Season 1 Overview
Colonel John "Hannibal" Smith is the leader of a rag-tag group of Vietnam veterans, who were a finely-trained espionage team during the war. Hooked on the "jazz" of their high-risk escapades, they now occasionally surface and regroup to handle assignments that interest them -- if the price is right. This smash-hit action-adventure series was one of the most popular shows of the 1980s.
Hannibal is the leader and disguise master in charge of plotting the group's vigilante antics. He loves it when a plan comes together.
Peppard's film credits include Breakfast at Tiffany's, How the West Was Won, The Blue Max, The Carpetbaggers, Home from the Hill. Peppard was the original choice to play Blake Carrington on Dynasty.
Faceman is the con-artist who is able to get past anyone.
Dirk Benedict's films include Ruckus and Battlestar Galactica, and series credits include The Love Boat and Murder, She Wrote. In the second season episode, Steel, there is a nod to Benedict's Battlestar Gallactica days when a Cylon walks by him.
B.A. Baracus is the mechanic with a "Bad Attitude" and the muscle for the team.
While B.A. Baracus is his most iconic role, Mr. T has also appeared in Rocky 3 and was heavily involved in the pro-wrestling world in the 80's and 90's, often teaming up with Hulk Hogan. Mr. T won NBC's World's Toughest Bouncer competition and was consequently discovered by Sylvester Stallone.
Murdock is a wild card, but expert pilot, who is consistently being broken out from the Veterans' Hospital mental wing.
Schultz's acting credits are mostly of voicing characters in animated programs and video games, such as Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust and Wolfenstein: The New Order. He also appeared in Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: First Contact. Schultz designed all the t-shirts his character wore throughout the series
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