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following gives you a short bio of his exceptional life so far...
Steven was born in Lansing, Michigan on April
10, 1952, a man of diverse character whose spiritual beliefs and
humanity are woven into his life.
A son of a
Math teacher and a Medical Technician, Steven's humble childhood held a fascination with the Martial Arts and the blues.
the age of just 17, he traveled to Japan to immerse himself in
Japanese culture and to learn Aikido and
Martial Arts from the masters.
Beyond his incredible skill
as a 7th Dan Aikido Master, is the spiritual enrichment Steven gained
learning Buddhism, meditation and Zen.
He speaks fluent Japanese and is proud of the respect he has earned in Japan and throughout Asia. His Japanese name is Take Shigemichi.
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Steven lived and learned Japanese culture for over 15 years and his spiritual beliefs play a big role in his life. It is what guided him to become a Martial Arts expert, a beloved actor, and distinguished musician.
Most importantly, it is his genuine care for others that drives him to give unselfishly of his time and financial support to many charities across the world, including needy children, the environment, animal rights, and AIDS projects.
Most people know Steven for his roles as an action hero with an acting career that was launched from his Los Angeles Dojo in the late 80's where he taught Martial Arts to Sean Connery, James Coburn and Michael Ovitz.
It was Mr. Ovitz who paved the way for Steven to co-write and star in his first and hugely successful action film "Above the Law" (nico) in 1988 which launched a career of over 20 movies and $2 billion at the box office.
He immersed himself in work, writing, producing, directing and acting. His films include box office successes... Hard to Kill, Under Siege, Executive Decision, Glimmer Man, and Exit Wounds, all well regarded for their fast paced action.
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Steven continues to put out movies, but one of the most treasured aspects of this diversely talented man is his music.
He is a proficient blues artist and has honed his guitar skills, playing his music with some of the greatest blues legends to walk this earth.
BB King, Bo Diddley, John Lee Hooker and Clarence Brown, are among those who Steven has jammed with and also shares a common bond - the blues.
Steven is a purist when it comes to the blues and he remains true to its roots which is evident in his latest release, "Mojo Priest", recognized as one of the best blues albums to surface in many years.
Steven's first album, Songs from the Crystal Cave, was a top seller in European markets and features a combination of styles including blues, pop, jazz and reggae, with a classic harmonica solo by Stevie Wonder.
Steven Seagal is committed to Asian philosophies and religion. As a Buddhist, Zen teacher, and healer, Steven lives by the principles that the development of the physical self is essential to protect the spiritual man.
He believes that what he does in his life is about leading people into contemplation and enlightenment. He is a versatile talent and an intricate human being, whose passion, selflessness, integrity and character...
are embodied in his work.
Steven Seagal has been recognized by Tibetan lama Penor Rinpoche as a reincarnated Tulku 'Chungdrag Dorje'
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