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Mr T - Biography

Barracuda in The A-Team, TS Turner in T and T

Photos Mr T Nom de naissance : Lawrence Tureaud
Date de naissance : 1952/05/21 (67 years old)
Birth place : Chicago (USA)
Taille : 1.78 m
Salary : 80000$ par épisode

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Biography for Mr T

Mr. T was born Laurence Tureaud on 21 May 1952 in the rough southside ghetto area of Chicago. He is the second to youngest of twelve children (he has four sisters and seven brothers) and grew up in the housing projects of Chicago. His father left when he was 5, and his mother raised the family on $87 a month welfare in a three-room apartment. Mr. T's brothers encouraged him to build up his body in order to survive in the area, and he has commented, "If you think I'm big, you should see my brothers!" His mother is a religious woman, who has had a strong influence on him. He says, "Any man who don't love his momma can't be no friend of mine." He was an average student in school. "Most of the time", he says, "I stared out the windows, just daydreaming. I didn't study much because I have a photographic memory". Apart from one spell between 5th and 7th grades when he went a little astray - playing hookey, cursing, acting tough, being disrespectful -- he was a well- behaved child. (He worried about how his mother would feel if he ended up in jail, and stayed out of trouble!) He attended Dunbar Vocational High School. He was a college football star, studied martial arts, and was three times city wrestling champion! He won a scholarship to Prairie View A&M University in Texas, but was thrown out after a year.
In The A-Team, he played Bosco "Bad Attitude" (or "B.A.") Baracus, an ex-army commando on the run with three others members from the US government "for crimes they didn't commit". Tureaud is famous for his trademark Mohawk-style haircut and for the many gold chains he wears around his neck. His catch phrase, "I pity the fool!", comes from Rocky III, where he played a boxer facing Rocky Balboa in a match. When asked if he hated Rocky, he replied, "I don't hate Balboa, I pity the fool." His comment on the match, "There's gonna be a lot of pain," became another catch phrase.

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. Creation date : 2003/07/01 by stals

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