Chuck Norris' manager says actor was not at U.S. Capitol riot

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021
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The former star of "Walker, Texas Ranger" and his wife started a program called Kickstart Kids to help at-risk students in the Houston area.

NEW YORK (KTRK) -- Chuck Norris' manager says the "Walker, Texas Ranger" star was not present at last week's deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol.

A photo of a man resembling Norris apparently with a member of the mob began trending online. "This is not Chuck Norris," the actor's manager Erik Kritzer told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

"Chuck remains on his range in Texas where he has been with his family," Kritzer said. He acknowledged that the man photographed looked somewhat like Norris but "Chuck is much more handsome."

FROM 2017: Texas Senate names Chuck Norris honorary Texan

"Walker, Texas Ranger," in which Norris played karate-kicking lawman Cordell Walker, ran on CBS from 1993 to 2001. In 2016, he announced his support for President Donald Trump.

Norris lives in Grimes County between Navasota and Anderson, where he and his wife run a bottled water company.

Norris condemned the riot Tuesday in a tweet to fans.

"There is no room for violence of any kind in our society. I am and always will be for Law and Order," Norris wrote.

The video above is from his 2017 honor of being named an honorary Texan.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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