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From fighting Rocky to Brigade A, beating cancer and filming an ad in Argentina

When asked what his real name is, mr to Says: “My first name is ‘Mr.’, my middle name is ‘Dot’, my last name is ‘T'”. And you could even say, “As an actor, I’m more versatile than most people realize. I could play Hamlet, although I’m more like King Kong.”

Laurence Turrod, better known as mr to and Mario Barracas, in the series Brigade ATurns 70 years old today. He was a bodyguard, they offered him $75,000 to kill someone, he was a wrestling champion, he won his personal battle against cancer, and he disappeared from the media for five years.

Why?

There is an explanation why Mr. T dressed in his 40 pounds of gold chains.  And her Mohican haircut too.  Clarins Archive Photos

There is an explanation why Mr. T dressed in his 40 pounds of gold chains. And her Mohican haircut too. Clarins Archive Photos

Fans often nicknamed their Sergeant Bea Barakas. Brigade A, as a synonym for “bad ass” or “bad attitude”. Perhaps because of that translation of Mal Attitude, in one of them, who knows, his first name in Latin America was replaced with those initials, because M.A. Barakas River…

But we’ll learn about it, and why he wore a gold chain, and why he had a Mohican haircut.

In "Rocky III" - from "Eye of the Tiger" -, Sylvester is trying to hit Stallone with his right hand.

In “Rocky III” – from “Eye of the Tiger” -, Sylvester is trying to hit Stallone with his right hand.

His 106 kilograms and his 1.79 meters would never go unnoticed, and long before that Sylvester Stallone Saw him and hired him as a rival to Rocky Balboa – he was the boxer Cluber Lang. Rocky III (1982), with a song tiger eyeOscar nominee, He made a living as a bodyguard for prostitutes or celebrities like Michael Jackson, Muhammad AliSteve McQueen, Joe Frazier or Diana Ross.

“I did everything except to guarantee people’s lives,” he said, “but (I told them) I guarantee you that I will give my life to protect you.”

And they even offered him $75,000 to kill someone. He refused, and even tried to warn the victim, but by then it was too late: he died in a car accident.

his childhood was not easy

Mr T was born on May 21, 1952 in Lawrence Turrod. The youngest of 12 children of a Presbyterian minister, his father left him and his mother when Lawrence was 5 years old. He was born in a poor Chicago neighborhood, a ghetto on the south side of the city that has the highest poverty, and lived in a three-room apartment with his eleven siblings and his mother, who lived in everything. used to pay for $87 per month that they received social assistance.

In one of his last performances.  He was already wearing a scarf on his head.  Has she changed her haircut to a Mohican?  photo shutterstock

In one of his last performances. He was already wearing a scarf on his head. Has she changed her haircut to a Mohican? photo shutterstock

He always talked about his mother, her honesty and even her religiosity. “Any man who does not love his mother cannot be my friend,” Mr. T. lectured. As a student I was kind of lazy. “Most of the time I was staring out the window, daydreaming. I didn’t study much because I have a photographic memory,” he praised himself.

During his time at Dunbar Vocational High School he played – of course, with his physique – football, studied martial arts and became the city’s wrestling champion for two years in a row. And even though he received a scholarship to Prairie View A&M University—he wasn’t such a bad student: he had a master’s degree in mathematics—, he was expelled after the first year.

Oops.  He was already popular when he dressed up as Santa Claus at the White House with First Lady Nancy Reagan in 1983.  Photo Archivo Clarins

Oops. He was already popular when he dressed up as Santa Claus at the White House with First Lady Nancy Reagan in 1983. Photo Archivo Clarins

Thus he enlisted in the United States Army and served in the Military Police Corps. In November 1975, he was voted “Bicycle’s best apprentice” out of 6,000 soldiers, and was promoted to squad leader. But a year later a sergeant punished him, ordering trees to be cut down while training at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin. He neglected to tell you how many, and Mr. T cut down 70 trees from 6:30 to 10.

After his release, he wanted to join the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League, but a knee injury prevented him from doing so, and so he devoted himself to working at nightclub doors.

The gold chain was obtained from customers who were lost or abandoned after a few fights in nightclubs where he was a security guard.

The gold chain was obtained from customers who were lost or abandoned after a few fights in nightclubs where he was a security guard.

And there he made Mr. Two

Gold chains and more jewelry were obtained from customers who lost them or abandoned them after a few fights. Turod is said to have been hired to keep drug dealers and users out of the area. As a security guard, he says that he was in over 200 battles and when he was tried he won each case.

And then he became a bodyguard.

To flirt.  Hulk Hogan appeared in an episode of "Brigade A", with whom he formed a famous wrestling duo.

To flirt. Hulk Hogan appeared in an episode of “Brigade A”, with whom he formed a famous wrestling duo.

and it arrived “Brigade A,

everything related to Brigade A This one is for common sense. There were 97 episodes, between 1983 and 1987—Channel 9 showed it here, in prime time, once a week—and the gold that Mr. T had weighed between 16 and 18 kilograms.

The NBC series was born out of the idea of ​​Signal president Brandon Tartikoff, who would later hit it again with another series, V alien invasionAnd the role of Baracus was written specifically for him, as Tartikoff was fascinated by his role. of rock third,

Mr. T enlisted in the United States Army and served in the Military Police Corps (he wore his old PM uniform in "Brigade A").

Mr. T enlisted in the United States Army and served in the Military Police Corps (he wore his old PM uniform in “Brigade A”).

The gold necklaces and chains they wore were in honor of African slaves who came to the United States with iron chains on their ankles, wrists, and necks.

His Mohican haircut is influenced by warriors from the African Mandinka tribe, which the actor saw in a version of National Geographic in 1977.

The gold necklaces and chains were in honor of African slaves who came to the United States with iron chains on their ankles.

The gold necklaces and chains were in honor of African slaves who came to the United States with iron chains on their ankles.

Another version indicates that he planted it on himself when he decided to make a T of a part of his head. The cut went wrong and she opted for a Mohican look.

Mr. T and George Pepper (John Hannibal Smith in the series) It’s not that they didn’t get along, but that they didn’t get along. Pepperd took the lead in the program’s credits, but star Mister T. And everything will get worse when it is first revealed that Mr. T has overcharged him.

The series was followed by four Vietnam War veterans who are convicted of a crime for which, in the first season, they spent their time fleeing the military.

At the 2009 premiere of "Raining with a Chance of Burger", where he voiced Earl Devereaux.  photo shutterstock

At the 2009 premiere of “Raining with a Chance of Burger”, where he voiced Earl Devereaux. photo shutterstock

The crime that was not committed was a bank robbery. His commanding officer in Vietnam, Colonel Samuel Morrison, ordered him to rob the Bank of Hanoi, hoping it would “help end the war.” The mission was successful, but when they returned to headquarters, the Viet Cong burned it to the ground and killed Colonel Morrison. The fire destroyed all evidence that they were acting under orders.

Tita and Rhodesia’s Argentine Promotion

This in 1986. was at the height of Brigade A When Terabusi hired him for a commercial for his Alfajorus and sweets Tita and Rhodesia. Cacho Fontana also participates in the same, who travels to Los Angeles to interview him in fiction, and discovers that the prize he won is a lot of candy boxes.

In promotion of Terabusi with Cacho Fontana.  photo capture

In promotion of Terabusi with Cacho Fontana. photo capture

The ad was directed by Juan Carlos Desanzo, the former cinematographer who directed the films. in retreat, Eva Peron You ever forward to win,

A year ago, in 1985, Mr. T entered the world of professional wrestling. With Hulk Hogan he formed a pair until 1988.

Last time

After being diagnosed with cancer in 1995, he overcame the disease in 2001 at the age of 49. In 2009, he participated in an Atlantic City musical, I’m not deadwho co-starred with other stars who would have fallen into oblivion if they hadn’t died, such as Ralph Macchio (One to One karate kidlong ago he was Danielle La Russo again cobra moss), or Carrie Fisher herself (in the saga of Princess Leia) star wars,

In 2008, in another premiere.  He has not been seen in the media since 2017.  photo shutterstock

In 2008, in another premiere. He has not been seen in the media since 2017. photo shutterstock

Patrick Swayze would go on to direct it, but his death from pancreatic cancer left the director instead of David Hasselhoff, who great car You Baywatch,

Apparently permanently away from acting, among his latest works is to voice Earl Devereaux in the animated hamburger rain (2009) and around 2014, some interpretation of himself in some episodes of some TV series.

In 2017, he divorced his wife.  They had been married for 46 years.  And in that year he was in "Dancing with the Stars" or "Dancing for a Dream".

In 2017 he divorced his wife. They had been married for 46 years. And in that year he was in “Dancing with the Stars” or “Dancing for a Dream”.

He divorced his wife of 46 years, Phyllis Clarke, in 2017, the same year he last appeared on TV as he danced on the reality show. dancing with the Starsof which dance for a dream This is the Argentine version.

Today very little and nothing is known about him except that he wears a headscarf and today he will light 70 candles.

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