Tough guy Seagal has governor job in his sights
Published 06/01/2014 | 02:30
The 61-year-old actor, director, writer, martial arts expert, blues musician, Buddhist and reserve deputy sheriff revealed his potential political ambitions during an interview to promote the latest series of his reality TV show, 'Steven Seagal -- Lawman'.
Mr Arpaio, the self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff in America", leads a volunteer "posse" of more than 3,000 which the actor joined for the duration of the series.
In February last year, Seagal and Mr Arpaio's posse found themselves at the centre of a controversy after filming a simulated school shooting incident and their proposed response.
The posse had begun patrolling Maricopa's schools following the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012. One Arizona politician described Seagal's participation as a "mockery".
Seagal responded by calling his critics "an embarrassment to the human race". (©Independent News Service)