What Movie Star Is a Real Cop?

Have you ever wondered if your favorite movie star has a secret life as a real cop? Well, wonder no more! We’ve done the research and found out which movie stars have actually served in law enforcement.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Yes, you read that right. Before he became a Hollywood action hero, Arnold Schwarzenegger served in the Austrian army and trained as a tank driver. He later became a police officer in Los Angeles for one week as part of a publicity stunt for his film “Kindergarten Cop.”

Shaquille O’Neal

You may know him as an NBA legend, but Shaquille O’Neal is also a sworn reserve police officer in several US cities. He has completed training at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the Miami Beach Police Department.

Steven Seagal

Steven Seagal is best known for his roles in action movies, but he has also served as a reserve deputy chief in Louisiana and sheriff’s deputy in New Mexico. He has been involved in several law enforcement-related reality TV shows.

Chuck Norris

Chuck Norris is not just a martial arts master and actor – he’s also an honorary Texas Ranger. In 2010, he was given the title by Texas Governor Rick Perry for his contributions to law enforcement.

Erik Estrada

Erik Estrada played Officer Frank “Ponch” Poncherello on the TV show “CHiPs,” but did you know that he also served as a real police officer? In 2009, he became a reserve officer with the Muncie Police Department in Indiana.

The Bottom Line

While these movie stars may have played cops on screen, some of them have also walked the walk in real life. From Arnold Schwarzenegger’s brief stint as a Los Angeles police officer to Chuck Norris’ honorary Texas Ranger title, these celebrities have shown their dedication to law enforcement.