Dean Norris

Inside Biography

Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American actor, Dean Norris is popularly known for his roles in the TV series, Breaking Bad and Under the Dome for which he was nominated for various awards. He made his Hollywood debut in 1981 in the TV series, Beyond Our Control. Norris is also credited with movies like Lethal Weapon 2, Hard To Kill, Total Recall, Little Miss Sunshine, and The Cell among others. Norris married his girlfriend, Bridget Norris in 2001. As of 2022, he was accused of sexual misconduct but was not arrested nor charged for his crime.

Early Life And Education Qualifications

Dean Norris was born Dean Joseph Norris on 8th April 1963 in Soth Bend, Indiana under the birth sign Aries. As of May 2022, he is 59 years old. Norris is American by nationality and belongs to Mixed ethnicity (English, Irish, and German ancestry). He is the son of Rosemarie (1934-2012) and Jack B. Norris (1930-2008), a furniture store owner. He has two sisters, Connie and Nikie Norris.

In 1981, Norris graduated from Clay High School. While in school, he participated in several plays and also was one of the class valedictorians. During high school, he was part of an award-winning student-produced comedy show Beyond Our Control. In 1985, he majored in social studies at Harvard College. Later, he joined the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art for a year.

Professional Career

Norris made his Hollywood debut in 1981 in a youth-produced TV series, Beyond Our Control created by Dave Williams. Subsequently, Norris appeared in his first movie, Blind Alleys. The actor then appeared in several movies including Leap of Faith, Police Story: Gladiator School, Lethal Weapon 2, Montana, Murderous Vision, and Till Death Us Do Part among others. He also made a guest appearance in Gattaca, and Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

CAPTION: Dean Norris is a versatile actor SOURCE: Instagram @ deanjnorris

 Norris also worked in some TV series like The Equalizer, Homefront, NYPD, Blue, Married… with children, Fallen Angels, Dark Skies, Nash Bridges, Philly, The Unit, Criminal Minds, and Get Shorty among others. However, he is popular for his roles in,

Movies IMDB rating Awards and Nominations Cast Members
Breaking Bad (2008) 9.5
  • Won Screen Actors Guild Awards.
  • Nominated for Saturn Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, RJ Mitte and Betsy Brandt among others.
Unde the Dome (2013) 6.7
  • Nominated for Saturn Awards.
Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Colin Ford, Alexander Koch and Mackenzie Lintz among others.

Some of his other acting ventures include,

Movies and Series Released Date IMDB rating Cast Members

June 11, 2017


7.3 Niecy Bash, Karrueche Tran, Carrie Preston, Judy Reyes and Jenn Lyon among others.
Scandal April 5, 2012 7.8. Kerry Washinton, Tony Goldwyn, Katie Lowes, Bellamy Young, and Darby Stanchfield among others.
Beirut  April 13, 2018 5.3 Jon Hamm, Rosamund Pike, Shea Whigham and Mark Pellegrino among others.
Death Wish  2nd March 2018   Bruce Willis, Vincent D’Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue, Camila Morrone, and Kimberly Elise among others.

Dean Norris' Net Worth Details

Dean Norris' net worth is $8 million at present. He had around $5 Million in 2019. The veteran actor might earn around $50 thousand per annum as an average salary. Further, Norris might have enough money to live a quality life with his family. Also, the Scandal alum has 641k followers on his Instagram and his estimated earning per post is $1914- $3191 with an engagement rate of 4.18%.

Here is the list of his movies that made a good collection at the box office. 

Movies Budget Box Office Collection IMDB rating Awards and Nominations Cast Members
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) $50 million $227.9 million 7.2
  • Nominated for Academy Awards.
Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Patsy Kensit and Traci Wolfe among others.
Total Recall (1990) $50-65 million $261.3 million 7.5
  • Won Academy Awards and Saturn Awards.
  • Nominated for Academy Awards, Saturn Awards, BAFTA and Hugo Awards among others.
Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston and Bill Nighy among others.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) $94-$102 million $523.7 million 8.2
  • Won British Academy Film Awards, Saturn Awards, Academy Awards, MTV Movie Awards, and Eddie Awards.
  • Nominated for Japenese Academy Awards, Saturn Awards, and British Academy Film Awards.
Edward Furlong, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, and Robert Patrick among others.
Starship Troopers (1997) $105 million $121.2 million 7.2
  • Won Saturn Awards.
  • Nominated for Academy Awards.
Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer, Neil Patrick Harris, Jake Busey and Michael Ironside among others.
The Cell (2000)

$33 million


$104 million 6.3
  • Won Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, MTV Movie Awards, and World Stunt Awards.
  • Nominated for Saturn Awards, Academy Awards, and Art Directors Guild Awards.
Jennifer Lopez, Vincent D’Onofrio, Vince Vaughn, Marianne Jane-Baptiste and Jake Weber among others.
Miss Sunshine (2006) $8 million $100.5 million 7.8
  • Won Academy Awards, AFI Awards, and BAFTA.
  • Nominated by Academy Awards, BAFTA, and Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards.
Abigail Breslin, Steve Carell, Paul Dano, Alan Arkin and Greg Kinnear among others.
The Heartbreak Kid (2007) $60 million $127.8 million 5.8   Cybill Shepard, Charles Grodin, Jeannie Berlin, Eddie Albert and Audra Lindley among others.

Personal Life

Norris married his girlfriend, Bridget Norris in April 2001 in a private ceremony. The couple shares five children together. The family currently, resides in Temecula, California. They are still going strong as husband and wife without any rumors about divorce and extramarital affairs. Further, the actor is one of those celebrities who prefer to speak less about their personal life.

CAPTION: Dean Norris with his friend SOURCE: Instagram @ deanjnorris

 Norris was accused of sexually assaulting a 32-year-old old Ohio woman while in New Orleans back in  June 2017. But due to lack of evidence, the case was dropped. As per gossipmongers, he was accused of forcing a sexual encounter against the woman.

by saru, 02 Mar, 2018

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