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Steven Seagal is a renowned American actor and 7th-dan black belt in aikido. He started off as an aikido instructor in Japan. Success followed him all the way to Los Angeles, California, where he was offered a role in the film ‘Above the Law.’ He then went on to appear in a number of films, including ‘Under Siege,’ ‘On Deadly Ground,’ and ‘Under Siege 2: Dark Territory.’

Although he did not become an overnight sensation in Hollywood, he went on to make a mark as a talented martial artist-cum-actor whose skills were used in martial arts films. He then went on to appear in a number of low-budget direct-to-video films for a period of time and returned to big screen with the film ‘Machete.’ Apart from acting, he also worked as a reserve deputy sheriff.

When he took a break from acting, he focused more on his business ventures, one of which is called ‘Seagal Enterprises.’ He is also known for appearing in his own reality TV series ‘Steven Seagal: Lawman.’ He is also an environmentalist, animal rights activist, and supporter of the Tibetan independence movement.

Steven Frederic Seagal was born on April 10, 1952, in Lansing, Michigan, USA, to Samuel Steven and Patricia. His mother was a medical technician and his father was a high school teacher. He is of Jewish-Russian origin from his father’s side and English, German, and Dutch ancestry from his mother’s side.

His family shifted to Fullerton where he studied at ‘Buena Park High School’ in Buena Park.
He landed a job as a dishwasher in a restaurant named ‘The Wagon Wheel.’ Since he was extremely swift on his feet, the cook, who was a Japanese Shotokan karate expert, observed him and decided to give him some training on the basics of karate.
He then went on to learn aikido under Harry Kiyoshi Ishisaka in 1964. During his late teens, he moved to Japan with his father, who was visiting the country for military reasons, and decided to stay in Japan permanently.

Soon, he earned a 7th dan degree and Shihan in aikido and became the first foreigner in Japan to operate an aikido dojo.

His first stint in Hollywood was when he worked as a martial arts coordinator for the film ‘The Challenge’ which released in 1982.

After becoming the head of ‘Tenshin Aikido’ in Osaka, he moved to the US in 1983, where he opened an aikido dojo in North Hollywood. The same year, he worked as a martial arts coordinator for the film ‘Never Say Never Again.’

In 1988, he was approached to write and coordinate the martial arts sequences for the film ‘Above the Law,’ directed by Andrew Davis. He was also cast in the film as ‘Nico Toscani.’ Two years later, he was seen in films, such as ‘Hard to Kill’ and ‘Marked for Death.’

His performance in films like ‘Out for Justice,’ ‘Hard to Kill,’ and ‘Marked for Death’ made him popular.

His popularity increased when he was cast to play ‘Casey Ryback’ in the 1992 blockbuster hit ‘Under Siege.’ Two years later, he appeared in a mediocre film titled ‘On Deadly Ground,’ which he directed.

In 1995, he starred in ‘Under Siege 2: Dark Territory,’ a sequel to ‘Under Siege.’ The film went on to become one of his most commercially successful films. The next year, he starred in ‘The Glimmer Man’ and ‘Executive Decision.’

He made a film titled ‘Fire Down Below’ in 1997, where he played the role of an EPA agent fighting moguls discarding toxic waste. The film did not do well at the box office and his contract with ‘Warner Bros.’ ended with the movie.

In 1998, he starred in a direct-to-video film titled ‘The Patriot’ which he also produced.

From 2001 to 2003, he was seen in movies like ‘Exit Wounds,’ ‘Ticker,’ ‘Half Past Dead,’ ‘The Foreigner,’ ‘Out for a Kill,’ and ‘Belly of the Beast.’

Apart from being a martial artist and actor, he is also a keen guitarist. He released his debut album ‘Songs from the Crystal Cave’ in 2005. The same year, the film ‘Into the Sun’ featured a number of tracks from his album.

His second album ‘Mojo Priest’ released in April 2006. He spent the rest of the year touring the United States and Europe with his band to support the album.

Since he also worked as a Reserve Deputy Chief in the Jefferson Parish, he decided to capitalize on his law enforcement work and began shooting for his show ‘Steven Seagal: Lawman’ which premiered in 2009 and ran for a number of seasons. Apart from his show, he also appeared in ‘The Keeper’ and ‘Driven to Kill.

In 2010, he returned to mainstream Hollywood with the movie ‘Machete’ where he played the role of ‘Rogelio Torrez.’ The same year, he also starred in ‘Sheep Impact.’

From 2011 to 2014, he appeared in ‘Born to Raise Hell,’ ‘Maximum Conviction,’ ‘Gutshot Straight,’ and ‘Force of Execution.’
In the mid and late-2010s, Seagal was predominantly seen in action movies like ‘Absolution’ (2015), ‘End of a Gun’ (2016), ‘The Perfect Weapon’ (2016), ‘Cartels’ (2017) and ‘Attrition’ (2018).

In 2019, he was part of an ensemble cast for the movie ‘General Commander.’ The same year, he also played the lead role of ‘Augustino ‘Finn’ Adair’ in James Cullen Bressack’s action film ‘Beyond the Law.’

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The Ultimate List of the Best Action Movie Hero Names

Arnold Schwarzenegger (aka “Arnie”, “The Austrian Oak”, or “The Govenator”) is an ultimate action movie legend of the first class. Both a former Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia champion bodybuilder and former Governor of California, Arnold has risen to the highest levels of worldly success.

Born in Thal, Styria, Austria, Arnold made his breakthrough into Hollywood action movies originally in sword-and-sorcery with Conan the Barbarian and in sci-fi with The Terminator, early roles which let him hide his thick accent and lack of American acting experience.

However, Arnold quickly found his niche and would go on to helm some of the most critically and commercially successful action movie blockbusters of all time. Including Terminator 2: Judgement Day and the Terminator Series, Commando, Predator, Total Recall and True Lies to name a few. While he has eased up in later years to pursue public office, his legacy remains Arnold strong!

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American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991) Biography, Plot, Trailer

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)
American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation is a 1991 American martial arts action film starring Michael Dudikoff, David Bradley, and James Booth. A sequel to American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989), it is the fourth installment in the American Ninja franchise, followed by American Ninja V and was directed by Cedric Sundstrom. The film marked Michael Dudikoff’s final appearance in the American Ninja franchise.

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)


A Delta Force unit attempts to escape from a pursuing group of ninja in a foreign country but most are killed and the rest are captured. The secret Ninja Army is headed by Colonel Scarf Mulgrew) an ex-British policeman and anti-American who has joined with Shiekh Ali Maksood, a Muslim militant, who plans to bring a suitcase nuke to New York. Mulgrew threatens to burn the commandos alive and use the nuke unless he is paid a ransom of 50 million dollars. Agents Sean Davidson and Carl Brackston are sent on a covert mission to rescue the prisoners and defeat the terrorists.


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Sean and Carl parachute in and meet their contact Pango. While gathering information from a local operative named Freddie, they are confronted by Mulgrew and the corrupt local police headed by O’Reilly. Freddie is killed by Mulgrew but Sean, Carl, and Pango escape. Pango takes them to Dr. Sarah a Peace Corps nurse who hides them from the police. Soon after ninjas attack, capturing Sean, Carl and Sarah alive while Pango escapes, and imprisoning them in an old British fort to be tortured by Mulgrew. Mulgrew assaults Sarah and later it is revealed Mulgrew killed her father.


  • Michael Dudikoff as Agent Joe Armstrong
  • David Bradley as Agent Sean Davidson
  • Dwayne Alexandre as Agent Carl Brackston
  • Robin Stille as Dr. Sarah[3]
  • Ken Gampu as Dr. Tamba
  • James Booth as Colonel Scarf Mulgrew
  • Ron Smerczak as Shiekh Ali Maksood
  • Frantz Dobrowsky as Captain O’Reilly
  • Kely McClung as Super Ninja
  • Jody Abrahams as Pango
  • Anthony Fridjhon as Freddie / Treddle
  • David Sherwood as Gavin
  • Sean Kelly as Norris
  • Jamie Bartlett as Segal
  • John Pasternak as Carlos
  • Robin B. Smith as Schultz
  • Shane Safi as Little Special School Child

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Will Smith CONFRONTS Jim Carrey For HUMILIATING Him On Live TV

Get ready for the ultimate showdown! In this explosive video, Will Smith confronts Jim Carrey after being publicly humiliated on live TV.

The two Hollywood legends have a long-standing rivalry, but things came to a head after Jim’s controversial comments about Will during an interview.
With tensions running high, Will finally has the opportunity to confront Jim face-to-face and demand an apology.

But will Jim be able to make amends for his insulting remarks, or will this confrontation only escalate the feud further?
Watch now to find out!

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But will Jim be able to make amends for his insulting remarks, or will this confrontation only escalate the feud further?
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