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Steven Seagal

Steven Frederic Seagal (pronounced /sɨˈɡɑːl/; born April 10, 1952) is an American action film actor, producer, writer, martial artist, guitarist and a reserve deputy sheriff. A 7th-dan black belt in aikido, Seagal began his adult life as an aikido instructor in Japan. He became the first foreigner to operate an aikido dojo in Japan. He later moved to the Los Angeles, California, area where he made his film debut in 1988 in Above the Law. He became a major action star due to his blockbuster films of the 1990s, such as Under Siege (1992) and Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995), where he played Navy SEALs counter-terrorist expert Casey Ryback, but since then starred mainly in direct-to-video action films. Seagal is also a recording artist and guitarist and the founder of Steven Seagal Enterprises. 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. Seagal was born in Lansing, Michigan, where he lived until he was five years old. His mother, Patricia (1930–2003), was a medical technician, and his father, Samuel Steven Seagal (1928–1991), was a high school math teacher. His mother was Irish American and his father was Jewish.The family relocated to Fullerton, California, where Seagal attended Buena Park High School in Buena Park.

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Steven Seagal -- I Wanna Be Like Dennis Rodman

Steven Seagal
I Wanna Be Like Rodman

Move over Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong Un, because '90s action star Steven Seagal has jumped on the whole random celeb visiting a world leader bandwagon ... and hung out with Russian President… READ MORE >

Steven Seagal -- Not Above the Law ... He's a Massive Tax Debtor

Steven Seagal
Not Above the Law ... He's a Massive Tax Debtor

Taking out a boatful of terrorists hell-bent on nuking Honolulu does not mean you can skip out on paying your taxes ... so the State of California has filed a giant tax lien against action film… READ MORE >

- 596 days ago
Steven Seagal Is a Munster?

Steven Seagal
He's a Munster?

Here's action star turned law reality TV lawman Steven Seagal in Paris this week (left) -- and Butch Patrick as Eddie Munster on the 60s TV series "The Munsters" (right).Scary.We're just sayin'. READ MORE >

- 908 days ago
Steven Seagal -- Gunning to Catch Illegal Aliens

Steven Seagal
Gunning to Catch Illegal Aliens

Mexicans looking to sneak into the United States have a brand new obstacle ... a gun-toting Steven Seagal ... who has just become an official border sheriff in Texas. Seagal was sworn in as a… READ MORE >

- 914 days ago
Steven Seagal -- I'm NO Puppy Killer!!!

Steven Seagal
I'm No Puppy Killer!

Steven Seagal claims NO PUPPY was murdered during the Arizona raid he participated in earlier this year ... and says he's "outraged" by the false allegation. Seagal just released a statement… READ MORE >

- 960 days ago
Steven Seagal Cockfighting Raid -- The Path Of Destruction

Steven Seagal Cockfighting Raid
The Path Of Destruction

TMZ has obtained photos of the devastation allegedly caused when Steven Seagal participated in a TANK-smashing, chicken massacre-ing, police raid on a house in Arizona back in March. As we first… READ MORE >

- 962 days ago
Steven Seagal -- Legal Threats Over Deadly Cockfight Raid

Steven Seagal
Legal Threats Over Deadly COCKFIGHT RAID

The blood of a dead puppy is on Steven Seagal's hands ... this according to an Arizona man who claims the actor participated in a deadly police raid on his home back in March that was taped for a… READ MORE >

- 962 days ago
Who Would Win in a Fight -- Butterbean or Steven Seagal?

Butterbean vs Steven Seagal
HYPOTHETICAL DEATH MATCH

Rotund former boxer Butterbean is the latest celeb-turned-sheriff -- so the BIG question ... could he take down fellow "Lawman" Steven Seagal in a fight? Here comes a true heavyweight… READ MORE >

- 991 days ago
Rampage: Yes, Steven Seagal is Training My Opponent

Rampage:
Yes, Steven Seagal is Training My Opponent

Rampage Jackson says he's well aware that the guy he's set to fight on Saturday, Lyoto Machida, has a brand new trainer in his corner -- a trainer who once took down an entire war ship ... and… READ MORE >

- 1247 days ago
Steven Seagal Gets Restraining Order Against 'Stalker'

Steven Seagal
Gets Restraining Order Against 'Stalker'

Steven Seagal got a temporary restraining order today against a woman who allegedly attacked one of his employees while attempting to get into Seagal's house.The request for the TRO -- filed and… READ MORE >

- 1359 days ago

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