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Steven Seagal was born on April 10, 1951, in Lansing Michigan. His mother was a medical technician and his father was a high school math teacher. When Steven was 5 the family moved to Fullerton, CA. At age 7, Steven became inerested in the martial arts and discovered a Japanese dojo in nearby Garden Grove, and began studying Aikido.In 1971 (two years after the death of Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido) he left for Japan, to study with the masters in Zen, Buddhism and Aikido. In 1975 he married and continued to live in Japan where he eventually inherited a dojo from his Japanese father in law. In the Aikido world he adopted the name Shigemichi Take (Take being his father-in-law’s name).
Seagal claims to have lived in Asia for many years and had become close to several CIA agents. He also met powerful people and did special favors for them. Seagal returned to the United States in 1987, where he set up a martial-arts school, the Ten Shin Dojo, in West Hollywood. With the help of his guardian angel, Mike Ovitz, Seagal made his acting debut with the cop flick Above The Law.
This was followed by several more successful films, including Under Siege (1992) and Out for Justice (which he also wrote). Seagal also directed one of his films, it was On Deadly Ground (1994) , in which he worked with Michael Caine. He then worked with ‘Kurt Russel’ in the thriller Executive Decision (1996) and went on with other hits. Steven Seagal says about “Above the Law” that “I was lucky in that I got to play me.” Above the Law was, to some extent, autobiographical. Seagal claims not only to have been involved in security operations for the deposed Shah of Iran, but to have worked security for Bishop Tutu and the late Anwar Sadat. Accounts of his CIA involvement have been disputed over the years.
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