18. Walker stuck close to his Texan roots
Yet despite its size and stature within the United States, Texas isn’t an especially popular location for TV crews. Indeed, even a successful show like Dallas was mainly filmed in California. However, Norris bucked this trend and ensured that Walker was filmed in the character’s home county. As a result, it was the first prime-time show shot wholly in the Lone Star State.
17. The series showcased many Texan products
Because of its Texas setting, Walker was endorsed by a variety of local industries. In addition to the aforementioned General Motors, the series also frequently included products from Texan companies such as Dell, Levi’s, Big Red and Stetson. In addition, the show also cast local residents as extras.
16. The show starred only one legitimate Texan
Though it showcased many regional faces and brands, Walker, Texas Ranger didn’t cast many real-life Texans in leading roles. Indeed, even Norris himself – who was instrumental in getting the show shot in Texas – was born in Oklahoma. In reality, the only main cast member born and raised in the Lone Star State was Noble Willingham, who played Walker’s former partner C.D. Parker.