Dean Norris

Dean Norris

  • Born on
    • April 8th, 1963
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.


Acting (51 Credits)

2021United States of Al as Art
2019Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark as Roy Nicholls
2019The Hustle as Howard Bacon
2018Death Wish as Detective Rains
2018Beirut as Donald Gaines
2017Fist Fight as Principal Richard Tyler
2017The Book of Henry as Glenn Sickleman
2017Girlboss as Jay
2017Claws as Clay "Uncle Daddy" Husser
2015Secret in Their Eyes as Bumpy
2015Remember as John Kurlander
2015Sons of Liberty as Ben Franklin
2014Small Time as Ash Martini
2014Men, Women & Children as Kent Mooney
2013The Frozen Ground as Sgt. Lyle Haugsven
2013The Counselor as Buyer
2013Under the Dome as James "Big Jim" Rennie
2012Get the Gringo as Bill
2011Prom as Frank Prescott
2010How Do You Know as Softball Coach
2008Linewatch as Warren
2008Breaking Bad as Hank Schrader
2007The Heartbreak Kid as Jodi's Father
2007Evan Almighty as Officer Collins
2006Little Miss Sunshine as State Trooper McCleary
2005American Gun as Terrence
2001The One as Sgt. Siegel
20003 Strikes as Officer Roberts
2000The Cell as Cole
1999Sonic Impact as Agent McGee
1998Without Limits as Bill Dellinger
1998The Negotiator as Scott
1998Mr. Murder as Victor 'Vic' Delorio
1997Starship Troopers as Commanding Officer
1997Gattaca as Cop on the Beat
1995Safe as Mover
1994The Last Seduction as Shep
1993Full Eclipse as Fleming
1993Jailbait as Hershiser
1993Barbarians at the Gate as 1st Scientist
1993The Firm as The Squat Man
1992The Lawnmower Man as The Director
1991Terminator 2: Judgment Day as SWAT Team Leader
1990Desperate Hours as Maddox
1990Total Recall as Tony
1990Hard to Kill as Det. Sgt. Goodhart
1990Gremlins 2: The New Batch as SWAT Team Leader
1989Lethal Weapon 2 as Tim Cavanaugh
1989Disorganized Crime as Deputy Joe
1989Police Academy 6: City Under Siege as Cop at Gym (uncredited)


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