The A-Team Actors
Mister / Mr T – Sergeant Bosco "B.A." Baracus
Mister / Mr T
Name : Lawrence Tureaud
Date Of Birth : 21st May 1952
Place Of Birth : Chicago, Illinois – USA
Spouses : Phillys Clark – 1971 - ? Now Divorced
Children : Lesa, Erika, and T Junior
Mr T is known to millions as B.A. Baracus from The A-Team and Clubber Lang
in Rocky III.
Mr T had a very tough up bringing, he grew up on the rough south side ghetto
area of Chicago. He is the second to youngest of twelve children, with four
sisters and seven brothers. After his father left him when he was five years
old his mum brought the family up on only $87 a month welfare. While growing
up in a rough neighbourhood his brother told Mr T to bulk up just to survive
on their estate. Mr T grew up going to Dunbar Vocational High School where
he mainly stayed out of trouble because of his mum and what she would think
if he got into trouble.
Mr T got his named change so that people would have to give him instant respect
by calling him Mister. On his way to stardom Mr T was a bouncer and was named
America’s toughest bouncer twice! He was also a bodyguard for Muhammed
Ali, Steve McQueen and Diana Ross. Mr T was also in the military police, which
would soon be chasing him in The A-Team.
Mr T was picked up by Sylvester Stallone to play a boxer in Rocky III, this
was Mr T’s first main role on the big screen and thanks to Rocky the
Mr T fan club began. A year after Rocky III Mr T got the role of B.A. Baracus
in the legendary show The A-Team. Once The A-Team started he was a household
name all over the USA and the world.
After The A-Team and at the ages of 43 in 1995 Mr T was diagnosed with lymphoma
which is cancer of the lymph system. As with anything Mr T fought cancer and
beat the disease in 2001 aged 49.
Mr T is a true legend and someone who use’s his fame to good use helping
kids out in youth centre’s in USA. He gave all his gold to his family
so they could sell it and get some money what a kind and gentle giant Mr T
is and we wish him all the best.
Thanks to APComics there is now a Mr. T comic book, Click
Here for more information.
Mr T's quotes
"I am the best bodyguard, because I'll take a bullet, I'll take a stab
wound, I'll take a hit upside the head; I'm like a Kamikaze pilot; The President
got shot because his men relaxed." - Mr. T, in Sept. 1983 issue of Playboy
"I believe in the Golden Rule - The Man with the Gold... Rules."
"I pity the fool..."
"Crazy Fool" (Mainly To Murdock!)
"When I was growing up, my family was so poor we couldn't afford to pay
"As a kid, I got three meals a day. Oatmeal, miss-a-meal and no meal."