The program could be looked at as a comeback vehicle of sorts for the pony-tailed tough guy, but contrary to popular belief, Seagal has not been collecting unemployment since his Hollywood stock plummeted several years back. In fact, Seagal has remained somewhat of a workhorse. You'd just have to pay close attention to the straight-to-DVD vaults to notice. Steven Seagal officially re-entered the pop culture zeitgeist with the recent premiere of his A&E reality show 'Steven Seagal: Lawman,' which finds the former big-ticket action star getting his Miranda Rights on with unsuspecting delinquents (It must be so much cooler if when you get arrested, it's by Steven Seagal!).
The program could be looked at as a comeback vehicle of sorts for the pony-tailed tough guy, but contrary to popular belief, Seagal has not been collecting unemployment since his Hollywood stock plummeted several years back. In fact, Seagal has remained somewhat of a workhorse. You'd just have to pay close attention to the straight-to-DVD vaults to notice.
In addition to a small role in 2008's direct-to-DVD 'Onion Movie' (in which he played "C**k Puncher" ... yes, C**k Puncher), we enter into the court 19 pieces of evidence proving Seagal has been hard at work this century:
Exhibit A: 'A Dangerous Man'
DVD Release Date: Feb. 9, 2010
Tagline: They Started It. He'll Finish It.
Steven Seagal Is: Shane Daniels, a special forces agent-turned-falsely imprisoned convict who takes on Chinese mobsters
Exhibit B: 'The Keeper'
DVD Release Date: Jan. 19, 2010
Steven Seagal Is: Rolland Sallinger, an L.A. cop-turned-New Mexico bodyguard who takes on mobsters who kidnap his assignment
Exhibit C: 'Driven to Kill'
DVD Release Date: May 19, 2009
Tagline: They Took His Daughter. So He's Taking Them Down.
Steven Seagal Is: An ex-Russian mobster-turned-crime novelist who takes on Russian mobsters
Exhibit D: 'Against the Dark'
DVD Release Date: Feb. 10, 2009
Tagline: He Lives By the Sword. They Will Die By It.
Steven Seagal Is: Tao, a katana master-turned-apocalypse survivor who takes on vampire zombies
Exhibit E: 'Kill Switch'
DVD Release Date: Oct. 7, 2008
Tagline: His Rules. His Way. No Exceptions.
Steven Seagal Is: Jacob King, a Memphis police detective who takes on serial killers
Exhibit F: 'Pistol Whipped'
DVD Release Date: March 4, 2008
Tagline: They Came to Collect a Debt. He Paid in Full.
Steven Seagal Is: Matt Conner, a former elite cop-turned-degenerate gambler/alcoholic who takes on Connecticut gangsters
Exhibit G: 'Urban Justice'
DVD Release Date: Nov. 13, 2007
Tagline: When Revenge is Personal, Justice Can Be Brutal
Steven Seagal Is: Simon Ballester, a former government special ops agent who takes on the gang members who killed his son
Exhibit H: 'Flight of Fury'
DVD Release Date: Feb. 20, 2007
Tagline: A Flight Plan to Freedom
Steven Seagal Is: John Sands, a former Air Force special ops agent who takes on terrorists
Exhibit I: 'Attack Force'
DVD Release Date: Dec. 5, 2006
Tagline: Humanity's Greatest Hope ... Faces His Greatest Battle
Steven Seagal Is: Marshall Lawson, the leader of a fallen strike team who takes on his own military
Exhibit J: 'Shadow Man'
DVD Release Date: June 6, 2006
Tagline: Either You're With Him ... Or Your Dead.
Steven Seagal Is: Jack Foster, an ex-intelligence officer who takes on his rogue CIA agents and his daughter's kidnappers
Exhibit K: 'Mercenary for Justice'
DVD Release Date: April 18, 2006
Tagline: It's Time To Fight Again.
Steven Seagal Is: John Seeger, a mercenary who takes on rogue CIA agents and kidnappers of his late best friend's wife and son
Exhibit L: 'Black Dawn'
DVD Release Date: Dec. 26, 2005
Tagline: It's Always Darkest Before Dawn.
Steven Seagal Is: Jonathan Cold, an undercover CIA agent who takes on arms dealers and kidnappers of his former student
Exhibit M: 'Today You Die'
DVD Release Date: Sept. 13, 2005
Tagline: Whoever Set Him Up Is Definitely Going Down.
Steven Segal Is: Harlan Banks, a casino thief with psychic abilities who takes on the crooks who double-cross him
Exhibit N: 'Submerged'
DVD Release Date: May 31, 2005
Tagline: Under Water, Under Cover.
Steven Seagal Is: Chris Kody, world's best mercenary, who takes on terrorists who kidnap five American soldiers
Exhibit O: 'Into the Sun'
DVD Release Date: Feb. 15, 2005
Tagline: Only One Man Can Stop the Yakuza.
Steven Seagal Is: Travis Hunter, an ex-CIA agent who takes on ... the Yakuza
Exhibit P: 'Out of Reach'
DVD Release Date: July 20, 2004
Tagline: It's a Split Second Between Hit and Miss.
Steven Seagal Is: Billy Ray Lancing, an ex-intelligence agent-turned-nature survivalist who takes on the sex traffickers who kidnap who his Polish pen pal
Exhibit Q: 'Belly of the Beast'
DVD Release Date: Dec. 30, 2003
Tagline: A Father's Rage Knows No Limit.
Steven Seagal Is: Jake Hopper, an ex-CIA agent who takes on the terrorists who kidnap his daughter
Exhibit R: 'Out for a Kill'
DVD Release Date: Aug. 19., 2003
Tagline: Out For Revenge. Out For Payback.
Steven Seagal Is: Robert Burns, an archeologist-turned-falsely imprisoned convict who takes on Chinese mobsters
Exhibit S: 'The Foreigner'
DVD Release Date: Jan. 28, 2003
Tagline: If They Think They Can Stop Him, They're Dead Wrong.
Steven Seagal Is: Jonathan Cold, a deep cover operative who takes on pretty much everyone