'The A-Team': Where Are They Now?

Mr. T parlayed his "A-Team" fame into personal success long before the show ended. In 1983, he lent his voice to a cartoon named after him and appeared on the sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes." The following year, he released a motivational video, "Be Somebody... or Be Somebody's Fool!," inspired by his iconic "A-Team" line, "I pity the fool." The video featured Mr. T's priceless advice to kids, like how to make tripping look like breakdancing. He also released a rap album in 1984 and starred in the movie "The Toughest Man in the World."

Mr. T as Bad Attitude, Mr. T now, and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, the new B.A.

But acting and rapping weren't Mr. T's only arenas. In 1985, he broke into professional wrestling, and participated in WWF events through 2001. After "The A-Team," he scaled back his professional projects to commercials (Comcast, Snickers, World of Warcraft, among others) and cameo TV/movie appearances in part because of his health -- he was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma in 1995.

Bringing Bad Attitude into the 21st century is Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, a mixed martial artist and actor with muscles to make Mr. T proud.

Col. John "Hannibal" Smith

Actor George Peppard played the role of Col. John "Hannibal" Smith, the leader of the A-Team. Rarely seen without a cigar between his teeth or black leather gloves on his hands, Hannibal was known for his signature line: "I love it when a plan comes together." A master of disguise, Hannibal also took on various aliases for the A-Team.

Peppard was himself a veteran -- of war films. He starred in "The Blue Max" and "The Bravos" after finding stardom opposite Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's." In the 1970s, he played millionaire sleuth Thomas Banacek in the television series "Banacek." But he's best known to younger audiences as Hannibal, joining the cast of "A-Team" when he was 55.

A lifelong smoker, Peppard was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1992. But he never stopped acting. He had just completed a pilot for a "Matlock" spinoff when he died in 1994 at age 65.

Liam Neeson is taking over Peppard's role as Hannibal. Tall and ruddy-faced, he bears a striking resemblance to Peppard.

George Peppard as Hannibal and Liam Neeson who is reprising the role.

Capt. H.M. "Howling Mad" Murdock

Relative unknown actor Dwight Schultz rose to fame playing mentally unstable Capt. H.M. "Howling Mad" Murdock. Producers had planned to drop his role after the series debut, but the character was a hit with the audience, so Howling Mad was written back in. Howling was the A-Team's craft pilot. His nickname came from his time spent in a mental hospital.

After "A-Team," Schultz starred as Lt. Reginald "Reg" Barclay in "Star Trek: The Next Generation," reprising the role for "Star Trek: Voyager" and the film "Star Trek: First Contact."

He now provides the voice for video games such as "Spider-Man: Web of Shadows," "FusionFall" and "Terminator Salvation: The Video Game."

South African newcomer Sharlto Copley, best known for his role as Wikus van de Merwe in the Oscar-nominated sci-fi film "District 9," will take on the big-screen role of Howling. But look for Shultz to make a cameo appearance when "The A-Team" opens next month.

Dwight Schultz as Howling Mad Murdock, Schultz now and Sharlto Copley who takes the role to the big screen.
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