Dean Norris

10 Apr 1963


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.


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Filmography (31 titles)

(movie, 2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Donald Gaines)
(movie, 2018)
···Death Wish
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Detective Rains)
(movie, 2017)
···The Book of Henry
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Glenn Sickleman)
(movie, 2017)
···Fist Fight
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Principal Richard Tyler)
(movie, 2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as John Kurlander)
(movie, 2015)
···Secret in Their Eyes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Bumpy)
(movie, 2014)
···Men, Women & Children
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Kent Mooney)
(movie, 2014)
···Small Time
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Ash Martini)
(movie, 2013)
···The Counselor
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Buyer)
(movie, 2013)
···The Frozen Ground
Genre: Thriller, Crime
Role: Actor (as Sgt. Lyle Haugsven)
(movie, 2012)
···Get the Gringo
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Bill)
(movie, 2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Warren)
(movie, 2007)
···Evan Almighty
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Officer Collins)
(movie, 2006)
···Little Miss Sunshine
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as State Trooper McCleary)
(movie, 2005)
···American Gun
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Terrence)
(movie, 2001)
···The One
Genre: Action, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Sgt. Siegel)
(movie, 2000)
7.5The Cell
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Cole)
(movie, 1998)
···The Negotiator
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Scott)
(movie, 1997)
···Starship Troopers
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Commanding Officer)
(movie, 1997)
Genre: Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery, Romance
Role: Actor (as Cop on the Beat)
(movie, 1996)
···Forgotten Sins
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Detective Carl Messenger)
(movie, 1995)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Mover)
(movie, 1994)
···The Last Seduction
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Shep)
(movie, 1993)
···Full Eclipse
Genre: Action, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Fleming)
(movie, 1993)
···The Firm
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as The Squat Man)
(movie, 1992)
···The Lawnmower Man
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as The Director)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as SWAT Team Leader)
(movie, 1991)
···Locked Up: A Mother's Rage
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Mike)
(movie, 1990)
7.4Total Recall
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Tony)
(movie, 1990)
···Hard to Kill
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Det. Sgt. Goodhart)
(movie, 1989)
6.5Lethal Weapon 2
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Tim Cavanaugh)