From his big break in Rocky III to the recent Snickers ads, the man born Laurence Tureaud has stood like a colossus over popular culture for the last 30 years.
Below, we celebrate his past six decades with a gallery of some of his finest moments, before we relive his musical masterpiece 'Treat Your Mother Right'.
Photo gallery - Mr T's finest moments:
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Watch Mr T sing the classic 'Treat Your Mother Right' below: