Robert Francis Vaughn
November 22, 1932
New York, New York, U.S.
|Died||November 11, 2016 (aged 83)|
Ridgefield, Connecticut, U.S.
|Cause of death||Leukemia|
|Resting place||San Francisco Bay|
|Education||North High School|
Los Angeles City College
|Alma mater||University of Minnesota|
California State University, Los Angeles
University of Southern California
|Occupation||Film, television and stage actor|
Linda Staab (m. 1974)
Cassidy (b. 1976),
Caitlin (b. 1981)
|Awards||1 Primetime Emmy Award (1978)|
Career[change | change source]
In 1959, he was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and Laurel Awards for "best supporting actor" for his role in The Young Philadelphians (1959), with Paul Newman. His second major role was in the movie directed by John Sturges, The Magnificent Seven (1960). The movie also starred Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen. Vaughn played an expert gunman. He was one of the 7 Magnificent that helped the peasants.
In 1967, he starred in action movie The Venetian Affair, directed by Jerry Thorpe. A year later, he had a role in Bullitt (1968), with Steve McQueen. For this work Robert Vaughn was nominated for a BAFTA Award, for "Best Supporting Actor". In 1969 he starred with George Segal, in the war movie The Bridge at Remagen (1969). Then in 1970, has the role of Servilius Casca in Julius Caesar, with Charlton Heston.
He also worked on Superman III (1983) as Ross Webster.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.[change | change source]
Robert Vaughn is widely known for playing the role of agent Napoleon Solo in NBC TV series The Man from U.N.C.L.E., with David McCallum. He played Napoleon Solo for 104 episodes of the series between 1964 and 1968
Success was so great that there were several movies. These included To Trap a Spy (1964), The Spy with My Face (1965), One Spy Too Many (1966), One of Our Spies is Missing (1966), The Spy in the Green Hat (1966), The Karate Killers (1967), The Helicopter Spies (1968), How to Steal the World (1968).
In 1983 Vaughn and McCallum were reunited for the TV movie The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Fifteen Years Later Affair.
In 1965 and 1966 Robert Vaughn was nominated twice for the Golden Globe Award as Best TV Star - Male for The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Television[change | change source]
In 1963 he starred in her first television series The Lieutenant, as Captain Ray Rambridge. In 1970s worked in the TV mini-series Captains and the Kings (1976), Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977), and Centennial (1978-1979). Robert Vaughn also worked for the British television. He starred in series The Protectors (1972-1974). Vaughn played the role of Harry Rule for 52 episodes of the series. In 1986, he was hired to play the role of General Hunt Stockwell, in The A-Team, with George Peppard.
He also worked in the television western The Magnificent Seven (1998) as Judge Oren Travis.
Vaughn has been guest star on many TV series. These include Frontier (1956), Gunsmoke (1956 - 1957), The Rifleman (1958), Law of the Plainsman (1959), Thriller (1961), Police Woman (1975-1976), Columbo (1976), Hawaii 5-0 (1979), The Love Boat (1981), Stingray (1986), Hunter (1989), Murder, She Wrote (1985-1992), Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993), Walker, Texas Ranger (1996), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2006) and Little Britain USA.
He received an Emmy Award as supporting actor, for TV movie Washington: Behind Closed Doors.
Between 2004 and 2011, Vaughn starred in the series Hustle.
References[change | change source]
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