After a viral photo showing Chuck Norris at last week’s rally of supporters of President Donald Trump in Washington, DC, his camp released a statement on Tuesday stating that it was not really a martial arts actor.
“Walker, Texas Ranger” actor spokesman Eric Kritzer insisted that his customers were thousands of miles from the US Capitol last week.
“It’s not Chuck Norris and a wannabe look-alike, though Chuck is a lot more handsome,” Kritzer said in a statement to NBC News. “Chuck lives on his border in Texas where he has been with his family.”
A photo posted on Twitter on Monday showed a Trump supporter pulling a selfie with Norris during Wednesday’s rally to protest the results of the presidential election.
After the rally, a violent pro-Trump mob stormed the US Capitol Building and tried to prevent lawmakers from formally accepting President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. The riots resulted in the deaths of at least five people.
Norris, 80, is known for a nine-season run on CBS’s “Walker, Texas Ranger,” but appeared in dozens of films, including the 1972 Bruce Lee film, “The Way of the Dragon.”
He most recently starred in the big-budget 2012 action film “The Expendables 2” alongside Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
During 2008 and 2016 presidential bids Norris Entertainment has the most well-known conservative and twice-backed former Arkansas Gov. Mike Hicaby.
And in 2012, he accused then-President Barack Obama of demanding him to make “pro-gay” Boy Scouts.
Kaitlyn Fichtel has contributed.