Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris (born March 10, 1940) is an American martial artist, actor, film producer and screenwriter. After serving in the United States Air Force, he won many martial arts championships and later founded his own school of fighting named Chun Kuk Do. Norris is a black belt in Tang Soo Do, Brazilian jiu jitsu and Judo. Shortly after Norris training major celebrities in martial arts in Hollywood. Norris went to appear in a minor role in the spy film The Wrecking Crew (1969). Friend and fellow actor Bruce Lee invited him to play one of the main villains in Way of the Dragon (1972). While Norris continued acting, friend and student Steve McQueen who suggested him to take it seriously. Norris took the starring role in the action film Breaker! Breaker! (1977) who turned out a profit. By his second lead Good Guys Wear Black (1978), Norris was known to be a popular action film star.