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Place of Birth South Bend, Indiana, USA
Birthday 1963-04-10

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Dean Joseph Norris (born April 10, 1963 height 5' 7" (1,70 m)) is an American actor, best known for portraying DEA agent Hank Schrader on the AMC series Breaking Bad (2008–2013) and town selectman James "Big Jim" Rennie on the CBS series Under the Dome (2013–present). He has also appeared in films such as Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), Total Recall (1990), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Starship Troopers (1997), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), and Evan Almighty (2007). Norris was born in South Bend, Indiana, to Jack, a furniture store owner, and Rosie Norris. He has four sisters. Norris graduated from Clay High School in 1981, where he says he got straight A's. He is a 1985 graduate of Harvard College, where he majored in social studies. He also attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Norris starred in Tremors: The Series and the film Without Limits. He has had guest spots in other television series including NYPD Blue, The X-Files, The West Wing, and Lost, and has appeared in films including Gattaca and Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Norris is best known for his role as DEA agent Hank Schrader on Breaking Bad, which he played from the show's premiere in 2008 to its final season in 2013. He is currently starring in the CBS series Under the Dome, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. He plays selectman James "Big Jim" Rennie, the only town council member in the area which is cut off from the rest of the USA; Rennie initially seems to do the right thing in getting the town accustomed to the separation, but he soon starts to abuse his power.

Acting

2018Beirut as Donald Gaines
2018Death Wish as Detective Rains
2017The Book of Henry as Glenn Sickleman
2017Fist Fight as Principal Richard Tyler
2015Remember as John Kurlander
2015Secret in Their Eyes as Bumpy
2014Men, Women & Children as Kent Mooney
2014Small Time as Ash Martini
2013No Half Measures: Creating the Final Season of Breaking Bad as Himself
2013The Counselor as Buyer
2013The Frozen Ground as Sgt. Lyle Haugsven
2012Get the Gringo as Bill
2011Remember I'll Always Love You
2011Prom as Frank Prescott
2010How Do You Know as Softball Coach
2008Linewatch as Warren
2007Evan Almighty as Officer Collins
2006Little Miss Sunshine as State Trooper McCleary
2005American Gun as Terrence
2001The One as Sgt. Siegel
2000The Cell as Cole
20003 Strikes as Officer Roberts
1999My Little Assassin
1999Mr. Murder as Victor 'Vic' Delorio
1998Without Limits as Bill Dellinger
1998The Negotiator as Scott
1998On The Line as Manny Denikolas
1997Starship Troopers as Commanding Officer
1996After Jimmy as Ray Johnson
1996Forgotten Sins as Detective Carl Messenger
1996Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story as Detective Pike
1995It Came from Outer Space II as Dave Grant
1995In the Line of Duty: Hunt for Justice as Levasseur
1995Safe as Mover
1995Texas Justice
1995Number One Fan as Graham Chandler
1994Locked Up: A Mother’s Rage as Mike
1994Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee as Red Arrow
1994The Last Seduction as Shep
1994Playmaker as Detective Marconi
1993Full Eclipse as Fleming
1993The Firm as The Squat Man
1993Jailbait as Hershiser
1992Secrets as Henderson
1992The Lawnmower Man as The Director
1992Till Death Us Do Part as Matt Hobert
1991Terminator 2: Judgment Day as SWAT Team Leader
1991Murderous Vision as Lieutenant Martin
1990When You Remember Me as Bill
1990Desperate Hours as Maddox
1990Total Recall as Tony
1990Hard to Kill as Det. Sgt. Goodhart
1989Lethal Weapon 2 as Tim Cavanaugh
1989Disorganized Crime as Deputy Joe


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