Broke Sean Connery's wrist when he was teaching him martial arts during the filming of Never Say Never Again (1983).
Was already 36 when he made his acting debut in Above the Law (1988).
While his acting in Above the Law (1988) gained praise from the likes of Roger Ebert, Seagal has repeatedly faced criticism from both critics and fans who accuse him of playing the same character in many of his movies, as well as displaying a lack of emotional range. In fact, some people refer to embracing typecasting as "Seagalism."
Made his film debut in Above the Law (1988).
The February 17, 1989 draft of the screenplay for Hard to Kill (1990) credits Steven Pressfield & Ronald Shusett & Steven Seagal as writers. Pressfield & Shusett are not credited in the final film and Seagal only received an acting credit.
Has worked with Damian Chapa and Byron Mann in two of his films as his teammates. He worked with Chapa in Under Siege (1992), in which Chapa is a fellow sailor, and with Mann in Belly of the Beast (2003) (V), in which Mann's character is his friend and partner.
Used to own a production company with Julius R. Nasso called Seagal/Nasso Productions from 1994-2000.
He agreed to star in Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995) if Warner Bros. allowed him to direct On Deadly Ground (1994).
His first seven films were all starring roles, ending with Executive Decision (1996).
As of 2009, all of his movies had been released direct to video since 2003 (although The Patriot (1998) and Ticker (2001) had the same fate). This will end with Robert Rodriguez's Machete (2010).
All of his main leading role movies have been a rated "R" except for Half Past Dead (2002) which was the only Seagal film to be a "PG13".
Is a singer and guitarist. In 2005, he released an album titled "Songs from the Crystal Cave".
As of 2006, his movies have earned $600 million worldwide.
He and Jackie Chan are friends and Chan offered him the role of the villain in Rush Hour 3 (2007), but Seagal turned it down.
While filming an episode of "Steven Seagal: Lawman" (2009), the torso of one of his daughters shows up in the background of a shot while the crew is filming the training of Steven's two German Shepherds.
Was asked to play a cameo in Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables (2010) but had to turn it down because of the fallout relationship with producer Avi Lerner. However, Seagal will join in another big ensemble film, Machete (2010).