Steven Seagal owes over $330 000 (R2.8-million) in taxes.
The action film star has been hit with a tax lien by the Los Angeles County Recorder's Office for $335 606, which he owes for the year 2010, according to website TMZ.
The star has been appearing in lower budget films in recent years, including Machete and Born to Raise Hell as well as the TV series Steven Seagal: Lawman and True Justice.
Although he has a lower profile than his 80s and 90s action star heyday - when he appeared in the hugely popular Under Siege and Hard to Kill - Seagal has been named as a possible addition to a third film in Sylvester Stallone's successful The Expendables series.
However, one of the stars of the second film, Jean Claude Van Damme thinks he needs to get in shape.
He said: "I would love to see Steven Seagal in part three, but he should lose some weight, joking aside, so he could be a little more fast.
"I've met the guy a few times, he's a nice guy. He doesn't like me much, I like him a lot. He's got good charisma, something special on the screen. I would love to see him there."
When asked why Seagal doesn't like him, van Damme replied: "Because I'm good."