At 59 years old, Daran Norris has this physical status:
Norris has been an actor since 1988, beginning such work in television commercials for Pop-Tarts, and moving into film, television, and voice work in the 1990s.
His first film was Hobgoblins in 1988. Afterwards, he moved to television.
Norris is known for the role as Gordy in 44 episodes of Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide. Gordy is the "school's lazy, wacky janitor" who always goads Ned into rash actions while acting as Ned's go-to guy for advice. Norris recurred as Buddha Bob in the 2010 series Big Time Rush.
He portrayed Cliff McCormack, a public defender and family friend in the television drama Veronica Mars. The character of McCormack served as an ally to Keith and Veronica Mars and a client of Mars Investigations. He has known Mars creator Rob Thomas since he was three. He would reprise the role in the movie, released in 2014, and the fourth season, which debuted on Hulu in 2019. He would also recur on Thomas's subsequent series, iZombie as weatherman turned anchorman Johnny Frost, from 2015-2019.
In 2015, it was announced that Norris would star as Phil Hartman in a film about him, directed by Jason Priestley. As of 2022 the film has not been made.
Among his voice projects, Norris voiced characters in 22 episodes of Codename: Kids Next Door from 2002 through 2007, and 18 episodes of The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack from 2008 through 2009. He is noted for voicing the lead Dick Daring in 71 episodes of The Replacements from 2006 through 2009, and for voicing Mr. Turner, Cosmo, and Jorgen Von Strangle, for The Fairly OddParents franchise from 2001 to present, including 126 episodes of the television series, six specials, and seven TV movies, as well as voicing these same characters in the related Jimmy Timmy Power Hour trilogy: The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour, The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 2: When Nerds Collide, and The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 3: The Jerkinators. In October 2010, Norris voiced the Decepticon 'Knock Out' in The Hub TV network original series, Transformers: Prime. He has also been a voice over in the popular anime show Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. Norris recurs as the voice of The Chief and The Chameleon in the 2010 series T.U.F.F. Puppy. He also played Mr. Turner in the special live-action television film A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!. He has done commercials for Burger King. He also is the voice of Jack Smith (Stan Smith's estranged father) on American Dad!.