In a 2021 article entitled, Whatever Happened To Steven Seagal, written by Brian Boone for Lopper.com answered that question by saying:
The mythical man who is definitely not a garbage-eating beach bird ruled the box office for years with huge hits like Hard to Kill, Above the Law, and Under Siege. But while you have to give the people what they want, what they want isn't always the same thing. Tastes change, and eventually, Seagal faded from movie star prominence. Here's a look at what he's been up to since receding from the spotlight.
In the late 1980’s and 90’s just at the end of the Cold War and before the fall of the USSR, Steven Seagal ruled the American Movie scenes with his action packed martial arts films. America could get enough of them. This article gave a wonderful synopsis of his career but in the past week something radar came up to make this actor truly Hard To Kill for real.
In an incredible timing of an aging actor strugglingly to remain relevant in the direct to video marketplace, Steven Seagal came out and put in his two cents about what was happening in the Ukraine. Only in America does an out of work actor find it necessary to comment on a country that is truly under siege. Yes, I did see his movie Under Siege at the movie theater. I enjoyed the movie and told my friends to watch it.
In the United States we have our First Amendment rights of free speech. I realize that Seagal is trying to exercise his but what I am so upset about is that Russia is using this poor man without him realizing it. In the US no man is above the law. If he was trying to get true justice for the Ukrainian people he should keep his mouth shut.
Action star Steven Seagal – who was banned from Ukraine for five years in 2017 after Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the actor a Russian passport – spoke out on the Ukrainian conflict on Monday, saying he looks at both sides “as one family.”
“Most of us have friends and family in Russia & Ukraine,” the action star told Fox News Digital on Monday. “I look at both as one family and really believe it is an outside entity spending huge sums of money on propaganda to provoke the two countries to be at odds with each other.”
Steven Seagal, a foreigner, is being used as a contract killer to stop the negative press of his pal President Putin, n 2018, the Foreign Ministry announced that Russia appointed Seagal as a special envoy for humanitarian ties with the United States. Seagal’s portfolio in the unpaid position would be to "facilitate relations between Russia and the United States in the humanitarian field, including cooperation in culture, arts, public and youth exchanges."
Brothers and sisters, during the season of Lent we should turn our attention to the real world, not the world of today but the world of our future. Can you take your fame with you? Can you take your money with you? One day we would like to go heaven and not the fire down below. Wake up America. Wake up before it is too late. Are we now trying to relive the events of 90 years ago? In the winter of 1932-33, 7-12 million Ukranians starved to death under the collective farm policies of Stalin and stealing of the Ukrainian food to feed Moscow. As we approach the 90th anniversary of that masacre let us remember this masacre and think of the questions: what do they have in common?
Perhaps both were caused by Russia. Perhaps Mr. Seagal if you chose your scripts better or if you knew your history better, you would not be the spokesman for the wrong side in this event. Either way, I know Ukraine and they have no brother in Russia. I know movies and I hope that my brothers and sisters know their history too. Maybe they will remember this next time your movie appears on television and turn it off. Pick up a bible and read Genesis 4:9 And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper? Ask Mr. Seagal if share this quote with his friend President Putin-maybe his friend would truly not be above the law and truly have a code of honor.