Dean Norris
Dean Norris (7)
Portrays James "Big Jim" Rennie
Occupation Actor
Born Dean Joseph Norris
April 8, 1963
South Bend, Indiana, USA
Years Active 1985–present
Gender Male
Hair Bald
Ethnicity Caucasian-American
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Dean Norris is an American actor who portrayed James "Big Jim" Rennie in the first, second and third seasons of CBS' Under the Dome.


Dean Norris was born in South Bend, Indiana, the son of Rosemarie "Rosie" (Lacay) and Jack B. Norris, a furniture store owner. His maternal grandparents were Hungarian. He graduated from Clay High School in 1981, where he says he was a straight-A student. He is a 1985 graduate of Harvard College, where he majored in social studies. He also attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art for one year.

Selected FilmographyEdit

  • Breaking Bad as Hank Schrader
  • Little Miss Sunshine as State Trooper McCleary
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day as SWAT Team Leader
  • Total Recall as Tony
  • Medium as Paul Scanlon
  • Criminal Minds as Detective John Barton
  • Lost as Howard Gray
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Phil Baker / Bob Durham, Juror


Season 1 appearances
"Pilot" "The Fire" "Manhunt" "Outbreak" "Blue on Blue"
"The Endless Thirst" "Imperfect Circles" "Thicker Than Water" "The Fourth Hand" "Let the Games Begin"
"Speak of the Devil" "Exigent Circumstances" "Curtains"
Season 2 appearances
"Heads Will Roll" "Infestation" "Force Majeure" "Revelation" "Reconciliation"
"In the Dark" "Going Home" "Awakening" "The Red Door" "The Fall"
"Black Ice" "Turn" "Go Now"
Season 3 appearances
"Move On" "But I'm Not" "Redux" "The Kinship" "Alaska"
"Caged" "Ejecta" "Breaking Point" "Plan B" "Legacy"
"Love is a Battlefield" "Incandescence" "The Enemy Within"


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