Steven Frederic Seagal is a action film star, producer, writer, martial artist, musician and a reserve deputy sheriff. A 7th-dan black belt in Aikido, Seagal was a instructor in Japan before moving to the Los Angeles,California are where he made his film debut in Above The Law (1988). By 1991, he had had starred in three successful films, and would go on to achieve greater fame in Under Siege (1992). Seagal is also a recording artist and guitarist and the founder of Steven Segal Enterprises. In addition to his professional achievements, he is also known as an environmentalist, an animal rights activist.