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Dean Norris

Dean Joseph Norris (born April 8, 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.

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Apr 8, 1963 In South Bend, Indiana, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Equalizer 1985-09-18
Latest Project:
Movie El Tonto 2023
Known For
Poster of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Poster of No Half Measures: Creating the Final Season of Breaking Bad
Poster of Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Poster of Beauty and the Beast
Movie El Tonto 2023
Series United States of Al Art 2021-04-01
Series The Act Russ 2019-03-20
Movie Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Roy Nicholls 2019-08-08
Movie The Hustle Howard Bacon 2019-05-09
Movie Death Wish Detective Rains 2018-03-02
Movie Beirut Donald Gaines 2018-04-11
Movie Fist Fight Principal Richard Tyler 2017-02-16
Series Girlboss Jay 2017-04-21
Series Claws Clay "Uncle Daddy" Husser 2017-06-11
Series Get Shorty Bob Grace 2017-08-13
Movie The Book of Henry Glenn Sickleman 2017-06-16
Series Sons of Liberty Ben Franklin 2015-01-25
Series Better Call Saul Hank Schrader 2015-02-08
Movie Remember John Kurlander 2015-10-23
Series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Le Loup 2015-03-06
Movie Secret in Their Eyes Bumpy 2015-10-14
Movie Small Time Ash Martini 2014-04-18
Movie Men, Women & Children Kent Mooney 2014-10-17
Series Under the Dome James "Big Jim" Rennie 2013-06-24
Movie The Frozen Ground Sgt. Lyle Haugsven 2013-07-11
Movie No Half Measures: Creating the Final Season of Breaking Bad Self 2013-11-26
Movie The Counselor Buyer 2013-10-25
Movie Get the Gringo Bill 2012-03-15
Series Eagleheart Deke 2011-02-03
Series Fairly Legal Coach Gardner 2011-01-20
Movie Remember I'll Always Love You 2011-06-17
Movie Prom Frank Prescott 2011-04-29
Series The Glades Michael Nelson 2010-07-11
Movie How Do You Know Softball Coach 2010-12-17
Series Castle John Davis 2009-03-09
Movie Linewatch Warren 2008-01-01
Series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Nelson 2008-01-13
Series Breaking Bad Hank Schrader 2008-01-20
Series The Mentalist Sgt. Don Henderson 2008-09-23
Series True Blood Leon 2008-09-07
Movie Evan Almighty Officer Collins 2007-06-09
Series Saving Grace Unknown 2007-07-23
Series The Big Bang Theory Colonel Williams 2007-09-24
Movie The Heartbreak Kid Jodi's Father 2007-10-05
Movie Mrs. Harris Sporting Goods Clerk 2006-02-25
Series The Unit Unknown 2006-03-07
Series Justice Unknown 2006-08-30
Series Windfall Unknown 2006-06-08
Movie Little Miss Sunshine State Trooper McCleary 2006-07-26
Series Medium Unknown 2005-01-03
Series American Dad! Unknown 2005-02-06
Movie American Gun Terrence 2005-01-01
Series Grey's Anatomy Unknown 2005-03-27
Series Bones Don Timmons 2005-09-13
Series LAX Unknown 2004-09-13
Series Medical Investigation Unknown 2004-09-09
Series Lost Unknown 2004-09-22
Series Boston Legal Unknown 2004-10-03
Series Las Vegas Unknown 2003-09-22
Series Tremors 2003-03-28
Series Nip/Tuck Unknown 2003-07-22
Series NCIS Unknown 2003-09-23
Series Cold Case Unknown 2003-09-28
Series The Lyon's Den Unknown 2003-09-28
Series Without a Trace Tim Orley 2002-09-26
Series American Dreams Unknown 2002-09-29
Series Crossing Jordan Liam Moore 2001-09-24
Series Six Feet Under Unknown 2001-06-03
Movie The One Sgt. Siegel 2001-11-02
Series 24 General Bowden 2001-11-06
Movie Sonic Impact Agent McGee 2000-01-01
Movie 3 Strikes Officer Roberts 2000-03-01
Series The District Unknown 2000-10-07
Series Boston Public Unknown 2000-10-23
Movie The Cell Cole 2000-08-17
Series The West Wing Unknown 1999-09-22
Movie My Little Assassin 1999-10-11
Movie The Negotiator Scott 1998-07-29
Movie On The Line Manny Denikolas 1998-01-15
Movie Without Limits Bill Dellinger 1998-09-11
Movie Mr. Murder Victor 'Vic' Delorio 1998-09-21
Series Charmed Dr. Stone 1998-10-07
Series V.I.P. Jackson Lasarr 1998-09-26
Movie Gattaca Cop on the Beat 1997-09-07
Movie Starship Troopers Commanding Officer 1997-11-07
Movie Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story Detective Pike 1996-02-25
Movie Death Benefit Rod Montgomery 1996-03-13
Movie Forgotten Sins Detective Carl Messenger 1996-03-07
Movie After Jimmy Ray Johnson 1996-09-24
Series The Pretender Unknown 1996-09-19
Movie Safe Mover 1995-06-23
Movie Texas Justice 1995-02-12
Series Murder One Unknown 1995-09-20
Movie In the Line of Duty: Hunt for Justice Levasseur 1995-10-05
Movie Number One Fan Graham Chandler 1995-09-26
Movie It Came from Outer Space II Dave Grant 1995-12-31
Movie Playmaker Detective Marconi 1994-05-14
Movie The Last Seduction Shep 1994-05-26
Series ER Clark 1994-09-19
Movie Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee Red Arrow 1994-10-16
Series Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown 1993-04-21
Movie Barbarians at the Gate 1st Scientist 1993-03-20
Movie The Firm The Squat Man 1993-06-30
Movie Full Eclipse Fleming 1993-11-27
Series The X-Files Unknown 1993-09-10
Movie Jailbait Hershiser 1993-10-22
Movie Till Death Us Do Part Matt Hobert 1992-02-18
Movie The Lawnmower Man The Director 1992-03-05
Movie Secrets Henderson 1992-04-06
Movie Murderous Vision Lieutenant Martin 1991-02-21
Movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day SWAT Team Leader 1991-07-03
Movie Locked Up: A Mother’s Rage Mike 1991-10-29
Movie Total Recall Tony 1990-06-01
Movie Hard to Kill Det. Sgt. Goodhart 1990-02-09
Movie Gremlins 2: The New Batch SWAT Team Leader 1990-06-15
Movie Desperate Hours Maddox 1990-10-05
Movie When You Remember Me Bill 1990-10-07
Movie Police Academy 6: City Under Siege Cop at Gym (uncredited) 1989-03-09
Movie Disorganized Crime Deputy Joe 1989-04-14
Movie Lethal Weapon 2 Tim Cavanaugh 1989-07-07
Series Beauty and the Beast Unknown 1987-09-25
Series The Equalizer Martin 1985-09-18