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did Mr T buy google?[edit]

I seem to remember some news about Mr T buying google allong with some other people (it was a joint effort) is this true? it shouldnt be ommited. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 165.166.157.182 (talk) 04:21, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

flavour wave infomercial[edit]

But what about his blockbuster performance selling the flavourwave? 69.157.53.50 (talk) 16:48, 16 May 2009 (UTC)


Add to filmography he played the Jabberwock in "Alice Through the Looking Glass" in 1987 which was an animated TV film adaptation of the classic story. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 90.208.19.20 (talk) 16:51, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Mr. T appeared at Wrigley Field on May 25 to sing the 7th Inning Stretch and throw out the ceremonial first pitch. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.175.119.80 (talk) 02:59, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

What about Mr. T Cereal? http://www.inthe80s.com/food/mrtcereal0.shtml JTTyler (talk) 00:37, 11 January 2011 (UTC) QuickiWiki Look Up

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Early Life[edit]

The uncited remark that "Mr. T thus built up a large collection and earned a reputation for wearing many gold neck chains and bracelets" was flatly denied by Mr. T during the 2009 May 25 WGN-TV telecast of the Cubs vs. Pirates game, in the bottom of the seventh inning. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.166.67.2 (talk) 03:14, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

Regarding the quote, "Next to God, there is no greater protector than I", the grammar is incorrect. The correct grammar replaces "I" with "me." The editor needs add a (sic) reference next to the quote. See the article Sic for more information. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.40.24.220 (talk) 03:42, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

"Next to God, there is no greater protector than I" is grammatically correct. You may be under the misapprehension that "than" is a preposition. It is not. The case (i.e., nominative, objective) of a pronoun following "than" in a comparative construction is governed by what role the pronoun fills in the (frequently unexpressed, or telescoped) clause, in this case, "Next to God, there is no greater protector than I [am]." Even if you could somehow make an argument for the pronoun being the object of the clause, it would still be in the nominative case, since the verb is "is" (e.g., "It is I," not "It is me.") Lynn25 (talk) 04:54, 17 October 2009 (UTC)
I dunno why so many people mix up the use of then and than, and a and an, and the contraction it's with the singular possessive its. 66.232.94.33 (talk) 02:07, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

WoW Ad[edit]

Nothing about the WoW ad in here? I think it should be added to the article somewhere. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.70.2.112 (talk) 14:40, 3 July 2009 (UTC)


Mr. T starred in two World of Warcraft 30 second advertisement videos. Blizzard added Mr. T's "mohawk grenade" which is thrown to transform other players to have a "nighthawk" based on Mr. T's WoW character (uncertain if he really does have a WoW nightelf with a mohawk).

Cancer?[edit]

I remember him having cancer at one point. I suppose it's in remission, but even so that's a HUGE thing to omit from his 'Personal life'. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 125.129.22.208 (talk) 05:23, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

He developed T Cell Lymphoma, Mycosis Fungoides, according to this video interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vXtsqVjkKY, which went into remission at first but returned later and he is currently receiving monoclonal antibody therapy to control the disease. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 89.243.197.81 (talk) 18:46, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

How many colleges?[edit]

The bio says he got a scholarship to Prairie View. Then it goes on to say "attended several small Chicago area colleges on athletic scholarships". Ok, I'm calling that dubious. First, how many are "several" and what colleges? Then, how many could he have attended on scholarship? Each time you switch colleges, the NCAA makes you sit out a year of eligibility. So while he might have made one switch, I can't see a second one. Who is going to give an athletic scholarship to a guy who has to sit out his last year of eligibility? Anyone know the story? Niteshift36 (talk) 19:51, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

jewelry origins in dispute as frequently changed or censored[edit]

The section on the origins of his jewelry ought to present all documented stories. I've seen all kinds of variations, that have something to do with him obtaining them from people he kicked out of clubs. Qwasty (talk) 18:13, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

"obtaining from" or simply unlawfully taking in possession? It must be further cleared. --Δ Mr. Nighttime Δ (talk) 17:02, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

Pity the fool?[edit]

Surely (surely?) the phrase 'I pity the fool' was popularised by The A Team rather than Rocky III? (I refer to the claim in the first para giving the source of the name of the TV show of that name as being Rocky III).

I've tried a brief web search on the topic but it's non-committal.

Perhaps the phrase was first used in Rocky III but more popularly used in The A Team - I'd think it's the popularity rather than first use that gave rise to the name of the TV show (although one could argue the first use gave rise to the subsequent use which gave rise to the popularity...) --Mortice (talk) 10:14, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

Army[edit]

Paragraph two of the biography ends with Mr T going to university on a scholarship; paragraph three begins with him returning from the army. There's no description of his army career. Did he volunteer, was he drafted, how long did he serve, what did he do, what rank did he attain? -Ashley Pomeroy (talk) 20:37, 23 May 2010 (UTC)


An ignorant pertimistic. College and military and dates do not mix well here. I suspect the college bit is true about this real person, the military stuff applies to the fictional character B.A. Barbabas (from A-Team). And military stuff would not match for a real person, has some inconsistencies. 74.214.48.208 (talk) 01:58, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

Hope you realize that you replied to a comment that's 8 months old. The article's content now accurately reflects the scope of Tureaud's military service and is referenced to his biography. Elizium23 (talk) 03:53, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

real name[edit]

mr t is the real name or nickname? when did he changed it? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.108.179.63 (talk) 11:05, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

Not only is the subject's real name a well-known fact, it is clearly stated at the beginning of the article and referred to elsewhere therein. 70.125.86.101 (talk) 14:15, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

vital statistics[edit]

His height and weight might be of interest to readers. I walked past him (just a few inches away) at a Summer CES about 20 years ago. He's about 5'7" or 5'8", not at all a tall man (which you might think he is). WilliamSommerwerck (talk) 22:42, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

Yes, and? --Δ Mr. Nighttime Δ (talk) 17:03, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

Gave up wearing jewelry?[edit]

I read that he sold all his jewelry for hurricane Katrina relief charity in 2005. Any truth to that? I've seen him wearing quite a bit of gold chains etc. since, but not as much as he had before. 66.232.94.33 (talk) 02:12, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

Check out how much he is wearing on his new BBC show!94.168.168.153 (talk) 16:52, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

Not very encyclopedic...[edit]

someone put this at the top of the article:

"So much of this biography just has to be wrong. Why was he expelled from college? He was supposedly in the Army in the summer of 1976, and presumably later because he was still a trainee then, but no authoritative dates of service or discharge are provided. He then is reported to have worked as a bouncer/bodyguard in a career "that lasted almost ten years". Somehow, however, he was spotted by Stallone in 1980, was in Rocky III (1982) and then starred in The A-Team which first aired in January 1983. Even allowing for some doubling-up of 'occupation', he can surely have been a bouncer/bodyguard for far less than the ten years claimed. It calls into question much more of this fanciful article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.251.104.241 (talk) 10:58, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

Tero[edit]

I read in the 1980s, probably in a Toronto newspaper, that the family had a lot of trouble with the name "Tureaud" because other people couldn't spell it. So "the family", all of it or parts of it, I don't recall, simplified the spelling to "Tero". So when Mr. T shortened his surname to "T", that was from Tero, not Tureaud. Varlaam (talk) 04:37, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

It's "Tero" in his high school yearbook (1970).—Chowbok 03:14, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

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New Photo[edit]

Ladies and Gentlemen, the photo used in this article is horrendous. I suggest that someone goes to find another that isn't as poor as the one currently used. It reeks of terrible amateur photography.

Just a suggestion.

Thanks Rifasj123 (talk) 02:51, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

As you may know, Wikipedia relies on freely licensed content donated by the creators under Creative Commons licenses. Currently, the only photos we have on Commons are these two in the article. If you don't like the quality, you are more than welcome to seek out Mr. T, photograph him, and assign an appropriate license to your own photos so that they may be used here. Alternatively, you could search a photo site such as Flickr for photos of him, and persuade the contributors to assign a compatible license so that they can be uploaded and used on Wikipedia. We just can't use something in the results of Google Images, because of copyright concerns. Thank you. Elizium23 (talk) 03:08, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

1-800-Collect Mr. T[edit]

Alright, so I've realized that under cameos, no one's added his appearances in the "1-800-Collect" commercials back in the early 2000's (like 2001 or 2002). Someone wanna get on that, please? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.114.98.110 (talk) 18:53, 13 March 2012 (UTC)

edit request[edit]

In the sentence...

"He carried a .357 magnum and a .38 caliber snubnose pistol."

The word "pistol" should be replaced with the word "revolver" — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.22.156.40 (talk) 22:16, 26 March 2012 (UTC)

Done - I am not sure what the source says, because it is not online, but a search of the web shows that '.38 caliber snubnose' is always followed by 'revolver', so I have made the change. Elizium23 (talk) 21:36, 27 April 2012 (UTC)

Chopping down trees[edit]

Can his personal life include details of the following incident, for which Mr. T is remembered in Lake Forest. http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2011/06/22/revisiting-mr-ts-1987-lake-forest-chainsaw-massacre.php — Preceding unsigned comment added by Greatbighead (talkcontribs) 21:33, 27 April 2012 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. The link provided is a blog and not a reliable source. Elizium23 (talk) 21:37, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
Is the NY Times a reliable source, if so, I can put that link up. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Greatbighead (talkcontribs) 21:39, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
Yes, but you will need to be very specific about the exact text you want included in the article, you can't just post a link and expect another editor to write up a report on it. Elizium23 (talk) 21:42, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
How about this "Mr. T notably angered the town by cutting down more than 100 oak trees on his estate, in what is now referred to as the "Lake Forest Chain Saw Massacre."
See this source http://www.nytimes.com/1987/05/30/us/genteel-chicago-suburb-rages-over-mr-t-s-tree-massacre.html — Preceding unsigned comment added by Greatbighead (talkcontribs) 21:45, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
Done Elizium23 (talk) 21:59, 27 April 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 9 May 2012[edit]

Small error:

"catchphrase of his Lang character." should be "catchphrase of his Baracus character."

99.231.150.72 (talk) 22:44, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

Not done: Clubber Lang came first and originated the catchphrase. Elizium23 (talk) 22:53, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

Entry missing from filmography[edit]

There's a entry missing in his filmography - he was one of the main actors in the film "Straight Line" which came out in 1990. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.68.92.79 (talk) 08:56, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

Done Elizium23 (talk) 12:55, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

The current main photo is frankly terrible.[edit]

Half of his head is gone due to overexposure. I am certain a celebrity like him has for-distribution head shots for use. Seriously, he's barely recognizable. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.157.176.229 (talk) 22:45, 2 September 2012 (UTC)

Twitter / YouTube[edit]

199.204.56.15 (talk) 16:55, 11 February 2013 (UTC) He now has official Twitter and YouTube accounts:

Daughter?[edit]

In the 80s I thought I remember Mr. T mentioning a daughter in an interview. Why no mention of her in this article?

Quote from Rocky III is wrong[edit]

The correct quote is " No, I don't hate Balboa. I pity the fool...." — Preceding unsigned comment added by 129.2.129.148 (talk) 23:04, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 25 March 2014[edit]

Wwenetwork (talk) 07:20, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Not done: per WP:ELNO Sam Sailor Sing 10:15, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 25 March 2014[edit]

Wwenetwork (talk) 07:21, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Not done: per WP:ELNO. Sam Sailor Sing 10:16, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request for link update on 31 May 2014[edit]

I tried to follow the link for footnote #7 (http://www.biography.com/articles/Mr.-T-413140), but was given a page missing error. I searched on biography.com and found the article the footnote describes at http://www.biography.com/people/mr-t-413140 . Not knowing the restriction on editing this particular article, I created an account to update the link.

From: [1]

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- J Lathem (talk) 01:46, 31 May 2014 (UTC) - Updated 02:01

Yes check.svg Done Thanks, Older and ... well older (talk) 02:28, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^ a b "Biography.com". Biography.com. Retrieved 2010-08-18.