CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2002 |
A West Los Angeles man was charged Wednesday with threatening a Los Angeles Times reporter working on a story about an alleged Mafia extortion plot against actor Steven Seagal. Alexander Proctor, 58, was being held without bail in a downtown federal detention center after he was arrested outside his home. Proctor, authorities allege, broke the reporter's car window and left a package containing a dead fish with a long-stemmed rose in its mouth.
July 12, 2002 |
When Steven Seagal first surfaced in Hollywood, as a ponytailed 6-foot-4 martial arts expert, he offered a background story full of murk and menace. He hinted in hushed tones of having done "special favors" for the CIA. Whether anyone believed him hardly mattered--what counted was how he put over the tough-guy image in films that cast him as a lone avenger caught in ominous conspiracies. Julius R. Nasso showed up in town as a wannabe of a different sort.
June 18, 2006
When Brown University student Ian Spector devised his Random Chuck Norris Fact Generator last year for his website, www.4Q.cc, a question arose: What would he do for an encore? Spector's epiphany: Generate "facts" about Steven Seagal. Spector hasn't posted the page yet. But he has been thinking: 1. Steven Seagal has an uncredited role in Peter Jackson's "King Kong" as the Empire State Building. 2. Steven Seagal drinks milk straight from the cow. 3.
February 21, 1988
What was the payoff to hype Steven Seagal? How dare Seagal be compared to the likes of an Eastwood or a Bronson? Some people in this business feel that with enough hype they can make anyone a star. Even if it's someone who has no looks, no presence and no charisma. Let's face it, this guy's a mutt. JIMMY DANELLI Burbank
April 16, 1991 |
There's a sense, in most cop-vs.-psycho movies, of the antagonists as opposite sides of a bloody coin. That's what happens in the new Steven Seagal action-thriller "Out for Justice" (citywide). In most ways, it's the usual rough-and-ugly, slam-bang, blood-soaked cop-vs.-psycho vendetta saga, begining with a pimp hurled through a car window and ending with a dog relieving himself on a knocked-out bully.
June 25, 1990 |
It's a boy for actress Kelly LeBrock and her actor-husband, Steven Seagal. Dominic San Rocco Seagal weighed 7 pounds and measured 21 inches long when delivered by natural childbirth Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said Paul Bloch, publicist for the couple. "Mother and child are in excellent health," Bloch said today. The couple and their newborn have returned to their home near Santa Barbara, he said. The Seagals also have a 3-year-old daughter, Annaliza.
February 21, 1994 |
With "On Deadly Ground" (general release), Steven Seagal not only makes his directorial debut but also risks combining action with a message, a deadly serious, intelligent protest against the threat to the environment posed by the oil industry. He also does some consciousness-raising in regard to the rights of Native Americans and the spiritual values their Inuit culture has to offer all of us. Although you could certainly wish that Seagal and his writers, Ed Horowitz and Robin U.
November 8, 1992 |
The oeuvre of Steven Seagal is ever-expanding. In between shooting action-adventure movies--his latest is "Under Siege"--the martial-arts-expert-turned-actor has turned his passions to music: He's the executive producer of "Music From the Films of Steven Seagal." For $12.95 (the CD) or $8.98 (the tape), the kind of hard, kick-boxing music that pumps up audiences in the theaters can be heard on 18 tracks from the "Above the Law," "Hard to Kill" and "Out for Justice" movies.