Mr. T Net Worth

Mr. T Net Worth 2017, Biography & Wiki

Laurence Tureaud is famously known as Mr. T. He was born in Chicago in Illinois on 21st May in the year 1952. He is a multi-talented personality and has been involved in many different professions. Better known as an actor, he has been a professional wrestler too. Apart from working in two different fields, he has also worked as a bodyguard, TV personality and a renowned motivational speaker. He is recognized for his heavy gold chains, hairstyle which resembles the African Mandinka warrior and his image of a tough guy.

Mr. T Net Worth $1.5 Million Dollars

Though he was known to be a good wrestler, but he became famous through his acting in television series in 1980s, “The A-Team” in which he played the role of B.A. Baracus. He then became world known for his performance as boxer Clubber Lang in the famous film, “Rocky III” in the year 1982. Born in a poor household in a family of twelve children, Mr. T. was not as rich as he is today. The neighbourhood he grew up in was very hostile and he witnessed constant horrible crimes like, murders, robbery and rapes. From his school times, Tureaud was interested in sports. He participated in football games, did wrestling and even learnt martial arts. He did his schooling from Dunbar Vocational High School and he won city- wide wrestling champion twice in a row. He was expelled from Prairie View A&M University and then joined United States Army. He was admitted in Military Police Corps and in the year 1975, his drill sergeant awarded him with letter of recommendation. He was promoted as the squad leader and was awarded as the “Top Trainee of the Cycle” among six thousand people in the cycle.

Tureaud started his career as a bouncer and participated in a famous and well known show in the year 1980 called as “The World’s Toughest Bouncer Contest”. During his career as a bouncer, Tureaud made his image as Mr. T. He not only maintained the violence in the club, but also kept the drug dealers out of the club. He was indulge in 100s of fights and was sent to court for the, but he managed to get out of the court. He then worked as a bodyguard for many known people which include, Michael Jackson, Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Diana Rose, Steve McQueen and Leon Spinks. After Stallone saw him on the TV bouncer competition show, he gave him a role in Rocky III which became the major breakthrough in his career. Since then he has done many TV shows and films which has made him an infamous personality.

Mr. T. started his career in acting in the year from the movie “Rocky III”. After having a successful appearance in the movie he did “Penitentiary 2”, a boxing film. He also did a role in the TV series, “Twilight Theatre” in the same year. In the year 1983 he did TV series like “Mister T”, “Diff’rent Strokes”, “The A-Team” and also made an apperarence in the movie “Alvin and the Chipmunks”. In the year 1984, he did two TV shows which are, “The Toughest Man in the World” and “Dean Martin Celebrity Roast”. some other TV shows, series and movies he did are, “Be Somebody..or Be Somebody’s Foo!!”, “WWF Superstars of Wrestling”, “WrestleMania”, “WrestleMania2”, “Alice Through the Looking Glass”, “Spy Hard”, “Inspector Gadget”, “Magic of the Golden Bear: Goldy III”, “Out of this World”, “Straight Line”, “I Pity the Fool”, “The Footy Show”. He recently did World’s Craziest Fools on BBC Three. In the year 1985, he started his career in the field of wrestling. He was the tag partner of Hulk Hogan in the first WrestleMania at World Wrestling Federation, which Mr. T. won. He became one of the important and successful WWF boxers. In the year 1989, he also made an appearance at the World Class Championship Wrestling.

Working in different professions, Mr. T. managed to make a net worth of 1.5 million US dollars. He likes to live in a lavish manner, studded with gold jewellery. He has a successful career in many fields which has made him so rich. When he worked as a bodyguard for different personalities he charged them with around 3,000 US dollars to 10,000 US dollars per day. Apart from earning as a bodyguard he also made money through working in different films and also through his career as a wrestler. The gold jewellery the actor owns is worth around $300,000. During the early 1990s, Mr. T’s name and fame saw a downfall because of health issues. He was diagnosed with cancer during those years. Though he fought it, but he didn’t do films and wrestling and limited his TV appearances to commercials. Soon after recovering completely he started working in the films. He did roles in different TV series including, “Not another Teen Movie, “The Proud Family” and “Inspector Gadget”. He was married to Philys Clark and has three children with her. He continues to work as an actor, but he has left his career in the wrestling field.

Quick Facts

Birth date: May 21, 1952
Birth place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:231 lbs (105 kg)
Profession:Wrestler, Actor, Motivational speaker, Bodyguard, TV Personality, Voice Actor
Education:Dunbar Vocational High School, Prairie View A&M University, Dunbar High School
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Phyllis Clark (m.1971-)
Children:Erika Tureaud, Lesa Tureaud, Laurence Tureaud Jr.
Parents:Nathaniel Tureaud Sr.
Awards:People’s Choice Award
Nominations:Razzie Award, TV Land Award
Movies:“Rocky III” (1982), The A-Team (1983-1987), I pity the Fool (2006), Cloudy with a Chanceof Meatballs (2009)
TV shows:“The A –Team”
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Played The Bearded Lady in Freaked. During filming, he left production and took a plane back home to Chicago. The filmmakers called him and asked why he left the set. His answer was "I don't wanna wear the dress no more.".
2WWE Hall of Famer.
3Fans often dubbed his "Sgt. B.A. Baracus" from The A-Team (1983) as standing for "Bad Ass" or "Bad Attitude".
4Defeated Kevin Sullivan at Starrcade 1994.
5Has frequented Harry Caray's restaurant in Chicago. One waiter described Mr. T as a generous tipper who would bring his own golden eating utensils. Often, he'd bring his mother with him. While Mr. T was friendly toward would-be autograph seekers, there was one cardinal rule: do NOT disturb him while he was eating.
6Derived his signature hairstyle when an attempt to shave his hair into a "T" failed. He adopted the mohawk look instead, taken from a National Geographic photo of a Mandika warrior in Mali.
7Stopped wearing his trademark gold chains as of 2005 because of the Katrina devastation.
8If you ask him what his real name, he will tell you, "My first name is 'Mr', my middle name is 'period', last name is 'T'".
9Was once parodied on the animated G.I. Joe series of the 1980s with a character called "Mr. C", who was a spokesman for the evil Cobra Cable Network (the character then joined G.I. Joe after the Cobra Cable 3 Network was destroyed).
10Compiled a 4-0 Shoot-Wrestling Record.
11"Rowdy" Roddy Piper mentioned that he and other fellow wrestlers legitimately disliked Mr. T, because he was an actor coming into wrestling, and had not paid his dues as a professional wrestler.
12Hulk Hogan wrote in his autobiography that Mr. T almost ruined the main event of the first Wrestlemania, 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.
13When he and Hulk Hogan appeared in 1985 on Saturday Night Live (1975), they were promoting the World Wrestling Federation's WrestleMania (1985) pay-per-view show. They stayed mostly in character, but during a "Fernando's Hideaway" segment (Billy Crystal), were unable to do so during most of that skit.
14Voted by a BBC-run poll the fourth most influential American in history, behind Homer Simpson, Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King.
15Boxed "Ace" Cowboy Bob Orton on WWF's Saturday Night Main Event in 1985 and was subsequently whipped by Orton and Rowdy Roddy Piper with a belt.
16While a homeowner in Lake Forest, Illinois, he clearcut nearly 100 trees located on his 7 1/2 acre property, igniting a feud with neighbors and town officials. Because of his actions, landowners of the town are prohibited from cutting down trees, even on their own property, without a permit.
17Doesn't drink alcoholic beverages.
18Occasionally appears as Conan O'Brien's special guest and partner in various comedy sketches on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) (2001).
19Briefly attended Prairie View A&M University near Houston, Texas c. 1971.
20Diagnosed with cancer in 1995 at age 43. Beating the disease in 2001 at age 49.
21Once worked as a bouncer and a bodyguard to Steve McQueen, Muhammad Ali and Diana Ross.
22Previous occupations include gym teacher, military policeman, bouncer and bodyguard.
23Mr. T is the father of three children - Lesa, 29; Erika, 21; and T Junior, 14.
24He was twice named America's Toughest Bouncer.
25He had a daughter in 1971 with Phyllis Clark.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Distinctive, gruff, dramatic voice
2Mohawk haircut and beard
3Wearing gold chains
4Frequent line "I pity the fool..."


Quotes

#Quote
1As an actor, I'm more versatile than most people realize. I could play Hamlet, even though I look more like King Kong.
2[on the new movie version of The A-Team (2010)] There is only one A-Team. That's why me or any of the other guys won't do it. It won't be like the original. When we did it no one got hurt. There will be people dying in this one and there will be sex. Not R-rated sex but sex scenes. They are going in a different direction. If they don't want me as B.A., then I'm not going to settle for second best.
3[on appearing in The Expendables (2010)] I'm waiting for the call. But it sounds like a "Dirty Dozen" type of movie. Besides, why would I want to be in another team? I was in the best one.
4[on Rocky Balboa (2006)] I was asked to do it. Not do a fight scene but appear in a cameo. But it wouldn't work out scheduling wise. I thought it was good but the fighter in it was weedy. The first Rocky (1976) and Rocky III (1982) are the best.
5Today's action stars, they're not a team. They're in it for themselves. They may be A-Listers but they are not The A-Team (1983).
6I pity the fool who don't read it [the Mr T Comic]! It's gonna be pure gold!
7You're arguing over $45? My lunch cost $45!
8I think about my father being called 'boy', my uncle being called 'boy', my brother, coming back from Vietnam and being called 'boy'. So I questioned myself: "What does a black man have to do before he's given the respect as a man?" So when I was 18 years old, when I was old enough to fight and die for my country, old enough to drink, old enough to vote, I said I was old enough to be called a man. I self-ordained myself Mr. T so the first word out of everybody's mouth is 'Mr.' That's a sign of respect that my father didn't get, that my brother didn't get, that my mother didn't get.
9As a kid, I got three meals a day. Oatmeal, miss-a-meal and no meal.
10When I was growing up, my family was so poor we couldn't afford to pay attention.
11I pity the fool... [his trademark quote]
12I believe in the Golden Rule - The Man with the Gold... Rules.
13[Playboy magazine - September 1983] I am the best bodyguard, because I'll take a bullet, I'll take a stab wound, I'll take a hit upside the head; I'm like a Kamikaze pilot; The President got shot because his men relaxed.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1984People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male Performer in a New TV Program

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsCharacter You REALLY Don't Want to Make AngryThe A-Team (1983)
1983Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst New StarRocky III (1982)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WrestleMania XXX2014TV MovieMr. T
The Comeback Kids2014TV SeriesMr. T
Finders Keepers2010TV SeriesGambler
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs2009Earl Devereaux (voice)
Johnny Bravo2004TV SeriesMr. T
The Simpsons2003TV SeriesMr. T
Celebrity Deathmatch2003Video GameMr. T (voice)
Pecola2001-2003TV SeriesBongo
Teamo Supremo2002TV SeriesMr. Gruff
House of Mouse2002TV SeriesMr. T
Not Another Teen Movie2001The Wise Janitor
Judgment2001J.T. Quincy
Sabrina, the Animated Series1999TV SeriesAlien
Malcolm & Eddie1999TV SeriesCalvin
Martin1996TV SeriesMr. Jenkins
Suddenly Susan1996TV SeriesArnie
Spy Hard1996Helicopter Pilot
Eek! the Cat1994-1995TV SeriesMr. T-Rex
Starrcade1994TV MovieMr. T
The Magic of the Golden Bear: Goldy III1994Freedom
Halloween Havoc1994TV MovieMr. T - Referee
WCW Bash at the Beach1994TV MovieMr. T
Freaked1993The Bearded Lady
T and T1988-1990TV SeriesT.S. Turner
Straight Line1990T.S. Turner
Alice Through the Looking Glass1987TV MovieJabberwock (voice)
WWF Superstars1987TV SeriesMr. T
The A-Team1983-1987TV SeriesB.A. Baracus
WrestleMania 21986TV MovieMr. T
WWF Championship Wrestling1985-1986TV SeriesMr. T
The WWF's Grand Slams1986VideoMr. T
Villains of the Squared Circle1986VideoHimshelf
WWF Grudge Matches1986VideoMr. T
Back to Next Saturday1985TV MovieMr. T
The Toughest Man in the World1984TV MovieBruise Brubaker
A Christmas Dream1984TV MovieSanta
D.C. Cab1983Samson
Mister T1983TV SeriesMr. T
Diff'rent Strokes1983TV SeriesMr. T
Alvin & the Chipmunks1983TV SeriesMr. T
Silver Spoons1982TV SeriesMr. T
Rocky III1982Clubber Lang
Penitentiary II1982Mr. T
The Blues Brothers1980Guy on Street (uncredited)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alice Through the Looking Glass1987TV Movie performer: "We're Bad"
Be Somebody... or Be Somebody's Fool!1984Video performer: "Be Somebody", "I Am Somebody", "Treat Your Mother Right"
The Toughest Man in the World1984TV Movie performer: "The Toughest Man in the World"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
War, Inc.2008thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fuze Iced Tea: Butterflyz2015Video shortHimself
I Pity the Tool2015TV SeriesHimself
W.W.E. 242015TV Series documentaryHimself
The Lost Journals of Huey Williams2014ShortHimself
Praise the Lord2002-2014TV SeriesHimself
WWE Hall of Fame2014TV SpecialHimself
World's Craziest Fools2011TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Wendy Williams Show2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
A Recipe for Success: The Making of 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs'2010Video shortHimself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Mama & Nardo2009TV ShortHimself (2009-2013)
Xposé2009TV SeriesHimself
The One Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2006-2008TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Taurus2008Documentary shortHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2005-2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
FlavorWave Turbo2008TV MovieHimself
Guys Choice2007TV MovieHimself
2007 Taurus World Stunt Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
Hulk Hogan: The Ultimate Anthology2006VideoHimself
I Pity the Fool2006TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Howard Stern on Demand2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
My First Time2006TV SeriesHimself
Bring Back... The A-Team2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catchphrases2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Contender2005TV SeriesHimself
The Nick & Jessica Variety Hour2004TV MovieHimself
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition2004TV SeriesHimself
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Daily Show2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 10th Anniversary Special2003TV SpecialHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Himself - Guest
NBC 75th Anniversary Special2002TV SpecialHimself
Rank2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Howard Stern1996-2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
WWE Raw2001TV SeriesHimself
The Howard Stern Radio Show1999-2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight Presents: Whatever Happened to Your Favorite TV Action Heroes?2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Inspector Gadget1999Himself
The First of May1999Himself
The Mike & Ben Show1999TV SeriesHimself
Suddenly Susan1997TV SeriesHimself
Battlecade: Extreme Fighting #11995Video documentaryInterviewer
Kids Against Crime1995TV MovieHimself
Blossom1994TV SeriesHimself
El gran juego de la oca1993TV SeriesHimself
Howard Stern on Tour1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sleazemania on Parade1992Video documentaryHimself
Going Live!1991TV SeriesHimself
The Word1991TV SeriesHimself
Rodney Dangerfield's The Really Big Show1991TV MovieHimself
Out of This World1990TV SeriesHimself
WWF: Wrestlemania's Greatest Matches1989VideoHimself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Later with Bob Costas1989TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The New Hollywood Squares1988-1989TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The 4th Annual Black Gold Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
Saturday Night's Main Event1985-1986TV SeriesHimself
Bring on the Summer1986TV SpecialHimself
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1985TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Costume Design for a Series
Bob Hope Buys NBC?1985TV SpecialHimself
50th Presidential Inaugural Gala1985TV MovieHimself
WrestleMania1985TV SpecialMr. T
Bob Hope Lampoons Television1985TV MovieHimself
The War to Settle the Score1985TV MovieHimself
World Wrestling Federation1985TV SeriesHimself
Hour Magazine1985TV SeriesHimself
Roddy Piper's Greatest Hits1985VideoHimself
Be Somebody... or Be Somebody's Fool!1984VideoHimself
Laugh Busters1984TV MovieHimself (1984) (voice)
Soul Train1984TV Series documentaryHimself
World Pro Wrestling TV1984TV SeriesHimself (1985)
The Secret World of the Very Young1984TV MovieHimself
Super Birthday: A World's Fair Salute to Bob Hope1984TV MovieHimself
Het a-team in Nederland1984TV Short documentaryHimself
The 10th Annual People's Choice Awards1984TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Favourite Male Performer in New Television Show and Accepting Award for Favourite Overall New Television Program
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Mr. T1984TV SpecialHimself - Man of the Hour
Bob Hope's Wicky-Wacky Special in Waikiki1984TV MovieHimself
Saturday Night Live1982-1984TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Bodyguard / Himself
Battle of the Network Stars XV1983TV SpecialHimself - NBC Team Captain
The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series & Outstanding Directing in a Limited Series or a Special
Mister T1983TV SeriesHimself (voice)
NBC Saturday Morning Preview: The Yummy Awards1983Himself
Battle of the Network Stars XIV1983TV SpecialHimself - NBC Team
The 9th Annual People's Choice Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Favourite New Song
Just Men!1983TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1982-1983TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
One to Grow On1982TV Series shortHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1982TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Twilight Theater1982TV MovieHimself - Co-Host
Games People Play1980TV SeriesHimself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars1980TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The True Story of WrestleMania2011VideoHimself
Modern Marvels2011TV Series documentaryHimself
WWE: Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan2010VideoMr. T
Saturday Night Live Presents: Sports All-Stars2010TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
WWE: History of the World Heavyweight Championship2009Video documentaryMr. T
Hulk Hogan's Unreleased Collector's Series2009VideoMr. T
De jaren stillekes2009TV SeriesB.A. Baracus
WWE: The Rise and Fall of WCW2009VideoMr. T
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself
WWE: Greatest Stars of the '90s2009VideoMr. T
The WWE: The Best of Saturday Night's Main Event2009VideoHimself
Starrcade: The Essential Collection2009Mr. T
Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '092009TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Nature Boy Ric Flair: The Definitive Collection2008VideoHimself
5 Second Movies2008TV SeriesClubber Lang
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesSgt. Bosco 'B.A.' Baracus
Howard Stern on Demand2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
Rocky Balboa2006Clubber Lang (uncredited)
20 to 12006TV Series documentaryHimself
WWE: McMahon2006VideoMr. T
Born to Controversy: The Roddy Piper Story2006Video documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found2005TV Special documentaryHimself
WWE WrestleMania: The Complete Anthology - Vol. 12005VideoMr. T
Hollywood Hulk Hogan: Hulk Still Rules2002Video documentaryHimself
Undercover Brother2002B.A. Baracus (uncredited)
The Greatest2001TV Series documentaryB.A. Baracus
The Howard Stern Radio Show1999TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Rocky IV1985Clubber Lang (uncredited)
Bob Hope's Unrehearsed Antics of the Stars1984DocumentaryHimself
Straight Outta Dudleyville: The Legacy of the Dudley Boyz2016DocumentaryMr. T
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself
A Football Life2015TV SeriesHimself
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver2015TV SeriesHimself
The Drunken Peasants2015TV SeriesHimself
WWE Raw2009-2014TV SeriesHimself
WCW Greatest Pay-Per-View Matches, Volume 12014VideoMr. T
SNL Sports Spectacular2014TV MovieVarious (uncredited)
The History of WWE: 50 Years of Sports Entertainment2013Video documentaryHimself
WWE: Best of WWE at Madison Square Garden2013VideoMr. T
WWE: The Top 25 Rivalries in Wrestling History2013VideoMr. T
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2012TV SeriesHimself (segment "Something Strange")
Good Mythical Morning2012TV SeriesHimself
Biography2011TV Series documentaryClubber Lang
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV SeriesHimself
WWE: OMG! - The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History2011VideoMr. T

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