A Complete Timeline Of Dean Norris’ Cop Roles Before ‘Breaking Bad’

04.10.15 3 years ago 5 Comments

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Dean Norris has had fruitful acting career, playing all sorts of parts from S.W.A.T. team leader to homicide detective to beat cop to security guard to highway patrolman. The man plays law enforcement parts a lot. He’s well-aware of his typecasting, too: “I used to call myself the alphabet actor. FBI, CIA, DEA, You name it, I’ll play it.” In total, Norris has played some sort of law enforcement official 35 times. (Surprisingly, he didn’t play a cop when he guest starred on NYPD Blue or Nash Bridges, and those shows were specifically about cops!)

To celebrate Dean’s birthday this week — he just turned 52 — here’s a look back at his law enforcement roles before chasing Heisenberg as Hank Schrader.

1. Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989), Cop At The Gym


Warner Bros.

2. Disorganized Crime (1989), Deputy Joe


Kouf/Bigelow Productions

3. Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), Tim Cavanaugh

4. Hard to Kill (1990), Det. Sgt. Goodhart


Warner Bros.

5. Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990), S.W.A.T. Leader


Warner Bros.

6. Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991), S.W.A.T. Leader


Carolco Pictures

7. Money Train (1995), Guard


Columbia Pictures

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