Who Is Mr. T? Biography, Lifestyle, Marriage And Religion

Mr. T —biography, religion, and more

Mr. T with gold jewelry around his neck.

Mr. T —biography, religion, and more
Mr. T with gold jewelry around his neck.

Who is Mr. T?

Mr. T is an American actor, bodyguard, television personality and professional wrestler.


Mr. T (Laurence Tureaud) was born on May 21, 1952, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. He is 70 years old as of 2022. Mr. T. is an actor and professional wrestler who has excelled in all fields of his career.

He is known for his roles as B. A. Baracus —in a television series in the 1980s; The A-Team and as boxer Clubber Lang in the 1982 film Rocky III.

Mr. T is best known to the world for several distinctive lifestyles such as his:

• Copious gold jewelry

• Hairstyle inspired by Mandinka warriors in West Africa

• Tough-guy persona and his catchphrase “I pity the fool!”

Mr. T was originally called Laurence Tureaud which was his birth name given to him by his father Nathaniel Tureaud. His father was a Christian preacher.

When Mr. T was five years old he changed his name by shortening it to Lawrence Tero. It officially became his real name in 1970, with the last name being simply “T.”

The reason behind his change of name was because Mr. T realized that his family (blacks) was not given much respect by whites. They used to call his father a ‘boy”, brother a ‘boy’… And so in order to defy that racial attitude, he changed his name.

“I self-ordained myself Mr. T, so the first word out of everybody’s mouth is “Mr.”

After changing his name, he literally felt respected by everyone, especially the racial white when they begin mentioning his name with “Mr.”

Is Mr. T Married?

Mr. T. got married to Phyllis Clark in 1971. After this couple divorced he has not been seen getting married to anyone. So currently, Mr. T’s marriage status is “not married” or “single.” He has three children: two daughters and a son from his ex-wife.

What Is The Religion Of Mr. T?

Mr. T was born and raised as a Christian. He is very religious and tries his best to live a life that pleases God. On several occasions, he has granted interviews about his faith and relationship with Jesus Christ.

He is a guy who loves to show compassion and kindness by helping the needy. He believes it is very essential in demonstrating his faith as a Christian and a child of God.

In 2005 he stopped wearing and displaying gold chains. He did this in solidarity with those who got hit by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

He said, “As a Christian, when I saw other people lose their lives and lose their land and property … I felt that it would be a sin before God for me to continue wearing my gold. I felt it would be insensitive and disrespectful to the people who lost everything, so I stopped wearing my gold.”

“My mother raised me with God. We were poor financially, but we were rich spiritually… My mother never cursed at home; my father never cursed at home, my father didn’t drink. Even though we were poor, we would say a blessing over the table. So that’s who I am… I always say I’m one of the toughest mama’s boys you’re ever gonna meet.”

According to some of his interviews, Mr. T explained that his faith in the Christian religion has been met with a lot of challenges that contradict his beliefs and other Christian values.

For instance, he revealed why he refused to take a huge amount of money to do advertisements that contradict his Christian faith.

“They offered me almost a million dollars to do a beer commercial in Japan. I said, ‘I won’t do it.’ First, it was $700,000 and then they moved the price up. Why [did I turn it down]? Because of what I stand on.”

Mr. T has been very outspoken about his faith as a Christian. Not just that, he takes into practice what the Bible teaches.

Although he sees himself as an imperfect being —he is striving hard to make this world a better place by capitalizing on his celebrity status to lead more people to Christ Jesus. He said he loves to be a preacher of the gospel.

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