In 1972 a crack commando unit was sent to prision by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade into the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire:
Colonol John Smith,nicknamed "Hannibal" after the famous General who was able to utilize unconvential tactics to win against impossible odds, was played by George Peppard. He was the field commander and leader of the A-Team. He is a brilliant tactition who can get his Team in and out of just about any situation. He likes cigars and acting, usually spending his time off playing the The Aquamaniac. Early on, when someone wanted to hire the Team, they would have to go through one of Hannibals favorite alto egos, Mr. Lee. He is famous for being "on the jazz" (an insane thirst for action) and his trademark phrase is "I love it when a plan comes together".
Lieutenant Templeton Peck,nicknamed "Face" or the "Faceman" because he is a man of a thousand faces. He was the second in command of the A-Team and supply officer. He is able to disguise and con his way into and out of almost any situation. He is the teams resident con-man who usually ends up gathering information for the team due to his innate charm and smile. He ran an illeagal officer/NCO club in vietnam called DMV Tennis and Raquet club and was given a false pardon in 1985 by a secret CIA group called the "Shop" to draw out a General Chow, known as the "Red Butcher" in Vietnam. He was originally named Alvin Brenner and was orphaned at 5. He lived his entire young life at an orphanage. He later his named leagally changed to Al Brennen, Al Peck, Holmes Morrison, Morrison Holes until he finally settled on Templeton Peck.
Captain H.M. Murdockwas played by Dwight Schultz. He was nicknamed "Howling Mad" and called "Crazy Man" and "Fool" by B.A. He is called so because of a bi-polar disorder which makes him see and hear things that aren't really there, for instance his 'dog' Billy. He once briefly worked for the C.I.A. and he was the A-Team's pilot in Vietnam. He is an expert in flying any known (and sometimes unknown) aircraft. Before his tour in Vietnam he flew with the Thunderbirds. During his final tour in Vietnam, the pressure cracked him and was institutionalized at the Veteran's Affair Hospital in Westwood, California where the Team broke him out whenever they needed a pilot. He was released in 1986 from the VA hospital, deamed no longer insane, his first "job" was to scoop up stray dogs and he later took up a job at a restaurant.
Sergeant First Class Bosco Baracus,nicknamed "Bad Attitude" or "B.A.", was played by Mr. T. He is the team's mechanic and strongman. He can make any old car/truck/other work and make some kind of armored tank-type-of-thing from it. He was the A-Team's "grunt" and mechanic in Vietnam. Although he has Master Jump status, he is deathly afraid of heights and likes milk and children. Because of his phobia of heights, the Team usually has to use drugs and other methods (like bashing a board over his head!) to knock B.A. out and drag him on a plane. He had one of the worst conduct records in the Army, due to a disposition for slugging officers - but his expertise in mechanics kept him afloat.