Is George Segal related to Katey Sagal or Steven Seagal? Actor dies at 87

Olivia Olphin March 24, 2021
Is George Segal related to Katey Sagal or Steven Seagal? Actor dies at 87
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It was announced this morning that the Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? actor George Segal died on Tuesday at the age of 87. Many fans are mourning his death and celebrating his illustrious six decade long career. However, this news has sparked the question – Is George Segal related to Katey Sagal or Steven Seagal?

Who is George Segal?

George Segal was a well known Hollywood actor who was nominated for his role as Nick in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? alongside Elizabeth Taylor.

He was also part of the Alfred Hitchcock Hour, A Touch of Class, as well as recent films and series such as 2012, Just Shoot Me, The Goldbergs and Elsa & Fred.

GOLDBERGS – “The Return of the Formica King” – Business rival and nemesis “Formica” Mike attempts to make an offer Murray can’t refuse by buying Ottoman Empire. Meanwhile, Adam offers Ms. Cinoman his and Erica’s original show when William Penn cannot secure the rights to a well-known spring musical to stage on an all-new episode of “The Goldbergs,” WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Raymond Liu/ABC via Getty Images) GEORGE SEGAL, LEA THOMPSON (DIRECTOR), WENDI MCLENDON-COVEY, SEAN GIAMBRONE

He was born on 13 February 1934 and it was announced by his family that he passed away on Tuesday due to complications from bypass surgery.

He was still working on the ABC show The Goldberg’s before he died. Producer and writer of the show Adam F. Goldberg has said: “Today we lost a legend” and that George was a “kid at heart”.

Sonia, his wife of over 20 years, has said the family are “devastated” by the loss.

Is George Segal related to Katey Segal or Steven Seagal?

George Segal is not related to either Katey Sagal or Steven Seagal, hence the slight variations in their surnames.

Katey Sagal is a comedic actor most well known for her voice work as Turanga Leela in Futurama, or as Gemma Teller Morrow in Sons of Anarchy.

She was born in Los Angeles on 19 January 1954 and is 64-years-old. Her parents are filmmaker Boris Sagal and singer Sara Zwilling.

Steven Seagal is also an actor, as well as a martial artist, screenwriter, producer and musician.

He is most well known for his work in films such as On Deadly Ground, Above the Law and Under Siege.

Seagal was born in Lansing, Michigan on 10 April 1952 and is 68 years old.

He is rocking quite a different look nowadays, with a pair of glasses and neatly trimmed moustache and beard.

George Segal has two daughters called Polly and Elizabeth. Polly, born on 4 January 1966, entered the acting profession like her father. She acted in Weekend at Bernie’s and also The Feminine Touch. However, these are her only credited acting roles as it appears she left the industry shortly after.

We send our condolences to the Segal family.

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Olivia Olphin is an English Literature graduate and a film and literature fanatic. She has many years of reviewing experience, recently working as accredited press for the London Film Festival. She has also written widely about culture and sex education, as well as LGBTQ+ and women's issues.