Robert Vaughn Biography
Robert Vaughn was an American actor noted for his stage, film and television work. His best known television roles include suave spy Napoleon Solo in the 1960’s series The Man from U.N.C.L.E; wealthy detective Harry Rule in the 1970s series The Protectors; Morgan Wendell in the 1978-79 mini-series Centennial; formidable General Hunt Stockwell in the fifth season of the 1980s series The A-Team; and grifter and sharp Albert Stroller in the British television drama series Hustle from 2004 to 2012, for all but one of its 48 episodes.
He also appeared in the British soap opera Coronation Street as Milton Fanshaw, a love interest for Sylvia Goodwin between January and February 2012.
Robert Vaughn Age
Vaughn was born on November 22, 1932, in New York City, U.S.
Robert Vaughn Death
Vaughn died on November 11, 2016, at the age of 83 in Danbury, Connecticut, U.S
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Robert Vaughn Relationship | Marriage | Children
Vaughn married actress Linda Staab in 1974. They appeared together in a 1973 episode of The Protectors, called “It Could Be Practically Anywhere on the Island”. They adopted two children, Cassidy (born 1976) and Caitlin (born 1981). They resided in Ridgefield, Connecticut.
Robert Vaughn Career
Vaughn made his television debut on November 21, 1955, “Black Friday” episode of the American television series Medic, the first of more than two hundred episodic roles through mid-2000. His first film appearance was as an uncredited extra in The Ten Commandments (1956), playing a golden calf idolater also visible in a scene in a chariot behind that of Yul Brynner. He also made a guest appearance opposite Barbara Eden in a Romeo-Juliet role, in the Gunsmoke episode “Romeo”, which turned out okay for the bride and groom.
Vaughn’s first credited movie role came the following year in the Western Hell’s Crossroads (1957), in which he played Bob Ford, the murderer of outlaw Jesse James. Seen by Burt Lancaster in Calder Willingham’s play End as a Man, Vaughn was signed with Lancaster’s film company and was to have played the Steve Dallas role in Sweet Smell of Success.
Vaughn appeared as Stan Gray in the episode “The Twisted Road” of the western syndicated series Frontier Doctor.
Vaughn’s first notable appearance was in The Young Philadelphians (1959), receiving a nomination for both the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture.
He next appeared as gunman Lee in The Magnificent Seven (1960), a role he essentially reprised 20 years later in Battle Beyond the Stars (1980), both films adapted from filmmaker Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 Japanese samurai epic, Seven Samurai.
Vaughn was the last surviving member of those who portrayed The Magnificent Seven. He played a different role, Judge Oren Travis, on the 1998-2000 syndicated television series The Magnificent Seven.
In the 1963-64 season, Vaughn appeared in The Lieutenant as Captain Raymond Rambridge alongside Gary Lockwood, a Marine second lieutenant at Camp Pendleton. His dissatisfaction with the somewhat diminished aspect of the character led him to request an expanded role.
During the conference, his name came up in a telephone call and he ended up being offered a series of his own — as Napoleon Solo, the title character in a series originally to be called Solo, but which became The Man from U.N.C.L.E. after the pilot was reshot with Leo G.
Carroll in the role of Solo’s boss. This was the role which would make Vaughn a household name even behind the Iron Curtain. Vaughn had guest-starred on Lockwood’s series Follow the Sun. In 1963 he also appeared in an episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show as Jim Darling, a successful businessman and an old flame of Laura Petrie in the episode “It’s A Shame She Married Me”.
From 1964 to 1968, Vaughn played Solo with Scottish co-star David McCallum playing his fellow agent, Illya Kuryakin. This production spawned a spinoff show, large amounts of merchandising, overseas theatrical movies of re-edited episodes, and a sequel, The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Fifteen-Years-Later Affair.
In the year the series ended, Vaughn landed a large role-playing Chalmers, an ambitious California politician in the film Bullitt starring Steve McQueen; he was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for this role.
In 1966, Vaughn appeared as a bachelor on the nighttime premiere of The Dating Game. He was picked for the date, which was a trip to London. Vaughn continued to act, in television and in mostly B movies.
He starred in two seasons of the British detective series The Protectors in the early 1970s. He appeared in two episodes of Columbo during the mid-1970s, “Troubled Waters” (1975) and “Last Salute to the Commodore” (1976).
The latter episode is one of the few in the series where the identity of the murderer is not known until the end. Vaughn won an Emmy for his portrayal of Frank Flaherty in Washington: Behind Closed Doors (ABC, 1977) and during the 1980s starred with friend George Peppard in the final season of The A-Team. Vaughn played Morgan Wendell, opponent to Paul Garrett played by David Janssen in the 1978–79 miniseries Centennial.
Vaughn portrayed Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman, in addition to Woodrow Wilson (in the 1979 television mini-series Backstairs at the White House). He additionally played Roosevelt in the 1982 HBO telefilm FDR: That Man in the White House.
In 1983, he starred as villainous multimillionaire Ross Webster in Superman III. In 1983–1984, he appeared as industrialist Harlan Adams in the short-lived series Emerald Point N.A.S., replacing Patrick O’Neal. In the mid-1990s, he made several cameo appearances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien as an audience member who berates the host and his guests beginning with “you people make me sick.”
In 2004, after a string of guest roles on series such as Law & Order, in which he had a recurring role during season eight, Vaughn experienced a resurgence. He began co-starring in the British TV drama series Hustle, made for BBC One.
The series was also broadcast in the United States on the cable network AMC. In the series, Vaughn played elder-statesman American con artist Albert Stroller, a father figure to a group of younger grifters. In September 2006, he guest-starred on an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Vaughn also appeared as himself narrating and being a character in a radio play broadcast by BBC Radio 4 in 2007 about making the film The Bridge at Remagen in Prague, during the Russian invasion of 1968. In November 2011, it was announced that Vaughn would appear for three weeks in the British soap operaCoronation Street. His role as Milton in the long-running program lasted from January to February 2012.
In later years, Vaughan appeared in syndicated advertisements marketed by Commercial Pro, Inc. for various personal injury and workers compensation law firms, using the catchphrase, “Tell them you mean business”
Robert Vaughn Net Worth
Vaughn is an American actor who has a net worth of $10 million dollars. Robert Vaughn was born in New York, New York, and grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota.