Chuck Norris, Actor and Political Force

He made his name as a martial-arts star, but these days, Chuck Norris is most often seen standing behind Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. It's been said, in fact, that that Norris' position as an unofficial running mate offers the campaign a jolt of manliness.

A onetime martial-arts champion, a '70s film star, and the lead in the '90s TV show Walker, Texas Ranger, Norris got his big break in the 1972 Chinese martial arts film Return of the Dragon.

This interview first aired on Jan. 26, 1988.

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