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Steven Seagal

Steven Seagal in 2007
Born Steven F. Seagal
April 10, 1952 (1952-04-10) (age 57)[1]
Lansing, Michigan, U.S.
Other name(s) Chungdrag Dorje, Albs Oft, Takeshigemichi
Occupation Actor, film producer, martial artist, musician, deputy sheriff, writer
Years active 1987–present
Spouse(s) Miyako Fujitani (1975–1986)
Adrienne La Russa (1984–1987)
Kelly LeBrock (1987–1996)
Official website
.Steven F. Seagal (pronounced /sɨˈɡɑːl/; born April 10, 1952)[1] is an American action movie actor, producer, writer, martial artist, guitarist, and deputy sheriff.^ Steven Seagal (born April 10, 1951) is an American action movie actor, producer, writer, director, martial artist, singer-songwriter, and activist.
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^ More STEVEN SEAGAL: LAWMAN follows actor/martial artist Steven Seagal as he works for the city of Jefferson Parish, La., as a deputy sheriff.

^ STEVEN SEAGAL: LAWMAN follows actor/martial artist Steven Seagal as he works for the city of Jefferson Parish, La., as a deputy sheriff.

.A 7th-dan black belt in aikido, Seagal began his adult life as an aikido instructor in Japan.^ In 1988 the Black Belt Magazine: Best co-instructor in Aikido.
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^ Steven Seagal - 7th Dan Aikido .
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^ "It all began 20 years ago," the voiceover thunders, "when Seagal, a world-renowned seventh degree aikido expert, was shooting a movie in Jefferson Parish.
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.He became the first foreigner to operate an aikido dojo in Japan.^ He was the aikido teacher, the white man who ran a dojo in Japan and later impressed people in Hollywood so much they made him a movie star.
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^ Stephen is a portly lying Poseur Stephen claims he owned the first non japenese owned Dojo in Japan, LIE....his wife did :-).
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[2] .He later moved to the Los Angeles, California area where he made his film debut in 1988 in Above the Law.^ A 7th-dan black belt in aikido, Seagal began his adult life as an aikido instructor in Japan, before moving to the Los Angeles, California area where, after being noticed by entertainment executives, he made his film debut in 1988.
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^ In 1988 Seagal began work on his first film, Above the Law (also known as Nico in Europe), with director Andrew Davis.
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^ Later Alex says “I had a flashback from ABOVE THE LAW!” Demonstrating moves on Alex Seagal says, “Here’s a hole.
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.Since then, Seagal has become a major action star, mainly due to his films of the 1990s, such as Under Siege (1992) and Under Siege 2 (1995), where he played Navy SEALs counter-terrorist expert Casey Ryback.^ A lowly lowly cook" Seagal Under Siege in 1992 "I'm just a cook.
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^ His career peaked in the 1990s with such blockbusters as "Under Siege."
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^ Seagal Under Siege in 1992 "I'm just a cook.
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.In total, his movies have earned in excess of $923 million worldwide.^ Since then, he has made a dozen films that generated an estimated $25 million in total DVD sales, a fraction of what his movies used to take in.
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[3]
.Seagal is also a recording artist and guitarist and the founder of Steven Seagal Enterprises.^ Seagal has used his fame as an action star to cross over to other industries, as he is also a recording artist and the founder of Steven Seagal Enterprises.
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^ Steven Seagal (born April 10, 1951) is an American action movie actor, producer, writer, director, martial artist, singer-songwriter, and activist.
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^ The main fact that gives Steven Seagal the advantage is that he claims that he was trained by, founder of Aikido O' Sensei Morihei Ueshiba.
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[4] .In addition to his professional achievements, he is also known as an environmentalist, an animal rights activist and a supporter of the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, and the Tibetan independence movement.^ Animal rights movement .
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^ In addition to his professional achievements, he is also known as an environmentalist, aikido master (Takeshigemichi), an animal rights activist, and he even claims to be a reincarnated Tulku (Chungdrag Dorje).
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^ Animal rights * Bigamy * CIA * Energy drink * Environmentalism * Japanophilia * PETA * Reincarnation * Tibetan Buddhism * Tulku * Vegetarianism .
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Contents

Early life and career

.Seagal was born in Lansing, Michigan, where he lived until he was five years old.^ Steven Seagal was born in Lansing, Michigan, where he lived until he was 5 years old.
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^ Steven Seagal: Lawman” (A&E, 2009- ), a reality show that followed the 59-year-old’s adventures as a volunteer law enforcement ag… more .
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^ For 20 years, Steven Seagal has been a deputy in the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, a job he’s kept out of the limelight… until now.
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.His mother, Patricia (1930-2003), was a medical technician, and his father, Samuel Steven Seagal (1928-1991), a high school math teacher.^ Steven Seagal Shihan (2003) .
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^ Steven Seagal was born to a Jewish father Stephen (a high school math teacher), and Irish Catholic mother Patricia (an emergency room technician).
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^ Steven Seagal and TenShin School occupy a big place in Aikido Style and discipline.
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[5] .His mother was Irish American and his father was Jewish.^ Steven Seagal was born to a Jewish father Stephen (a high school math teacher), and Irish Catholic mother Patricia (an emergency room technician).
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[6] .The family relocated to Fullerton, California, where Seagal attended Buena Park High School in Buena Park, California.^ The family then relocated to Fullerton, California, where Seagal attended the Buena Park High School in Buena Park, California.
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^ Steven Seagal was born to a Jewish father Stephen (a high school math teacher), and Irish Catholic mother Patricia (an emergency room technician).
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.Seagal initially returned to Taos, New Mexico, with his student—and later a film stuntman—Craig Dunn.^ Seagal initially returned to Taos, New Mexico with senior student and later stuntman Craig Dunn.
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^ Dunn stayed in New Mexico and is there to this day, still running the dojo.
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^ After another period spent in Japan, Seagal returned to the U.S. with senior student Haruo Matsuoka in 1983.
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.There, they opened a dojo, but Seagal spent much of his time pursuing other ventures.^ There, they opened a dojo, but Seagal spent much of his time pursuing a film career and other ventures.
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^ Seagal Sensei taught me a lot the short time I was there and I was surprised at how much one can learn in so little time under the correct instruction.
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^ Partly because he said it so much, but also because it implies Steven Seagal spent the first 9 nine months of his life perfecting the ancient art of Womb Fu.
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.Dunn stayed in New Mexico and continued to run the dojo.^ Dunn stayed in New Mexico and is there to this day, still running the dojo.
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^ Seagal initially returned to Taos, New Mexico with senior student and later stuntman Craig Dunn.
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.After another period in Japan, Seagal returned to the U.S. in 1983 with senior student Haruo Matsuoka.^ After another period spent in Japan, Seagal returned to the U.S. with senior student Haruo Matsuoka in 1983.
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^ Seagal initially returned to Taos, New Mexico with senior student and later stuntman Craig Dunn.
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^ Take Sensei (Steven Seagal), Seiseki Abe Sensei, Haruo Matsuoka Sensei .
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.They opened an aikido dojo, initially in Burbank, California, but later moved it to the city of West Hollywood.^ The two opened an aikido dojo, initially located in Burbank, California, but later moved to the city of West Hollywood.
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^ He was the aikido teacher, the white man who ran a dojo in Japan and later impressed people in Hollywood so much they made him a movie star.
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^ Aikido practice moves over and over to get it down, and Im sure that if they practice in live combat they get some benefits from it.
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.Seagal left Matsuoka in charge of the dojo, which he ran until the two parted ways in 1997. It was during that period that Seagal first found himself in contact with Hollywood.^ Seagal left Matsuoka in charge of the dojo, which he ran until the two parted ways in 1997.
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^ It was during this period that Seagal first found himself in contact with Hollywood.
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^ He was the aikido teacher, the white man who ran a dojo in Japan and later impressed people in Hollywood so much they made him a movie star.
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.Initially, he worked as the martial arts co-ordinator for the films The Challenge (1982) starring Scott Glenn and Toshirô Mifune, and Never Say Never Again (1983) starring Sean Connery.^ ANYONE can do Martial Arts in a film, if they know the basic technique-- doing it in a fight is another story.
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^ I've never watched a Steven Seagal film ( I know, I've lived a sheltered life) so have not much to contribute, except to say, I'm lovin' this thread..Might even break the habit of a lifetime and familiarise myself with his work this weekend.
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^ And what I felt he really meant was, "This is a martial art and if it doesn't work, take up aerobics, take up dance, or take up a gun!
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Hollywood career

1990s

Steven Seagal in Hard to Kill.
.In 1987, Seagal began work on his first film, Above the Law (titled Nico in Europe), with director Andrew Davis and reportedly as a favor to a former aikido student, the agent Michael Ovitz, who believed he could make anyone a star.^ In 1988 Seagal began work on his first film, Above the Law (also known as Nico in Europe), with director Andrew Davis.
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^ Under the title Master Take Shigemichi, Seagal was reputedly the first foreigner ever to own and operate an aikido dojo in Japan (though his in-laws, and not himself, were the actual owners): the Aikido Tenshin Dojo in the city of Osaka.Seagal claims that he battled the yakuza (Japanese mafia) over the rights to the Aikido Tenshin Dojo, which he claims that his wife's father lost in a gambling game; however, his former wife Miyako Fujitani, claims "it's a lie", and that he "yelled at some drunks, but never fought anyone".
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^ Ted Nugent and Steven Segal should play a hunting game to see who could kill who first.
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[7] .Following its success, Seagal made three more movies – Hard to Kill, Marked for Death, and Out for Justice – that were box office hits, making him an action hero.^ However, Steven Seagal isn't just an action hero in the movies.
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^ Following its success, Seagal made three more pictures (Hard to Kill, Marked for Death, and Out for Justice) that were decent box office hits, marking him as an action hero.
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^ That someone is suing Steven Seagal: Lawman is the surest indication that it's going to be a hit – but then you already knew that, because how could a show about a town whose criminal justice system is effectively the star of Hard to Kill be anything else?
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.Later, he achieved wider, mainstream success in 1992 with the release of Under Siege (1992).^ Seagal found wider mainstream success in 1992 with the release of Under Siege.
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^ Seagal Under Siege in 1992 "I'm just a cook.
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^ After the success of Under Siege, Seagal made his directorial debut with On Deadly Ground (1994) in which he also starred, alongside Michael Caine.
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.That film reunited Seagal with director Andrew Davis, and was a blockbuster in the U.S. and abroad, grossing $156.4 million worldwide.^ The film reunited Seagal with the director Andrew Davis and was a blockbuster in America and abroad, grossing $156.4 million worldwide.
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^ In 1988 Seagal began work on his first film, Above the Law (also known as Nico in Europe), with director Andrew Davis.
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^ Since then, Seagal has become a well recognized action star, with his movies earning more than $600 million worldwide.
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[8]
.Seagal then directed On Deadly Ground (1994).^ Seagal as director and star of the 1994 environmental thriller, On Deadly Ground.
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^ On Deadly Ground (1994)—A movie in which he befriends an Alaskan Native Indian tribe and fights against an evil oil company.
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^ After the success of Under Siege, Seagal made his directorial debut with On Deadly Ground (1994) in which he also starred, alongside Michael Caine.
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This film, in which he also starred, emphasized environmental and spiritual themes, signaling a break with his previous persona as a genre-ready inner-city cop. The film featured Michael Caine and a small role by Billy Bob Thornton.
.Following the general critical disappointment of On Deadly Ground,[9] Seagal filmed a sequel to one of his most successful films, Under Siege, titled Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995), and cop drama The Glimmer Man (1996).^ To try to recoup popularity, Seagal filmed a sequel to his most successful film Under Siege titled Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995) and a cop drama (The Glimmer Man) (1996).
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^ Reprised role in sequel "Under Siege 2: Dark Territory" .
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^ In 1996, Seagal also had his first supporting role, in the Kurt Russell film Executive Decision, in which Seagal was billed as having a starring role to keep his character's fate secret.
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.In 1996, he had his first supporting role, in the Kurt Russell film Executive Decision (1996), which featured him in a starring role, but kept secret the fate of his character, who was killed in the film's first act.^ Norris, who was urged to get into acting by his friend Steve McQueen, skillfully incorporates his martial-arts knowledge into his series and feature film projects, stressing action and technique over violence.
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^ Sensei: Let me tell you a secret, those who practiced with 0-Sensei, whenever they attacked him, they were afraid the'y were going to die.
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^ Watched him earlier standing in the hangar in Exective Decision and this guy dwarfed B.D Wong who is around 5'7" I believe and all the other costars.
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.He subsequently made another environmentally-conscious film, Fire Down Below (1997), wherein he was an EPA agent fighting industrialists dumping toxic waste in the Kentucky hills, but the movie was commercially unsuccessful.^ I think Fire Down Below may have been one of the best and Glimmer Man was good.
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^ Fire Down Below sounds like a Hip-Hop or dance hall track describing a STI...
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^ I would also recommend On Deadly Ground, or Fire Down Below.
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This film ended his original multi-picture contract with Warner Bros.

Direct-to-video work

.The next year, Seagal made The Patriot, another environmental thriller which was his first direct-to-video release in the United States (though it was released theatrically in most of the world).^ The next year, Seagal made The Patriot, another environmental thriller which was his first direct-to-video release in the United States (though it was released theatrically in most of the world).
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^ "It all began 20 years ago," the voiceover thunders, "when Seagal, a world-renowned seventh degree aikido expert, was shooting a movie in Jefferson Parish.
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^ As of April 2007, all 13 films Seagal has made since 2003 have been released direct-to-video in North America, with only limited theatrical releases in the rest of the world.
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Seagal produced this film with his own money, and the film was shot on-location on and near his farm in Montana.
.After producing Prince of Central Park, Seagal returned to cinema screens with the release of Exit Wounds in March 2001. The film had fewer martial arts scenes than Seagal's previous films, but it was a commercial success, taking almost $80 million worldwide.^ At least Seagal did a couple moves to back up his life long martial arts practicioner claims.
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^ It almost seems like it was tailor made for Seagal to some degree, but he had other obligations so the film makers were like OK we will get the other guy from Under Siege).
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^ Also 6'4 Bill duke was taller than him by at least 1-2 inches in Exit Wounds.
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However, he was unable to capitalize on this success and his next two projects were both critical and commercial failures. .Ticker co-starring Tom Sizemore and Dennis Hopper, and filmed in San Francisco before Exit Wounds, went straight to DVD while Half Past Dead, starring rap star Ja Rule, made less than $20 million worldwide.^ Co-starred with Morris Chestnut and Ja Rule for the action flick "Half Past Dead" .
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^ Ticker co-starring Tom Sizemore and Dennis Hopper, and filmed in San Francisco before Exit Wounds, went straight to DVD while Half Past Dead, starring rap star Ja Rule, made less than $20 million worldwide.
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^ Rejuvinated career with starring turn in the box-office hit "Exit Wounds" .
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Seagal at the Pollstar Awards, February 2006.
.As of May 2008, all of the films Seagal has made since the second half of 2001 have been released direct-to-video (DTV) in North America, with only limited theatrical releases in the rest of the world.^ As of April 2007, all 13 films Seagal has made since 2003 have been released direct-to-video in North America, with only limited theatrical releases in the rest of the world.
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^ The next year, Seagal made The Patriot, another environmental thriller which was his first direct-to-video release in the United States (though it was released theatrically in most of the world).
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^ It almost seems like it was tailor made for Seagal to some degree, but he had other obligations so the film makers were like OK we will get the other guy from Under Siege).
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.Seagal is credited as a producer and sometimes a writer on many of these DTV movies, which include Black Dawn, Belly of the Beast, Out of Reach, Submerged, Kill Switch, Urban Justice, Pistol Whipped, Against the Dark, Driven to Kill and The Keeper for a projected 2009 release.^ Seagal has produced many of the movies that he stars in, and has also participated in writing and directing.
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^ You noted how Seagal is a producer on LAWMAN? No surprise, but just a note of how these episodes so far released under part of his supervision.
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^ Steven Seagal (born April 10, 1951) is an American action movie actor, producer, writer, director, martial artist, singer-songwriter, and activist.
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.Regarding his career, Seagal has stated, "I am hoping that I can be known as a great writer and actor some day, rather than a sex symbol."^ Among the great origin stories – the Popol Vuh, the Koran, the Bible – Seagal’s has some of the best stories, full of the richest metaphors.
  • The Top Seven Awesome Things You Didn't Know About Steven Seagal | SPIKE 17 January 2010 19:40 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

[10] .Seagal has clarified the purpose of his films: "Above the Law was a politically conscientious movie.^ Seagal has clarified the purpose of his films: "Above the Law was a politically conscientious movie.
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^ But I would rather watch an old Chuck Norris film over any new Seagal direct-to-video movie...they're crap on a silver disc.
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^ In 1988 Seagal began work on his first film, Above the Law (also known as Nico in Europe), with director Andrew Davis.
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.On Deadly Ground was environmentally conscientious so I want to keep making movies like that which are more geared with a certain entertainment value but also bring people forward into contemplation."^ On Deadly Ground was environmentally conscientious so I want to keep making movies like that which are more geared with a certain entertainment value but also bring people forward into contemplation."
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^ Seagal as director and star of the 1994 environmental thriller, On Deadly Ground.
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^ Why is it that people feel that just because this guy makes movies and has a high rank that he is supposed to be superhuman or invincible?
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[11]

Critical reception and image

.While his screen presence in Above the Law gained praise from Roger Ebert,[12] others have surmised that Seagal's unorthodox approach to film is actually an elaborate joke.^ Others have surmised that Seagal's unorthodox approach to film is actually an elaborate joke.
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^ It almost seems like it was tailor made for Seagal to some degree, but he had other obligations so the film makers were like OK we will get the other guy from Under Siege).
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^ While his acting performance in Above The Law gained praise from the likes of Roger Ebert,[8] Seagal has repeatedly faced criticism from both actors and fans who accuse him of playing the same character in many of his movies, as well as displaying a lack of emotional range.
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[13] .In at least one commercial for Orange SA,[14] Seagal pokes fun at his action star archetype.^ The above-mentioned commercials for Orange SA and Mountain Dew poke fun at his action aikido style.
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^ In at least two commercials (for Orange SA[11] and Mountain Dew[citation needed]) Seagal pokes fun at his action star archetype.
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^ Seagal has used his fame as an action star to cross over to other industries, as he is also a recording artist and the founder of Steven Seagal Enterprises.
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Music

.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 and Ticker).^ 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 and Ticker).
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^ In Fire Down Below (1997), Seagal played an EPA agent fighting industrialists dumping toxic waste in the Kentucky hills region, but the movie was not a commercial success.
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^ No where in his movies does it say "Steven Seagal will be doing aikido in this movie.
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.In 2005, he released his first album, Songs from the Crystal Cave, which has a mix of pop, world, and blues music.^ You forgot his tortured solo album 'Songs from the Crystal Cave'.
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It features duets with Tony Rebel, Lt. Stichie, Lady Saw, and Stevie Wonder. .The soundtrack to Seagal's 2005 film Into the Sun features several songs from the album.^ The soundtrack to Seagal's 2005 film Into the Sun features several songs from the album.
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^ Into the Sun (2005)—Playing a CIA operative in Tokyo who must take on the yakuza.
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^ These films are characterised by a severe drop in their overall quality compared with Seagal's films from the 1990s.
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One of his album tracks, "Girl It's Alright", was also released as a single in parts of the world alongside an accompanying music video created for it.
.Seagal's second album, titled Mojo Priest, was released in April 2006. Subsequently, he spent summer 2006 touring the United States and Europe with his band, Thunderbox, in support of the album.^ Seagal's second album, titled Mojo Priest, was released in April 2006.
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^ Subsequently, he spent summer 2006 touring the United States and Europe with his band, Thunderbox, in support of the album.
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^ Right now, though, our Mojo Priest is about to bestow upon us a rare and magical gift – and that gift is Steven Seagal: Lawman.
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Law enforcement work

.Seagal is currently a Reserve Deputy Chief of the Sheriff's Office in the community of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.^ According to Steven Seagal himself while appearing as the guest host in episode 6 of the forth session of The Friday Night Project on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom[14] he is currently an active police officer of his home community of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.
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^ "It all began 20 years ago," the voiceover thunders, "when Seagal, a world-renowned seventh degree aikido expert, was shooting a movie in Jefferson Parish.
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^ For 20 years, Steven Seagal has been a deputy in the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, a job he’s kept out of the limelight… until now.
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.Seagal has a second home in Louisiana, and spends several months a year there.^ The take home message here is that Steven Seagal was a big friggin’ deal 400 years ago.
  • The Top Seven Awesome Things You Didn't Know About Steven Seagal | SPIKE 17 January 2010 19:40 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

[15] He says that he graduated from a police academy in California and has a certificate from Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST), an organization that accredits California police officers. .In television commercials broadcast prior to the premiere of his reality television series, Steven Seagal: Lawman, he says he has been a police officer for 20 years.^ Responses to “Steven Seagal: Lawman episodes 1 and 2” .
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^ Steven Seagal: Lawman episodes 1 and 2 .
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^ Steven Seagal: Lawman premieres tonight .
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.However, according to a December 2, 2009 Los Angeles Times commentary, P.O.S.T. has no record of this, and his deputy chief rank is ceremonial only.^ An FBI affidavit detailed allegations that Seagal hired private eye Anthony Pellicano to terrorize one of the reporters, a freelancer working for the Los Angeles Times.
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^ The Los Angeles Times said Seagal is demanding an apology from the FBI. A spokesman for the actor was not immediately available for comment.
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[16] .It should be noted, however, that an individual can serve as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff at certain agencies in the state of Louisiana without being P.O.S.T. certified provided he/she is partnered with another P.O.S.T. certified deputy.^ According to reports, Segal has been working as a fully commissioned deputy with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office in Louisiana for the past 20 years.
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^ This, of course, is the forthcoming American TV series that follows Seagal's work as a real-life Louisiana sheriff's deputy.
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[17] .In November 2008, A&E announced that they had begun taping Steven Seagal: Lawman, which follows his work in the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.^ Steven Seagal: Lawman episodes 1 and 2 .
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^ Responses to “Steven Seagal: Lawman episodes 1 and 2” .
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^ Steven Seagal: Lawman premieres tonight .
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The series premiered on A&E on December 2, 2009. Seagal stated that "I’ve decided to work with A&E on this series now because I believe it’s important to show the nation all the positive work being accomplished here in Louisiana—to see the passion and commitment that comes from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in this post-Katrina environment." The series premiere drew 3.6 million viewers, ranking as best season opener for any original A&E series ever.[18]

Business ventures

.Seagal Enterprises markets an energy drink known as Steven Seagal's Lightning Bolt, as well as an herbal oil product line.^ Sensei Larry Reynosa (5 th Dan) who is one of the well-known students of him has explained that Sensei Steven Seagal was approaching his students calmly, understandingly, patiently, gently and affectionately, at the movie Path Beyond Thought.
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^ Frank Marmoset Well, I gave it a go, purely out of curiosity, but I don’t think Steven Seagal: Lawman was for me.
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^ The result of these interviews, I believe Sensei Steven Seagal is not only a world known movie actor or a master of Aikido, for many persons he is an " Idol " and will be in the future as well.
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[19] .Seagal personally endorses this drink, saying, "I have traveled the world creating this drink; there is none better that I know."^ Seagal personally endorses this drink, "I have traveled the world creating this drink; there is none better that I know."
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^ How much this is truth and how much this has now become Steven Seagal lore is hard to say, but it’s important as part of the creation myth of Seagal’s greatness.
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^ There is no religion that I know that doesn't say that except Omoto-kyo.
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[19] .He also has his own aftershave called Scent of Action.^ He also has his own aftershave called Scent of Action.
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Activism

.Seagal has described his activism method as "shaming companies into changing," a theme that is visible in such films as On Deadly Ground and Fire Down Below.^ Steven has described his activism method as "shaming companies into changing," a theme that is visible in such films as On Deadly Ground and Fire Down Below.
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^ In Fire Down Below (1997), Seagal played an EPA agent fighting industrialists dumping toxic waste in the Kentucky hills region, but the movie was not a commercial success.
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^ Anyway, sirens are blaring and Seagal bangs his hand down on a car door and shouts, "Get him!", with a delivery critics are already calling his finest since he inquired in On Deadly Ground, "What does it take to change the essence of a man?"
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He has worked with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to discourage the fur trade, and has written to the Prime Minister of India to seek increased legal protection for cows. .Seagal worked effectively towards saving dogs destined to drown in Taiwan.^ Seagal worked effectively towards saving dogs destined to drown in Taiwan; he successfully sought the Premier of Taiwan to sign legislation limiting animal cruelty.
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^ A mystical dog saved Steven Seagal’s dojo in Japan .
  • The Top Seven Awesome Things You Didn't Know About Steven Seagal | SPIKE 17 January 2010 19:40 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ To lend context and meaning to his animal rights work, Seagal offered the story about a dog which approached him during his early aikido years in Japan.
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.In 1999 Seagal was awarded a PETA Humanitarian Award.^ For these and other efforts, Seagal was awarded a PETA Humanitarian Award in 1999.
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^ "Paul McCartney's World Exclusive Performance at PETA's Party Of The Century and Humanitarian Awards", The Sea of Waking Dreams, 1999-09-18.
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[20] .In 2003, Seagal wrote an open letter to the leadership of Thailand, urging them to enact law to prevent the torture of baby elephants.^ In 2003, Seagal wrote an open letter to the leadership of Thailand, urging them to enact law to prevent the torture of baby elephants.
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^ Seagal prevented the export of baby elephants from South Africa to Japan.
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^ "Letter to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra of Thailand by Steven Seagal", 2003-02-07.
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[21]
.Outside of his film work, Seagal has volunteered, lending his voice as a narrator for an activist film project, Medicine Lake Video, which seeks to protect sacred tribal ground near his ranch in Siskiyou County.^ Outside of his film work, Seagal has volunteered, lending his powerful voice as a narrator for an activist film project, Medicine Lake Video, which seeks to protect sacred tribal ground near his ranch in Siskiyou County.
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^ He has worked with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to discourage the fur trade, and has written to the Prime Minister of India to seek increased legal protection for cows.
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^ But I would rather watch an old Chuck Norris film over any new Seagal direct-to-video movie...they're crap on a silver disc.
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[22]

Personal life

.An only son, Seagal has three sisters, one older and two younger.^ An only son, he has three sisters, one older and two younger.
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^ AND helped Average Joe's Gym beat Globo Gym in Dodgeball And it seems like every Steven Seagal movie only falls under two genres...
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^ But one thing is clear, Seagal has two inches on 6'3" Mike Starr!
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.He owns a dude ranch in Colorado and a home in the Mandeville Canyon section of Brentwood, a wealthy neighborhood in Los Angeles.^ He now keeps a ranch in Colorado and a home in the Mandeville Canyon section of Brentwood, a wealthy suburb of Los Angeles.
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.He has adopted many animals from shelters, including the cats Sylvester and Gap, and the dogs Gruff, Cole, Tyson, Hamlet, and Chaos.^ He has adopted many animals from shelters, including the cats "Sylvester" and "Gap", and the dogs "Gruff", "Cole", "Tyson", "Hamlet", and "Chaos".
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[23] Seagal travels back and forth to a home in Eads, Tennessee, a rural unincorporated area located just east of Memphis, Tennessee.
.After Seagal left his first wife Miyako Fujitani to go back to the United States,[24][25] he married former Days of our Lives actress Adrienne La Russa, despite his divorce to Fujitani not yet being finalized.^ When he left his first wife Miyako Fujitani to go back to America (reportedly, Steven's last words to her were, "You are crazy; I want a divorce"),[20][21] he married former Days of Our Lives actress Adrienne La Russa, despite his divorce to Fujitani not yet being finalized.
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^ After finishing college, Seagal moved to Japan with then-girlfriend Miyako Fujitani, native of Japan whom he later married, and lived with her parents, who owned an aikido school; allegations surfaced that he left in order to avoid the Vietnam draft at the time, and married Ms. Fujitani in order to provide reasonable evidence to his remaining there in spite of a possible draft-call.
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^ During his marriage to La Russa he met actress/model Kelly LeBrock, with whom he began a relationship and who eventually became pregnant with his child.
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.During his marriage to La Russa he met actress/model Kelly LeBrock, with whom he began a relationship and who eventually became pregnant with his child.^ During his marriage to La Russa he met actress/model Kelly LeBrock, with whom he began a relationship and who eventually became pregnant with his child.
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^ When news of this emerged, Seagal's marriage to La Russa was annulled and he then married LeBrock on 5th September 1987.
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^ Adrienne La Russa * Andrew Davis * Anthony Pellicano * Dalai Lama * Ja Rule * Gene Lebell * Homesick James * Julius R. Nasso * Rod Kobayashi * Kelly LeBrock * Renji .
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.When news of this emerged, Seagal's marriage to La Russa was annulled and he then married LeBrock on September 5, 1987. In 1994, LeBrock filed divorce papers citing "irreconcilable differences". During this time it emerged that Seagal was having an affair with Arissa Wolf, who was hired to be a nanny to Seagal and Lebrock's children.^ During this time it emerged that Seagal was having an affair with Arissa Wolf, who was hired to be a nanny to Seagal and Lebrock's children.
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^ When news of this emerged, Seagal's marriage to La Russa was annulled and he then married LeBrock on 5th September 1987.
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^ In 1994, LeBrock filed divorce papers citing "irreconciable differences".
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.Seagal has six children from three relationships.^ Seagal has six known children from three relationships in which he has been involved.
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.With Fujitani, he had a son, model and actor Kentaro Seagal, and a daughter, writer and actress, Ayako Fujitani.^ With Fujitani, he had a son, model and actor Kentaro Seagal (b.
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^ Seagal intends to have his films remembered; "I am hoping that I can be known as a great writer and actor some day, rather than a poop flinging monkey."
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^ Steven Seagal (born April 10, 1951) is an American action movie actor, producer, writer, director, martial artist, singer-songwriter, and activist.
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His three children with LeBrock are daughters Annaliza and Arissa, and son Dominic. .Seagal and Arissa Wolf have one daughter, Savannah.^ Seagal and Arissa Wolf have one daughter, Savannah (b.
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^ During this time it emerged that Seagal was having an affair with Arissa Wolf, who was hired to be a nanny to Seagal and Lebrock's children.
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.In addition to his biological children, Seagal's Tibetan Buddhist beliefs[28] have also placed him in the role of guardian to a Tibetan child, Yabshi Pan Rinzinwangmo.^ In addition to his biological children, Seagal's Tibetan Buddhist beliefs have also placed him in the role of guardian to a Tibetan child, Yabshi Pan Rinzinwangmo.
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^ Seagal acted as bodyguard / guardian angel to some kind of Tibetan golden child when she studied in the US? AMAZING. .
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^ Seagal has explained his beliefs regarding his past life: “My old Buddhist teachers have identified the person I was in a past life.
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.Rinzinwangmo, or "Renji", is the only child of the 10th Panchen Lama of Tibet.^ Rinzinwangmo, or "Renji", is the only child of the 10th Panchen Lama of Tibet.
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.Renji studied in the United States at American University, and Seagal was her guardian and bodyguard.^ Renji studied in the United States at American University, and Seagal was her guardian and bodyguard.
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^ Seagal acted as bodyguard / guardian angel to some kind of Tibetan golden child when she studied in the US? AMAZING. .
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^ The next year, Seagal made The Patriot, another environmental thriller which was his first direct-to-video release in the United States (though it was released theatrically in most of the world).
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Filmography

Discography

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