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Steven F. Seagal is an American action movie actor, producer, writer, director, martial artist and singer-songwriter. He was born in Lansing, Michigan. His mother, Patricia, was a medical technician, and his father a high school math teacher. He first began studying martial arts under the direction of renowned Shitō-ryū karate master Fumio Demura and aikido under Rod Kobayashi, the President of the Western States Aikido Federation.
He belongs to a generation of movie action hero actors (including Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren and Jean-Claude Van Damme) who were featured in many of the Hollywood blockbuster action films of the late 1980s and 1990s. He became the first foreigner to operate an aikido dojo in Osaka, Japan. He later moved to the Los Angeles, California area where he made his film debut in 1988 in Above the Law. Since then, he has become a well recognized action star, mainly due to his action films of the 1990s such as Under Siege (1992) and Under Siege 2 (1995) where he played Navy SEALs counter-terrorist expert Casey Ryback. He is also a recording artist and guitarist and the founder of Steven Seagal Enterprises.
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