Norman Tucker, born in Coleman, Texas grew up helping his grandfather with his farm. As Norman got older, much like the character Bud Davis, he ventured out into the larger world seeking employment. In 1977, he found work at a local chemical plant where he made a living for his family for over 30 years. Norman also found Gilley’s in 1977, declaring the club his second home where dancing, drinking and riding the mechanical bull became his favorite pastime. When Paramount Pictures came to film the cult classic Urban Cowboy at Gilley’s with John Travolta, Norman was selected as a cast member in the movie. He participated in the bull riding, punching bag and dance contests. You can spot Norman in several scenes in the movie. Norman and his wife of 31 years have two sons and one grandson and reside in Houston. Norman will embark on the 40th anniversary Urban Cowboy tour with many of the cast in 2020.