Chuck Norris: Life after ‘Walker, Texas Ranger’
Chuck Norris, known for his B-series action movies, made his name on 90s television with his role as expert sheriff Cordell Walker in “Walker, Texas Ranger” (1993-2001). The popular series, which made CBS the leader every Saturday night, ended its broadcasts in 2001. Chuck Norris, who served as the lead and executive producer, felt that this stage of his life had to end and wanted to focus on other aspects of his life.
In later years, Chuck Norris made rare appearances on screen, only acting in a few films and making cameos in other productions. However, his focus shifted to his family life and enjoying the growth of his children with wife Gena O’Kelley, whom he married in 1998. When Gena O’Kelley became pregnant with twins in 2000, Chuck Norris decided to end “Walker” and focus all his efforts on being with his family.
His devotion to his loved ones continues today, as seen on his social media accounts, which are filled with photos of his family and himself training in martial arts. In 2017, Norris sued several medical companies alleging that his wife’s health was damaged by a chemical used in MRI scans. He has since focused his efforts on caring for his wife and raising awareness about the dangers of the treatment.
Chuck Norris may have ended his career in acting, but he remains an icon and hero to many with his devotion to his family and his willingness to stand up for what he believes in.