It would be hard not to remember the boyishly good-looking guy with the omnipresent ponytail who made a big entrance into the martial arts film scene on the set of the popular Warner Bros movie entitled Above the Law (1998). Steven Seagal, who studied the Aikido style of martial arts in Asia, wears his all-black Italian designer suits and his posture, which usually seems gentle and harmless until the going gets tough, unlike other players in martial arts movies.
Unlike other well-known actors in martial arts movies such as Chuck Norris, Bruce Lee, and Jean-Claude Van Damme, who usually view the fights from the perspective of Tang Soo Do or karate, Steven Seagal prefers the Aikido fighting style, which aims to use the inertia and bodyweight of the opponent to apply various grips, locks, and strangleholds that eventually put them out of action. To his skills in Aikido is added the talent of the actor as singer and guitarist. Several of his songs, including Ticker and Fire Down Below, can be heard in some of his films.
Steven Seagal Bio (Age)
The son of medical technician Patricia Seagal and mathematics teacher Samuel Seagal was born on April 10, 1952, as Steven Frederic Seagal in Lansing, Michigan. The talented entertainer with American nationality and mixed ethnic background grew up in the USA at the side of his sister Brenda Seagal.
The young Steven went through Buena Park High School in California. In his early years, he studied martial arts under the guidance of Fumio Demura, a popular karate teacher and author. His Aikido training began in the 1960s under the supervision of Harry Ishisaka in Orange County, California. The enigmatic Steven Seagal moved to Japan to continue his training in martial arts, and in 1974 he received his first accreditation.
With his appropriately honed martial arts, the martial arts expert achieved the 7th dan rank in the Japanese martial arts – Aikido. The Aikido instructor was teaching wealthy clients in Los Angeles when the famous Hollywood power broker Michael Ovitz saw the star value in the hunk of a man who was Steven Seagal, and so his acting career was born in the late 1980s with his debut film Above the Law.
Steven Seagal Net Worth
The actor with the quiet, hoarse voice has a net worth of 16 million dollars, which he owes to his acting career. His second career, that of music, has also made a significant contribution to his current wealth, which is expected to increase in the near future.
Spouse or Wife; His Children
So far the multi-talented man has made four journeys into marriage, three of which turned out to be a failure, one of which is still under scrutiny. In 1975 the martial artist Miyako Fujitani, the daughter of an aikido instructor, married. Before their divorce in 1986 they had two children, a son named Kentaro Seagal, who grew up to be an actor, and a daughter – Ayako Fujitani, who is popular as an actress and writer.
The good-looking actor returned to the United States and began a relationship with Kelly LeBrock, which accelerated his official divorce from Miyako, but before his first divorce was finalized, the womanizer was married to actress Adrienne La Russa. The 1984 marriage was annulled in the same year because his divorce was still pending.
Steven’s girlfriend Kelly had a daughter (Annaliza) for him in early 1987, and in September 1987 they got married, and their son Dominic announced his entry into the world in June 1990. Another daughter Arissa arrived in 1993, but unfortunately, they divorced in 1996.
Steven Seagal met his current Mongolian wife Erdenetuya Batsukhb in 2001 when she acted as his interpreter during his visit to Mongolia. Erdenetuya, who is a professional dancer, married Steven in 2009 and they have a son named Kunzang. The couple is still together today, and by all indications, they seem to be living happily. It is important to mention that Steven’s eldest son has made him a grandfather of two children.
The martial arts expert has an impressive physique, with his towering height of 1.90 m (6 feet 2 inches) Steven tends to stand out in the crowd. The colossus of a man weighs a total of 134 kg (300lb) to compensate for his great height. It is assumed that his chest, waist, and biceps measure 34, 24, and 36 inches respectively.