With a new movie adaptation arriving in theaters this week, more attention is being paid to the classic 1980s TV series The A-Team than ever; there's even a new DVD set coming out in the shape of the show's famous van. But while the A-Team itself was widely regarded as being the best of the best, was the show the best it could be? We took a look at the resumés of the cast and creators of the show to suss out if The A-Team represented their "A" game, or if there were bigger and better things in their work histories that made The A-Team look more like the "B" list.
Since The A-Team premiered in 1983, the show has become a classic, with its iconic black van and its four distinctive characters. Now, with a feature film in the works for release next summer, director Joe Carnahan (Smokin' Aces) is trying to find people to play those four legendary roles. The roles of B.A. Barachus and Howlin' Mad Murdock are still up in the air, but Bradley Cooper is reportedly under consideration to play Faceman, and Liam Neeson is in talks to play Hannibal Smith! We're already excited by the news, and it led us to remember the real-life celebrities who joined the A-Team at one point or another. Here are the five who stood out, and one who almost joined the team for good.