Chuck Norris

WND readers have enjoyed the commentary and insight of movie and television star Chuck Norris ever since he started writing a column for the news website, and for a special program tonight fans of Fox News’ Hannity & Colmes will have the same privilege.

Norris announced that he will be substituting for Sean Hannity on tonight’s show, which airs at 9 p.m. Eastern.

Norris, who starred in more than 20 films and the long-running TV series, “Walker, Texas Ranger,” has written for WND fans on hot-button topics including the aftermath of legalized abortion, the biggest threat to America, his old friend – and opponent – Bruce Lee, the Abolishing Christian Legacy Union, Pearl Harbor, saying “Merry Christmas,” and the Ten Commandments.

On his website, he talks about his life and ministry, and his own inspirational story of how he overcame abject poverty from childhood, the effects of his father’s alcoholism and desertion of the family, and his own shyness and lack of strength and ability early in his life. Those subjects also are included in his book, “Against All Odds.”

His lighter side is included at WND, too, at the Chuck Norris Laughlines on the WND Forums website.

There, fans post their favorite jokes stemming from Norris’ reputation, built on a career as a six-time undefeated World Professional MiddleWeight Karate Champion and renowned teacher of martial arts. From 1964 to 1968, he won state, national and international karate titles, and in 1968 he won his first world title. He held that title until 1974 when he retired undefeated.

Some of those posts include:

  • Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone were competing to sit in the seat next to God. Arnold was first. He said that he deserved to sit in that seat because he was the Terminater. Then, it was Sylvester’s turn. He said he deserved to sit in the seat because he was Rocky, the WORLD-KNOWN BOXER, and could kill people in a match. Finally, it was Chuck Norris’ turn. He glanced into the eyes of God and said, “Hey, you’re in my seat!”

  • When Chuck Norris bowls, he doesn’t have to make a strike, he can knock down just one pin and the other nine faint.

  • Chuck Norris was originally cast as the main character in “24,” but was replaced by the producers when he managed to kill every terrorist and save the day in 12 minutes and 37 seconds.

  • Chuck Norris is the only person to win an Olympics Gold Medal in swimming without getting wet.

  • Chuck Norris actually died three months ago, but the Grim Reaper can’t get up the courage to tell him; but then again it may be because he has already been resurrected before everyone else.

Norris also has his World Combat League appearing on the Versus Channel.

He’ll be filling in for Hannity, who joined FOX News Channel in 1996 to co-host the prime time one-hour debate debate driven talk show focusing on the controversial issues and newsmakers of the day.

He serves as the conservative counterpart to liberal Alan Colmes.

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