While Chuck Norris has been the star of a few video games of his own, he’s also been the pitchman for one quite famous video game in particular. If you’re in this sphere of entertainment, you’ve probably heard of the most famous MMORPG of them all, “World of Warcraft.”
The ads had him creating his own character. It was, just like the man himself, way overpowered, so much that none of the game presented much of a challenge. The advertisement debuted in 2011 for the game’s seventh anniversary, and Norris joined a number of other celebrities, such as Mr. T, Ozzy Osbourne, and William Shatner.
More Writing of His Own
At the same time, Norris was branching out into more writing of his own – this time, fiction. In 2006, he published the novel “The Justice Riders,” which had no fewer than three co-writers: Ken Abraham, Tim Grayem, and brother Aaron Norris.
It was an action western set in the 1970s, featuring dangerous outlaws, heroes, and plenty more good stuff. While it was never a best seller, it still has its fans. In 2008, Norris and the same writing team released a sequel called “A Threat to Justice."
Playing as Chuck Norris
Thanks to the popularity of the Chuck Norris facts, a few small video game developers leaped at the chance to create something that took advantage of the current flavor. The first was in 2008: Gameloft produced “Chuck Norris: Bring on the Pain” for mobile devices, which lets players take control of Norris in a side-scrolling beat 'em up, which was well received.
Similarly well received was “Non-Stop Chuck Norris,” by Flaregames in 2017, which is, of all things, an isometric action RPG. Seems a bit of an odd choice, but we could certainly see it working. Just be sure to max out his kicking skill tree.
A True Fact
One of the famous Chuck Norris “facts” is he was bitten by a poisonous snake, and after three agonizing days, the snake died. Incredibly, this one actually has a little bit of truth behind it.
One scene for “Walker, Texas Ranger” called for Walker to grab a rattlesnake off the ground and count its rattles, for some reason. The first take went fine, but during the second take, the snake sunk its fangs into Norris's hand. The director freaked out and Norris was rushed to the hospital, only for them to discover there was no venom in his system.
Sitting in the Producer's Chair
When you think about Chuck Norris, you're thinking about a martial arts master, an action star, and a rough-and-tumble guy. You probably aren't thinking about an executive producer, but he's tried his hand at this role as well.
He's appeared in over thirty films and plenty of TV shows, but there's only one project where he hasn't appeared in front of the camera. It was the movie “Birdie & Bogey,” and he was an executive producer. It may be a case of nepotism, but it stars Chuck's son Mike in one of his few movie appearances.