10 April 1951
Lansing, Michigan, USA
Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, California.
Fullerton College, Fullerton,
Martial Artist, action star, musician.
Miyako Seagal (née Fujitani); born 1948; married 1975; divorced 1987.
Wife: Adrienne La Russa. (filed for annulment
when Kelly LeBrock became pregnant)
Wife: Kelly LeBrock, model, actress; met in Japan; top Dior model; filed for
divorce, citing irreconcilable differences, November 1994.
Others: Arissa Wolf; born 1975; former nanny to Seagal's
and Kelly LeBrock's children.
Father: Stephen, math teacher.
Sisters: Has three; one older, two younger.
Son: Kentaro (aka Justice Seagal), actor, model; born
1976; mother, Miyako Fujitani.
Daughter: Ayako Seagal; mother, Miyako Fujitani; born 1980.
Seagal; born 1987; mother, Kelly LeBrock.
Son: Dominic San Rocco Seagal; born June 21, 1990; mother, Kelly LeBrock.
Arissa; born July 24, 1993; mother, Kelly LeBrock.
Daughter: Savannah; born September 1996; mother, Arissa Wolf.
Miyako Fujitani ;
1948; Aikido Instructor, Dojo owner
1974 - 1987 (Divorced)
Wife: Adrienne La Russa; - (Annulled)
Wife: Kelly LeBrock;
Model,Actress, Dior Top Model ;
1987 - 1996 (Divorced)
1995 - Not married Fan Mail Address:
1041 N. Formosa Ave. #200
West Hollywood, Ca 90046
As a kid growing up in Michigan, he was frail and asthmatic. A move to a dryer, warmer California helped.
In high school, Seagal worked at an Orange County, California, Burger King.
A letter to Movieline magazine in 1989, written by a high school classmate, remembered him, in the writer's opinion, as "a
bully, a thug and a coward."
After mastering aikido in the United States, Seagal became one of the very few Westerners to teach the art in Japan, much
less own a dojo.
The essence of aikido [one translation: "The Way of Harmony of the Spirit"] is to become one with the motion of the universe.
It's less about kicking and punching, more about using your enemy's own motion against him.
"If you look at him run, he runs like a woman," John Connolly, who wrote a scathing profile of Seagal for Penthouse, tells
When he wed Adrienne La Russa in 1984, Seagal was still married to Miyako Fujitani, who was living in Japan.
According to the book she wrote, Seagal's last words to his first wife, the daughter of an aikido master, were: "You are
crazy; I want a divorce."
Before he hit it big on the screen, Seagal's aikido dojo in West Hollywood attracted industry hotshots, including superagent
He has a large gun collection.
He campaigned on behalf of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) to
improve the life of stray dogs in Taiwan, where they are, according to PETA, "gassed, starved, electrocuted and beaten to
He's a vegetarian.
A hard-core environmentalist, Seagal is a spokesman for Save the World Air, Inc., and he does ads encouraging you to recycle
Seagal directed himself in On Deadly Ground, about a renegade taking revenge on a ruthless oil baron.
He plays guitar
and has had an album in development for years. Wyclef Jean was, at one point, supposed to be producing a track.
Seagal is a reincarnated 17th-century Tibetan monk named Chungdrag Dorje [pronounce that: khyung brag rdo rje].
Responding to inquiries about how his ultraviolent movies mix with his coziness with Buddhist bigwigs like the Dalai Lama,
Seagal once told a reporter: "A lot of great lamas and gurus I know really enjoy my films."
Witnesses in defense of a reputed wiseguy accused of trying to squeeze millions out of Seagal testified Monday saying that
the actor is a delusional liar – When asked to describe Seagal’s reputation in the movie world, Canadian Filmmaker
Damian Lee said the star’s ability to be truthful is questionable.(February 26, 2003)
Seagal has been accused of trying to lie his way out of a $500,000 debt -- prosecutors plan to call the actor as a reluctant
witness in the case against Peter Gotti and other alleged members of the Gambino family, who are accused of loan-sharking
and racketeering. (January 20, 2003)
Seagal is vehemently denying allegations that he paid a private detective to threaten an L.A. Times reporter who was investigating
the actor's purported relationship with Mafia figures -- according to an FBI informant cited in court papers, ex-con Alexander
Proctor told him that Seagal hired him to intimidate Times reporter Anita Busch via high-profile private detective Anthony
Pellicano. (November 26, 2002)
Seagal and a Los Angeles private detective were linked Friday to a bizarre harassment episode against a Los Angeles Times
reporter probing alleged links between Seagal and the Mafia -- Anthony Pellicano, private eye to the stars, was charged Friday
with possessing illegal weapons after the FBI searched his Los Angeles office for evidence that he hired an ex-convict suspected
of threatening Times reporter Anita Busch in June. (November 23, 2002)
Seagal’s case keeps seeming more and more like a bad mobster movie -- prosecutors say that producer Julius Nasso
menaced Seagal's former assistant in order to get him to testify against the action star. (October 16, 2002)
A judge has refused to expel a $60 million lawsuit against Seagal that alleges the action film star backed out of movie projects
on the advice of his Buddhist spiritual adviser. (September 30, 2002)
The reporters who dished about the Mafia extorting money from him are apparently getting a little more action than they
He is the first foreigner ever to own and operate an Aikido dojo in Japan. Known as Master Take Shigemichi, he was the chief
instructor at the Aikido Tenshin Dojo in the city of Osaka.
His Santa Inez home includes 200 acres planted with cabernet grapes, which he contracts a winery to distill.
Arrissa, his youngest child with LeBrock, was named after the family nanny. Seagal then got involved romantically with the
nanny who then became pregnant with his child.
Steven Seagal's business partner claims the actor broke a contract to star in four movies after falling under the spell
of a Buddhist spiritual advisor.
I am hoping that I can be known as a great writer and actor some day, rather than a sex symbol.
(On what he thinks are the most important lessons that one should strive to live by in Aikido) Try to find the path of least
resistance and use it without harming others. Live with intregrity and morality, not only with people but with all beings.
In life you never stop learning