Chuck Norris

Chuck Norris doesn’t drink coffee in the morning, he has a mug of nails.

Chuck Norris can dribble a bowling ball.

Chuck Norris doesn’t read books. He stares them down until he gets the information he wants.

But a book is how I first met Chuck Norris 32 years ago, in early 1988. He had just written an autobiography and was on tour to promote it.

And it was one of the many times in my interviewing career that I wished I could have had a couple of hours, instead of just 15 minutes, with a subject.

1978’s “Good Guys Wear Black” put Norris on the map. You’ll hear how that movie came to be, in this interview, and Norris answers the one question everybody asks him.

Here now, from 1988, Chuck Norris.

Chuck Norris celebrated his 80th birthday last month. He divorced his first wife, Dianne, the year after this interview. He remarried in 1998.

He was most recently seen as a guest star on “Hawaii Five-O.”