Aaron Norris has been hired as president of development at
AmericanLife TV Network.
Best known as executive producer for CBS hit series Walker Texas Ranger, starring his
brother, Chuck Norris, Aaron Norris will oversee all acquisitions and
production at the network. ALN is being revamped under new owners: CEO Chris Wyatt
and chairman the Rev. Robert A. Schuller.
"We are blessed to have Aaron join our executive team,"
Wyatt said in a release. "His expertise and proven track record will help drive
ALN's original programming and take the network to the next level."
Norris served in the U.S. Army, including Korea duty,
commanding his own platoon. His Hollywood resume
includes co-writing and producing Silent
Rage, Lone Wolf McQuade and Invasion U.S.A., ALN said. He directed
action films Braddock: Missing in Action
III, Platoon Leader, Delta Force 2, TheHitman and Hellbound, the network said, in addition
to Sidekicks and Top Dog, starring Chuck Norris.
At CBS, he also created and directed the two-hour pilot Sons of Thunder and executive produced
and co-wrote The President's Man I
& II, as well as Logan's War. He was a producer of the
Sony/Screen Gems film Not Easily Broken,
released in January 2009.
ALN in September named Ed Frazier as managing director of
network operations, John Goldhammer as executive vice president of production
and Jon Lunsford as executive VP of business affairs.