Steven Seagal

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Steven Seagal

Seagal in 2006
Born Steven Frederic Seagal
April 10, 1952 (1952-04-10) (age 62)[1]
Lansing, Michigan, U.S.
Other names Chungdrag Dorje, Takeshigemichi
Occupation Actor, movie producer, martial artist, musician, writer, reserve deputy sheriff
Years active 1987–present
Style Aikido
Religion Buddhist
Spouse Miyako Fujitani (1975–1986)
Adrienne La Russa (1984–1987)
Kelly LeBrock (1987–1996)
Erdenetuya Seagal (neé Batsukh) (2009–present)
Children 7 (including Ayako Fujitani)
Website
stevenseagal.com

Steven Frederic Seagal (born April 10, 1952) is an American movie actor, producer, writer, martial artist, guitarist and reserve deputy sheriff.

Seagal began his adult life as an Aikido instructor in Japan.[2] He became the first foreigner to have an Aikido dojo in Japan.[3][4]

He later moved to Los Angeles, California. There he made several movies. Under Siege (1992) brought him the most fame. He made several studio movies that were not successful. He then made many direct-to-video movies. These were usually low budget and shot in Europe or Asia.

In 2009 the A&E Network began showing his reality show Steven Seagal: Lawman. This show focuses on his work as a deputy sheriff. In 2011, Steven Seagal produced and starred in a 13 episode television series called True Justice.

Personal life[change | edit source]

Seagal owns a dude ranch in Colorado and a home in Brentwood. He has adopted many animals from shelters.[5] Seagal is a Buddhist.[6]

Seagal has seven children from four relationships.

In Japan Seagal married his first wife, Miyako Fujitani. They had a son and daughter. The daughter is actress and writer Ayako Fujitani.[7][8]

In the United States he married former Days of our Lives actress Adrienne La Russa. During this marriage, he began a relationship with Kelly LeBrock. LeBrock became pregnant. He then ended the marriage with La Russa and married LeBrock. They had 3 children. During his marriage to LeBrock, Seagal was having a relationship with their nanny, Arissa Wolf.[9] She had a daughter.

Seagal is currently married to Erdenetuya Batsukh, called Elle. They have a son.[10] Elle is from Mongolia.[11]

In addition to his biological children he is the guardian to a Tibetan child, Yabshi Pan Rinzinwangmo.[12]

Filmography[change | edit source]

Year Title Role
1988 Above the Law Nico Toscani
1990 Hard to Kill Mason Storm
Marked for Death John Hatcher
1991 Out for Justice Det. Gino Felino
1992 Under Siege Casey Ryback
1994 On Deadly Ground Forrest Taft
1995 Under Siege 2: Dark Territory Casey Ryback
1996 Executive Decision Lt. Colonel Austin Travis
The Glimmer Man Lt. Jack Cole
1997 Fire Down Below Jack Taggart
1998 The Patriot Dr. Wesley McClaren
1999 Get Bruce (himself)
2001 Exit Wounds Orin Boyd
Ticker Frank Glass
2002 Half Past Dead Sasha Petrosevitch
2003 The Foreigner Jonathan Cold
Out for a Kill Prof. Robert Burns
Belly of the Beast Jake Hopper
2004 Out of Reach William Lansing
Clementine Jack Miller
2005 Into the Sun Travis Hunter
Submerged Chris Cody
Today You Die Harlan Banks
Black Dawn Jonathan Cold
2006 Mercenary for Justice John Seeger
Shadow Man Jack Foster
Attack Force Cmdr. Marshall Lawson
2007 Flight of Fury John Sands
Urban Justice Simon Ballister
2008 Pistol Whipped Matt Conlin
The Onion Movie Cock Puncher
Kill Switch Jacob
2009 Against the Dark Tao
Driven to Kill Ruslan
The Keeper Roland Sallinger
2009– Steven Seagal: Lawman (himself)
2010 A Dangerous Man Shane Daniels
Machete Torrez
2011 Born to Raise Hell Samuel Axel
2012 Maximum Conviction Tom Steele
TBA Tip Of The Spear Unknown

Discography[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

  1. Steven Seagal – About Steven. Stevenseagal.com (1952-04-10). Retrieved on 2011-11-19.
  2. Goldstein, Patrick (1988-02-14). "Steven Seagal Gets a Shot at Stardom". The Los Angeles Times. http://articles.latimes.com/1988-02-14/entertainment/ca-42829_1_steven-seagal. Retrieved 2010-11-25.
  3. Britishaikido.com, Retrieved on January 27, 2008. Britishaikido.com. Retrieved on 2011-11-19.
  4. "Sure, He's Making a Box-Office Killing—but Who Is Steven Seagal?". People. http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20113675,00.html. Retrieved 2011-03-12.
  5. Dan Mathews (2001). "Getting tough with Steven Seagal". PETA: Animal Times. http://www.peta.org/Living/at-winter2001/seagal/seagal.html. Retrieved 2006-05-07.
  6. Steven Seagal-buddhist. Japanese-buddhism.com. Retrieved on 2011-11-19.
  7. Paul Smith. "E! TV- "E! True Hollywood Story" – Steven Seagal". E!. http://www.eonline.com/On/Holly/Shows/Seagal/facts.html. Retrieved 2006-06-25.
  8. "Mini Facts". http://www.steven-seagal.net/forum/showthread.php?t=6663. Retrieved 2007-01-27.
  9. "Spiritually Retreat With Steven Seagal". Luke Ford. http://www.lukeford.net/archives/updates/021118.htm. Retrieved 2007-01-27.
  10. "Proud father of seven Steven Seagal shows off baby son on reality show". Daily Mail (London). 2010-10-21. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1322629/Steven-Seagal-shows-baby-son-reality-show.html. Retrieved 2010-10-23.
  11. Los Angeles City Ethics Commission – Search Contributions. Ethics.lacity.org. Retrieved on 2011-11-19.
  12. Charles Carreon. "Steven Seagal Comes Out of the Buddhist Closet". American Buddha Online Library. http://finevery.googlepages.com/stevenseagal.htm. Retrieved 2007-05-24.

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