Former THE A-Team star Mr T insists he has moved on from his hardman image, despite admitting he's "qualified to beat people up". The beefy actor, 54, played tough guy BA BARRACUS in the classic 1980s TV series, but is really mild-mannered away from the small screen. He says, "Yes, I am qualified to beat people up. But I am pretty intelligent. "That's what throws people off. If you've been through something, that gives you an authority that you can speak on certain things. That's why people relate to me. I pull no punches."