Steven Frederic Seagal is an American actor, screenwriter, martial artist, musician who holds American and Russian citizenship. Seagal was born in Michigan. A 7th-dan black belt in aikido, he began his adult life as a martial arts instructor in Japan, becoming the first foreigner to operate an aikido dojo in the country, he moved to Los Angeles, where he had the same profession. In 1988, Seagal made his acting debut in Above the Law. By 1991, he had starred in four successful films. In 1992, he played Navy SEAL counter-terrorist expert Casey Ryback in Under Siege. During the latter half of the 1990s, Seagal starred in three more feature films and the direct-to-video film The Patriot. Subsequently, his career shifted to direct-to-video productions, he has since appeared in films and reality shows, including Steven Seagal: Lawman, which depicted Seagal performing his duties as a reserve deputy sheriff. Seagal is a guitarist and has released two studio albums, Songs from the Crystal Cave and Mojo Priest, performed on the scores of several of his films.
He has worked with Stevie Tony Rebel, who both performed on his debut album. He has been involved in a line of "therapeutic oil" products and energy drinks. In addition, Seagal is a known environmentalist, animal rights activist, supporter of 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, he is known for his outspoken political views and support of Vladimir Putin, to whom he once referred as "one of the great living world leaders". He was granted Russian citizenship in 2016. In 2018, he was appointed Russia's special envoy to the U. S. From 1996 to 2018, multiple women accused Seagal of sexual assault. Steven Frederic Seagal was born in Lansing, Michigan, on April 10, 1952, the son of medical technician Patricia and high school mathematics teacher Samuel Seagal, his mother was of Dutch and German descent, while his father was the son of Russian Jews who had relocated to the U. S, he is said to have Mongol heritage. When he was five years old, he moved with his parents to California, his mother told People magazine that, prior to the move, Seagal was frail and suffered from asthma: "He was a puny kid back then.
But he thrived after the move." Seagal attended Buena Park High School in Buena Park and Fullerton College between 1970 and 1971. As a teen, he spent much time in his garage listening to loud rock music. However, it was while working with a friendly old Japanese man at a dojo in Garden Grove that he was encouraged to visit Japan. Seagal moved to Japan at some point between 1971 and 1973. By 1974 he had returned to California; that year he met Miyako Fujitani, a second-degree black belt and daughter of an Osaka aikido master who had come to Los Angeles to teach aikido. When Miyako returned to Osaka, Seagal went with her; the following year they married and had a son, a daughter, Ayako. He taught at the school owned by Miyako's family; as of 1990, Miyako and her brother still taught there, her mother was the chairwoman. Seagal returned to Taos, New Mexico, with his student Craig Dunn, where they opened a dojo, although Seagal spent much of his time pursuing other ventures. After another period in Japan, Seagal returned to the U.
S. in 1983 with senior student Haruo Matsuoka. They opened an aikido dojo in North Hollywood, but moved it to the city of West Hollywood. Seagal left Matsuoka in charge of the dojo, which the latter ran until the two parted ways in 1997. Seagal helped train Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist Lyoto Machida, who credited Seagal for helping him perfect the front kick that he used to knock out Randy Couture at UFC 129 in May 2011. In 1987, Seagal began work on his first film, Above the Law, with director Andrew Davis. Following its success, Seagal's subsequent movies were Hard to Kill, Marked for Death, Out for Justice, he achieved wider, mainstream success in 1992 with the release of Under Siege, which reunited Seagal with director Andrew Davis. Seagal hosted the April 20, 1991 episode of the late night variety show Saturday Night Live, which aired as the 18th episode of the 16th season. Cast member David Spade regarded Seagal as the show's worst host during Spade's time there. Spade and co-star Tim Meadows cite Seagal's humorlessness, his ill-treatment of the show's cast and writers, his refusal to do a "Hans and Franz" sketch because that skit's title characters stated that they could beat up Seagal.
Seagal was never invited back to the show following that episode. Meadows commented, "He didn't realize that you can't tell somebody they're stupid on Wednesday and expect them to continue writing for you on Saturday." The cast and crew's difficulties with Seagal were echoed on-air by producer Lorne Michaels during guest host Nicolas Cage's monologue in the September 26, 1992 Season 18 premiere. When Cage worried that he would do so poorly that the audience would regard him as "the biggest jerk who's been on the show", Michaels replied, "No, no; that would be Steven Seagal."Seagal directed and starred in On Deadly Ground, featuring Michael Caine, R. Lee Ermey, Billy Bob Thornton in minor supporting roles; the film emphasized environmental and spiritual themes, signaling a break with his previous persona as a genre-ready inner-city cop. On Deadly Ground was poorly received by critics denouncing Seagal's long environmental speech in the film. Regardless, Seagal considers it one of the most relevant moments in his career.
"Born Too Slow" is the first single released from The Crystal Method's third studio album, Legion of Boom. The song features the vocals of Kyuss lead singer John Garcia and guitar by Limp Bizkit's Wes Borland; the song was first featured on EA's Need for Speed: Underground in 2003, with the single being released that year. The song has been featured in Gran Turismo 4 and Donkey Konga 2. In 2006, it was featured in the movie Annapolis, it is in the drama The O. C; the music video was directed by Gore Verbinski, director of such films as The Mexican, The Ring, the Pirates of the Caribbean series. Mr. Verbinski liked the song so much, he asked The Crystal Method if he could direct the video for it. Wes Borland makes a cameo appearance as a man using a pay phone. Fitness expert Billy Blanks Jr. starred in the video as the silver man. Scott Kirkland and Ken Jordan cameo as the two men in line after the silver man gets his drink. Erick Morillo Main Mix Erick Morillo Dub Mix Deepsky's Green Absinthe Dub Mix NuBreed Remix EK's Spider in the Corner Alt.
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Hello Hum is the fifth album by Canadian indie rock band Wintersleep, released on June 12, 2012. The band started writing the album during the New Inheritors tour in 2010 and 2011, via "late night voice memo'd bedroom demos, hallucinogenic dreams of Paul Schaeffer"; the group recorded the new songs in the late summer of 2011 with Scottish producer Tony Doogan, who had produced their last effort New Inheritors, Dave Fridmann, who had worked with such bands as The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, MGMT. All tracks are written by Wintersleep. Notes^a Some iTunes stores lists it as Bonus Track Version, due to having Deluxe Edition of album with the bonus track titled Papa Time. Michael Bigelow – Composer Greg Calbi – Mastering Loel Campbell – Composer, Group Member Marianne Collins – Illustrations Tim D'Eon – Composer, Group Member Tony Doogan – Engineer, Producer Dave Fridmann – Additional Music, Mixing, Producer Jud Haynes – Design, Layout Jon Samuel – Composer Paul Murphy - Composer, Group Member Wintersleep – Primary Artist