Notable Stage Names
Bosco Albert "B.A." Baracus
Professional Football Player
Note: All of the occupations listed are real jobs held by the real-life Mr. T.
|Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Base of Operations|
Lake Forest, Illinois
Sherman Oaks, California
Normal human in peak physical condition for a man of his age.
Exceptional hand-to-hand combatant with training as an Army soldier, professional football player and professional wrestler.
Note: Mr. T's greatest victory was over cancerous T-cell lymphoma from 1995 - 2001.
Mr. T and the T-Force
A-Team #1 (March, 1984)
Note: "Mr. T" is the pseudonym of the real-life actor and professional bodyguard born Lawrence Tureaud.
Lawrence Tureaud was born on May 21, 1952 in the projects of the south-side Chicago ghetto. The second youngest of 12 siblings, Tureaud's father abandoned the family when he was five, leaving his mother to raise the children in a three-bedroom apartment on less than $100 a month from government assistance.
Devoted to his mother, a religious woman, Tureaud avoided trouble and jail. Following high-school graduation, Tureaud used a football scholarship to attend Prairie View A&M University in Texas. Although he was expelled after one year, Tureaud was able to qualify for other college scholarships to further his education until joining the Army and serving as a military policeman.
Following his military discharge, Tureaud was recruited by the Green Bay Packers, but suffered a serious knee injury which ended his professional football career. Using his military and athletic skills Tureaud became a bodyguard for A-list celebrities.
It was Tureaud's appearance on the game show Games People Play that brought him to the attention of actor and director Sylvester Stallone - who cast the Chicago gym teacher and bar-room bouncer as his boxing adversary in Rocky III. Tureaud's turn as a movie bad-guy earned him a staring role as the gruff but lovable B.A. Baracus in the television series The A-Team - cementing his presence as the American icon called Mr. T.
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