Steven Seagal

10 Apr 1951

Actor, Producer, Writer, Director

Steven Frederic Seagal (born April 10, 1952) is 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.

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Filmography (44 titles)

(movie, 2015)
···Absolution
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2014)
···Gutshot Straight
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Paulie Trunks)
(movie, 2014)
···A Good Man
Genre: Action
Role: Actor (as Alexander)
(movie, 2013)
···Force of Execution
Genre: Action, Crime
Role: Actor, Producer
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Elijah Kane)
(movie, 2012)
···Maximum Conviction
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Tom Steele)
(movie, 2012)
···Blood Alley
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Elijah Kane)
(movie, 2010)
···Born to Raise Hell
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor, Writer
(movie, 2010)
···Machete
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Rogelio Torrez)
(movie, 2009)
···Driven To Kill
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Ruslan Drachev)
(movie, 2009)
···A Dangerous Man
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Shane Daniels)
(movie, 2009)
···Against the Dark
Genre: Action, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Commander Tao)
(movie, 2009)
···The Keeper
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Roland)
(movie, 2008)
···Kill Switch
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor, Producer, Writer
(movie, 2008)
···The Onion Movie
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Cock Puncher)
(movie, 2008)
···Pistol Whipped
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2007)
···Urban Justice
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Simon Ballister)
(movie, 2007)
···Flight of Fury
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as John Sands)
(movie, 2006)
···Attack Force
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor, Producer, Writer
(movie, 2006)
···Mercenary for Justice
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as John Seeger)
(movie, 2005)
···猛龍
Genre: Action, Crime, Foreign
Role: Producer
(movie, 2005)
···Today You Die
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2005)
···Submerged
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Chris Cody)
(movie, 2005)
···Into the Sun
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
By: Mink
Role: Actor (as Travis Hunter)
(movie, 2005)
···Black Dawn
Genre: Action
Role: Actor (as Jonathan Cold)
(movie, 2004)
···Out of Reach
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as William Lansing)
(movie, 2003)
···Belly of the Beast
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2003)
···Out for a Kill
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Professor Robert Burns)
(movie, 2003)
···The Foreigner
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as johnathon cold)
(movie, 2002)
···Half Past Dead
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2001)
···Exit Wounds
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Orin Boyd)
(movie, 2001)
···Ticker
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor
(movie, 1998)
···The Patriot
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 1997)
···Fire Down Below
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jack Taggart)
(movie, 1996)
···The Glimmer Man
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 1996)
···Executive Decision
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Lt. Colonel Austin Travis)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Casey Ryback)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Casey Ryback)
(movie, 1994)
···On Deadly Ground
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor, Director, Producer
(movie, 1992)
···Under Siege
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 1991)
···Out for Justice
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Det Gino Felino)
(movie, 1990)
···Marked for Death
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 1990)
···Hard to Kill
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Mason Storm)
(movie, 1988)
···Above the Law
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor, Producer