George Peppard always resented the fact that his The A-Team co-star, Mr. T, became a bigger star than him. According to Dirk Benedict, George refused to even speak to Mr. T directly and asked him (Dirk) to relay messages. Also, the cast of The A-Team was invited to visit the Netherlands in 1984, but George Peppard would not attend when he heard that Mr. T was also invited.
George Peppard dropped the "Jr" from his name after his father died. In fact, his Marine dress blue uniform, which is on display in a private military collection, is labeled "G. W. Peppard Jr."
In 1965, Peppard was nominated (and won third place) for a Laurel Award for Dramatic Performance, Male for his appearance in 1964's The Carpetbaggers.
In 1960, Peppard won a Golden Laurel award for Top Male New Personality.
In 1960, Peppard won an NBR award for Best Supporting Actor in his role in Home From The Hill.
In 1961, Peppard was nominated for a BAFTA award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles for his performance in 1960's Home From The Hill.
Peppard made his film debut in 1957's The Strange One.
George's ex-wife, Elizabeth Ashley, claimed in her autobiography that he frequently hit her. Peppard always denied this accusation.
George's Star on the Walk of Fame for his contributions to the Motion Picture industry is located at 6675 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA.
In 1960, George won the NBR Award for Best Supporting Actor for Home from the Hill (1960).
In 1960, George won the Golden Laurel for Top Male New Personality.
In 1965, George received a 3rd place Golden Laurel for Dramatic Performance, Male for The Carpetbaggers (1964).
In 1967, George was nominated for the Golden Laurel for Best Male Dramatic Performance for The Blue Max (1966). He received 5th place.
In 1961, George was nominated for the BAFTA Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles for Home from the Hill (1960).
George had two children with ex-wife Helen Davies. A son named Brad, and a daughter named Julie.
George had a son, named Christian with ex-wife Elizabeth Ashley.
George was married to Laura Taylor from 1992, until his death on May 8th, 1994.
George was married to Alexis Adams from 1984 until their divorce in 1986.
George was married to actress Sherry Boucher from 1975 until their divorce in 1979.
George was married to actress Elizabeth Ashley from 1966 until their divorce in 1972.
George was married to Helen Davies from 1954 until their divorce in 1964.
George's father was in the construction business in Michigan.
George's mother was an opera singer before she married his father.
George's father was once in the Marines.
George's widow, Laura Taylor, was a banker in West Palm Beach, Florida when they met.
George had a cancerous tumor removed from lung. After years as a heavy smoker, he quit in 1992.
George studied at Purdue, and at Carnegie Tech.
George had a strong disliking for people invading his privacy.
Before becoming an actor, George took over fathers construction for a time. He also worked as a taxi driver, a fencing teacher, and as a DJ.
George lived in Santa Monica, CA up until his death.
George was 6' (1.83 m) tall.
George is buried in Northview Cemetery in Dearborn, Michigan.
George was a passionate Democrat, and championed health care reform before his death.
George was the original choice for Steve McQueen's role in The Magnificent Seven (1960).
George was in the running to replace Pete Duel as "Hannibal Heyes" in Alias Smith and Jones (1971).
George was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity.
George graduated from Dearborn High School in Dearborn, Michigan.
George was originally chosen to play Blake Carrington on the TV series Dynasty (1981), but was fired from the role after disagreements with the show's producers.
George told the media how relieved he was shortly after The A-Team (1983) ended in 1986 because he likened the mega-hit show to "an out-of-control freight train that would never stop!"
George spent much of the latter years of his life helping alcoholics and working for various charitable organizations.
In 1978, George conquered a serious drinking problem.
George studied at the famed Actors' Studio, with renowned acting coach, Lee Strasberg. One of his classmates was Rip Torn.
George was in the Marines.
George Peppard: (Referring to The A-Team) Patriotism has a lot to do with the success of the show.
George Peppard: You have problems, you think drink helps, then you have two problems.
George Peppard: I love to entertain an audience.
George Peppard: Some people do better on their own. I don't. It sounds stupid to say, but it's true. I like women. I like them when they're little tiny babies, and I like them when they're old ladies, and I like them all in between. They please me.
Peppard: The difference between a dead cat in the road and a dead television executive are there are skid marks in front of the cat.
(on allegations of A-Team violence)
Peppard: The A-Team are either the worst shots in the world... They take a machine gun and blow everything up, but it's good because it tells everyone to begin with, "We're out for fun.. there's going to be no blood, there's going to be no horror here.
George Peppard: (on his drinking) I turned into my own worst enemy.
George Peppard: Mine isn't a string of victories. It's no golden past. I'm no George Peppard fan.