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Steven Frederic Seagal was born in Lansing, Michigan, to Patricia Anne (Fisher), a medical technician, and Samuel Seagal, a high school math teacher. His paternal grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants, and his mother had English, German, and distant Irish and Dutch, ancestry. The enigmatic Seagal commenced his martial arts training at the age of seven under the tutelage of well-known karate instructor and author Fumio Demura, and in the 1960s commenced his aikido training in Orange County, CA, under the instruction of Harry Ishisaka. Seagal received his first dan accreditation in 1974, after he had moved to Japan to further his martial arts training. After spending many years there honing his skills, he achieved the ranking of a 7th dan in the Japanese martial art “aikido” and was instructing wealthy clients in Los Angeles when he came to the attention of Hollywood power broker Michael Ovitz.
Interesting Facts about Steven Seagal
- All of his main leading role movies have been rated R except for Half Past Dead (2002) which was the only Seagal film to be PG-13.
- Steven Seagal acquired Serbian citizenship on January 10, 2016.
- Typically spends only three hours a day on set.
- Offered his fellow Sheriff’s Deputies free tickets to a concert benefiting the New Orleans Children’s Hospital. They accepted the offer and attended the concert.
- In an interview on Reelz Channel (aired January 4, 2013), he stated he has worked with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, for over twenty-five years.
- Is an Aikido master – 7th Dan.
- Married second wife Adrienne Larussa before his divorce from first wife Miyako Fujitani was finalized (they married in Japan). He eventually had the marriage to Larussa annulled when he began dating third wife Kelly LeBrock, who became pregnant with the couple’s first child.
- Is a singer and guitarist.
- Used to own a production company with Julius R. Nasso called Seagal/Nasso Productions from 1994-2000.
- (January 5, 2014) According to The Washington Times, Steven Seagal announced that he is considering running for the governorship of Arizona.
- Appeared in Mountain Dew commercial. [April 2004]
- Is involved with an energy drink line, Lightning Bolt, that is available at Wal-Mart. [March 2006]
Personal Quotes by Steven Seagal
I love music. I love filmmaking. I love law enforcement. I love doing a lot of the green work that I do, the charity work that I do, and I don’t think that any one person has to be just one thing.- Steven Seagal
Everybody certainly has the right to defend themselves. That’s not to say that they should defy common sense by avoiding or diffusing confrontation. And that’s very, very important.- Steven Seagal
My people are my people. They love me and I love them. I would not be here without them.- Steven Seagal
Any great warrior is also a scholar, and a poet, and an artist.- Steven Seagal
I’m a hip-hop fan.- Steven Seagal