Col. Lynch, as played by William Lucking on the NBC-TV series "The A-Team".
|Nickname/Alias:||Colonel Francis Lynch, CIA Agent Lynch/ Vance Burress|
|First appearance:||"Mexican Slayride" Season 1|
|Last appearance:||"Showdown!" Season 3|
|Appeared on/in:||The A-Team (TV Series) / The A-Team (2010) film|
|TV Episodes |
|3 episodes in Season 1, 1 episode in season 3|
|Occupation||CIA Agent (In film), retired former U.S. Army Colonel who served in the Vietnam War, and has been following The A-Team since 1972|
|Family||Not Mentioned - N/A|
|Military Rank:||Colonel (O-6), U.S. Army (retired)|
Colonel Francis Lynch, US Army, also known as CIA Agent Lynch and later to be revealed as an alias for his birth name, CIA Agent Vance Buress, is a recurring character who appears on the NBC-TV series The A-Team, as well as the 2010 film reboot The A-Team. The part of Col. Lynch is played by actor William Lucking on the TV series, and then by two actors whose characters claim to be Lynch, CIA Agent Burruss Patrick Wilson and Jon Hamm in the 2010 film.
In the TV Series; Colonel Lynch was introduced to viewers in the pilot episode of The A-Team as the very first Military Colonel to be chasing the soldiers of fortune. The Colonel’s connection with The A-Team came from him being the commander of Fort Bragg, the maximum security prison where The A-Team escaped. Colonel Lynch had been chasing The A-Team ever since the break-out in 1972.
Colonel Lynch was chasing The A-Team during season 1 and part of season 2 until his replacement was brought in on the second series. His replacement was the Legendary Colonel Decker. Note that Colonel Lynch was successful in capturing the A-Team; an official from the United States State Department helped them escape again, but this in no way diminishes the fact that Colonel Lynch completed his mission.
In The A-Team (2010) Lynch is played by Patrick Wilson, who intended to portray the role more seriously unlike Lucking's comedic character. Also, the character in the film changed from a Wile E. Coyote-type Army colonel in the original television show to a mysterious and sinister corrupt CIA SAD operative. In the film, Lynch's secretary was hired purely because she had a large bottom which shows that he didn't care about her skill as a secretary and it also shows his personality in the film. Also, he is the one who framed the A-Team. At the end of the movie though, Jon Hamm appears saying he is a Col. Lynch, which was assumed in the film as a moniker that many CIA agents take on.
Not much is known about Agent Lynch's career as a C.I.A.agent, other than that "Lynch" is an fake name and that late in it, he took up crime in counterfeiting, burglary, and murder. (The A-Team (2010))
Col. Lynch was given "one last chance" to catch the A-Team in Season 3 episode "Showdown!".
Hannibal: Colonel, I'm impressed you read the paper. I thought you stayed away from anything that didn't have pictures.
Lynch: Go on, Smith. Say anything you want. Insult me. Call me horrible names. It's okay. You see, it's all over now. I won.