Steven Seagal Net Worth and How He Became Famous

Actor Steven Seagal is best known for his appearances in the movies Under Siege and Above the Law. Here’s a look at Steven Seagal’s net worth, career, and how he became famous.

Steven Seagal’s movies

Under Siege star Steven Seagal in 2012 | Al Bello/Getty Images
Under Siege star Steven Seagal in 2012 | Al Bello/Getty Images

Steven Seagal made his acting debut in the 1988 movie Above the Law. He played the role of Nico Toscani. In 1990, Seagal appeared in the film Hard to Kill, in which he played the role of Mason Storm. That same year, he played John Hatcher in the film Marked for Death. One of Seagal’s most successful films was the 1992 movie Under Siege. He played the character Casey Ryback.

Steven Seagal’s highest-grossing films

As of this writing, Seagal’s highest-grossing film is Under Siege, with total worldwide box office earnings of more than $156 million, according to research from The Numbers. His other highest-grossing films include Executive Decision, with more than $122 million in worldwide box office earnings, and Under Siege 2, with more than $104 million in worldwide box office earnings.

Steven Seagal thought he was a better martial artist than John-Claude Van Damme and other Hollywood martial artists

During interviews, Seagal was often asked what he thought about other martial artists. He often said he thought he was better than John-Claude Van Damme and other Hollywood martial artists. In his interview with talk show host Arsenio Hall, Seagal was asked for his opinion on Van Damme. Seagal said he didn’t think Van Damme was a champion, despite what others have said about him. “I think that’s a matter of opinion that he was a champion anywhere,” Seagal told Hall. “And I mean, I’m not being catty or anything, I wish the guy all the best. But there are an awful lot of people who say that’s not true.”

Seagal also wasn’t impressed with Michael Jai White or Chuck Norris. In an interview with AXS TV, Seagal said, “Can I laugh in your face?” after the interviewer listed White as a “tough guy” who would be a good candidate to protect someone in a dangerous situation. The actor said he didn’t think Norris was a great pick because of his age. “Chuck is in his mid-70s,” responded Seagal. “Do I think Michael is a tough guy? No. Do I think he’s a martial artist? No. Do I think John-Claude Van Damme is a tough guy or martial artist? No.”

Steven Seagal’s work outside of acting

Seagal also has credits as director, producer, and writer. He made his directorial debut in the 1994 movie On Deadly Ground. So far, the actor has 49 credits as a producer. Seagal’s first production project was the movie Above the Law. He has also served as a producer on the films Marked for Death, Out for Justice, Under Siege, and On Deadly Ground.

Steven Seagal’s net worth

As of this writing, Steven Seagal has a net worth of $16 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth estimates.

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