Dean Joseph Norris is an American actor, best known for portraying DEA agent Hank Schrader on the AMC series Breaking Bad and town councilman James Big Jim Rennie on the CBS series Under the Dome . He has appeared in films such as Lethal Weapon, Hard To Kill , Total Recall , TerminatorJudgment Day , Starship Troopers , Little Miss Sunshine , Evan Almighty , and Sons of Liberty .
Norris was born in South Bend, Indiana, the son of Rosemarie Rosie 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 straightA student, and also class valedictorian. While in high school, he was a member of the cast of the WNDUTVJA show Beyond Our Control. 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.