What has action star Steven Seagal been doing since his box-office heyday of the mid 90s? Turns out he's been battling crime. For real: he's been working as an unpaid reserve deputy for Louisiana's Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.
And now, it's all going to be on TV:
Seagal, 58, who has a second home in bayou country, is a fully commissioned deputy and spends several months a year in Louisiana. While on the force, he usually works five-day shifts.
Jefferson Parish Col. John Fortunato, who partners with Seagal on the 13-episode series, says Lawman captures deputies in a high-crime arena – interrogating suspects, breaking up fights, chasing bad guys and making arrests.
"It just so happens that Steven Seagal is a movie star, but this is not made for TV, where there are second takes or things staged," Fortunato says. "He's out patrolling areas where there's a considerable amount of crime. This is for real."