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|birthname = Laurence Tureaud
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|birthdate = {{birth date and age|1952|5|21}}
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|birthplace = [[Chicago, Illinois]], [[U.S.]]
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|occupation = [[actor]], [[motivational speaker]], [[wrestler]], bodyguard, TV personality
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'''Mr. T''' (born '''Laurence Tureaud'''; May 21, 1952) is an [[United States|American]] [[actor]] known for his roles as [[B. A. Baracus]] in the 1980s [[television]] series ''[[The A-Team]]'', as [[boxing|boxer]] [[Clubber Lang]] in the 1982 film ''[[Rocky III]]'', and for his appearances as a professional wrestler. Mr. T is also well-known for his distinctive [[mohawk hairstyle]], for wearing large amounts of gold jewelry, and for his tough guy image. He starred in the [[reality show]] ''[[I Pity the Fool (TV series)|I Pity the Fool]]'', shown on [[TV Land]], the title of which comes from his [[catchphrase]] from ''[[Rocky III]]''.
   
[[Image:MrT-stained-glass.jpg|thumb|right|300px|Saint T The Pitier]]
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==Early life==
Born '''Mr. T''', also know as '''"Baby Tibbe"''' it was obvious from birth that this "child" had abnormal pitying powers. There was a major inbalance of chemicals (derived from [[dongher magic]]) in his brain that caused '''"Baby Tibbe"''' to grow old quickly and also to develop his vast '''Pitying''' powers. He is a world renowned multi-world champion fool pitier.
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Mr. T was born '''Laurence Tureaud''' in [[Chicago, Illinois]], the youngest son in a family with twelve children. His father, Nathaniel Tureaud Sr., was a [[Minister (Christianity)|minister]].<ref name="PeopleDotCom">{{cite web|last=Kleban |first=Barbara |url=http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20088784,00.html |title=article on Mr. T's family ties |publisher=People.com |date= |accessdate=2010-04-24}}</ref> Tureaud, with his four sisters and seven brothers, grew up in one of the city's [[housing projects]], [[Robert Taylor Homes]].
 
=History=
 
[[File:Ultimate.jpg|right|thumb|200px|A young Master T pities fools in the family home. (circa 5 AT)]]
 
Dr.T was born in the Mongolian foothills of Malaysia.
 
Some say he is the only God, others say he is the only man who can defeat Boris Johnson and very few say he is Master Chief of the BBC [[Halo]].
 
Dr. T lets [[Ice T]] keep his last name under one condition: ''He must stop trying to act on Law and Order and become his kitty kat at age 150.'' (The joke's on Dr. T because Ice T is nothing but a mere mortal).
 
   
Mr. T has been clocked at 100 fp/s (fools pitied per second). It is not known what instrument was used to measure this, or by whom the measurement was taken; however the evidence that this has occurred is irrefutable because Mr. T has threatened to pity anyone who attempts to refute it.
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Tureaud attended [[Dunbar High School (Chicago)|Dunbar High School]],<ref name=glance>"Dunbar at a glance". ''Chicago Sun-Times''. December 29, 1993. 76.</ref> where he played football, wrestled, and studied [[martial arts]]. He won a scholarship to [[Prairie View A&M University]]. Tureaud also attended several small Chicago area colleges on athletic scholarships.{{Dubious|date=January 2010}}
   
He is the only person in [[Nerd|World Of Warcraft]] to have a Mohawk class.
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Tureaud worked as a [[bouncer (doorman)|bouncer]] after he returned from the army. It was at this time that he created the persona of "Mr. T". His wearing of gold neck chains and other jewelry was the result of customers losing the items or leaving them behind at the bar/night club after a fight. A customer, who may have been banned from the club or trying to avoid another confrontation, would not have to re-enter the club if Mr. T wore their jewelry as he stood out front. When a customer returned to claim the item, it was readily visible and available with no further confrontations required.
   
Mr. T is known to be the first person to huff 6000 kittens without serious spleen damage. He pities all those who attempt to replicate this.
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Mr. T managed eventually to parlay his job as a bouncer into a career as a [[bodyguard]] to the stars that lasted almost ten years. He protected well-known personalities like [[Muhammad Ali]], [[Steve McQueen (actor)|Steve McQueen]], [[Michael Jackson]], [[Leon Spinks]], [[Joe Frazier]] and [[Diana Ross]], charging $3,000 per day.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/mister_t_1_/bio.jhtml |title=Mr. T view the Music Artists Biography Online |publisher=Vh1.com |date= |accessdate=2010-04-24}}</ref>
   
Mr. T is so thoroughly real that in 1995 he was diagnosed with T!-cell lymphoma, but don't pity or he will hurt your face.
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As a bodyguard, Tureaud's business card read, "Next to God, there is no greater protector than I." Mr. T claimed that he never lost a client, saying, "I got hurt worse growing up in the [[ghetto]] than working as a bodyguard."
   
Mr. T has a "love child" his prodigal son, Kimbo Slice.
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==Acting roles and work==
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While reading ''[[National Geographic]]'', Mr. T first noticed the unusual hairstyle, for which he is now famous, on a [[Mandinka people|Mandinka]] warrior.<ref>Mentioned in a number of interviews, including [http://allhiphop.com/stories/features/archive/2006/11/09/18133735.aspx Mr. T: Pity The Fool], allhiphop.com, Published Thursday, November 09, 2006. Mr. T gives a 1977 date, for an article with photos on the Mandinka in Mali. National Geographic Magazine's index has no record of such an article. [http://publicationsindex.nationalgeographic.com/ Nationalgeographic.com]</ref> He decided that adoption of the style would be a powerful statement about his [[African]] origin. It was a simpler, safer and more permanent visual signature than his gold chains, rings, and bracelets. The gold jewelry was worth about $300,000 at the time and took him about an hour to put on. Most nights, Mr. T spent even more time cleaning them using an [[ultrasonic cleaner]]. Occasionally, he slept with the heavy neck chains and bracelets on, "to see how my ancestors, who were [[slavery|slaves]], felt."<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.tvacres.com/jewelry_mr_t.htm |title=TVacres.com |publisher=TVacres.com |date= |accessdate=2010-04-24}}</ref>
   
Mr. T always picked on Murdock (Dwight Schultz) for acting like a crazy fool.
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In 1980, Mr. T was spotted by [[Sylvester Stallone]] while taking part in NBC's "America's Toughest Bouncer" competition—a segment of NBC's ''[[Games People Play (TV series)|Games People Play]]''.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.starpulse.com/Actors/Mr._T/Biography/ |title=Biography of Mr. T |publisher=Starpulse.com |date=1939-11-16 |accessdate=2010-04-24}}</ref> His role in ''[[Rocky III]]'' was originally intended as just a few lines. His catchphrase, "I pity the fool!", comes from the film, in which he played a boxer facing Rocky Balboa. When asked if he hated Rocky, he replied, "No, I don't hate Balboa, but I pity the fool." Subsequently, after losing out on the role of the title character's mentor in ''[[The Beastmaster]]'', Mr. T appeared in another boxing [[film]], ''Penitentiary 2'', and on an episode of [[Showtime]]'s early [[sketch comedy]] series ''[[Bizarre (TV series)|Bizarre]]'', where he fights and eats [[Super Dave Osborne]], before accepting a television series role on ''[[The A-Team]]''.
   
Mr. T has a neck containing more gold than fort knox.
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Mr. T appeared in an episode of ''[[Silver Spoons]]'', reprising his old role as bodyguard to [[Rick Stratton|Ricky Stratton]]. In the episode, he explains his name as "First name: ''Mister''; middle name: ''period''; last name ''T''." In one scene, when Ricky's class erupts into a paper ball throwing melee, Mr. T throws his body in front of the objects, fully protecting his client.
   
Mr. T once graped me in the grass and I have never been the same since. :(
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In ''[[The A-Team]]'', he played [[B.A. Baracus|Sergeant Bosco "B.A." Baracus]] (''B.A.'' is an abbreviation of "Bad Attitude"), an ex-army [[commando]] on the run with three other members from the [[United States|U.S.]] government "for a crime they didn't commit." When asked at a press conference whether he was as stupid as B.A. Baracus, he observed quietly, "It takes a smart guy to play dumb."
   
Mr T was married to Liza Minnelli from March 2nd of 1983 to March 9th of 1983 after eloping in Las Vegas. Their marriage ended bitterly when Mr T threw Liza through her china cabinent successfully putting Ms. Minnelli in the hospital. During the divorce case Ms. Minelli stated, "The bastard ruined the good china!"
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[[File:NancyReaganMrTChristmas1983.jpg|right|thumb|Mr. T plays Santa Claus with First Lady [[Nancy Reagan]] for Christmas at the White House, 1983]]
   
Mr. T has a nephew , "Rampage", who plays his character B.A. in the A-Team movie.
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A [[Ruby-Spears Productions|Ruby-Spears]] produced [[cartoon]] called ''[[Mister T (TV series)|Mister T]]'' premiered in 1983 on [[NBC]]. The ''Mister T'' cartoon starred Mr. T as himself, the owner of a gym where a group of gymnasts trained. He helped them with their training but they also helped him solve mysteries and fight crime. Thirty episodes were produced.
   
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In 1984, he made a motivational video called ''[[Be Somebody... or Be Somebody's Fool!]]''. He gives helpful advice to children throughout the video; for example, he teaches them how to understand and appreciate their origins, how to dress fashionably without buying designer labels, how to make tripping up look like [[breakdancing]], how to control their anger, and how to deal with peer pressure. The video is roughly one hour long, but contains 30 minutes of singing, either by the group of children accompanying him, or by Mr. T himself. He sings "Treat Your Mother Right (Treat Her Right)", in which he enumerates the reasons why it is important to treat your mother right, and also raps a song about growing up in the ghetto and praising [[God]]. The raps in this video were written by [[Ice T]].{{Citation needed|date=May 2010}} That same year he released a related rap album titled ''Mr. T's Commandments''. Also in 1984, he starred in the film, ''The Toughest Man in the World''.
==President T==
 
   
Contrary to popular belief, Mr. T ran for president in 1969, only to be deemed ineligible after he was found to be "perfect" by scientists. Mr. T is now the presidential adviser and has been since 1970. However, during George W. Bush's term Mr. T did not serve as presidential advisor. Instead, he was believed to be near the Kepler Asteroid Belt, destroying a large asteroid on a collision course with Earth.
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In 1988, Mr. T starred in the television series ''[[T. and T.]]''. Mr. T was once reported to be earning around $80,000 a week for his role in ''The A-Team'' and earning $15,000 for personal appearances. By the end of the 1990s, he was appearing only in the occasional commercial, largely because of health problems. (In 1995, he was diagnosed with [[T-cell lymphoma]].<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2005-09-14-mr-t_x.htm |title=[[USA Today]] - For Mr. T, gold chains are out, helping is in |work= |accessdate=2010-02-10}}</ref>) He frequently appears on the [[Trinity Broadcasting Network|TBN]] Christian television network. He has appeared in commercials for [[MCI Communications|MCI]]'s 1-800-COLLECT collect-call service and on ''[[Late Night with Conan O'Brien]]''. He has also appeared on some [[Comcast]] commercials, and in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand during 2007, advertising the chocolate bar [[Snickers]] with the slogan "Get Some Nuts!".<ref>{{cite web|url=http://getsomenuts.tv/ |title=Get some nuts &#124; Snickers |publisher=Getsomenuts.tv |date=2010-01-13 |accessdate=2010-04-24}}</ref> One of these commercials, featuring Mr. T crashing through a wall on the back of a [[technical (fighting vehicle)|technical vehicle]] before firing Snickers bars at a speed walker wearing tight-fitting yellow shorts, was pulled by [[Mars, Incorporated|Mars]] following a complaint by the US-based group [[Human Rights Campaign]], despite the fact that the advert had never been shown outside the UK. The group alleged that the commercial promoted the idea that violence against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people "is not only acceptable, but humorous".<ref>{{cite news|url=http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/Mars-Pulls-Mr-T-Snickers-Ad-Over-Gay-Row/Article/200807415059196?lpos=UK%2BNews_1&lid=ARTICLE_15059196_Mars%2BPulls%2BMr%2BT%2BSnickers%2BAd%2BOver%2BGay%2BRow|title=Mr. T Ad Pulled In Anti-Gay Row|publisher=[[Sky News]]|date=2008-07-29}}</ref> The commercials are still shown on Australian television.
   
==Current Life==
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Mr. T did a video campaign for [[Hitachi Data Systems Corporation|Hitachi's Data Systems]] that was created and posted on consumer video sites including [[YouTube]] and [[Yahoo! Video]]. According to Steven Zivanic, senior director and corporate communications of HDS, "this campaign has not only helped the firm in its own area, but it has given the data storage firm a broader audience."<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.dmnews.com/cms/dm-news/internet-marketing/42045.html |title="Mr. T attracts viewers, buyers for Hitachi" |publisher=DMNews |date= |accessdate=2010-04-24}}</ref> In November 2007, Mr. T appeared in a television commercial for the online role playing game ''[[World of Warcraft]]'' with the phrase ''"I'm Mr. T and I'm a [[Warcraft (series)#Night Elves|Night Elf]] Mohawk"''.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.wow-europe.com/en/downloads/commercials.html#mrt |title=World of Warcraft Europe - Downloads - Movies - TV Commercials |publisher=Wow-europe.com |date= |accessdate=2010-04-24}}</ref> A followup to this commercial appeared in November 2009 where he appeared promoting the "mohawk grenade" item, which appears in game and turns other players into Mr T's likeness.
   
===The Miracle Birth of Mr. T===
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In 2008 Mr. T appeared on the American channel ''Shopping TV'' selling his "Mr. T Flavorwave Oven".<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.thane.com/products/housewares/flavorwave-turbo/flavorwave-turbo.php |title=Thane.com |publisher=Thane.com |date= |accessdate=2010-04-24}}</ref>
   
[[Image:T&T.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Although DNA evidence suggests his mother ''was'' human, Dr. T. Sr. had T raised by wolves until he was old enough to hunt for himself.]]
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Mohawk Media, publisher of the Mr. T graphic novel, has announced on its website that [[Sony Pictures]] will be producing a [[Computer-generated imagery|CGI]] movie starring Mr. T, scheduled for release in 2009,<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.mohawkmedia.co.uk/preview.htm |title=Mohawkmedia.co.uk |publisher=Mohawkmedia.co.uk |date= |accessdate=2010-04-24}}</ref> as well as [[Mr. T (video game)|a video game]] by [[ZootFly]].<ref name=IGN>{{cite web|last=Clayman |first=David |url=http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/976/976832p1.html |title=Zootfly Announces Mr. T Games |publisher=Xbox360.ign.com |date= |accessdate=2010-04-24}}</ref>
T was born in Lawrence, KS, to Dr. and Mrs. T. His Famous First Words Being "Pity Da Fool, you cracka ass hobo, homo, bitch!" Even though the Queen is white, Bob is so black (and big) it doesn't matter. So he was born with massive 100,000,000 pounds [[Balls|Balls of Gold]]. His birth was heralded by miraculous signs heralding pitying times, including the appearance of a new star in the sky, rain falling upon the Sahara desert for the first time in a century, [[John Lennon]] arising out of a Mississippi swamp and the spontaneous combustion of 3,147 fools. In Mr. T's early Life, He may have been a cousin of the great [http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Nick_vishneski Nick Vishneski].
 
   
Several minutes after his birth, three S.W.A.T. teams from two different counties burst into the delivery room. They did not survive his foul mouth.
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===Wrestling===
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Mr. T entered the world of [[professional wrestling]] in 1985. He was [[Hulk Hogan]]'s tag-team partner at the first [[WrestleMania (1985)|WrestleMania]]. Hulk Hogan wrote in his autobiography that Mr. T saved the main event of WrestleMania I between them and "Rowdy" [[Roddy Piper]] and "Mr. Wonderful" [[Paul Orndorff]] because when he arrived, security would not let his entourage into the building. Mr. T was ready to skip the show until Hogan personally talked him out of leaving. Piper has said that he and other fellow wrestlers disliked Mr. T because he was an actor coming into wrestling and had never paid his dues as a professional wrestler.
   
[[The Church of SharkJesus and the Latter Day Sharks]] claims that their lord and saviour, [[The Church of SharkJesus and the Latter Day Sharks#SharkJesus|SharkJesus]], was in fact responsible for the birth of [[Mr. T]]. This is a topic of hot debate amongst [[Mr. T]] experts.
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Remaining with the WWF, Mr. T became a special "WWF boxer," in light of his character in ''Rocky III.'' He took on [[Bob Orton, Jr.|"Cowboy" Bob Orton]] on the [[Saturday Night's Main Event results#Saturday Night's Main Event V|March 1, 1986 edition]] of ''[[WWE Saturday Night's Main Event|Saturday Night's Main Event]],'' on NBC. This boxing stunt ultimately culminated in another boxing match against Roddy Piper at [[WrestleMania 2]]. Mr. T returned to the World Wrestling Federation as a special guest referee in 1987 as well as a special referee enforcer confronting such stars as the Honky Tonk Man.
   
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Seven years later, Mr. T reappeared as a special referee for a Hogan-[[Ric Flair]] match, in October 1994, at [[Halloween Havoc#1994|Halloween Havoc]], and then went on to wrestle again, defeating [[Kevin Sullivan (wrestler)|Kevin Sullivan]] at that year's [[Starrcade#1994|Starrcade]].
   
===Upbringing===
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Mr. T returned to wrestling another seven years later, appearing in the front row of an episode of [[WWE Raw|WWF Raw]] on November 19, 2001.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://slashwrestling.com/raw/011119.html |title=Slashwrestling.com |publisher=Slashwrestling.com |date=2001-11-19 |accessdate=2010-04-24}}</ref>
   
[[Image:Mr-t.jpg|thumb|right|Mr. T during his un-recognised one millisecond as president.]]However, Mr. T was troublesome as a barrel rich, buttery wolverine milk. At the age of 3 he could out-perform most Olympic athletics and get a 'Brain age' of 21 on Dr. Kawashimiamamama's 'Brain Training even while wearing 400kg of gold chains. Mr. T also had a brother known as Mr. B. It was suspected they fought with poison-tipped javelins.
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===Albums===
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In 1984 Mr. T released an album titled ''[[Mr. T's Commandments]]'' ([[Columbia Records|Columbia]]/[[Sony Music Entertainment|CBS Records]]), much in the same tone as his 1984 educational video, which instructed children to stay in school and to stay away from drugs. He later followed up with a second album the same year, titled ''Mr T's [[Be Somebody... or Be Somebody's Fool!]]'' ([[MCA Records]]), which featured music from the film of the same name.
   
Mr. T went through a brief period of renaissance, where he enthusiastically embraced a light refreshments and a [[myriad]] of cultural learning and activities. During this time he frequently engaged in [[surfing]], pottery, painting, eating hamburgers one-handed, pitying fools and talking pretentiously. He gained fluent use of over 9000 languages! (including Klingon) and wrote a book on religious philosophy. It was called 'Stabbing Rampage' and thus did very poorly sales-wise.
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In 2002, Mr. T appeared in the video for "Pass The Courvoisier" by [[Busta Rhymes]] featuring [[P. Diddy]] and [[Pharell Williams]]. [[John Cena]]'s music video "[[Bad Bad Man]]" also featured an imitation of Mr. T/B.A. by [[Freddie Foxx]] throughout.
   
After a week of this life had passed, Mr. T happened to stumble upon a wounded van by the side of the road. Moved out of pity, Mr T stopped to repair the medium-sized transport vehicle. He lovingly replaced its tires, and even polished it, despite the blazing heat. Sunburned, and layered in sweat, Mr T stood back in awe of the van he had made new. It gleamed with an intangible power, and it stood before him in a stance befitting a warrior of god-given might. Tired by his hours of work, Mr. T drove the vehicle back home. Its engine roared and its wheels tore eagerly at the ground. Mr.T had rebirthed this lowly piece of [[Detroit]] [[vomit]] into a fire-breathing, [[Tom Cruise|baby-eating]], force of nature that, although never consuming fuel, had the carbon footprint of a nuclear warhead, just because it was awesome. Finally Mr T had met his one and only equal, who would forever remain his nemesis. He threw away his artwork, burned his writings, and shaved his hair with a shard of glass, I pity you with your non-mohawk hair!
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==Personal life==
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Mr. T is a [[Born again Christianity|born-again Christian]].<ref>{{cite web |url = http://www.beliefnet.com/story/201/story_20189_1.html |accessdate = 2007-11-22 |title = Words of Wisdom from Mr. T |publisher = Beliefnet}}</ref>
   
It is also a known fact that Mr. T doesn't go on "no plain", yes you read it correctly, "plain". Ever since he was a child he would run through fields until one day he tripped over a root vegetable. After this scarring experience, Mr T will never go anywhere near farms or the countryside. Except when fools really deserve pitying, or he is visiting his woman, Hobo Jane.
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In 1990, a Chicago woman, Vanessa Taylor, filed a Petition to Establish Parentage regarding a minor child, a boy, which she claimed Mr. T had fathered. The case was filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois under the docket number 1990 D 79322. There was no disposition recorded on the court docket as of 1994.<ref>[https://w3.courtlink.lexisnexis.com/cookcounty/Finddock.asp?DocketKey=BJJADAHJDCC0DR Petition to establish parentage]</ref>
   
After becoming a children's T.V presenter and having an extreme urge to sing through every single episode, he gave up wearing gold, but thankfully, only for a while. He also started talking normally. For example instead of saying "I ain't gettin' on no plain!" he now says in proper English vocalization: "I refuse to obey, as I have a very well justified phobia of large, open, grassy plains". Mr. T still has some trouble with this, as he cannot speak normally without spewing out millions of fools that he has pitied.
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In 2005, Mr. T stated that he would never wear his chains again. He arrived at this decision after seeing the effects of [[Hurricane Katrina]]. However, he has been seen wearing some chains for several commercial appearances, such as the 2007 [[United Kingdom|U.K.]], [[Republic of Ireland|Ireland]], [[Australia]] and [[New Zealand]] [[Snickers]] advertisement, and the 2007 ''[[World of Warcraft]]'' ad. He can also be seen wearing some chains in the 2009 ''[[World of Warcraft]]'' ad where he introduces the new in game Night Elf Mohawk grenade.
   
===Assassination Attempt===
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==Filmography==
[[Image:David Hasselhoff & Gary Coleman.png|thumb|right|200px|Just before the assassination attempt.]]
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On December 18th 1985, at the height of The A-Team's success, enraged actors [[David Hasselhoff]] and Gary Coleman attempted to assassinate Mr. T. They were fed up with Mr. T's show being more popular than theirs (no surprises there.). They decided to strike while Mr. T was eating his Cheetos. Unfortunately for them, they were unaware that Cheetos gave Mr. T (and all people with mohawks) super human strength (which Mr. T had anyway, so really they were just screwed up anyway.) When Hasselhoff threw Coleman through Mr. T's trailer door, Mr. T caught Coleman and proceeded to bite said diminutive child star's penis off. (An event which would cause Coleman to attack forty-year-old women who would dare ask him for his autograph.) David fired off a few rounds at Mr. T, but only managed to hit Mr. T's bag of Cheeto's. Infuriated, Mr. T called Hasselhoff a "fool", and he and the A. Team took a shit right in his mouth. (This is rumored to be the cause of Hasselhoff's shitty singing career, but no-one wanted to prove it.) Hasselhoff and Coleman never fully recovered from their incident with Mr. T and both were force to spend the rest of their lives in exile from Hollywood. To this day, Mr. T has put $1 Billion bounties on their heads since the assassination attempt in 1985.
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| ''[[Penitentiary II]]''
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| Himself
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| ''[[Rocky III]]''
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| [[Clubber Lang|James "Clubber" Lang]]
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| ''[[Twilight Theatre]]''
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|rowspan=4| 1983
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| ''[[D.C. Cab]]''
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| Samson
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| ''[[Mister T (TV series)|Mister T]]''
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| Himself
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| TV Series
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| ''[[Diff'rent Strokes]]''
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| Himself
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| TV Series
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| ''[[Alvin and the Chipmunks (TV series)|Alvin and the Chipmunks]]''
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| Himself
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| Children's animated series, episode "The C&nbsp;— Team"
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| 1983–1987
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| ''[[The A-Team]]''
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| [[B. A. Baracus|Sergeant Bosco "B.A." Baracus]]
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| TV Series
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|rowspan=2| 1984
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| ''[[The Toughest in the World]]''
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| Bruise Brubaker
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| TV
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| ''[[Be Somebody... or Be Somebody's Fool!]]''
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| Mr. T
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| Video
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| 1984–1986, 1988
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| ''[[WWF Superstars of Wrestling]]''
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| Himself
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| TV Series
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| 1985
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| ''[[WrestleMania (1985)|WrestleMania]]''
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|Himself
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| Video
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| 1986
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| ''[[WrestleMania 2]]''
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| Himself
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| Video
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| 1988–1990
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| ''[[T. and T.]]''
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| T. S. Turner
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| ''[[Freaked]]''
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| The Bearded Lady
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| ''[[Terrible Thunderlizards|The Terrible Thunderlizards]]''
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| Mr. T-Rex
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| ''[[Blossom (TV series)|Blossom]]''
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| Himself
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| ''[[Magic of the Golden Bear: Goldy III]]''
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| 1995
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| ''Kids Against Crime''
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| Himself
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| [[Trinity Broadcasting Network|TBN]]
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| 1996
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| ''[[Spy Hard]]''
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| Helicopter Pilot
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| 1998
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| ''[[Saturday Night Live]]: The Best of [[Eddie Murphy]]''
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| Mister Robinson's Neighbour
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| ''[[Return of the Lads]]''
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| ''[[I Pity the Fool (TV series)|I Pity the Fool]]''
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| ''[[The One Show]]''
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| Himself
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| ''[[Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (film)|Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs]]''
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===The Rise of Bizarro T===
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Some time later, a youth center was destroyed and Mr. T was the prime suspect. T was then confronted by an alternate and disfigured version of himself, Bizarro T! Bizarro T wore a pair of glasses with a plastic nose, he had an afro and a clock around his neck. He spoke bengali in what Mr. T could only describe as "Jibba Jabba" (hence the phrase "quit that jibba jabba" which went on to become a vital part of Snicker's adverts, this raised their sales to record highs). An epic battle then began! The two charged at each other, causing an atomic explosion. Luckily, they were fighting in in [[New Jersey]] so [[no one]] noticed.
 
   
[[Image:Mr t's pizza and ice cream.jpg|thumb|left|200px|That's right, he's an entrepreneur too]]
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* [http://www.tvland.com/originals/ipitythefool/ TV Land's official I Pity The Fool page]
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* [http://www.legendarytv.com/the_a-team/the_a-team_mr_t.asp Legendary TV's Mr. T profile]
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* [http://www.beliefnet.com/story/201/story_20189_1.html Mr. T discusses his Christian faith]
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* [http://channelbee.com/comedy/show/video/1167' Mr T talks technology]
   
The battle raged on through the night, when eventually, the real T emerged triumphant. He then proceeded to throw Bizarro T helluva far (he ended up crashing into the [[Eiffel Tower]]). Bizarro's only reaction to this was: "Zounds! That Mr. T can propel large objects incomparably long distances!"
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===Mr.T and "The Fool"===
 
The days in which Mr. T lived as a struggling playwright saw the rise of extreme animosity between himself and [[William Shakespeare]]. Mr. T was still searching for the one big idea which embodied his pure badassness, while Shakespeare held raving parties, danced with naked women on Mr. T's front lawn and ordered pizzas in T's name while NOT leaving a tip. Mr. T could not seem to overcome the evil powers of Shakespeare, until the ill-fated play "King Lear" was published under Shakepseares name. So awful was the character of 'The Fool' in the play that Mr. T laughed for an entire year, a laugh that ruptured the Earth's crust forming what would later be known as the tectonic plates, and excalimed "I pity the Fool" a remark that caused Shakespeare's head to implode due to the shear quantity of badass pitying it endured. The phrase instantly rocketed Mr. T to the role he holds today.
 
Mr. T has a grocery store operating in Midland, Texas and also once had a restaurant near Tucson, Arizona.
 
 
===The Silver Chains of Darkness===
 
After 10 years of suffering in Spice World, Newman has managed to find an ancient artifact that opposites Mr. T's [[Gold]] Chains of [[Light]]: The [[Silver]] Chains of [[Darkness]], or the SCOD. With that artifact in his possession, Newman constructed an evil mechanical copy of Mr. T, the Silver T and gave him the SCOD to wear, Silver T then transformed into a [[mail]] truck with all of the capabilities of the GMC van, getting Newman back to Earth.
 
 
Newman sent Silver T in an assault at a milk factory, only to lure Mr. T into his trap: a giant gold [[magnet]]! As Mr. T approached Newman activated the magnet, which took away Mr. T's chains, making Silver T gain the upper hand. As the two fought, Silver T lifted Mr. T and was about to throw him when a [[stick]] hit him. Mr. T saw Jerry Seinfeld. [[George Costanza]], [[Cosmo Kramer]] and [[Bob Saget]] have come to help. Mr. T had an idea and told the gang to stall the Silver T.
 
 
Seinfeld and his friends where no match to the force of Silver T, and when they thought they were goners, Mr. T brought his [[cannon]]. He put [[milk]], Mr. T cereal and [[gunpowder]] to the cannon and then fired a cannonball made of pure gold from T's chains. The incredible speed of the gold cannonball hit Silver T and shattered the SCOD, eliminating them and making Silver T useless. Mr. T proceeded to throw Silver T helluva far into the sun and destroy the magnet, retrieving the gold chains back. Newman tried to escape again but Jerry and his friends beat Newman to [[death]]. On Newman's tombstone it's written "Newman: Ripped Into Pieces and pitied by Mr. T forever!"
 
 
===Early Stabs at Fame===
 
[[File:NancyReaganMrTChristmas1983.jpg|right|thumb|200px|Just moments before he ate [[Nancy Reagan]], Jolly Saint T- Christmas 1983]]
 
Besides continuing his standup career, with the help of his agent,a man known only as 'Sweet Sugar Cockmangler', Mr. T. began to expand his entertainment resume. He recorded a demo tape one night and somehow it got in the hands of some powerful record executives in Nashville, and later that year the album ''Merle Haggard and Mr. T Sing the Songs of Hank Williams Sr.'' went gold and rose to number 14 on the charts.
 
 
This early success opened many other doors, and T. was approached by execs at the newly formed [[BBC|Food Network]] to do a cooking show and by the end of the year, ''30 Minute Gagh'' was a number 1 prime time hit (and holds the record for longest running cooking show). Eager to use his growing celebrity for educational purposes he quickly went to work writing, directing, performing and producing ''The First Rite of Assention'', ''The Second Rite of Assention'' and ''The Third Rite of Assention''. It was during this time that T. released his first exercise [[video]], ''I Pity Those Abs'', and his long running game show, ''Stump the Fool'', first went on the air.
 
 
== The Boston T Party==
 
 
===Mr. T the Mega Star===
 
[[Image:PITY.gif|right|thumb|200px|cartoon version of Mr T. watching you on Foo24 Tv. This is halfway through a Snickers advert. ]]
 
 
Now that he was an established A-list celebrity, the sky was the limit for Mr. T. He began hosting his emmy award winning late night talk show ''Late-Nite Jibba-Jabba'' and began making many influential and famous friends. He was given the lead role in the drama series ''Suburban Bodybuilder'' and also in the documentary comedy ''Two Guys, Mr. T, and a Pizza Place''.
 
 
Mr. T also wrestled in a triple threat match at Wrestlemania I, where he and Hulk Hogan both powerslammed Andre the Giant who weighed 777 pounds. T then pinned Hogan to become World Heavyweight Champion of wrestling, T still holds that title 25 years later as he has never been defeated in a wrestling ring.
 
 
Food Network rewarded T. with a second show on their network, ''I Pity the Fool Who Don't Like Bloodwine'' and a second exercise video, ''Mr. T's All-Star Gold Chain Workout'' solidified his claim as intergalactic celebrity.
 
 
Throughout his career he had appeared in minor roles in motion pictures, such as one of the many vampires in From Dusk Till Dawn. He was killed by George Clooney, who was wielding some sort of gigantic dildo-thing.
 
 
===Mr. T and the Tea Party Movement===
 
In September 2009, one group of Mr. T fan club members, the Tea Party, held a massive demonstration in Washington, D.C. for the rights of the A-team to receive universal health care coverage, of utmost importance given their line of work. Except for Mr. T. of course, who pity the fool who try to pop a cap in his ass. Congress since has declined to do so referring to the A-Team as "A bunch of fucked up fairies!" who don't need health care.
 
 
==Inventory/Trademarks==
 
[[Image:Pity.png|thumb|left|200px|Mr. T's election poster.]]
 
Mr. T is helluva tough, so he has a wide variety of attacks and signature moves. A list is as follows.
 
 
* ''' Pity:''' Mr. T’s most commonly used move. Often used in conjunction with his catchphrase “I pity the fool!”. His pity has been known to on its own be responsible for many of his actions, as he can use his pity to do just about anything he wants. He can pity someone to kill them, he can pity someone to cure them of disease, he even was once seen pitying a [[shopping trolley]] which caused it to suddenly drive off down the store and do his groceries. One night Mr.T was drinking quite heavily, mixing up his words ,T mistakingly said "I Pity the Jew", This led to 'what many know today as' the Holocaust..(Hitler being a loyal Mr.T Fan.)The Big Bang is often Attributed to Mr T pitying empty space. Although Mr. T has lots of pity he does not have ENOUGH Pity for us Crazy fools!
 
 
* '''Throwing:''' As seen in his documented adventures on the entirely factual database [http://www.mrtvseverything.com Mr. T vs everything], a throw from Mr. T is approximately the equivalent of a roundhouse kick delivered by [[Chuck Norris]]. Mr. T can throw people helluva far, and often in slow motion.
 
 
* '''Gold Chains:''' Mr. T’s gold chains are more then just a fashion accessory; they are an extension of Mr. T himself. His gold chains are amongst, if not the, strongest material in the universe. They have many mysterious miraculous and almost paranormal properties which are unknown to most mortal men, and are part of what is responsible for his superhuman strength as they weigh more than one thousand suns.
 
 
* '''Mohawk:''' There are many theories as to why Mr. T has his Mohawk. Some think the eighties never left for Mr. T, where as others think that Mr. T’s hair is so scared of him that it all gathered at the top of his head and stood up right in an attempt to get away from him. Of course, if Mr. T just simply likes that hair style, nobody will ever say otherwise if they value their life.
 
 
* '''1982 GMC Custom Van:''' His van is helluva fast fool! He ain't getting on no plane! Mr. T's van can go so fast as to defy the laws of time and space, enabling him to traverse the mellenia and dimensions as he wishes. It is also completely indestructible: it was the actual target of the first atomic bomb "Trinity" (unrelated to Neo's loveslut). No material in the universe is known to harm it, and if any did, Mr. T would pity the fool who did it.
 
 
* '''T-Fu:''' Less commonly known is his personal Martial Art, T-Fu, simply because he very rarely has to use it, since simply pitying fools and throwing people helluva far is usually more than sufficient. No mere mortal living has EVER claimed mastery of T-Fu, and if they tried to, the sheer power would shatter their existence, the equivalent to a tap by Mr. T.
 
 
* Video of Pitied Students- Educational video which instructs children to stay in school and to drink as much milk as humanly possible.
 
 
Mr. T went on an add campain in the late 16th century which pitied speedwalkers, people who don't like cold water, and wimpy soccer players. He also endorsed snickers at the same time.
 
 
While learning about the solar system, Mr. T pitied Pluto. In 2008 scientists agreed Pluto was no longer a planet.
 
EDITED NOW
 
 
==Musical career==
 
[[Image:MrTcrazy.gif|thumb|right|Mr T is known for inventing the dance known as the Big Paralyzer.]]
 
Mr. T in 1984 released a rap album titled Mr. T's '''T'''en Commandments much in the same tone as his 1984 20)
 
# "I pity the fool who is white and calls me a cracka" (1:32)
 
# "You Got to Eat Beef" (4:28)
 
# "Stay Away From My Bins" (7:04)re released by Stuart Wallace
 
# "I Ain't a Virgin" (6:27)
 
# "I Pity The Fools Who Eat Snickers" (0:19)
 
# "Nut-sacks Falling From My Anus" (2:56)
 
# "I Am Really A Bin Man" (2:45)
 
# "I'm Black. Get Over It" (1:50)
 
# "Guns Are Cool" (2:58) made famous by Bell MC
 
# "Suck My Dick Bitch"(0:26)
 
 
 
===[[Teeism]]===
 
Worship of Mr. T is known as [[Teeism]] and followers are known as Teeists. The central belief of Teeists is that Mr. T is wise, righteous and all powerful, while they are only ignorant wretches. Only by acknowledging this ignorance- admitting that they are, in fact, lowly mortal fools- will the all-powerful Mr. T be moved to grant them his pity. The central proof of Teeism is:
 
 
Premise 1: I pity the fool who don't listen in RE.
 
Premise 2: You gonna meet my friend Penis.
 
Premise 3: Human folly is universal: we are all fools.
 
Premise 4: RE is for fags.
 
Premise 5: The Bible, READ THE WORD!
 
Therefore: Mr. T is God. We are all pitied.
 
 
==The Children of Mr. T==
 
Mr. T is rumoured to have fathered 8,456 children, with 55 3/4 different women (one was a midget) [Note: Other suggestions assumed that it was 1/2 a woman but he didn't in fact fully "Pity the 1/2 woman's fool" and therefore, there is in fact 3/4 of a woman left]. Most of whom grew up looking like him. When they were children, they were routinely forced to listen to Mr. T's rap album, instead of a night time story. Mr T's most famous love child with [[Hilary Clinton]] (Long may she reign supreme) is [[Samuel L Jackson]]. Many people refuse to believe this statement but the evidence is right in front of everyone. One of T's children is Gary Coleman. When asked for comment, Mr. Coleman replied "Whatchoo Talkin' 'Bout Willis?" Despite genetic evidence, nobody is willing to admit that Sarah Michelle Gellar is Mr. T's lovechild. Ironically, Mr. T. inspired the creation of the 'Buffy' television series by slaying every single vampire at once with the power of his poo.
 
 
==Mr T in popular culture==
 
 
Mt T has lent his name to many cultural icons and common everyday items. For example the T bone steak is named for Mr. T because it is rumoured Mr T is the only human with a "T" bone. This is said to give him his almost superhuman acting abilities and razor sharp wit as well as his large vocabulary.
 
 
==See also==
 
*[[Janitor Man]]
 
*[[The A-Team]]
 
*[[E.T.]]
 
*[[Mr.Bubbagum]]
 
 
==External Links==
 
*<span class="plainlinks">[http://mrt.sciamachy.net/jibbajabba Making up Quotes for Mr. T]</span>
 
*<span class="plainlinks">[http://mr.t.gotowned.com You Are Mighty]</span>, a trailer for the upcoming film
 
 
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<tr><td style="text-align:left;"> Birth name:</td><td> Laurence Tureaud</td></tr>

Date of birth: May 21, 1952 (1952-05-21) (age 62)

Mr. T (born Laurence Tureaud; May 21, 1952) is an American actor known for his roles as B. A. Baracus in the 1980s television series The A-Team, as boxer Clubber Lang in the 1982 film Rocky III, and for his appearances as a professional wrestler. Mr. T is also well-known for his distinctive mohawk hairstyle, for wearing large amounts of gold jewelry, and for his tough guy image. He starred in the reality show I Pity the Fool, shown on TV Land, the title of which comes from his catchphrase from Rocky III.

Early life

Mr. T was born Laurence Tureaud in Chicago, Illinois, the youngest son in a family with twelve children. His father, Nathaniel Tureaud Sr., was a minister.[1] Tureaud, with his four sisters and seven brothers, grew up in one of the city's housing projects, Robert Taylor Homes.

Tureaud attended Dunbar High School,[2] where he played football, wrestled, and studied martial arts. He won a scholarship to Prairie View A&M University. Tureaud also attended several small Chicago area colleges on athletic scholarships.Template:Dubious

Tureaud worked as a bouncer after he returned from the army. It was at this time that he created the persona of "Mr. T". His wearing of gold neck chains and other jewelry was the result of customers losing the items or leaving them behind at the bar/night club after a fight. A customer, who may have been banned from the club or trying to avoid another confrontation, would not have to re-enter the club if Mr. T wore their jewelry as he stood out front. When a customer returned to claim the item, it was readily visible and available with no further confrontations required.

Mr. T managed eventually to parlay his job as a bouncer into a career as a bodyguard to the stars that lasted almost ten years. He protected well-known personalities like Muhammad Ali, Steve McQueen, Michael Jackson, Leon Spinks, Joe Frazier and Diana Ross, charging $3,000 per day.[3]

As a bodyguard, Tureaud's business card read, "Next to God, there is no greater protector than I." Mr. T claimed that he never lost a client, saying, "I got hurt worse growing up in the ghetto than working as a bodyguard."

Acting roles and work

While reading National Geographic, Mr. T first noticed the unusual hairstyle, for which he is now famous, on a Mandinka warrior.[4] He decided that adoption of the style would be a powerful statement about his African origin. It was a simpler, safer and more permanent visual signature than his gold chains, rings, and bracelets. The gold jewelry was worth about $300,000 at the time and took him about an hour to put on. Most nights, Mr. T spent even more time cleaning them using an ultrasonic cleaner. Occasionally, he slept with the heavy neck chains and bracelets on, "to see how my ancestors, who were slaves, felt."[5]

In 1980, Mr. T was spotted by Sylvester Stallone while taking part in NBC's "America's Toughest Bouncer" competition—a segment of NBC's Games People Play.[6] His role in Rocky III was originally intended as just a few lines. His catchphrase, "I pity the fool!", comes from the film, in which he played a boxer facing Rocky Balboa. When asked if he hated Rocky, he replied, "No, I don't hate Balboa, but I pity the fool." Subsequently, after losing out on the role of the title character's mentor in The Beastmaster, Mr. T appeared in another boxing film, Penitentiary 2, and on an episode of Showtime's early sketch comedy series Bizarre, where he fights and eats Super Dave Osborne, before accepting a television series role on The A-Team.

Mr. T appeared in an episode of Silver Spoons, reprising his old role as bodyguard to Ricky Stratton. In the episode, he explains his name as "First name: Mister; middle name: period; last name T." In one scene, when Ricky's class erupts into a paper ball throwing melee, Mr. T throws his body in front of the objects, fully protecting his client.

In The A-Team, he played Sergeant Bosco "B.A." Baracus (B.A. is an abbreviation of "Bad Attitude"), an ex-army commando on the run with three other members from the U.S. government "for a crime they didn't commit." When asked at a press conference whether he was as stupid as B.A. Baracus, he observed quietly, "It takes a smart guy to play dumb."

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Mr. T plays Santa Claus with First Lady Nancy Reagan for Christmas at the White House, 1983

A Ruby-Spears produced cartoon called Mister T premiered in 1983 on NBC. The Mister T cartoon starred Mr. T as himself, the owner of a gym where a group of gymnasts trained. He helped them with their training but they also helped him solve mysteries and fight crime. Thirty episodes were produced.

In 1984, he made a motivational video called Be Somebody... or Be Somebody's Fool!. He gives helpful advice to children throughout the video; for example, he teaches them how to understand and appreciate their origins, how to dress fashionably without buying designer labels, how to make tripping up look like breakdancing, how to control their anger, and how to deal with peer pressure. The video is roughly one hour long, but contains 30 minutes of singing, either by the group of children accompanying him, or by Mr. T himself. He sings "Treat Your Mother Right (Treat Her Right)", in which he enumerates the reasons why it is important to treat your mother right, and also raps a song about growing up in the ghetto and praising God. The raps in this video were written by Ice T.[citation needed] That same year he released a related rap album titled Mr. T's Commandments. Also in 1984, he starred in the film, The Toughest Man in the World.

In 1988, Mr. T starred in the television series T. and T.. Mr. T was once reported to be earning around $80,000 a week for his role in The A-Team and earning $15,000 for personal appearances. By the end of the 1990s, he was appearing only in the occasional commercial, largely because of health problems. (In 1995, he was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma.[7]) He frequently appears on the TBN Christian television network. He has appeared in commercials for MCI's 1-800-COLLECT collect-call service and on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. He has also appeared on some Comcast commercials, and in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand during 2007, advertising the chocolate bar Snickers with the slogan "Get Some Nuts!".[8] One of these commercials, featuring Mr. T crashing through a wall on the back of a technical vehicle before firing Snickers bars at a speed walker wearing tight-fitting yellow shorts, was pulled by Mars following a complaint by the US-based group Human Rights Campaign, despite the fact that the advert had never been shown outside the UK. The group alleged that the commercial promoted the idea that violence against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people "is not only acceptable, but humorous".[9] The commercials are still shown on Australian television.

Mr. T did a video campaign for Hitachi's Data Systems that was created and posted on consumer video sites including YouTube and Yahoo! Video. According to Steven Zivanic, senior director and corporate communications of HDS, "this campaign has not only helped the firm in its own area, but it has given the data storage firm a broader audience."[10] In November 2007, Mr. T appeared in a television commercial for the online role playing game World of Warcraft with the phrase "I'm Mr. T and I'm a Night Elf Mohawk".[11] A followup to this commercial appeared in November 2009 where he appeared promoting the "mohawk grenade" item, which appears in game and turns other players into Mr T's likeness.

In 2008 Mr. T appeared on the American channel Shopping TV selling his "Mr. T Flavorwave Oven".[12]

Mohawk Media, publisher of the Mr. T graphic novel, has announced on its website that Sony Pictures will be producing a CGI movie starring Mr. T, scheduled for release in 2009,[13] as well as a video game by ZootFly.[14]

Wrestling

Mr. T entered the world of professional wrestling in 1985. He was Hulk Hogan's tag-team partner at the first WrestleMania. Hulk Hogan wrote in his autobiography that Mr. T saved the main event of WrestleMania I between them and "Rowdy" Roddy Piper and "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff because when he arrived, security would not let his entourage into the building. Mr. T was ready to skip the show until Hogan personally talked him out of leaving. Piper has said that he and other fellow wrestlers disliked Mr. T because he was an actor coming into wrestling and had never paid his dues as a professional wrestler.

Remaining with the WWF, Mr. T became a special "WWF boxer," in light of his character in Rocky III. He took on "Cowboy" Bob Orton on the March 1, 1986 edition of Saturday Night's Main Event, on NBC. This boxing stunt ultimately culminated in another boxing match against Roddy Piper at WrestleMania 2. Mr. T returned to the World Wrestling Federation as a special guest referee in 1987 as well as a special referee enforcer confronting such stars as the Honky Tonk Man.

Seven years later, Mr. T reappeared as a special referee for a Hogan-Ric Flair match, in October 1994, at Halloween Havoc, and then went on to wrestle again, defeating Kevin Sullivan at that year's Starrcade.

Mr. T returned to wrestling another seven years later, appearing in the front row of an episode of WWF Raw on November 19, 2001.[15]

Albums

In 1984 Mr. T released an album titled Mr. T's Commandments (Columbia/CBS Records), much in the same tone as his 1984 educational video, which instructed children to stay in school and to stay away from drugs. He later followed up with a second album the same year, titled Mr T's Be Somebody... or Be Somebody's Fool! (MCA Records), which featured music from the film of the same name.

In 2002, Mr. T appeared in the video for "Pass The Courvoisier" by Busta Rhymes featuring P. Diddy and Pharell Williams. John Cena's music video "Bad Bad Man" also featured an imitation of Mr. T/B.A. by Freddie Foxx throughout.

Personal life

Mr. T is a born-again Christian.[16]

In 1990, a Chicago woman, Vanessa Taylor, filed a Petition to Establish Parentage regarding a minor child, a boy, which she claimed Mr. T had fathered. The case was filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois under the docket number 1990 D 79322. There was no disposition recorded on the court docket as of 1994.[17]

In 2005, Mr. T stated that he would never wear his chains again. He arrived at this decision after seeing the effects of Hurricane Katrina. However, he has been seen wearing some chains for several commercial appearances, such as the 2007 U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand Snickers advertisement, and the 2007 World of Warcraft ad. He can also be seen wearing some chains in the 2009 World of Warcraft ad where he introduces the new in game Night Elf Mohawk grenade.

Filmography

Template:Filmography table begin |- |rowspan=3| 1982 | Penitentiary II | Himself | |- | Rocky III | James "Clubber" Lang | |- | Twilight Theatre | | TV Series |- |rowspan=4| 1983 | D.C. Cab | Samson | |- | Mister T | Himself | TV Series |- | Diff'rent Strokes | Himself | TV Series |- | Alvin and the Chipmunks | Himself | Children's animated series, episode "The C — Team" |- | 1983–1987 | The A-Team | Sergeant Bosco "B.A." Baracus | TV Series |- |rowspan=2| 1984 | The Toughest in the World | Bruise Brubaker | TV |- | Be Somebody... or Be Somebody's Fool! | Mr. T | Video |- | 1984–1986, 1988 | WWF Superstars of Wrestling | Himself | TV Series |- | 1985 | WrestleMania |Himself | Video |- | 1986 | WrestleMania 2 | Himself | Video |- | 1988–1990 | T. and T. | T. S. Turner | TV Series |- |rowspan=2| 1993 | Freaked | The Bearded Lady | |- | The Terrible Thunderlizards | Mr. T-Rex | |- |rowspan=2| 1994 | Blossom | Himself | TV Series |- | Magic of the Golden Bear: Goldy III | | |- | 1995 | Kids Against Crime | Himself | TBN |- | 1996 | Spy Hard | Helicopter Pilot | |- | 1998 | Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy | Mister Robinson's Neighbour | Video |- | 1999 | Inspector Gadget | Himself | |- |rowspan=3| 2001 | Not Another Teen Movie | The Wise Janitor | |- | Judgment | J. T. Quincy | Cloud Ten Pictures |- | The Proud Family | Doctor Payne | |- |rowspan=2| 2004 | Johnny Bravo | Himself | "T is for Trouble" |- | The Simpsons | Himself | episode "Today I Am a Clown" |- | 2005 | Return of the Lads | Lad No 3 with Mark Egan and Cian Duffy | |- | 2006 | I Pity the Fool | Himself | |- |rowspan=2| 2009 | The One Show | Himself | |- | Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs | Earl Devereaux | Template:Filmography table end

References

  1. Kleban, Barbara. article on Mr. T's family ties. People.com. Retrieved on 2010-04-24.
  2. "Dunbar at a glance". Chicago Sun-Times. December 29, 1993. 76.
  3. Mr. T view the Music Artists Biography Online. Vh1.com. Retrieved on 2010-04-24.
  4. Mentioned in a number of interviews, including Mr. T: Pity The Fool, allhiphop.com, Published Thursday, November 09, 2006. Mr. T gives a 1977 date, for an article with photos on the Mandinka in Mali. National Geographic Magazine's index has no record of such an article. Nationalgeographic.com
  5. TVacres.com. TVacres.com. Retrieved on 2010-04-24.
  6. Biography of Mr. T. Starpulse.com (1939-11-16). Retrieved on 2010-04-24.
  7. USA Today - For Mr. T, gold chains are out, helping is in. Retrieved on 2010-02-10.
  8. Get some nuts | Snickers. Getsomenuts.tv (2010-01-13). Retrieved on 2010-04-24.
  9. "Mr. T Ad Pulled In Anti-Gay Row", Sky News, 2008-07-29. 
  10. "Mr. T attracts viewers, buyers for Hitachi". DMNews. Retrieved on 2010-04-24.
  11. World of Warcraft Europe - Downloads - Movies - TV Commercials. Wow-europe.com. Retrieved on 2010-04-24.
  12. Thane.com. Thane.com. Retrieved on 2010-04-24.
  13. Mohawkmedia.co.uk. Mohawkmedia.co.uk. Retrieved on 2010-04-24.
  14. Clayman, David. Zootfly Announces Mr. T Games. Xbox360.ign.com. Retrieved on 2010-04-24.
  15. Slashwrestling.com. Slashwrestling.com (2001-11-19). Retrieved on 2010-04-24.
  16. Words of Wisdom from Mr. T. Beliefnet. Retrieved on 2007-11-22.
  17. Petition to establish parentage

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