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NORRIS, John 1959–


Born 1959, in Houston, TX.

Career: Television personality and writer. Music Television Network (MTV), New York City, news correspondent, beginning 1988, and affiliate of Fight for Your Rights: Protect Yourself campaign; XM, presenter of MTV News Presents.


Television Appearances; Series:

Correspondent, MTV News, MTV, 1988–.

News anchor, Total Request Live (also known as Total Request with Carson Daly and TRL), MTV, beginning 1998.

Also a correspondent for Extra (also known as Extra: The Entertainment Magazine), syndicated; voice for MTV Twisted and MTV Album Launch, both MTV.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Himself, 2gether (also known as 2GE+HER), MTV, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Narrator, A Very Special Christmas II, VH1, 1992.

Host, Madonna Raw: The Early Years, MTV, 1995.

Reporter, Race and the Race, MTV, 1996.

Host, George Michael TV, MTV, 1998.

Host, All Access: Whitney Houston, MTV, 1999.

Host, MTV 2 Large New Year's Eve Party, MTV, 1999.

Moderator, Point Blank, MTV, 1999.

MTV Uncensored, MTV, 1999.

Host, MTV Video Music Awards Opening Act, MTV, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003.

Host, MTV's New Year's Eve Uncensored, MTV, 2000.

Host, Votefest 2000, MTV, 2000.

Himself, Choose or Lose Uncensored, MTV, 2000.

Narrator, True Life: I'm on Ecstasy, MTV, 2000.

MTV Backstage at the Grammys, MTV, 2000.

When Lyrics Attack, MTV, 2000.

Correspondent, The Real World: Tenth Anniversary Special, MTV, c. 2000.

2000 MTV Video Music Awards Post Show, MTV, 2000, 2001.

Host, MTV Movie Awards Pre-Show, MTV, 2000, 2001, 2002.

Correspondent, Puffy on Trial: Victory or No Way Out?, MTV, 2001.

Host, Everybody Talk about … Pop Music!, MTV, 2001.

Host, MTV Newsnow Special Report, MTV, 2001.

Host, MTV's 20th Anniversary: 20 Most Outrageous Moments, MTV, 2001.

Host, Tom Green Uncensored, MTV, 2001.

Himself, MTV Summer Uncensored, MTV, 2001.

Narrator, True Life: I'm a Cheerleader, MTV, 2001.

Narrator, True Life: I'm an Actress, MTV, 2001.

Host, March Madness Uncensored, MTV, 2003.

Grammy Hangover, MTV, 2003.

Host, 2004 MTV Video Music Awards Pre-Show by the Shore, MTV, 2004.

Host, MTV News: All Up in the Grammys, MTV, 2005.

Narrator, I'm Still Here: Real Diaries of Young People Who Lived during the Holocaust, MTV, 2005.

Narrator, True Life: I'm on a Diet, MTV, 2005.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

MTV Video Music Awards, MTV, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Year in Rock '99," Ultra Sound, MTV, 1999.

Guest, NewsNight with Aaron Brown, Cable News Network, 2004.

Film Appearances:

Marty, The Vampire Hunters Club, Doodle Barnett Productions/Irena Belle Films, 2001.

(In archive footage) Himself, Tupac: Resurrection, Paramount, 2003.



Himself, Whitney Houston: The Greatest Hits (documentary), 2000.


Teleplays; Specials:

MTV's New Year's Eve Uncensored, MTV, 2000.

Everybody Talk about … Pop Music!, MTV, 2001.


Author of articles.

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John Norris, 1657–1711, English clergyman and philosopher. As the most prominent follower of Malebranche he wrote, in exposition of that philosopher's system, An Essay towards the Theory of the Ideal or Intelligible World (1701–4). Previously he had been one of the earliest critics of Locke's Essay on Human Understanding. His writings also show a decided Platonic influence. Among his works are A Collection of Miscellanies (1687) and An Account of Reason and Faith (1697).

See F. I. MacKinnon, The Philosophy of John Norris (1910).

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