Steven Seagal

Actor, Producer, Screenwriter
In his 1990s heyday as an action film hero, Steven Seagal's martial arts prowess and earnest social agenda briefly gave competitors like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone a run for their money. However by the ... Read more »
Born: 04/10/1951 in Lansing, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Actor (44)

Absolution 2015 (Movie)

John Alexander (Actor)

Gutshot Straight 2015 (Movie)

Paulie Trunks (Actor)

Force of Execution 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Pistol Whipped 2014 (Movie)

Matt Conlin (Actor)

The Keeper 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Onion Movie 2014 (Movie)

Cock Puncher (Actor)

A Good Man 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

True Justice 2010 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Maximum Conviction 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Steven Seagal: Lawman 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Machete 2010 (Movie)

Torrez (Actor)

Kill Switch 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mercenary for Justice 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Into the Sun 2005 (Movie)

Travis (Actor)

Today You Die 2005 (Movie)

John Seeger (Actor)

Out of Reach 2004 (Movie)

Billy-Ray Lancing (Actor)

Submerged 2004 (Movie)

Cody (Actor)

Out for a Kill 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Belly of the Beast 2002 (Movie)

Jake Hopper (Actor)

Half Past Dead 2002 (Movie)

FBI Agent Sascha Petrosevitch (Actor)

AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Exit Wounds 2001 (Movie)

Orin Boyd (Actor)

The Foreigner 2001 (Movie)

Jonathan Cold (Actor)

Ticker 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Tribute to Muddy Waters, King of the Blues 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Get Bruce 1999 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 VH1 Fashion Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Patriot 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

My Giant 1998 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 1998 World Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Fire Down Below 1997 (Movie)

Jack Taggart (Actor)

Executive Decision 1996 (Movie)

Lieutenant Colonel Austin Travis (Actor)

The Glimmer Man 1996 (Movie)

Jack Cole (Actor)

The 67th Annual Academy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Under Siege 2: Dark Territory 1995 (Movie)

Casey Ryback (Actor)

On Deadly Ground 1994 (Movie)

Forrest Taft (Actor)

Naked Hollywood 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Under Siege 1992 (Movie)

Casey Ryback (Actor)

Out for Justice 1991 (Movie)

Gino Felino (Actor)

Hard to Kill 1990 (Movie)

Mason Storm (Actor)

Marked for Death 1990 (Movie)

John Hatcher (Actor)

Above the Law 1988 (Movie)

Nico Toscani (Actor)
Producer (19)

Absolution 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Keeper 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Maximum Conviction 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Into the Sun 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Maan Lone 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Today You Die 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Out for a Kill 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Belly of the Beast 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Half Past Dead 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Foreigner 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Not Even the Trees 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Fire Down Below 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Glimmer Man 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Under Siege 2: Dark Territory 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

On Deadly Ground 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Under Siege 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

Out for Justice 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Marked for Death 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

Above the Law 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (6)

The Keeper 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Kill Switch 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Into the Sun 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Out for Justice 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hard to Kill 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Above the Law 1988 (Movie)

(From Story)
Music (2)

Fire Down Below 1997 (Movie)

(Song)

The Glimmer Man 1996 (Movie)

song producer("Snake" "Bulletproof") (Song)
Director (1)

On Deadly Ground 1994 (Movie)

(Director)
Other (3)

Hard to Kill 1990 (Movie)

choreography(martial arts) (Choreographer)

Above the Law 1988 (Movie)

choreography(Aikido) (Choreographer)

The Challenge 1981 (Movie)

martial arts coordinator (Advisor)

Biography

In his 1990s heyday as an action film hero, Steven Seagal's martial arts prowess and earnest social agenda briefly gave competitors like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone a run for their money. However by the end of the decade, Seagal had lost his studio deal with Warner Bros. and was relegated to the world of low budget, direct-to-video films, where he remained in obscurity until he resurfaced in "Steven Seagal: Lawman" (A&E, 2009- ), a reality show that followed the 59-year-old's adventures as a volunteer law enforcement agent. It was hardly a surprising development for an actor who had spent his career enthusiastically aligning himself with his screen characters, adopting their noble adventures as his own and creating a mythical personal background that included wild claims about involvement with covert U.S. government operations and a familiarity with Brooklyn street life. While his arrogance and bravado well-served the Saturday night movie crowd who cheered the justice-seeker to victory in hits like "Hard to Kill" (1990) and "Under Siege" (1992), the hulking, ponytailed actor burned more than a few bridges in show business. Unrelenting bad reviews for his acting, his storyline contributions, and his directorial debut "On Deadly Ground" (1994) - as well as changing tide in audience taste - all contributed to a career stall by the late 1990s. Instead of wasting time lamenting his lost glory days, the 6'4" actor donned an actual badge and took to the streets where he could continue fulfilling his self-image as a mythical man of honor.

Relationships

Dominic San Rocco Seagal

Son
Born June 21, 1990 mother, Kelly LeBrock

Ayako Fujitani Actor

Daughter
Born c. 1979 mother, Miyako Fujitani

Miyako Fujitani

Wife
Met in Japan, where she owned a dojo

Adrienne LaRussa Actor

Wife
Married May 31, 1984 despite Seagal's divorce to Miyako Fujitani not yet finalized Marriage annulled September 1987 when she learned Kelly LeBrock became pregnant with his child

Kelly LeBrock Actor

Wife
Met in Japan when she was a top Dior model Co-starred in "Hard to Kill" (1990)

Samuel Seagal

Father

Patrizia Seagal

Mother

Annaliza Seagal

Daughter
Born c. 1987 mother, Kelly LeBrock

Arissa Seagal

Daughter
Born July 24, 1993 mother, Kelly LeBrock

Savannah Seagal

Daughter
Born in September 1996 mother, Arissa Wolf

Kentaro Seagal

Son
Born c. 1976 mother, Miyako Fujitani

Arissa Wolf

Companion
Former nanny to Seagal and LeBrock's children mother of Seagal's daughter Savannah

EDUCATION

Buena Park High School

Buena Park , California 1970

Orange Coast College

Costa Mesa , California
Did not graduate

Milestones

2010

Appeared in the action thriller "Machete," directed by Ethan Maniquis and Robert Rodriguez

2009

Featured in the A&E reality series "Steven Seagal: Lawman"; series was suspended indefinitely due to the sexual trafficking lawsuit filed against Seagal

2007

Starred in and produced the straight-to-video action film "Urban Justice"

2006

Released second album, Mojo Priest; also toured the U.S. and Europe with his band, Thunderbox, in support of the album

2006

Produced and starred in the straight-to-video "Attack Force"

2005

Starred in the straight-to-video action film "Black Dawn"

2005

Released his first album, Songs from the Crystal Cave

2003

Played an ex-CIA agent on a quest to find his kidnapped daughter in the straight-to-video "Belly of the Beast"

2002

Co-starred with Morris Chestnut and Ja Rule for the action flick "Half Past Dead"

2001

Rejuvenated career with a starring turn in the box-office hit "Exit Wounds"

2001

Co-starred with Tom Sizemore and Dennis Hopper in the action film "Ticker"

1998

Signed exclusive seven-year contract with Outwest Entertainment to record five albums

1998

First direct to video film, "The Patriot"

1997

Played an EPA agent investigating a Kentucky mine in "Fire Down Below"

1996

Had first supporting role in the Kurt Russell film "Executive Decision"

1995

Reprised role for the sequel "Under Siege 2: Dark Territory"

1994

Made directing debut with "On Deadly Ground"; also produced and co-starred with Michael Caine

1992

Achieved mainstream success with "Under Siege" playing a navy cook aboard a ship in peril with Tommy Lee Jones and Gary Busey

1991

Cast as an NYPD detective from Brooklyn in the action film "Out for Justice"; also made producing debut

1990

Starred with then wife Kelly LeBrock in "Hard to Kill"

1990

Played a former law enforcement agent in "Marked for Death"

1988

After being screen tested by Michael Ovitz (then head of CAA), Seagal made his acting debut playing the lead role in "Above the Law"

1987

Returned to the U.S. and set up the martial arts school Ten Shin Dojo in West Hollywood; also set up dojo in Taos, NM

1983

Hired as a martial arts co-ordinator for the Bond film "Never Say Never Again"

1982

Served as martial arts co-ordinator for the feature film "The Challenge"

Became a teacher of Aikido in Osaka, making him the first Caucasian to successfully operate a martial arts dojo in Japan

Moved to Japan and began studying the martial arts discipline Aikido

Saw first demonstration of judo and karate at age 5, during halftime at a football match in Michigan

Bonus Trivia

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Seagal commands the title of "Shihan" - the Japanese word for Master of Masters.

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After spending time in Japan, Seagal returned to the U.S. in 1983 with senior student Haruo Matsuoka. They opened an aikido dojo, initially in Burbank, CA, but later moved it to the city of West Hollywood. Seagal left Matsuoka in charge of the dojo, which he ran until the two parted ways in 1997.

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In addition to acting and aikido, Seagal also plays the guitar, and his songs have been featured in several of his movies, such as "Fire Down Below" (1997) and "Ticker" (2001).

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Seagal Enterprises markets an energy drink known as Steven Seagal's Lightning Bolt, as well as an herbal oil product line.

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Seagal is currently a Reserve Deputy Chief of the Sheriff's Office in the community of Jefferson Parish, LA.

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In March 2002, Seagal and his Steamroller Productions were sued for $60 million by producer Julius Nasso who alleged that the actor breached his contract to appear in four films, one of which, "The Prince of Central Park," was actually made with Harvey Keitel in the role earmarked for Seagal.

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On April 12, 2010, 23-year-old Kayden Nguyen former executive/personal assistant of Seagal filed a lawsuit claiming sexual harassment, illegal trafficking of females for sex, failure to prevent sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination and false representation about employment.

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On Aug. 18, 2010, a Santa Monica, CA judge imposed a permanent restraining order against a woman accused of stalking Seagal. In court documents, the actor alleged Angela Rain Bates had assaulted a groundskeeper and threw rocks at his windows when she came to the actor's house uninvited on July 14.

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