Dean Norris as Hank Schrader

Dean Norris

Dean Joseph Norris is best known for portraying DEA agent Hank Schrader on Breaking Bad and town selectman James “Big Jim” Rennie on the CBS series Under the Dome, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. He has had guest spots in other television series including NYPD Blue, The X-Files, The West Wing and Lost, and 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).

Dean Norris was born on April 10, 1963, 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 lives with his wife Bridget and their five children in Temecula, California.


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