After two decades as an action film icon, Chuck Norris took his talents to television with Walker, Texas Ranger in 1993. The contemporary Western series scored high ratings for eight years — and continues to be a fan favorite a quarter of a century later.
Walker, Texas Ranger was one of the biggest hits on television when it originally aired in the 1990s and it remains incredibly popular with fans today. One of the reasons for its ongoing success is the chemistry between its stars - Chuck Norris as Ranger Cordell Walker, Clarence Gilyard as his partner Ranger Jimmy Trivette, and Sheree J. Wilson as Assistant District Attorney Alex Cahill.
Walker, Texas Ranger is now on getTV and we were thrilled to talk with one of its stars - the lovely Sheree J. Wilson. For eight seasons, the talented actress played Assistant District Attorney Alex Cahill alongside Rangers Cordell Walker (Chuck Norris) and Jimmy Trivette (Clarence Gilyard). We recently sat down with Sheree to learn how her tomboy upbringing helped her in Hollywood, the importance of her extended Walker family, and returning to the stage with a dear friend.
For many viewers – especially those of us who grew up in the VHS Era – Chuck Norris is the face of the action genre. As John Wayne is to Westerns, Norris is synonymous with a distinctly American variation on the Asian martial arts films that exploded in popularity during the 1970s. His was the name many of us looked for when we scanned the shelves of our local video stores back in the day. And he rarely disappointed, because Chuck Norris movies had one thing very few American action films had: a world champion athlete as the star.
It’s Chuck Norris’ world, we just live in it. If you have any doubt about that, just look at Walker, Texas Ranger. In 1993, after two decades as an action film icon, Norris conquered television with a hit series that would go on to score high ratings for eight years. And he did it all on the north side of age 50. Because he’s Chuck Norris.