LeGault seemed to really enjoy his time on the show. All the way ahead in 2011, he talked to the website Galactica.TV, saying that George Peppard was why the A-Team worked so well. Apparently, the two met while he was working on a picture with Elvis when he did “The Carpetbaggers,” so working with each other on “The A-Team” was great.
Wondering where else you can see LeGault? He was in “Werewolf” as Alamo Joe Rogan, and he also added his talents to “Mortal Kombat: Annihilation” as… Elder God #1.
Moving to the Big Screen
Nevertheless, many of his films are well-regarded, if not well-known. His best film is thought to be "One False Move," which won numerous awards, including the Independent Spirit Award for Best Director. He was also nominated for a Primetime Emmy after directing an episode of "House of Cards."
He's written "Punk," "Devil in a Blue Dress," and "Bless Me, Ultima," as well as directing them and others. His TV directing credits also include three other episodes of "House of Cards," four episodes of "The Leftovers," five episodes of "Partner," and four episodes of "Mindhunter." In 1996 he received a Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal from the American Film Institute for his outstanding body of work.
The Man After the A-Team
Colonel Decker himself spent his time on-screen trying to hunt down the A-Team, in order to bring them in for a crime they didn't commit, just like it says in the opening.
Lance LeGault played this antagonistic character, and he was already fairly well-known before he joined the team. He'd already appeared in movies such as "Stripes" and "Catch My Soul." Even more notably, he acted as a stunt double for none other than the king of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, in a number of films. However, he shot to big-time fame thanks to his role as Colonel Roderick Decker.
LeGault Thought the Show Holds Up
In the same interview with Galactica.TV, LeGault heaped praise on the show, saying it was one of the most famous shows he'd ever worked on. In the interview, he recalled the immense popularity and viewership of 28-29 million people every week. Apparently, due to its many reruns, some people think the show was wrapped pretty recently.
While we can't exactly say that the show looks brand-new, the humor and energy of the show do sometimes surprise people, just because of how much television has changed in the decades since.
A Life Well Lived
Lance LeGault passed away in 2012 at 77 years old, leaving behind a wife and four children. He was noted for his work with Elvis, as well as his skill at playing military men, both serious and comedic. He'll always be remembered for his incredibly deep, gravelly voice.
His final appearance was as a truck driver in the film "Prince Avalanche," which came out in 2013. He added his voice to "Home on the Range" and often appeared as a tough guy or a villain, thanks to his low voice. He also provided voice-over work for commercials, including Dodge, Burger King, and 7-Up.