George Peppard Jr. (October 1, 1928 May 8, 1994) was an American film and television actor.
His most famous film role was in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), alongside Audrey Hepburn. On television, his two main roles were the titular character in the early-1970s mystery series Banacek, and as Col. John "Hannibal" Smith, the cigar-chomping leader of a renegade commando squad, in the hit 1980s action show The A-Team.
Films with pages on TV Tropes:
- Bang the Drum Slowly (1956, TV)note
- Pork Chop Hill (1959)
- Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
- How the West Was Won (1962)
- The Victors (1963)
- The Blue Max (1966)
- Tobruk (1967)
- Damnation Alley (1977)
- Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)
- Race for the Yankee Zephyr (1983)
TV series with pages on TV Tropes:
Tropes associated with his works include:
- Smoking Is Cool: Both of his most famous TV characters smoked; Hannibal Smith from The A-Team, who's such a Colonel Badass that his nickname "Hannibal" comes from the Carthaginian general, had his ever-present cigar, while Banacek had slimmer cigars, given that he was a suave sleuth.note