12/29/2010 03:53 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Chuck Norris Passes Out On Czech Television (VIDEO)

There's one place Chuck Norris isn't so powerful: the Czech Republic.

Actually, the action star turned cult hero is so popular in the central European country, he's starring in a series of hit ads for T-Mobile there. The Wall Street Journal reports that Norris has just as much an appeal in the Czech Republic as he does in America.

During communism, smuggled video tapes of Norris's action films would find their way into Czech VCRs, and once the Iron Curtain fell, one of the first shows the Czech people got to see on newly freed airwaves was his hit 'Walker, Texas Ranger.'

Now, he's hawking cell phones, and proving a hit once again. The ads are popular on TV and have been viewed over 4.5 million times on YouTube. With a population of 10 million, that's an incredible percentage.

Add to that by watching some of the ads below. And don't worry about the language barrier; you'll find Norris pretty easy to understand. For much more from the story, click over to The Wall Street Journal.