Dean Norris


Date Of Birth



Born in South Bend, Indiana, Dean Norris began his acting career after studying at Harvard College. He made his screen debut as an ensemble player in the local comedy series Beyond Our Control, and later moved on to roles in several films and television programs. He made his film debut in the action comedy Disorganized Crime, which premiered in 1989. He soon had roles in films such as Lethal Weapon 2, Total Recall, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Playmaker, Starship Troopers, The One, Evan Almighty, Little Miss Sunshine and The Heartbreak Kid.

Norris also became active on television. He played recurring roles in NYPD Blue, Windfall, Murder One, 24 and , and also had guest roles in The X Files, Charmed, , Philly, Crossing Jordan, Boston Legal, CSI, Cold Case, Bones and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

His first regular television role came in 2003, when he starred as W.D. Twitchell in Termors: The Series, a television spin-off of the movie series of the same name. Five years later, he took another regular role, this time on the drama series Breaking Bad, as DEA agent Hank Schrader. After five years of Breaking Bad, he was cast on the TV series Under the Dome as James 'Big Jim' Rennie.

Place of Birth

South Bend, Indiana, USA

Birth Name

Dean Joseph Norris



Fun Facts





2013 Under the Dome
2011 How I Spent My Summer Vacation
2011 Prom
2004-2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV series)
2011 The After After Party with Steven Michael
2011 Off the Map (TV series)
2011 The Defenders (TV series)
2011 Fairly Legal (TV series)
2008-present Breaking Bad (TV series)
2010 (TV series)
2010 How Do You Know
2010 The Good Guys (TV series)
2010 Chase (TV series)
2005-2010 Medium (TV series)
2010 Dark Blue (TV series)
2010 Lie to Me (TV series)
2010 The Glades (TV series)
2010 Criminal Minds (TV series)
2010 Law & Order: Los Angeles (TV series)
2009 The Cleaner (TV series)
2009 (TV series)
2009 Lost (TV series)
2008 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (TV series)
2008 Linewatch
2008 Bones (TV series)
2008 Saving Grace (TV series)
2007 (TV series)
2007 The Heartbreak Kid
2007 Evan Almighty
2007 Grey's Anatomy (TV series)
2006 Justice (TV series)
2006 Nip/Tuck (TV series)
2006 Just Legal (TV series)
2006 Windfall (TV series)
2006 Cold Case (TV series)
2005-2006 The West Wing (TV series)
2006 Little Miss Sunshine
2005 Las Vegas (TV series)
2005 Mrs. Harris (TV movie)
2005 American Gun
2005 Over There (TV series)
2005 (TV series)
2002-2004 American Dreams (TV series)
2004 LAX (TV series)
2004 Category 6: Day of Destruction (TV movie)
2004 Boston Legal (TV series)
2004 Medical Investigation (TV series)
2004 Crossing Jordan (TV series)
2004 NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (TV series)
2003 L.A. Dragnet (TV series)
2003 The Lyon's Den (TV series)
2003 Tremors (TV series)
2003 24 (TV series)
2002 Philly (TV series)
1995-2002 JAG (TV series)
2001 The District (TV series)
2001 The One
2001 Six Feet Under (TV series)
2001 Boston Public (TV series)
2000 The Cell
1997-2000 The Pretender (TV series)
2000 Sonic Impact
2000 3 Strikes
2000 Any Day Now (TV series)
1999 Pensacola: Wings of Gold (TV series)
1999 Charmed (TV series)
1999 My Little Assassin (TV movie)
1997-1999 Nash Bridges (TV series)
1999 The Practice (TV series)
1999 Millennium (TV series)
1999 Lansky (TV movie)
1998 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV series)
1998 ER (TV series)
1998 V.I.P. (TV series)
1998 Mr. Murder (TV movie)
1998 Without Limits
1998 The Negotiator
1998 Liars' Dice
1997 Starship Troopers
1997 C-16: FBI (TV series)
1997 Gattaca
1997 On (TV movie)
1997 Riot (TV movie)
1997 Things That Go Bump (TV movie)
1997 Odd Jobs (TV movie)
1996 Dark Skies (TV series)
1996 After Jimmy (TV movie)
1996 It Came from Outer Space II (TV movie)
1996 Death Benefit (TV movie)
1996 Forgotten Sins (TV movie)
1995-1996 Murder One (TV series)
1996 Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story (TV mini-series)
1996 Innocent Victims (TV movie)
1995 The Marshal (TV series)
1995 Money Train
1995 Fallen Angels (TV series)
1995 In the Line of Duty: Hunt for Justice (TV movie)
1995 (TV series)
1995 Texas Justice (TV movie)
1995 Number One Fan
1995 Safe
1994 Married with Children (TV series)
1994 Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee (TV movie)
1994 The Last Seduction
1993-1994 NYPD Blue (TV series)
1994 Playmaker
1994 Jailbait
1993 Full Eclipse (TV movie)
1993 The Firm
1993 Barbarians at the Gate (TV movie)
1993 It's Nothing Personal (TV movie)
1992 From the Files of Joseph Wambaugh: A Jury of One (TV movie)
1992 Homefront (TV series)
1992 Secrets (TV movie)
1992 The Lawnmower Man
1992 Till Death Us Do Part (TV movie)
1991 Locked Up: A Mother's Rage (TV movie)
1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day
1991 Murderous Vision (TV movie)
1990 When You Remember Me (TV movie)
1990 Desperate Hours
1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch
1990 Total Recall
1990 Montana (TV movie)
1990 Hard to Kill
1990 Family of Spies (TV movie)
1989 Lethal Weapon 2
1989 Beauty and the Beast (TV series)
1989 Disorganized Crime
1988 Police Story: Gladiator School (TV movie)
1988 Leap of Faith (TV movie)
1987 The Equalizer (TV series)
1985 Blind Alleys (TV movie)
1968 Beyond Our Control (TV series)




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