Steven Seagal

Actor and Martial Artist
Born Apr 10, 1952

Steven Frederic Seagal is an American action film star, producer, writer, martial artist, guitarist and 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.… Read More

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1952 Birth Born on April 10, 1952.


1964 12 Years Old Seagal began training in aikido under master Harry Kiyoshi Ishisaka, founder of the Orange County Aikido School (Orange County Aiki Kai) (OCAK) in 1964. … Read More


1974 22 Years Old After returning to California in 1974, Seagal met Miyako Fujitani, an aikido instructor teaching in Los Angeles.
1975 23 Years Old He returned with her to her native Japan in 1975 where they married. … Read More


1983 31 Years Old After another period in Japan, Seagal returned to the U.S. in 1983 with senior student Haruo Matsuoka. … Read More
1987 35 Years Old 1 More Event
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. … Read More
1988 36 Years Old …  In 1988, Seagal made his acting debut in Above the Law. … Read More
1991 39 Years Old Seagal hosted the April 20, 1991 episode of the late night variety show Saturday Night Live, which aired as the 18th episode of the 16th season. … Read More


1992 40 Years Old 1 More Event
He achieved further fame in 1992, when he played Navy SEALs counter-terrorist expert Casey Ryback in Under Siege. … Read More
1996 44 Years Old In 1996, he had a role in the Kurt Russell film Executive Decision, in which he played a special ops soldier who only appears in the film's first 45 minutes. … Read More
2001 49 Years Old After producing Prince of Central Park, Seagal returned to cinema screens with the release of Exit Wounds in March 2001. … Read More


2005 53 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005, he released his first album, Songs from the Crystal Cave, which has a mix of pop, world, country and blues music. … Read More
2006 54 Years Old 1 More Event
Seagal's second album, titled Mojo Priest, was released in April 2006.
2008 56 Years Old 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. … Read More
2009 57 Years Old …  In 2009, his official Twitter profile released a tweet promising "Lightning Bolt will be back soon," but as of 2015 the official website is defunct and it appears that production has been discontinued. … Read More
2010 58 Years Old 1 More Event
On April 12, 2010, 23-year-old Kayden Nguyen filed a lawsuit against Seagal in a Los Angeles County Superior Court, specifying damages in excess of one million dollars. … Read More
2011 59 Years Old 1 More Event
He has helped train Brazilian mixed martial artists Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida. Silva, who is the former UFC Middleweight Champion, went on to knock out Vitor Belfort with a kick, in their fight at UFC 126 in February 2011, and Machida also credited him for helping him perfect the front kick that he used to knock out Randy Couture at UFC 129 in May 2011.


2012 - 2013 2 More Events
In a March, 2014 interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Seagal described Vladimir Putin as "one of the great living world leaders". … Read More
2015 63 Years Old …  The company claimed that Seagal had also allowed them to "use his Montana ranch as an additional site to grow the plants used to distill Young Living's Essential Oils " As of 2015, the company does not mention Seagal or any products co-created with him on its official website.
2016 64 Years Old Steven Seagal was granted Serbian citizenship on 11 January 2016, following several visits to the country, and has been asked to train Aikido to the Serbian Special Forces.
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