Mr. T is on board and he is dancing with with Kym Herjavec, formerly Kym Johnson. The duo is rumored to be performing a Cha Cha routine for the season's opening episode. Mr. T started out in Hollywood, working as a bouncer and major nightclubs, until he became a bodyguard for celebrities including Steve McQueen, Diana Ross and Muhammad Ali, as reported by ABC
. Eventually, Mr. T was noticed by Sylvester Stallone, who decided to cast him in his movie Rocky III
. It was in the making of this movie that Mr. T became known for his signature phrase, "I pity the fool." Mr. T went on to become a television star, most famously known for his role on “The A-Team.” He was also a professional wrestler, who was a tag-team partner for Hulk Hogan. In recent years, Mr. T has been putting efforts towards being a motivational speaker. According to People
, the former wrestler has already dropped 12 pounds while training for his Dancing With the Stars
debut. He posted this message on Twitter about the weight loss: This Dancing is really making Me Sweat off the Lbs. I’ve already lost 12! I am Lean, Mean and 219. I am Agile, Mobile and Hostile. Grrr!
Mr. T is competing on the show to benefit children battling cancer at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Shriner Hospital for Children. And, if he wins, Mr. T said he will shave off his legendary mohawk. (Instagram/KymHerjavec5678