Steven Seagal has always been a noisemaker in the Hollywood industry. From having a natural affinity towards acting and screenwriting, he is also well-versed in martial arts, which he practiced throughout his career. Seagal made his Hollywood debut with Above the Law, and though it could only garner average ratings, Seagal had his exposure to the industry and was getting ready for many more upcoming projects.
Steven Seagal has had his whole career overshadowed by scandals, and controversies, yet people love him for who he is. And although he escaped from judgment several times, he was secretly appreciated for his deeds against animal cruelty. One such situation occurred when the Under Siege actor drove a tank into a house of a person who was potentially being accused of animal cruelty.
Steven Seagal Could Not Tolerate Animal Cruelty
Steven Seagal spent the better part of his life learning and practicing martial arts, and running a dojo as a martial arts instructor, although when he moved out of it, he was hooked on acting and made his Hollywood debut soon after. Seagal started in the industry very late, during his thirties, and made a name for himself with many of the movies he starred in, with his breakthrough movie, Under Siege, receiving proper praise. Though Steven Seagal’s career is always shadowed by controversies and scandals, he is appreciated by many for his intolerance towards animal cruelty and has also taken some severe actions against them.
In one of the episodes of Steven Seagal’s reality TV show Steven Seagal: Lawman, Seagal raided the house of a suspected cockfighter, but the raid was a bit dramatic as he drove a tank followed by many heavily armored vehicles into his home. However, while the suspect was apprehended and the animals rescued, it was reported that the theatricals Seagal pulled off resulted in the death of over a hundred animals. Still, despite this fact, Seagal and many others saved many roosters and were appreciated for it, PETA also released an official statement regarding this matter and thanked him indirectly.
Steven Seagal’s Current Evaluation
According to recent reports, Steven Seagal has been busy with his humanitarian work in Russia for which he was even awarded the Order of Friendship by Russian President Vladamir Putin, a close delegate and an avid vocal supporter of the country. Seagal even worked to facilitate friendly relations between Russia and USA in many fields apart from the humanitarian field, such as culture, arts, and many others. The actor maintains a close relationship with Russia’s current President, Vladamir Putin and even though he is half-American, he declared himself to be a hundred percent Russian.
“My father was pure Russian, and I was raised in a pure Russian household because my mother was completely immersed in the Russian culture and she did not have parents.
So I grew up with Russian culture. I grew up loving Russia and loving all of what I learned about it from a very early age. And for me, I am one million percent Russophile and one million percent Russian.”
Steven Seagal has dabbled with music in addition to acting and writing scripts. He loves playing the guitar, and many of his songs have appeared in his films, garnering a lot of attention. He is a guy of many abilities because he served as a Reserve Deputy Chief in Louisiana and even had his own forays into the market for aftershave, a short-lived energy drink company, and numerous blades and weapons. Seagal can boast a net worth of around $16 million and even though it may not seem that high, the connections that he made all this time are definitely more than a mere $16 million.