Dean Joseph Norris was born on the 8th April 1963, in South Bend, Indiana USA, of Hungarian and American ancestry. He is an actor, probably best known for playing DEA agent Hank Schrader in the television series “Breaking Bad” (2008 – 2013). and as James Rennie in the series “Under the Dome” (2013 – 2015). He has also appeared in feature films such as “Lethal Weapon 2” (1989), “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” (1991), “Starship Troopers” (1997), “Little Miss Sunshine” (2006) and “Evan Almighty” (2007). Norris has been active in the entertainment industry since 1985.
How much is the net worth of Dean Norris? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth is as much as $5 million, as of the data given in the middle of 2016, accumulated during a career now spanning more than 30 years.
Dean Norris Net Worth $5 Million
To begin with, Dean was raised in South Bend by his parents Jack B. Norris and Rosie Lacay. In 1981, he matriculated from Clay High School, and four years later graduated from Harvard College majoring in Social Studies. In addition to this, he spent one year in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Concerning his professional career, he debuted in 1985, appearing in the film “Blind Alleys”. After landing a number of minor roles on television and in feature films, he was cast as the main in the action film “Lethal Weapon 2” (1989) co-produced and directed by Richard Donner. The film received critical acclaim as well as grossing $227 million at the box office. His net worth was now well established.
Dean was next seen in the role of a SWAT team leader in the blockbuster “Terminator 2: Judgement Day” (1991) co-written, produced and directed by James Cameron. Norris starred in the feature films “Playmaker” (1994) by Yuri Zeltser, “The Last Seduction” (1994) by John Dahl, “Forgotten Sins” (1996) by Dick Lowry, “Starship Troopers” (1997) directed by Paul Verhoeven and “Little Miss Sunshine” (2006) directed by the husband-wife team of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. Afterwards, Dean appeared in the main cast of the thriller film “Linewatch” (2008) starring Cuba Gooding Jr. as well as in the comedy drama film “How Do You Know” (2010) starring Reese Witherspoon and Jack Nicholson. Then, he created the roles of Frank Prescott in the film “Prom” (2011), Sgt. Lyle Haugsven in the film “The Frozen Ground” (2013) and Kent Mooney in “Men, Women & Children” (2014).
Recently, he created roles in the films “Remember” (2015), “Secret in Their Eyes” (2015) and “The Book of Henry” (2016). In 2017, the following films with Norris will be released “Fist Fight” and “High Wire Act”.
Talking about his career on television, Dean has appeared in a number of episodic roles in television series including “The X Files” (1995), “Nash Bridges” (1997), “ER” (1998), “Walker, Texas Ranger” (1998), “Millennium” (1999), “The Pretender” (2000), “Six Feet Under” (2001), “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (2004), “Nip / Tuck” (2006), “Grey’s Anatomy” (2007), “Law & Order: LA” (2011) and others. However, the most notable role for which he won the Screen Actors Guild Award was the portrayal of Hank Schrader in the crime drama television series “Breaking Bad” (2008 – 2013) created and produced by Vince Gilligan. Afterwards, Dean was nominated for the Saturn Award for the supporting role of James Rennie in the science fiction mystery drama television series “Under the Dome” (2013 – 2015).
Finally, in the personal life of the actor, he is married to Bridger Norris; they have five children, and the family resides in Temecula, California.
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