Biography

An American action film star, 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. By 1991, he had starred in three successful films, and would go on to achieve greater fame in Under Siege (1992), where he played Navy SEALs counter-terrorist expert Casey Ryback. However, his image became tarnished when both On Deadly Ground (1994, which he directed) and Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995) did poorly in theaters. During the later half of the 90s, he starred in three more theatrical films and a direct-to-video The Patriot. Aside from Exit Wounds (2001) and Half Past Dead (2002), his career shifted almost entirely to direct-to-video films (often low budget productions and shot in Europe or Asia). Between 1998 to 2009, he appeared in a total of 22 of these. At the age of 59, he finally returned to the big screen as Torrez in the 2010 film Machete. As of 2011, he's currently busy with the third season of his reality show Steven Seagal: Lawman. 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.

An American action film star, 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. By 1991, he had starred in three successful films, and would go on to achieve greater fame in Under Siege (1992), where he played Navy SEALs counter-terrorist expert Casey Ryback. However, his image became tarnished when both On Deadly Ground (1994, which he directed) and Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995) did poorly in theaters. During the later half of the 90s, he starred in three more theatrical films and a direct-to-video The Patriot. Aside from Exit Wounds (2001) and Half Past Dead (2002), his career shifted almost entirely to direct-to-video films (often low budget productions and shot in Europe or Asia). Between 1998 to 2009, he appeared in a total of 22 of these. At the age of 59, he finally returned to the big screen as Torrez in the 2010 film Machete. As of 2011, he's currently busy with the third season of his reality show Steven Seagal: Lawman. 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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 86

Birthday 1952-04-10

Place of Birth Lansing, Michigan, USA

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Also Known As

  • Стивен Сигал
  • Steven Frederic Seagal
  • Στίβεν Σιγκάλ

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Cypher
The Tip of the Spear
Above the Law 2
2019 General Commander as Jake Alexander
2018 Attrition as Axe
2017 80’s Blockbusters: When Hollywood Played Tough as Himself
2017 China Salesman as Lauder
2016 Contract to Kill as John Harmon
2016 End of a Gun as Decker
2016 The Perfect Weapon as The Director
2016 Cartels as John Harrison
2016 The Asian Connection as Gan Sirankiri
2016 Code of Honor as Robert Sikes
2016 Sniper: Special Ops as Sergeant Jake Chandler
2015 Absolution as John Alexander
2014 Gutshot Straight as Paulie Trunks
2014 A Good Man as Alexander
2014 One Shot, One Life as Elijah Kane
2014 The Joe Show as Himself
2013 Force of Execution as Alexander Coates
2013 Dead Drop as Elijah Kane
2013 Angel of Death as Elijah Kane
2012 Violence of Action as Elijah Kane
2012 Maximum Conviction as Tom Steele
2012 Blood Alley as Elijah Kane
2012 Soldier of Vengeance as Elijah Kane as Elijah Kane
2012 Payback as Elijah Kane
2012 Urban Warfare as Elijah Kane
2011 Lethal Justice as Elijah Kane
2011 Death Riders as Elijah Kane
2011 Sheep Impact as Paul
2011 Dark Vengeance as Elijah Kane
2011 True Justice (27 episodes) as Elijah Kane
2011 Street Wars as Elijah Kane
2010 Deadly Crossing as Elijah Kane
2010 Born to Raise Hell as Bobby
2010 Machete as Rogelio Torrez
2009 A Dangerous Man as Shane Daniels
2009 Steven Seagal: Lawman (21 episodes)
2009 The Keeper as Rolland Sallinger
2009 Driven to Kill as Ruslan Drachev
2009 How to Blow Up a Helicopter (Ayako's Story) as Himself
2009 Against the Dark as Commander Tao
2008 Kill Switch as Det. Jacob King
2008 The Onion Movie as Cock Puncher
2008 Pistol Whipped as Matt Conlin
2007 Flight of Fury as John Sands
2007 Urban Justice as Simon Ballister
2006 Attack Force as Cmdr. Marshall Lawson
2006 Shadow Man as Jack Foster
2006 Mercenary for Justice as John Seeger
2005 Today You Die as Harlan Banks
2005 Submerged as Chris Cody
2005 Into the Sun as Travis Hunter
2005 Black Dawn as Jonathan Cold
2004 Clementine as Jack Miller
2004 Out of Reach as William Lansing
2003 Belly of the Beast as Jake Hopper
2003 Out for a Kill as Professor Robert Burns
2003 Celebrities Uncensored (1 episode)
2003 The Foreigner as johnathon cold
2002 Half Past Dead as Sasha Petrosevitch
2002 The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies as Himself - Interviewee
2001 The Unbeatable Bruce Lee as Himself (archive footage)
2001 Exit Wounds as Orin Boyd
2001 Ticker as Frank Glass
1999 Get Bruce! as Himself
1998 The Patriot as Wesley McClaren
1998 My Giant as Himself
1997 Fire Down Below as Jack Taggart
1996 The Glimmer Man as Lt. Jack Cole
1996 E! True Hollywood Story (1 episode)
1996 Executive Decision as Lt. Colonel Austin Travis
1995 Under Siege 2: Dark Territory as Casey Ryback
1994 On Deadly Ground as Forrest Taft
1992 Under Siege as Casey Ryback
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1 episode)
1991 Out for Justice as Det Gino Felino
1990 Marked for Death as John Hatcher
1990 Hard to Kill as Mason Storm
1988 Above the Law as Nico Toscani
1953 The Academy Awards (2 episodes)

Production

2016 Contract to Kill Producer
2016 End of a Gun Producer
2016 Cartels Producer
2015 Absolution Producer
2013 Force of Execution Producer
2011 True Justice (26 episodes)Executive Producer
2009 Steven Seagal: Lawman (21 episodes)Producer
2009 The Keeper Producer
2008 Kill Switch Executive Producer
2008 Pistol Whipped Producer
2007 Urban Justice Producer
2006 Attack Force Executive Producer
2006 Shadow Man Producer
2005 Dragon Squad Executive Producer
2005 Today You Die Producer
2003 Belly of the Beast Producer
2003 Out for a Kill Producer
2002 Half Past Dead Producer
2000 Prince of Central Park Producer
1998 The Patriot Producer
1997 Fire Down Below Producer
1996 The Glimmer Man Producer
1994 On Deadly Ground Producer
1992 Under Siege Producer
1990 Marked for Death Producer
1988 Above the Law Producer

Writing

2018 Attrition Writer
2013 Angel of Death Writer
2012 Payback Writer
2012 Urban Warfare Writer
2011 Dark Vengeance Writer
2011 True Justice (3 episodes)Writer
2011 Street Wars Writer
2010 Deadly Crossing Writer
2010 Born to Raise Hell Writer
2009 The Keeper Writer
2008 Kill Switch Writer
2007 Flight of Fury Screenplay
2006 Attack Force Author
2006 Shadow Man Author

Creator

2011 True Justice Creator

Directing

1994 On Deadly Ground Director

Crew

1982 The Challenge Martial Arts Choreographer

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