Chuck Norris told Sheree J. Wilson she got the part on Walker, Texas Ranger during a movie they filmed together

By: H&I Staff     Posted: October 21, 2021, 11:38AM

Walker, Texas Ranger star Sheree J. Wilson found herself in many perilous situations during the show's nine seasons and two movie runs as D.A. Alex Cahill. Throughout their adventures across the great state of Texas, Chuck Norris and Wilson would become close friends.

However, the Walker, Texas Ranger set wasn't the first time the two had met. 

Back in 1993, the same year the series would begin production, both Wilson and Norris had been cast in the film, Hellbound. Prior to them filming the movie, Wilson's agent had her do a line reading for a TV role that was a district attorney on an unnamed project. Because Hellbound needed to be filmed in Israel, Wilson was in a rush and sent in her line reads without looking at the project any further.

Wilson worked on the film and would be later approached by what would be her long-time co-star, Chuck Norris. 

“About five weeks of being in Israel, Chuck walks on the set and he looks like the cat that swallowed the canary. He’s smiling at me, got his arms crossed, and laughing. He said, ‘You’re not going to believe this. Seems to me that they sent me these audition tapes for the top people for my TV series… Seems like they want this girl named Sheree Wilson to play the D.A,'" said Sheree J. Wilson about finding out from her movie co-star that they were about to be TV co-stars.

The two laughed about the wild coincidence with one another. Once filming wrapped up for Hellbound in December, both Norris and Wilson left together to immediately begin filming the first episodes of Walker, Texas Ranger that January. 

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