Mr. T in 2014
May 21, 1952
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, motivational speaker, wrestler, bodyguard, television personality, comedian|
Mr. T, whose real name is Laurence Tureaud (born May 21, 1952) is an American actor. He is famous for playing Sgt. Bosco "B. A." Baracus in The A-Team and James "Clubber" Lang in Rocky III. Mr. T has a popular catch phrase, "I Pity the Fool", which lead to the name of a reality television series he appeared on. He also had a comic series called Mr T and the T-force. Mr. T is known for having a mohawk hairstyle and wearing a lot of gold jewelry.
Early life[change | change source]
Personal life[change | change source]
Tureaud made his neighbors in a Chicago suburb called Lake Forest angry. He cut down more than a hundred oak trees on his estate. This is now called "The Lake Forest Chain Saw Massacre".
He gave up almost all his gold, one of his identifying marks, after helping with the cleanup after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He said, "As a Christian, when I saw other people lose their lives and lose their land and property...I felt that it would be a sin before God for me to continue wearing my gold. I felt it would be insensitive and disrespectful to the people who lost everything, so I stopped wearing my gold."
Filmography[change | change source]
|1982||Rocky III||James "Clubber" Lang|
|1982||Twilight Theatre||TV Series|
|1983||Mister T||Himself||TV Series|
|1983||Diff'rent Strokes||Himself||TV Series|
|1983||Alvin and the Chipmunks||Himself||Episode: "The C Team"|
|The A-Team||Sergeant Bosco "B.A." Baracus||TV Series|
|1984||The Toughest Man in the World||Bruise Brubaker||TV|
|1984||Be Somebody... or Be Somebody's Fool!||Himself||Video|
|WWF Superstars of Wrestling||Himself||TV Series|
|1987||Alice Through the Looking Glass||Jabberwock||TV movie|
|T. and T.||T. S. Turner||TV Series|
|1990||Straight Line||T. S. Turner|
|1991||Out of This World||Himself||TV Series|
|1993||Freaked||The Bearded Lady|
|1993||The Terrible Thunderlizards||Mr. T-Rex|
|1994||Magic of the Golden Bear: Goldy III||Freedom|
|1995||Kids Against Crime||Himself||TBN|
|1996||Spy Hard||Helicopter Pilot|
|1998||Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy||Mister Robinson's neighbour||Video|
|1999||Malcolm and Eddie||Calvin||Episode: "The Wrongest Yard"|
|2001||Not Another Teen Movie||The Wise Janitor|
|2001||Judgment||J. T. Quincy||Cloud Ten Pictures|
|2004||Johnny Bravo||Himself||"T is for Trouble"|
|2004||The Simpsons||Himself||Episode: "Today I Am a Clown"|
|2005||Return of the Lads||Lad No 3 with Mark Egan and Cian Duffy|
|2006||I Pity the Fool||Himself|
|2009||Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs||Earl Devereaux||Voice Only|
|2011||World's Craziest Fools||Himself||BBC Three|
References[change | change source]
- Dunn, Brad (2006). When They Were 22: 100 Famous People at the Turning Point in Their Lives. Andrews McMeel Publishing. p. 150. ISBN 0-7407-5810-1.
- "Words of Wisdom from Mr. T". Beliefnet. http://www.beliefnet.com/story/201/story_20189_1.html. Retrieved 2007-11-22.
- Johnson, Dirk (May 30, 1987). "GENTEEL CHICAGO SUBURB RAGES OVER MR. T'S TREE MASSACRE". http://www.nytimes.com/1987/05/30/us/genteel-chicago-suburb-rages-over-mr-t-s-tree-massacre.html. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
- . February 25, 2009. http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Showbiz-News/A-Team-Star-Mr-T-Decides-To-Stop-Wearing-Gold-Jewellery-Out-Of-Respect-For-Hurricane-Katrina-Victims/Article/200902415229268. Retrieved June 15, 2011.