Steven Seagal has been a cop for 20 years?!?
The world has officially been turned upside down for me.
Apparently when he's not making bad-ass movies like Under Siege, Exit Wounds, or my personal favorite, Today You Die, Steven Seagal is a Deputy Sheriff in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana and he's been doing it for 20 years.
Can it get better? Yes. Starting in December, A&E is sending cameras along with him.
Seagal's new reality series Lawman (not to be confused with the upcoming Timothy Olyphant FX drama of the same name) has very quickly jumped up my must-see list of the new TV season. The comic value alone is worth tuning in. Can you imagine getting busted by Steven Seagal?!?
Turns out that 20 years ago, while filming near his home in Jefferson Parish, he taught some cops a few skull-knockin' tricks and things turned out so well that they deputized him. The job stuck, because two decades later he's still at it.
To call this a reality series seems like a bit of a stretch - it's not like they pulled some random actor out of nowhere to be a cop for a few months. I'll say it a third time because it still hasn't gotten old for me - Steven Seagal has been a cop for 20 years.
Here's a trailer for the show. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm flying to Jefferson Parish, taking off my pants while drinking a 40oz. of Olde English in the middle of Main Street, and praying that I get arrested for public indecency.