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Seagal, Steven 1952(?)–

SEAGAL, Steven 1952(?)–

(Steve Seagal, Steven Slowhand Seagal, Steven Seagel, Steven Segal)

PERSONAL

Surname is pronounced Say–gal; born April 10, 1952 (some sources cite 1950 or 1951), in Lansing, MI; raised in Lansing and in Fullerton, CA; father, a high school math teacher; mother's name, Patrizia Seagal (a medical technician); married Miyako Fujitani (a dojo owner), 1975 (divorced, 1986); married Adrienne La Russa, 1984 (marriage annulled, 1984); married Kelly LeBrock (an actress and model), September 5, 1987 (divorced, 1996); companion of Arissa Wolf; children: (first marriage) Justice (also known as Kentaro), Ayako (an actress); (third marriage) Annaliza, Dominic San Rocco, Arissa; (with Arissa Wolf) Savannah. Education: Attended Orange Coast College; studied martial arts in Japan; also studied acupuncture and Tibetan Buddhism. Religion: Buddhism. Avocational Interests: Animal advocacy.

Addresses:

Office—Steamroller Productions, 4117–1/2 Radford Ave., Studio City, CA 91604. Agent—Cassian Elwes, William Morris Agency, One William Morris Place, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Gerry Harrington, Brillstein–Grey Entertainment, 9150 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 350, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Jason Barrett, Jason Barrett Entertainment, 1401 Ocean Ave., Suite 301, Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Career:

Actor, producer, martial arts expert, writer, and songwriter. Steamroller Productions, Studio City, CA, partner. Fight scene choreographer for motion pictures; musical performer; appeared in commercials. Earned black belt in several martial arts disciplines, including karate and aikido; Aikido Tenshin Dojo (martial arts academy), Osaka, Japan, founder; worked in international security and personal protection; owner of Aikido Ten Shin Dojo, Los Angeles, and a martial arts academy in Taos, NM. Owner of Arroyo Perdido Winery, Los Olivos, CA; investor in restaurants in Russia; promoter of Steven Seagal Essential Oil product line and of energy bars; worked in a restaurant.

Member:

Screen Actors Guild.

CREDITS

Film Appearances:

Nico Toscani, Above the Law (also known as Nico and Nico: Above the Law), Warner Bros., 1988.

Detective Mason Storm, Hard to Kill (also known as Seven Year Storm), Warner Bros., 1990.

John Hatcher, Marked for Death (also known as Screwface), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1990.

Detective Gino Felino, Out for Justice (also known as The Night and The Price of Our Blood), Warner Bros., 1991.

Casey Ryback, Under Siege (also known as Piege en haute mer), Warner Bros., 1992.

Himself, Universal Cops (documentary), Unia Films, 1992.

Forrest Taft, On Deadly Ground (also known as Rainbow Warrior and Spirit Warrior), Warner Bros., 1994.

Casey Ryback, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (also known as Dark Territory, End of the Line, and Under Siege 2), Warner Bros., 1995.

Jack Cole, The Glimmer Man (also known as Glimmerman), Warner Bros., 1996.

Lieutenant colonel Austin Travis, Executive Decision (also known as Critical Decision), Warner Bros., 1996.

Jack Taggart, Fire Down Below, Warner Bros., 1997.

Himself, My Giant, Columbia, 1998.

Himself, Get Bruce! (documentary), Miramax, 1999.

(As Steven Slowhand Seagal) Frank Glass, Ticker, Artisan Entertainment, 2001.

Orin Boyd, Exit Wounds, Warner Bros., 2001.

Sasha Petrosevitch, Half Past Dead (also known as Halb tot), Screen Gems, 2002.

Jake Hopper, Belly of the Beast, Millennium Films, 2003.

Jonathan Cold, The Foreigner, TriStar, 2003.

Professor Robert Burns (some sources cite Travis Bidner), Out for a Kill, TriStar, 2003.

Himself, Words of My Perfect Teacher (documentary), ZIJI Film and Television, 2003.

Jack Miller, Clementine, Pulsar Pictures, 2004.

William "Billy–Ray" Lancing, Out of Reach, Screen Gems, 2004.

Chris Cody, Submerged (also known as Enemy Within), Nu Image, 2005.

Cock Puncher, The Untitled Onion Movie, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2005.

John Seeger, Mercenary, Nu Image, 2005.

Jonathan Cold, Black Dawn, Screen Gems, 2005.

Max (some sources cite Ellis Hall), Today You Die, Nu Image, 2005.

Travis Hunter (some sources cite Ross Hunter), Into the Sun (also known as Yakuza), Screen Gems, 2005.

Shadows on the Sun, Screen Gems, 2006.

Film Executive Producer:

Out of Reach, Screen Gems, 2004.

Dragon Squad, Shankara Productions/Visualizer Film Productions/Mei Ah Entertainment, 2005.

Mercenary, Nu Image, 2005.

Submerged (also known as Enemy Within), Nu Image, 2005.

Film Producer:

(With Andrew Davis) Above the Law (also known as Nico and Nico: Above the Law), Warner Bros., 1988.

(With Michael Grais and Mark Victor) Marked for Death (also known as Screwface), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1990.

(With Arnold Kopelson) Out for Justice (also known as The Night and The Price of Our Blood), Warner Bros., 1991.

Under Siege (also known as Piege en haute mer), Warner Bros., 1992.

On Deadly Ground (also known as Rainbow Warrior and Spirit Warrior), Warner Bros., 1994.

Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (also known as Dark Territory, End of the Line, and Under Siege 2), Warner Bros., 1995.

My Giant, Columbia, 1998.

Prince of Central Park, Keystone Entertainment, 1999.

Half Past Dead (also known as Halb tot), Screen Gems, 2002.

Belly of the Beast, Millennium Films, 2003.

The Foreigner, TriStar, 2003.

Out for a Kill, TriStar, 2003.

Into the Sun (also known as Yakuza), Screen Gems, 2005.

Today You Die, Nu Image, 2005.

Some sources cite work on the film Unleashed.

Film Director:

On Deadly Ground (also known as Rainbow Warrior and Spirit Warrior), Warner Bros., 1994.

Film Martial Arts Choreographer or Coordinator:

(As Steve Seagal) The Challenge (also known as Equals and Sword of the Ninja), Rank Film Distributors, 1982.

(Uncredited) Never Say Never Again (also known as James Bond 007—Sag niemals nie), Orion/Warner Bros., 1983.

Above the Law (also known as Nico and Nico: Above the Law), Warner Bros., 1988.

Hard to Kill (also known as Seven Year Storm), Warner Bros., 1990.

Marked for Death (also known as Screwface), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1990.

Worked as a martial arts instructor for other films.

Film Song Producer:

Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (also known as Dark Territory, End of the Line, and Under Siege 2), Warner Bros., 1995.

The Glimmer Man (also known as Glimmerman), Warner Bros., 1996.

Fire Down Below, Warner Bros., 1997.

Television Appearances; Series:

Himself, Dreams of Tibet (documentary), PBS, beginning 1997.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Dr. Wesley McClaren, The Patriot, HBO, 1998.

Television Appearances; Specials:

"Naked Hollywood," A & E Premieres, Arts and Entertainment, 1991.

Happy Birthday Elizabeth—A Celebration of Life, ABC, 1997.

A Tribute to Muddy Waters, King of the Blues, PBS, 1999.

AFI's 100 Years, 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart–Pounding Movies, CBS, 2001.

(In archive footage) Himself, Who Is Alan Smithee?, American Movie Classics, 2002.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 67th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1995.

Presenter, The 68th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1996.

Presenter, The 1998 World Music Awards, ABC, 1998.

The 1998 VH1 Fashion Awards, VH1, 1998.

(As Steven Seagel) 2000 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2000.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Guest host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's "Saturday Night," Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1991.

Guest, The Late Show with David Letterman (also known as The Late Show), CBS, 1994, 1997.

Himself, "Roseambo," Roseanne, ABC, 1996.

Guest, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1997.

Sin City Spectacular (also known as Penn & Teller's "Sin City Spectacular"), FX Channel, 1998.

Guest, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2001.

Himself, Stevan Seagal: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

Guest, Tinseltown TV, International Channel, 2003.

(As Steven Segal; in archive footage) Celebrities Uncensored, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Himself, 20h10 petantes, 2004.

Himself, "Steven Seagal," Biography (also known as A&E Biography: Steven Seagal), Arts and Entertainment, 2005.

Television Work; Movies:

Producer, The Patriot, HBO, 1998.

RECORDINGS

Videos:

Celebrity Guide to Wine, Malofilm Distribution, 1990.

Narrator and executive producer, The Path beyond Thought (also known as Aikido: The Path beyond Thought), Steamroller Productions, 2001.

Himself, The Art of Action: Martial Arts in Motion Picture, Columbia/TriStar, 2002.

Albums:

(And producer) Songs from the Crystal Cave, Outwest Records, 2004.

WRITINGS

Screenplays:

Hard to Kill (also known as Seven Year Storm), Warner Bros., 1990.

Out for Justice (also known as The Night and The Price of Our Blood), Warner Bros., 1991.

Exit Wounds, Warner Bros., 2001.

Into the Sun (also known as Yakuza), Screen Gems, 2005.

Stories for Films:

(With Andrew Davis) Above the Law (also known as Nico and Nico: Above the Law), Warner Bros., 1988.

Belly of the Beast, Millennium Films, 2003.

Film Music; Songs:

Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (also known as Dark Territory, End of the Line, and Under Siege 2), Warner Bros., 1995.

The Glimmer Man (also known as Glimmerman), Warner Bros., 1996.

Fire Down Below, Warner Bros., 1997.

"Love Doctor," Ticker, Artisan Entertainment, 2001.

Into the Sun (also known as Yakuza), Screen Gems, 2005.

Albums:

Songs from the Crystal Cave, Outwest Records, 2004.

Nonfiction:

Contributor to Japanese magazines and newspapers.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Entertainment Weekly, February 10, 1995, pp. 6–7; April 5, 1996, p. 14; May 17, 1996, p. 13; October 11, 1996, p. 19; November 15, 1996, p. 16; April 13, 2001, p. 80.

Esquire, July, 1995, pp. 124–25.

GQ, March, 1991, p. 231.

Movieline, April, 1991.

People Weekly, November 19, 1990, p. 163; December 9, 2002, p. 141.

Prevue, October, 1991, pp. 18–23.

Time, November 14, 1994, p. 39; March 18, 1996, p. 101; June 23, 1997, p. 85.

Vanity Fair, February, 1993, p. 100.

Electronic:

Steven Seagal Official Site, http://www.stevenseagal.com, March 15, 2004.

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