Buddhist actor who became known for his martial art skills in Above the Law and hosted a reality show called Steven Seagal: Lawman. His long list of action films includes Pistol Whipped, Attack Force, Black Dawn, Today You Die, and Machete.
He started learning martial arts at the age of seven, and learned karate from a cook at a restaurant called The Wagon Wheel.
He is the first foreigner to operate an Aikido Dojo in Japan.
He worked with Sean Connery in 1982 as a martial arts coordinator for Never Say Never Again.