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George Peppard

John Hannibal Smith in The A-Team, Thomas Banacek in Banacek

Photos George Peppard Birth name: George Peppard
Birth date: 1928/10/01
Date of death : 1994/05/08 (66 years old)
Birth place : Detroit, Michigan, USA
Height: 1.83 m

French Traduire

Biography for George Peppard

Peppard was born in Detroit, Michigan, as the son of an opera singer and a building contractor. He graduated from Dearborn High School in Dearborn, Michigan. He attended Purdue University, Carnegie Mellon University, and The Actor's Studio, where one of his classmates was Rip Torn.

Before the A-Team, Peppard had the leading role in the TV series Banacek (1972 - 1974), (part of the NBC Mystery Movie series of the 1970s), and played in Doctor's Hospital, in 1975, and in several other television films, which became in the later part of his career his major dedication.

He was a recovering alcoholic, who spent his later years trying to help others in the same situation.

After being diagnosed with lung cancer in 1992, he had part of a lung removed. He died on May 8, 1994, at the age of 66 in Los Angeles, due to complications in the treatment of the cancer.

George Peppard has demonstrated his astonishing actor talent over his career, but has too often played roles that do not allow him to fully express this talent. After his first experiences on Broadway and television, he made a remarkable start in the film "The Strange One (1957)". He began to draw attention when he played the illegitimate son of Robert Mitchum in the applaudi melodrama "the one by whom the scandal arrives (1960)". He then forged a solid reputation by playing his most memorable role in "diamonds on sofas (1961)", with Audrey Hepburn. Spotted by studios like the young rising star, Peppard was therefore enlisted in the successful films of the time, in the 60s: "How the West was won (1962)", "Les Victors, (1963 ) "," Carpetbaggers, (1964) ", and" Operation Crossbow (1965) ". He reached the height of his popularity in another sumptuous production: "Blue Max (1966)", in which he played a German plane pilot during the First World War. At the end of the 1960s, he played in less popular films. In the early 1970s, its decreased popularity was temporarily amplified to the TV series, "Banacek" (1972). His roles in the cinema becoming more and more uninteresting, he produced, Dériga and interpreted the drama "Five Days from Home (1978)", but the result was rather disappointing. In the mid -1980s, he again had a revival of popularity thanks to the success of the TV series "The Tout Risk Agency (1983)".

In 1994 he died of lung cancer ...

George Peppard was an American actor known for his roles in films such as "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and "The A-Team". He was born on October 1, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan, in the United States. He grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he attended the North Central High School. After leaving school, Peppard served in the American army for two years before pursuing a career in the world of theater and cinema.

Peppard began his acting career in Broadway, where he played in pieces such as "The Pleasure of His Company" and "Fair Game". He also played in several television films and programs, including "Mr. Novak", "The Cara Williams Show" and "Banacek". His performance in the film "Breakfast at Tiffany's", in which he plays the role of Paul Varjak, earned him a nomination for the Golden Globe Awards.

In 1983, Peppard joined the cast of the television series "The A-Team", in which he played the role of Colonel John "Hannibal" Smith. The series was a huge success and became one of the most popular broadcasts of the time. Peppard played in the series until its end in 1987.

Despite his success as an actor, Peppard has experienced personal problems throughout his life. He has fought against alcoholism and was divorced several times. He died on May 8, 1994 in Los Angeles, California, following pneumonia. He was 65 years old.

In summary, George Peppard was an American actor known for his roles in popular films and television shows. He played in Broadway productions and was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for his performance in "Breakfast at Tiffany's". He was also one of the main players in the television series "The A-Team". Despite his professional success, Peppard had personal problems during his life and died in 1994 at the age of 65.


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Title Role
Man Against the Mob: The Chinatown Murders (1989) (TV) Frank Doakey
Zwei Frauen (1989) Mr. Martin
Man Against the Mob (1988) (TV) Frank Doakey
"A-Team, The" (1983) Serie TV Lt. Col. John 'Hannibal' Smith
Jugando con la muerte (1982) McFadden
Race for the Yankee Zephyr (1981) Theo Brown
L'ultime passion (1981) Jim Daley
Battle Beyond the Stars (1980) Cowboy
De l'enfer à la victoire (1979) Brett Rosson
Torn Between Two Lovers (1979) (TV) Paul Rasmussen
Crisis in Mid-air (1979) (TV) Nick Culver
Five Days from Home (1979) T.M. Pryor
Damnation Alley (1977) Maj. Eugene Denton
"Doctors' Hospital" (1975) Serie TV Dr. Jake Goodwin (1975-76)
Guilty or Innocent: The Sam Sheppard Murder Case (1975) (TV) Dr. Samuel Sheppard
One of Our Own (1975) (TV) Dr Jake Goodwin
Newman's Law (1974) ....Vince Newman
"Banacek" (1972) Serie TV Tom Banacek (1972-74)
Groundstar Conspiracy, The (1972) Tuxan
Banacek (1972) (TV) Thomas Banacek
Bravos, The (1972) (TV) Maj. John Harkess
One More Train to Rob (1971) Harker Fleet
Cannon for Cordoba (1970) Capt. Rod Douglas
Executioner, The (1970) John Shay
Pendulum (1968) Capt. Frank Matthews
House of Cards (1968) Reno Davis
What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968) Pete
P.J. (1968) P.J. Detweiler
Rough Night in Jericho (1967) Dolan
Tobruk (1967) Capt. Kurt Bergman
Blue Max, The (1966) Bruno Stachel
Third Day, The (1965) Steve Mallory
Operation Crossbow (1965) Lt. John Curtis
Carpetbaggers, The (1964) Jonas Cord
Victors, The (1963) Cpl. Chase
How the West Was Won (1962) Zeb Rawlings
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) Paul Varjak (Fred)
Subterraneans, The (1960) Leo Percepied
Home from the Hill (1960) Raphael 'Rafe' Copley
Pork Chop Hill (1959) Cpl. Chuck Fedderson
Strange One, The (1957) Cadet Robert Marquales


Peppard also served in the United States Marine Corps.

Had cancerous tumor removed from lung. After years as a heavy smoker, he quit. [1992]

Born at 8, 29pm-EST

Education: Purdue, Carnegie Tech, Actors Studio

In 1978, he conquered a serious drinking problem.

Studied at the famed Actors' Studio, with reknown acting coach, Lee Strasberg. One of his classmates was Rip Torn

Spent much of the latter years of his life helping alcoholics and working for various charitable organizations.

Told the media how relieved he was shortly after "The A-Team" (1983) ended in 1986 because he likened the mega-hit show to "an out-of-control frieght train that would never stop!"

Was originally chosen to play Blake Carrington on the TV series "Dynasty" (1981), but was fired from the role after disagreements with the show's producers.

Graduated from Dearborn High School in Dearborn Michigan.

Member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity.

He was in the running to replace Pete Duel as Hannibal Heyes in "Alias Smith and Jones" (1971).


Je suis devenu mon pire ennemi (à propos de sa période d'alcoolisme)



Laura Taylor (10 September 1992 - 8 May 1994) (his death), Alexis Adams (8 December 1984 - 1986) (divorced), Sherry Boucher (1975 - 1979) (divorced), Elizabeth Ashley (1966 - 1972) (divorced) 1 son, Helen Davies (1954 - 1964) (divorced) 2 children

His father was in the construction business in Michigan.

Son with ex-wife Elizabeth Ashley is named Christian

His son with Ashley, Christian Peppard, is a writer.

His widow, Laura Taylor, was a banker in West Palm Beach, Florida when they met.

Author of the card

  • Creation date: 01/07/2003 by stals
  • Last update: 01/05/2007 by abdest

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