'The A-Team:' Meet Original Cast of the Beloved Movie Then and Now
The story goes about four men former US Army special forces that became fugitives fleeing crimes they did not commit, going from Vietnam War veterans into paid mercenaries.
The series aired from 1983 to 1987 and with its exaggerated violence and characteristic characters, it gained a place in the television audience. The entertaining missions and sticky phrases like Hannibal's favorite: "I love it when a plan comes together", success came true.
In 2010, the film based on the series was released, with ladies' favorite Bradley Cooper and the tough Liam Neeson. However, the dear characters are in the memory of fans and may want to know what happened to them.
Benedict plays Lieutenant Templeton "Faceman" Peck, an attractive and charming boy who gets the supplies the team needs and always leaves without a scratch of the most precarious situations.
After the cancellation of the show, Benedict continued acting this time in theater with Hamlet de Shakespeare and in films like "Shadow Force" and "Alaska." With the film "Cahoots" he made his directorial and screenwriter debut in 2001.
He published two books: "Confessions of a Kamikaze Cowboy" and "And Then Went Fishing." Benedict appeared in 2007 on the British reality show "Celebrity Big Brother." For the past ten years, he has not been seen much on the screen, although he made a cameo in the movie "A-Team."
Mr. T gave life to Sergeant Bosco Albert B.A. "Bad Attitude" Baracus, occupying a place in the entertainment world with his witty phrases and gold jewelry. He was the team's muscle and his favorite move was to take his opponent and throw him through the air.
In 1983, he lent his voice to a cartoon with his name and appeared in the comedy "Diff'rent Strokes." He also made a motivational video: "Be Somebody ... or Be Somebody's Fool!." He also released a rap album in 1984 and starred in the movie "The toughest man in the world."
Unfortunately, Mr. T was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma in 1995, but that has not distanced him from acting. After "The A-Team," Mr. T has specialized interpreting himself, something due almost entirely to his great personality and commercial presence.
Col. John "Hannibal" Smith was the leader of the A-Team and was played by George Peppard. Master of disguise, he was rarely seen without his black leather gloves and his characteristic cigar. He also had several aliases while he was part of the A-Team.
George Peppard was known in war movies. He was in the movies "The Blue Max" and "The Bravos" after his triumph with Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany." He played the millionaire detective Thomas Banacek for the television series "Banacek," in the 1970s.
Peppard's smoking habit led him to his diagnosis of lung cancer in 1992. Unfortunately, he died only two years later, at the age of 65, after contracting pneumonia.
Dwight was relatively unknown when he had to play Capt. H.M. "Howling Mad" Murdock. The producers planned to take him out of the series after it's debut, but his character became a success among the public.
After the series cancellation, Schultz played Lieutenant Reginald "Reg" Barclay in "Star Trek: The Next Generation", repeating that role in "Star Trek: Voyager" and the movie "Star Trek: first contact".
He also provides the voice for video games such as "Spider-Man: Web of Shadows", "FusionFall" and "Terminator Salvation: The Video Game."
Special effects specialist Frankie Santana joined the team for blackmail, but that doesn't mean he was depressed about it. The actor Eddie Velez knew how to play his role as Santana in such a way that he shone with his own light in the middle of the other actors in the series.
After the show, Velez starred in 12 episodes of “True Blue,” he played Ricardo Sandoval in “Live Shot,” and then was part of the famous “Days of Our Lives,” playing the role of Paul Mendez. Vélez appeared on the show in 20 episodes between 2001 and 2003.
Velez has some feature film credits on his resume, including "Romero," "Traffic," "Repo Chick," and "Bulletface." And his special program appearances include "Pacific Blue," "Charmed," and "Numb3rs."
Veteran actor Robert Vaughn assumed the role of General Hunt Stockwell, giving life to the formidable bad boy, who had a special ability for antagonism, meaningless behavior, in the last season of the show.
Vaughn had a long list of acting roles on his resume, and he maintained that momentum when the program went on the air. He participated in Jury 9 in "Twelve Angry Men," in some episodes of "Law & Order," and in films such as "Motel Blue," "Pootie Tang," and "The Magnificent Eleven."
Regarding his personal life, Vaughn married in 1974 he had two children with his wife, after a one-year battle against leukemia he died, on November 2016, just a few weeks before his 84th birthday.