Dean Norris



Place of birth:

South Bend, Indiana, USA:


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.

Film Credits

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)
as Roy Nicholls
The Hustle (2019)
as Howard Bacon
Beirut (2018)
as Donald Gaines
Death Wish (2018)
as Detective Rains
The Book of Henry (2017)
as Glenn Sickleman
Fist Fight (2017)
as Principal Richard Tyler
Remember (2015)
as John Kurlander
Secret in Their Eyes (2015)
as Bumpy
Men, Women & Children (2014)
as Kent Mooney
Small Time (2014)
as Ash Martini
No Half Measures: Creating the Final Season of Breaking Bad (2013)
as Himself
The Counselor (2013)
as Buyer
The Frozen Ground (2013)
as Sgt. Lyle Haugsven
Get the Gringo (2012)
as Bill
Vergiss nie, dass ich Dich Liebe (2011)
Prom (2011)
as Frank Prescott
How Do You Know (2010)
as Softball Coach
Linewatch (2008)
as Warren
The Heartbreak Kid (2007)
as Jodi's Father
Evan Almighty (2007)
as Officer Collins
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
as State Trooper McCleary
American Gun (2005)
as Terrence
The One (2001)
as Sgt. Siegel
The Cell (2000)
as Cole
3 Strikes (2000)
as Officer Roberts
My Little Assassin (1999)
Mr. Murder (1999)
as Victor 'Vic' Delorio
Without Limits (1998)
as Bill Dellinger
The Negotiator (1998)
as Scott
On The Line (1998)
as Manny Denikolas
Starship Troopers (1997)
as Commanding Officer
Gattaca (1997)
as Cop on the Beat
After Jimmy (1996)
as Ray Johnson
Forgotten Sins (1996)
as Detective Carl Messenger
Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story (1996)
as Detective Pike
It Came from Outer Space II (1995)
as Dave Grant
In the Line of Duty: Hunt for Justice (1995)
as Levasseur
Safe (1995)
as Mover
Texas Justice (1995)
Number One Fan (1995)
as Graham Chandler
Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee (1994)
as Red Arrow
The Last Seduction (1994)
as Shep
Playmaker (1994)
as Detective Marconi
Full Eclipse (1993)
as Fleming
Jailbait (1993)
as Hershiser
The Firm (1993)
as The Squat Man
Secrets (1992)
as Henderson
The Lawnmower Man (1992)
as The Director
Till Death Us Do Part (1992)
as Matt Hobert
Locked Up: A Mother’s Rage (1991)
as Mike
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
as SWAT Team Leader
Murderous Vision (1991)
as Lieutenant Martin
When You Remember Me (1990)
as Bill
Desperate Hours (1990)
as Maddox
Total Recall (1990)
as Tony
Hard to Kill (1990)
as Det. Sgt. Goodhart
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
as Tim Cavanaugh
Disorganized Crime (1989)
as Deputy Joe
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989)
as Cop at Gym (uncredited)
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