EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Steven Seagal's Son: I Don’t Talk To My Dad

Apr. 26 2010, Published 1:00 p.m. ET

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In the midst of Steven Seagal’s legal woes, his son doesn’t seem to be offering much support for the troubled action star, can report.

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People may not recognize the name of Steven’s eldest son Kentaro, and he prefers it that way. But one thing’s for sure—he takes after his father in looks and love for the martial arts, as caught up with the Aikido master at his Torrance studio, where he has a photo of his famous father on the window of the dojo.

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It became very clear that father and son don’t communicate anymore. “I don't talk to him right now,” Kentaro told

And apparently his father hasn’t reached out to him either. Kentaro says he didn’t know about the sexual harassment lawsuit filed against his famous father.

“I don't know, I don't watch TV, I just read newspapers,” he said.

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“I don’t know anything about it,” revealed Kentaro, who’s also a model and an actor. “I'm not doing anything at all. I'm not not supporting him or supporting him, you know… he's just my father and that's all it is.”

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Kentaro’s mother Miyako Fujitani married Steven Seagal in 1975; it was his first marriage. Also an Aikido master and instructor and dojo owner in Japan, Miyako and Steven met in California and moved to Japan where they lived with her parents who owned an Aikido school and where Steven was a chief instructor.

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“I don't even know him,” said Kentaro, who according to his website learned Aikido from Miyako and Steven starting at the age of 2. “I was like 5 years old or 8 years old, I don't know anything about it."

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“I don't talk about him anymore,” Kentaro candidly revealed.

And don’t look for a father-son reconciliation anytime soon.

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“I don't want to have a relationship, actually, you know. I don't know him. You know, he's a father and that's it. I mean, I do my thing and he does his.”

Seagal has six children from three relationships. With Fujitani, he also has a daughter, writer and actress, Ayako Fujitani.



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