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Also Known As: Mr. T, Lawrence Tero Tureaud Died:
Born: May 21, 1952 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: actor, wrestler, singer, bouncer, military policeman, gym teacher, bodyguard

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An unmistakably coiffed self-promotion machine, former bodyguard-turned- actor, Mr. T was one of television's most recognized faces during the peak of his fame in the early to mid 1980's. Famed for his fearsome physique and eye-catching Mohawk haircut, Mr. T shot to stardom in 1983 when he was handpicked by director-writer-star Sylvester Stallone to play the brutal brawler Clubber Lang in "Rocky III" (1982). But it was his role of Sergeant B.A. Baracus - the rough-talking ex-Army commando on the run with his eclectic group of comrades on "The A-Team" (NBC, 1983-87) which solidified his celebrity from that point on. Although he often teetered on self-parody, Mr. T made such an indelible impression that even two decades on, he remained a familiar touchstone for children of the eighties turned adults who still loved hearing him bark, "I pity the fool!"

An unmistakably coiffed self-promotion machine, former bodyguard-turned- actor, Mr. T was one of television's most recognized faces during the peak of his fame in the early to mid 1980's. Famed for his fearsome physique and eye-catching Mohawk haircut, Mr. T shot to stardom in 1983 when he was handpicked by director-writer-star Sylvester Stallone to play the brutal brawler Clubber Lang in "Rocky III" (1982). But it was his role of Sergeant B.A. Baracus - the rough-talking ex-Army commando on the run with his eclectic group of comrades on "The A-Team" (NBC, 1983-87) which solidified his celebrity from that point on. Although he often teetered on self-parody, Mr. T made such an indelible impression that even two decades on, he remained a familiar touchstone for children of the eighties turned adults who still loved hearing him bark, "I pity the fool!"

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Judgement (2001) Jt Quincy
3.
 Not Another Teen Movie (2001) Wise Janitor
4.
 Judgement (2000)
5.
 Inspector Gadget (1999) Himself (The Minion Recovery Group)
6.
 Spy Hard (1996) Agency Helicopter Pilot
7.
 Freaked (1993) Bearded Lady
8.
 Toughest Man in the World, The (1984) Bruise Brubaker
9.
 D.C. Cab (1983) Samson
10.
 Rocky III (1982) Clubber Lang
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Served as a military policeman in the U.S. Army
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Briefly played for the Green Bay Packers; left due to a knee injury
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Worked as a bouncer and bodyguard to Steve McQueen, Muhammad Ali and Diana Ross
1980:
Appeared on NBC's "America's Toughest Bouncer" competition, a segment of NBC's "Games People Play"; spotted by Sylvester Stallone
1981:
Made his feature debut in the boxing film, "Penitentiary 2"
1982:
Had a memorable role as a boxer facing Rocky Balboa in the movie, "Rocky III"
1983:
First starring role in a feature, the Joel Schumacher-directed, "D.C. Cab"
1983:
Played ex-soldier B.A. Baracus on the hit NBC action-drama, "The A-Team"
1983:
Voiced himself in the Saturday morning cartoon, "Mr. T" (NBC)
1984:
Released a rap album titled, <i>Mr. T's Commandments</i> and a related educational video
1984:
Released a second album titled, <i>Mr. T's Be Somebody Or Be Somebody's Fool</i>, which featured music from the motivational video of the same name
1987:
Starred in the syndicated series "T. and T."
1994:
Reappeared as a special referee for a Hogan-Ric Flair match
1999:
Appeared in the feature film "Inspector Gadget" starring Matthew Broderick
2001:
Played a wise janitor in the comedy spoof, "Not Another Teen Movie"
2006:
Hosted the reality series on TV Land, "I Pity the Fool"
2009:
Voiced Chief Earl Devereaux in the animated film, "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs"
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Education

Paul Lawrence Dunbar Vocational Career Academy: Chicago , Illinois -
Prairie View A&M University: Prairie View , Texas - 1971

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