Steven Seagal

American actor and martial artist Steven Seagal

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.
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Woman accuses Steven Seagal of raping her in 1993
CBS News - 25 days
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LAPD Launches Sexual Assault Investigation Against Steven Seagal
Huffington Post - about 1 month
The 65-year-old actor has been accused by more than a dozen women of sexual misconduct.
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Steven Seagal meets 'The Punisher' Duterte, talks drug war
Reuters.com - 4 months
MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. actor Steven Seagal, famous for playing action roles like a vice squad detective in "Above the Law", met Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte while on a location scouting trip in Manila.
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Steven Seagal is the big name, but crime thriller 'Cartels' would have been better off without him
LATimes - 8 months
Writer-director Keoni Waxman has collaborated with actor Steven Seagal on more than a half-dozen feature films plus the cable TV series “True Justice,” but their latest international crime thriller, “Cartels,” is more like a movie that takes place in the general vicinity of the aging action star...
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Here Are Some Of The Wildest Twitter Tips For New FBI Director
Huffington Post - 10 months
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Steven Seagal banned from Ukraine as national security threat - Chicago Tribune
Google News - 10 months
Chicago Tribune Steven Seagal banned from Ukraine as national security threat Chicago Tribune This photo taken on March 13, 2013 shows Russia's President Vladimir Putin and American action movie actor Steven Seagal visiting a newly-built sports complex of Sambo-70 prominent wrestling school in Moscow. (ALEXEI NIKOLSKY / AFP/Getty Images). Ukraine bans Steven Seagal as threat to national securityThe Guardian Movie Star Seagal Backs Russia's Actions in Crimea - The Moscow TimesThe Moscow Times Steven Seagal plays at concert for pro-Russia separatists in UkraineThe Guardian all 71 news articles »
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Homeland: ‘Homeland,’ Season 6, Episode 9: Why Is Everyone Stating the Obvious?
NYTimes - 11 months
Tonight, someone actually said, “Get a load of this!” With lines like that, I sometimes felt like I was stuck in a new Steven Seagal film.
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An MMA Oscars party where Putin pal Steven Seagal, not Meryl Streep, is the guest of honor
LATimes - 12 months
In an Oscar season saturated with repetitive red carpet affairs, one black-tie event stood out from the rest in the lead-up to Sunday’s ceremony — the only awards party where Steven Seagal was the guest of honor and mixed martial arts fighters brawled in the center of a ballroom between courses...
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Steven Seagal collects another paycheck with 'Contract to Kill'
LATimes - about 1 year
When Islamic terrorists plot to enter the United States through Mexican cartels’ tunnels, only a man who has worked for both the CIA and DEA can keep Americans safe. That man is Harmon, who could only be played by Steven Seagal. In “Contract to Kill,” the martial arts master takes on America’s...
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Thanks to Vladimir Putin, Steven Seagal is now a Russian citizen
LATimes - over 1 year
Steven Seagal is now a son of Russia: President Vladimir Putin has granted citizenship to the martial-arts action star.  Seagal, 64, “is known for his warm feelings to our country, he never made a secret of it, and he's also a well-known actor, which gave grounds to make him a Russian citizen,”...
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Steven Seagal Is Now A Citizen Of Russia, Courtesy Of Putin
NPR - over 1 year
In recent years, the Russian president reportedly sought to use the movie star as an intermediary with President Obama.
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World Nomad Games: Decapitated goats and Steven Seagal
CNN - over 1 year
Steven Seagal, goat-carcass polo and men on fire riding horses through the Kyrgyz countryside -- it sounds like an ambitious pitch for a Hollywood blockbuster.
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Steven Seagal adds star power to Kyrgyzstan nomad games
Reuters.com - over 1 year
Actor Steven Seagal added star power as Kyrgyzstan stages the world nomad games with competitions in 23 ethnic sports at the Issyk-Kul lake. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
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Lukashenko treats Steven Seagal to Belarus vegetables
Reuters.com - over 1 year
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko welcomes American actor Steven Seagal to his residence in Minsk and feeds him homegrown vegetables. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Timeline
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  • 2016
    Age 63
    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.
  • 2015
    Age 62
    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.
  • 2014
    Age 61
    In August, 2014, Seagal appeared at a Night Wolves-organized show in Sevastopol, Crimea, supporting the Crimean annexation and depicting Ukraine as a country controlled by fascists.
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    In July, 2014, following calls for a boycott, Seagal was dropped from the lineup of the August Blues Festival in Haapsalu, Estonia.
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    In a March, 2014 interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Seagal described Vladimir Putin as "one of the great living world leaders".
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  • 2013
    Age 60
    The lawsuit was dismissed in January, 2013; Llovera failed to file court-ordered paperwork after his attorney withdrew from the case.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2012
    Age 59
    The book was updated in 2012 to include more recent films and Seagal's work on the reality TV show Steven Seagal: Lawman.
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  • 2011
    Age 58
    On August 30, 2011, Jesus Sanchez Llovera filed a lawsuit against Seagal over his part in a police raid that was taped for his A&E reality show, Steven Seagal: Lawman.
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    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.
  • 2010
    Age 57
    On July 14, 2010, three months after Nguyen made her claims against Seagal, the case was voluntarily dismissed by the plaintiff without any public explanation.
    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.
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  • 2009
    Age 56
    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.
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  • 2008
    Age 55
    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.
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  • 2006
    Age 53
    Subsequently, he spent summer 2006 touring the United States and Europe with his band, Thunderbox, in support of the album.
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    Seagal's second album, titled Mojo Priest, was released in April 2006.
  • 2005
    Age 52
    The soundtrack to Seagal's 2005 film Into the Sun features several songs from the album.
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    In 2005, he released his first album, Songs from the Crystal Cave, which has a mix of pop, world, country and blues music.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2001
    Age 48
    After producing Prince of Central Park, Seagal returned to cinema screens with the release of Exit Wounds in March 2001.
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  • 1996
    Age 43
    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1992
    Age 39
    The cast and crew's difficulties with Seagal were later echoed on-air by producer Lorne Michaels during guest host Nicolas Cage's monologue in the September 26, 1992 Season 18 premiere.
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    He achieved further fame in 1992, when he played Navy SEALs counter-terrorist expert Casey Ryback in Under Siege.
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  • 1991
    Age 38
    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.
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  • 1988
    Age 35
    In 1988, Seagal made his acting debut in Above the Law.
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  • 1987
    Age 34
    He subsequently married Le Brock on September 5, 1987, and had three children with her: daughters Annaliza and Arissa, and a son, Dominic. In 1994, Le Brock filed for divorce citing "irreconcilable differences".
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    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.
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  • 1983
    Age 30
    After another period in Japan, Seagal returned to the U.S. in 1983 with senior student Haruo Matsuoka.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1975
    Age 22
    He returned with her to her native Japan in 1975 where they married.
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  • 1974
    Age 21
    After returning to California in 1974, Seagal met Miyako Fujitani, an aikido instructor teaching in Los Angeles.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1964
    Age 11
    Seagal began training in aikido under master Harry Kiyoshi Ishisaka, founder of the Orange County Aikido School (Orange County Aiki Kai) (OCAK) in 1964.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1952
    Born
    Born on April 10, 1952.
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