot his scene (giving a thumbs-up to the competitors), and went home. He didn't really understand what was going on in the film until he caught it in theaters like the rest of us.
Jeans for the Modern Action Star
It should come as no surprise that Chuck Norris lent his name or face to a few products. By far the most famous of these productions is “Chuck Norris Action Jeans,” which were purported to let anybody deliver high-flying kicks without discomfort.
Guys, you know what we're talking about. They were made by the martial-arts equipment company Century, and were first called “Karate Jeans.” The big draw was a piece of flexible fabric sewn into the crotch. According to the advertisements, they were developed by Chuck himself to help him show off his karate moves in his films.
Turned into the Real Deal
While the dust-ups Norris got into on “Walker, Texas Ranger” were all TV magic, he became a real member of the Texas Rangers in 2010. It turns out that it was the first show shot on location in Texas, at Norris's insistence, and governor Rick Perry was willing to repay the favor.
Not only had the choice brought in plenty of attention and money, but it had also raised awareness for the elite law enforcement group. In addition, Norris's work helping underprivileged youths with his martial arts programs made him a true star in the eyes of many.
A Good Chuck-le
Chuck Norris had been a star for a long time, but in 2005 something changed. Satirical "facts" about Chuck, created by Ian Spector, started appearing online and became widespread in popular culture. The "facts" were silly, absurd, incredibly hyperbolic, and really, really funny.
They included “Chuck Norris doesn't read books. He stares them down until he gets the information he wants, ” or “ Chuck Norris has a mug of nails instead of coffee in the morning.” There are long lists of them one simple Google search away, so go ahead and give them a read if you want a laugh.