He made a name for himself as DEA agent Hank Schrader on AMC’s hit series Breaking Bad.
And on now actor Dean Norris has let loose on the parents, including Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, who allegedly paid money to make sure their children got into top universities.
Norris, 55, who graduated from Harvard University in 1985, slammed the ‘rich f***wads’ who ‘cheated for their already privileged kids’ in a series of tweets on Tuesday.
Angry: Breaking Bad star Dean Norris, 55, who graduated from Harvard in 1985, has let loose on the parents, including Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, who allegedly paid money to make sure their children got into top universities
Norris started his Twitter tirade by explaining how he came from an underprivileged background and that managing to get into an Ivy League college took lots of hard work and sacrifice.
‘I got into Harvard against long odds via hard work and perseverance. Neither of my parents went to college, we didn’t have money 2 even pay for SAT prep course let alone bribes,’ he tweeted. ‘Shameful. It’s hard enuf for working class kids 2 succeed w/o rich privilege taking opportunity away.’
Norris went on: ‘When I think of all the kids who studied hard, stayed up late, had part time jobs to pay for their college application fees, and then were denied rightly deserved places in elite colleges because some rich f***wads cheated for their already privileged kids — I’m disgusted.
He finished with: ‘I shall now breathe deep and go beat the s*** out of a punching bag.’
Opinion: Norris, who starred in the AMC hit series as DEA agent Hank Schrader, started his Twitter tirade by explaining how he came from an underprivileged background and that managing to get into an Ivy League college took lots of hard work and sacrifice
Twitter tirade: The actor said he was ‘disgusted’ that ‘rich f***wads’ cheated the system to help ‘their already privileged kids’
Norris is a dad to five children whom she shares with his wife Brigid.
In addition to Breaking Bad, he has had roles in the CBS sci-fi drama series Under The Dome, hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory and ABC’s drama series Scandal.
He currently stars in TNT’s crime comedy Claws.
Family man: Norris is a dad to five children whom she shares with his wife Brigid
Former Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman, 56, was arrested at gunpoint by the FBI at her Los Angeles home early Tuesday morning, and is one of 50 people charged nationwide in Operation Varsity Blues that investigated college admissions fraud.
The actress, who is married to William H. Macy, appeared in court in LA Tuesday afternoon and was released on $ 250,000 bond.
Huffman is accused of paying $ 15,000 to ensure that her eldest daughter Sofie, 18, got high enough SAT scores to get into a prestigious college.
Her husband Macy has not been charged. However, he is described in the indictment as going along with the scheme to get Sofia into college.
The celebrity couple also have a younger daughter Georgia, 16.
Charged: Former Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman, 56, is accused of paying $ 15,000 to ensure eldest daughter Sofie, 18, got high enough SAT scores to get into a prestigious college. She appeared in court on Tuesday and was released on $ 250,000 bond
Not indicted: Huffman’s husband William H. Macy, 69, pictured arriving at LA’s federal court building Tuesday, hasn’t been charged in connection with the college admissions scheme
Full House star Loughlin, 54, who has been filming in Vancouver, Canada, returned home to LA on Wednesday where she surrendered to authorities, appeared in court and was subsequently released on $ 1 million bond.
Loughlin and her designer husband Mossimo Giannulli are accused by federal prosecutors of paying $ 500,000 in bribes to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California.
Prosecutors say Loughlin and Giannulli pretended their daughters Olivia Jade, 19, and Isabella, 20, rowed crew to pass them off as athletic recruits when neither was interested in the sport.
Giannulli appeared in court on Tuesday and has also been released on $ 1 million bond like his wife.
The scheme’s ‘mastermind’ is Rick Singer who ran The Key, a college preparatory college which also had a charity attached to it.
He cooperated with the FBI and is facing a maximum of 65 years behind bars.
In all, 33 parents have been charged with participating in the fraud scheme including well-known private equity investor Bill McGlashan, a former Wynn Resorts executive, a New York City lawyer, a Napa Valley vineyard owner, a former TV executive and a woman who is heralded as a youth branding expert.
Several college coaches have also been charged.
Charged: Full House star Lori Loughlin, 54, and her husband Mossimo Giannulli are accused of paying $ 500,000 to get their daughters Olivia (left) and Isabella (right) into USC . The actress, 54, surrendered to authorities in LA on Wednesday and has been released on $ 1 million bond
Booked: Loughlin’s husband Giannulli (pictured) appeared in court Tuesday and was released on $ 1 million bond like his wife