Dean Norris

Dean Norris

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Dean Norris is an American actor best known for his role as Hank Schrader on Breaking Bad and Big Jim Rennie in Under the Dome.


Dean Norris was born April 8th, 1963 in South Bend, Indiana, USA.[1] His career began in the early 80s with guest spots in television shows like NYPD: Blue and _The X-Files. He also appeared in films like Lethal Weapon 2, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Gattaca, Little Miss Sunshine and more (clip from Total Recall shown below).

In 2008, he began starring in Breaking Bad as Hank Schrader, Walter White's brother-in-law and a police officer investigating White's work as a meth dealer. The show ran until 2013. For the role, he was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2011 (compilation of moments shown below. Potential Breaking Bad SPOILERS within). After the show, he began playing the role of Big Jim Rennie in Under the Dome, which ran from 2013-2015. He currently stars in the TNT show Claws.

Online Presence

Online, Norris has a solid fanbase among Breaking Bad fans, particularly on Reddit. On the site, popular posts featuring Norris include a post on /r/firstworldanarchists[3] that gained over 21,000 points (shown below, left). Another post to /r/funny[4] shows Norris cosplaying at Comic-Con, gaining over 3,600 points (shown below, right). He also has over 521,000 followers[2] on Twitter.

dean norris @deanjnorris Many thanks to the London left/right street direction painters. Saved my life multiple times. 10/18/17, 8:00 AM Goes to Comic Con cosplayS. Getty

Sex Gifs

On May 23rd, 2018, Norris tweeted the words "Sex gifs." The tweet gained over 12,000 retweets and 34,000 likes (shown below).

dean norris Ф @deanjnorris Follow Sex gifs 1:45 AM - 23 May 2018 12,392 Retweets 34,560 Likes .4

The tweet was widely mocked on social media, as people assumed Norris meant to search "sex GIFs" into a search engine, similar to the Ed Balls moment. The moment was covered by AV Club,[5] Maxim,[6] Daily Dot,[7] and more.

Dean Norris' Reaction

Dean Norris' Reaction refers to two contrasting photographs of actor Dean Norris in which he smiles in one and puts on a displeased, somewhat angry or serious expression in the other. In early April 2021, the photographs gained popularity online as a two-panel meme format, used to express joy about one thing and displeasure about another.

Dean Norris @deanjnorris Blessing AND a curse: so damn good looking not everyone takes me seriously as an acTor :) feelz ya Hasselhoff 12:48 PM · Jul 14, 2014 · iOS

"They're Not Rocks, They're Minerals"


Hank and Marie Watch Walt's Confession

Hank and Marie Watch is a series of parody videos based on a scene from the 11th episode of the 5th season of the AMC drama series Breaking Bad, titled Confessions. The scene has gained popularity online as an exploitable, with a variety of other videos spliced in place of Walter White's confession. After the episode aired, on August 26th, Tumblr user conanofallon posted a photoset of with the caption "Hank and Marie react to Miley Cyrus VMA performance", replacing the video on the screen with clips from the awards show. Within 4 days, the post gained more than 45,000 notes. The same day, LiveLeak user swollen submitted the video "Heisenbergs a dick!" which features the scene with the music video of Never Gonna Give You Up playing on the television (shown below).

Also on the 26th, YouTuber Sam Barnett uploaded a video version of Hank and Marie watching the VMAs (shown below, left), which gained more than 2.3 million views in four days. That day, the video was submitted to reddit, where it accrued more than 32,000 upvotes, 3,000 points overall and nearly 1,500 comments in the same time frame. The next day, user barrywu998 submitted another remix titled "Walt gives Hank the wrong CD" (below, right) to reddit[6], showing the pair watching a clip from Malcolm in the Middle in which Brian Cranston is dancing on roller skates. The post gained more than 17,000 upvotes, 3,200 points overall and 800 comments within three days.

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