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Mr T Biography (Laurence Tureaud): Actor and Entertainer
Famous for : being the host of the "I Pity the Fool" reality television program, for his role on the A Team program, and his role in the Rocky movies.
Mr T details : Born - May 21, 1952 Chicago, USA / Lives United States of America

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Mr T, born as Laurence Tureaud, is best known for his role in the 1980s television series "The A Team", his role as "Clubber Lang" in Rocky III and for his appearances on the WWF as a pro-wrestler. He is also known for his record called "Mr. T's Commandments", a rap album for kids. His trademark mohawk and and gold chains have made him an icon of the entertainment industry.

Mr. T was born on May 21, 1952 as Laurence Tureaud in Chicago, Illinois. The second-youngest of twelve children, Mr. T grew up in a small, three-bedroom apartment with his siblings and mother. His father left them when Mr. T was only five, leaving his mother to raise twelve children on less than $100 a month from her welfare check. Determined to make his mother proud, Mr. T worked hard in school and sports, eventually becoming a local football star, student of martial arts, and a three-time wrestling champion.

After graduating from Dunbar Vocational High School, Mr. T was awarded a football scholarship to Prairie View A&M University in Texas. He was expelled after one year but was quickly awarded scholarships to other universities. Late, he joined the Army to serve as a military policeman. After his service ended, Mr. T was offered a playing position with the Green Bay Packers. His professional football career was cut short by a serious knee injury and Mr. T looked for work as a bodyguard, instead.

Mr. T's size and strength landed him jobs with Mahammad Ali, Diana Ross, and Michael Jackson. In 1970 he changed his name to Lawrence Tero and soon changed it again to Mr. T. After an appearance on "The World's Strongest Black Man", Mr. T was sought out by Sylvester Stallone to play a boxer in the upcoming movie Rocky III.

Mr. T found some film success in "The Beastmaster" and "Penetentiary 2" before accepting his biggest role as B.A. Baracus in the television show "The A-Team". The show premiered in 1983 and launched Mr. T into the center of pop culture. One year later Mr. T produced a video entitled "Be Somebody...or Be Somebody's Fool!" that he produced with musician Ice T as a motivational and inspirational video for children. Mr. T's album, "Mr. T's Commandments" came out later that same year. Like his first video, Commandments was designed to teach and inspire youth.

In 1985 Mr. T entered the world of professional wrestling when he joined Hulk Hogan for the first WrestleMania. Because of his background in Rocky, Mr. T became a special "WWF boxer", although he never made this is full-time career.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s Mr. T appeared in numerous television shows and movies, mostly as cameo appearances or small roles. He also worked on commercials for communication companies like MCI and Comcast. In 1995 Mr. T was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma which has limited his ability to work long jobs.

Mr. T continues to be a pop culture icon for generations and still makes appearances on the TBN Christian television network.

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I'm not perfect, I'm not an angel, but I try to live a certain way because it brings honour and respect to my mother. I tell people that when they look at me, they're looking at nothing but a big, overgrown, tough mama's boy. That's who I am.
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People ask what gives me the authority to give advice? I say, First of all, I don't give advice. Dr Phil gives advice. Mr T helps people. I motivate them, I inspire them, I give them hope, and I plant the seed so they can feel good about themselves
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