Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1952-04-10
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Steven Frederic Seagal (Russian and Serbian Cyrillic: Стивен Фредерик Сигал; ; born April 10, 1952) is an American actor, producer, screenwriter, martial artist, and musician who also holds Serbian and Russian citizenship. Seagal was born in Lansing, Michigan. A 7th-dan black belt in aikido, he began his adult life as a martial arts instructor in Japan, becoming the first foreigner to operate an aikido dojo in the country. He later moved to Los Angeles, California, where he had the same profession. In 1988, Seagal made his acting debut in Above the Law. By 1991, he had starred in four successful films. In 1992, he played Navy SEAL counter-terrorist expert Casey Ryback in Under Siege. During the latter half of the 1990s, Seagal starred in three more feature films and the direct-to-video film The Patriot. Subsequently, his career shifted to mostly direct-to-video productions. He has since appeared in films and reality shows, including Steven Seagal: Lawman, which depicted Seagal performing his duties as a reserve deputy sheriff. Seagal is a guitarist and has released two studio albums, Songs from the Crystal Cave and Mojo Priest, and performed on the scores of several of his films. He has worked with Stevie Wonder and Tony Rebel, who both performed on his debut album. He has also been involved in a line of "therapeutic oil" products and energy drinks. In addition, Seagal is a known environmentalist, animal rights activist, and supporter of 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso. He is known for his outspoken political views and support of Vladimir Putin, to whom he once referred as "one of the great living world leaders". He was granted Russian citizenship in 2016. In 2018, he was appointed Russia's special envoy to the U.S.From 1996 to 2018, multiple women accused Seagal of sexual harassment or assault.
Seagal has an extensive sword collection, and once had a custom gun made for him once a month. Residences. Seagal owns a dude ranch in Colorado, a home in the Mandeville Canyon section of Los Angeles, and a home in Louisiana. Religion. Seagal is a Buddhist. In February 1997, Lama Penor Rinpoche from Palyul monastery announced that Seagal was a tulku, and specifically the reincarnation of Chungdrag Dorje, a 17th-century terton (treasure revealer) of the Nyingma, the oldest sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Seagal's recognition aroused controversy in the American Buddhist community, with Helen Tworkov commenting in Tricycle impugning the extent of Seagal's "spiritual wisdom" and suggesting that Seagal bought his Buddhahood by donations to Penor's Kunzang Palyul Choling center. Penor Rinpoche responded to the controversy by saying that Seagal, although acting in violent movies, had not actually killed people, and that Seagal was merely recognized, whereas enthronement as a tulku would require first a "lengthy process of study and practice". Citizenship. Seagal holds citizenships in three countries: the United States, Serbia, and Russia. Born in the US, he is an American citizen. He was granted Serbian citizenship on January 11, 2016, following several visits to the country, and has been asked to teach aikido to the Serbian Special Forces.Seagal was granted Russian citizenship on November 3, 2016; according to government spokesman Dmitry Peskov, "He was asking quite insistently and over a lengthy period to be granted citizenship." While various media have cited Seagal and President Vladimir Putin as friends and Seagal stated that he "would like to consider [Putin] as a brother", Putin has distanced himself from Seagal; Peskov is reported to have said: "I wouldn't necessarily say he's a huge fan, but he's definitely seen some of his movies." Relationships and family. While in Japan, Seagal married his first wife, Miyako Fujitani, the daughter of an aikido instructor. With Fujitani, he had a son, actor and model Kentaro Seagal, and a daughter, writer and actress Ayako Fujitani. Seagal left Miyako to move back to the United States.During this time, he met actress and model Kelly LeBrock, with whom he began an affair that led to Fujitani granting him a divorce. Seagal was briefly married to actress Adrienne La Russa in 1984, but that marriage was annulled the same year over concerns that his divorce had not yet been finalized. LeBrock gave birth to Seagal's daughter Annaliza in early 1987. Seagal and LeBrock married in September 1987 and their son Dominic was born in June 1990. Their daughter Arissa was born in 1993. The following year, LeBrock filed for divorce citing "irreconcilable differences".Seagal is married to Mongolian Erdenetuya Batsukh (Mongolian: Батсүхийн Эрдэнэтуяа), better known as "Elle". They have one son together, Kunzang. From an early age, Elle trained as a dancer at the Children's Palace in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. After her graduation from high school and the Children's Palace, she pursued a career as a professional dancer. She won a number of dancing contests and was considered the top female dancer in Mongolia, excelling at ballroom dancing in particular. Elle first met Seagal in 2001, when she worked as his interpreter during his visit to Mongolia. Seagal has seven children from four relationships, and two grandchildren by his eldest son, Kentaro. In addition to his biological offspring, Seagal is the guardian of Yabshi Pan Rinzinwangmo, the only child of the 10th Panchen Lama of Tibet. When she studied in the United States, Seagal was her minder and bodyguard.
Steven Frederic Seagal was born in Lansing, Michigan on April 10, 1952, the son of medical technician Patricia (1930–2003) and high school mathematics teacher Samuel Seagal (1928–1991). His mother was of Dutch, English, and German descent, while his father was the son of Russian Jews who had relocated to the U.S. When he was five years old, he moved with his parents to Fullerton, California. His mother later told People magazine that, prior to the move, Seagal was frail and suffered from asthma: "He was a puny kid back then. But he really thrived after the move [from Michigan]." Seagal attended Buena Park High School in Buena Park, California, and Fullerton College between 1970 and 1971. As a teen, he spent much time in his garage listening to loud rock music. However, it was while working with a friendly old Japanese man at a dojo in Garden Grove that he was encouraged to visit Japan.
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Beyond the Law
When a former detective learns of the murder of his estranged son, he ventures back to the darkened streets he once knew so well. Armed, dangerous and with nothing to lose, he must take on the ruthles...
GRS operative Jake Alexander and his team of young recruits go after the most dangerous and notorious criminals with the help of a Hong Kong billionaire.
End of a Gun
A former federal agent and a mall security guard cross paths with a drug lord and his enforcer after the guard saved a woman.
An elite team of DEA agents are assigned to protect a dangerous drug lord and take refuge in a luxury hotel while they await extraction. They soon find themselves at the center of an ambush as the dru...
Contract to Kill
Harmon is a CIA/DEA enforcer investigating Arab terrorists captured in Mexico. With his team--seductive FBI agent Zara and spy-drone pilot Sharp--he flies to Istanbul and uncovers a brutal plot: Islam...
Code of Honor
Colonel Robert Sikes is on a mission to rid his city of crime. As a stealthy, one-man assault team, he will take on street gangs, mobsters, and politicians with extreme prejudice until his mission is ...
The Perfect Weapon
In a not too distant future, a totalitarian state run by ‘The Director” (Seagal) controls all aspects of life. All enemies of the state are dealt in the harshest way. Most of them are executed by the ...
The Asian Connection
Two American expatriates, Jack and Sam, unwittingly steal a drug lord's money when they rob a series of banks in Southeast Asia and become the target of the gang's vengeance.
Sniper: Special Ops
A Special Ops military Force, led by expert sniper Sergeant Jake Chandler, are sent to a remote Afghan village to extract an American congressman being held by the Taliban.
When a contract killer (Steven Seagal) encounters a girl on the run from a dangerous mob boss (Vinnie Jones) with powerful political ties, running a human trafficking operation, he is torn between pro...
The Real Miyagi
The life of Fumio Demura, the greatest karate master of a generation.
The Joe Show
Eight years in the making, The Joe Show is a shocking and wildly entertaining documentary about America’s most controversial Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, and his ringmaster’s approach to modern media, politic...
A professional poker player falls deep into underworld when he takes an unexpected wager from a mysterious high roller.
A Good Man
After an illustrious special ops career ends in disaster, Alexander goes off the grid and attempts to lead a quiet life as a handyman at an apartment complex. But when one of his tenants and her famil...
One Shot, One Life
An abused wife and mother to a young boy escapes her violent husband and heads for California to be with her son. The law is in hot pursuit after she learns that her husband accused her of kidnapping....
Force of Execution
Seagal stars as mob kingpin Mr. Alexander, an old-school boss who rules his criminal empire with both nobility and brutality. For a simple prison hit, he sends his best enforcer and protégé Roman Hurs...
Elijah Kane is not your average cop. As leader of an elite, undercover police unit he has dedicated his entire life to the relentless pursuit of truth and justice. And he will stop at nothing in bring...
Angel of Death
Steven Seagal reprises his role as a Seattle undercover cop in the True Justice series. Kane and his team have to intercept and stop the threat from terrorists trying to sell nuclear bombs in two smug...
True Justice - Payback
Elijah Kane is prepping his team for court to convict Nicoli Putin of murder when they're ambushed by Putin's men. The season finale of True Justice Season 1.
Soldier of Vengeance
Steven Seagal embarks on an all new action mission. After leaving his special undercover police force Elijah Kane returns to his shadowy past as a Special Forces operative. Kane is recruited by the go...
When former black ops operative Tom Steele and his partner Manning are assigned to decommission an old prison, they must oversee the arrival of two mysterious female prisoners. Before long, an elite f...
An education that wasn't gained in Seattle's police academy comes from years of undercover work in the war against terrorism, which is why Steven Seagal's character, Elijah Kane, has knowledge of espi...
Soldier of Vengeance
Kane buries his friends and tries to avenge their deaths after the attack on his precinct. He builds a new team and follows the trail across the border to the city.
Violence of Action
Bojan, a ghost from Kane'e's past, suddenly appeared on the scene when the Ghost's personal money launderer was due in town. The CIA believes that Bojan has come to protect the money launderer.
The CIA will provide information about who put out a hit on Kane's previous team, after he was promised a new mission by the government. Kane and the new team have to take down a high level gang boss ...
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Elijah Kane and his team try to break up an organized crime syndicate known as the Yakuza and diffuse a hostage situation. Kane and his team set out to take down the Yakuza once & for all.
Elijah Kane leads a hardcore undercover team of Seattle based cops who take on the local criminal element with a high-octane style of enforcement.
Paul (Steven Seagal) must rescue sheep from a bloodthirsty sex-crazed Australian police officer.
A serial killer sows panic in the city of Seattle and leaves several victims behind, all chosen under the same pattern: young women related to the world of nightclubs and a mysterious ritual of black ...
Kane's team is trying to sway the public's vote in the city elections, while the "New Hope" Arian Nation is trying to stay out of it. Kane was called to help his war comrade Ryan Robbins, who was suff...
When Officer Kane and his team of undercover cops discover a new lab drug flooding through the nightclubs of Seattle, they struggle to eliminate it from the streets immediately. If dealing with a doze...
Born to Raise Hell
A hard core Interpol Agent is assigned to an Eastern European task force to target gun trafficking and dope running throughout the Balkans. While investigating a Russian gun dealer, his team is caught...
The head of a Special Investigation Unit and his four-member team track a network of drug dealers and killers led by Russian mastermind, Nikoli Putin, in the dangerous outskirts of Seattle. Kane, a my...
After being set-up and betrayed by the man who hired him to assassinate a Texas Senator, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss.
5 Movies · 1 TV Series
How to Blow Up a Helicopter (Ayako's Story)
Interview of Ayako Fujitani and her dad Steven Seagal.
Steven Seagal: Lawman
Steven Seagal: Lawman is an American reality television series on the A&E Network which stars actor and martial artist Steven Seagal performing his duties as a reserve deputy sheriff in Jefferson Pari...
Driven to Kill
Ruslan, a former Russian mobster who is now a crime novelist, returns home and discovers his daughter is getting married to his arch nemesis. He has a past that comes back to haunt him when his family...
A Dangerous Man
After serving 6 years for a crime he didn't commit, Shane Daniels is released from jail with an apology from the State of Arizona. Within hours of his freedom, he unluckily bears witness to a cop kill...
An LA cop who was forced to retire for medical reasons after nearly being killed by his greedy partner fled to San Antonio, Texas, after being asked to work as a bodyguard for the daughter of a wealth...
Against the Dark
When most of the population of Earth is infected by a virus and transformed into flesh eaters and blood drinking creatures, a group of hunters lead by Tao and his sword chase the vampire zombies to el...
In order to find a pair of serial killers, a troubled detective travels to Memphis.
Steven Seagal stars in this gritty, no-holds barred action film as an elite ex-cop with a gambling problem and a mountain of debt. When a mysterious man offers to clear his debts in exchange for the a...
The Onion Movie
Venerable newscaster Norm Archer reports the latest news in politics, health, culture and entertainment - such as an automotive recall of decapitation-inducing "Neckbelts" and a study finding that "de...
Seagal plays a man with a dark and violent past, who seeks revenge for the murder of his son.
Flight of Fury
John, is sent in to recover a stolen Stealth Bomber. His trusty sidekick Rojar and John's ever faithful Jessica, fight the rebel forces of Banansistan, led by the vivacious Ellianna.
Marshall Lawson is the commander of an elite military unit. Marshall Lawson loses his strike-team in a cold-blooded and seemingly random attack, and he takes it upon himself to investigate the attack,...
An intelligence operative discovers that no one is what they seem in the shadowy world of espionage.
Mercenary for Justice
John Seeger is one of the best Mercenaries in the business. There's a coup going on as John and his crew battle some soldiers on Galmoral Island in Southern Africa, trying to rescue the French Ambassa...
A team of Interpol agents arrive in the city to testify against a local crime lord. However on the way to court the vehicle carrying the Triad boss is attacked and the crime lord snatched, not by his ...
Jonathan Cold returns, this time he goes Undercover to stop a group of Terrorists before they bomb Los Angeles.
Chris Kody, imprisoned member of the US military, is released from prison and reunited with his old team in order to pursue a renegade scientist. The catch, the scientist has developed mind control te...
Today You Die
A man who was once a thief is trying to get revenge on the people who framed him.
Into the Sun
After the assassination of Tokyo's Governor by Yakuza members, the CIA bureau chief (William Atherton) for Tokyo puts out a call to an agent (Steven Seagal) that had been raised in Japan and trained b...
Kim, a Taekwondo champion decides to give up his fighting career for good in order to take care of his daughter Sa Rang. But when an evil gambling kingpin kidnaps Sa Rang, Kim must agree to fight in a...
Out of Reach
Vietnam veteran Billy Ray Lancing, a former CSA agent who now works on a wildlife refuge in Northern Alaska, has been exchanging letters in a pen-pal relationship with Irina Morawska, a 13-year-old or...
Out for a Kill
An unsuspecting university professor is an unwitting accomplice in a foiled Chinese cocaine deal. Wrongly imprisoned, he escapes to take his revenge and prove his innocence.
Belly of the Beast
Jake and Sunti are going to meet the leader of the Abu Karaf. Jantapan has been working to corner the narcotics and arms markets since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Jake needs to engage...
There is a story about an agent who is hired to deliver a package from France to Germany. He finds that a lot of people want to get their hands on it.
The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies
Hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, this in-depth documentary offers viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the history of the martial arts film -- from the genre's rebellious beginnings to high-flying modern e...
Half Past Dead
A man goes undercover in a hi-tech prison to find out information to help prosecute those who killed his wife. While there, he stumbles onto a plot involving a death-row inmate and his $200 million tr...
One of the most dangerous terrorist gangs of the city must be taken on by Ray and Fuzzy, the detective and his partner. Swan, the leader of the terrorists, claims he will blow up the city if the beaut...
Maverick cop Orin Boyd always brings down the domestic terrorists he tracks, but he ruffles feathers with his unorthodox techniques -- and soon finds himself reassigned to the toughest district in Det...
The Unbeatable Bruce Lee
A look at the life of superstar Bruce Lee.
Billy Crystal plays a Hollywood agent who stumbles upon Max, a giant living in Romania, and tries to get him into the movies.
A deadly virus threatens to wipe out an entire Rocky Mountain town, leaving the town doctor to find some way to escape the soldiers who enforce the town's quarantine and devise an antidote. Matters ta...
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E! True Hollywood Story
E! True Hollywood Story is an American documentary series on E! that deals with famous Hollywood celebrities, movies, TV shows and well-known public figures. Among the topics covered on the program in...
Terrorists hijacked a plane to Washington D.C. and demanded the release of their imprisoned leader. Kurt Russell's character, intelligence expert David Grant, suspects another reason and is assigned t...
The Glimmer Man
Jack Cole is a Los Angeles police detective and he is well-known for his stealth. Cole and Jim Campbell are assigned to investigate a series of horrible murders in the metro area. Although the two men...
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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno was hosted by Jay Leno from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and then resumed production on March 1, 2010. The fourth incarnation of the Tonight Show franchise made its deb...
This action-packed thriller takes place on the soon-to-be-decommissioned USS Missouri. Disgruntled ex-CIA operative Strannix, his assistant Krill and their group of terrorists seize the battleship wit...
Marked for Death
Just retired from the Drug Enforcement Agency, John Hatcher returns to his hometown and quickly discovers that drugs have infiltrated his old neighborhood. Determined to drive the dealers out, Hatcher...
Hard to Kill
Mason Storm, a 'go it alone' cop, is gunned down at home. The intruders kill his wife, and think they've killed both Mason and his son too. Mason is secretly taken to a hospital where he spends severa...