Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio (left) watches as actor and Maricopa County posse member Steven Seagal addresses the media about a simulated school shooting in Fountain Hills in February 2013. Photo: Reuters
Phoenix: Action-movie star Steven Seagal says he is considering a run for Arizona governor.
The Mark for Death actor told local affiliate KNXV-TV that he is considering a shot at the US state's highest office and has had a talk about the bid with the self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America, Joe Arpaio.
The 61-year-old made the comments while talking about his newly released reality series Steven Seagal - Lawman: Maricopa County.
Mr Seagal teamed up with the Maricopa County (Arizona) sheriff for the show that was shot in Arizona and airs on cable TV's Reelz Channel.
The martial arts expert is a member of Sheriff Arpaio's posse, made up of 3000 unpaid civilians. He also has been deputised with sheriff's offices in New Mexico, Texas and Louisiana and says he wants to increase border security.
There is a history of movie stars embarking on political careers in the US, including President Ronald Reagan.
Action star Arnold Schwarzenegger served two terms as the governor of California from 2003 until 2011.