Robert Vaughn

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Robert Vaughn
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Vaughn at a Memorabilia event in March 2009
Robert Francis Vaughn

(1932-11-22)November 22, 1932
DiedNovember 11, 2016(2016-11-11) (aged 83)
Cause of deathLeukemia
Resting placeSan Francisco Bay
EducationNorth High School
Los Angeles City College
Alma materUniversity of Minnesota
California State University, Los Angeles
University of Southern California
OccupationFilm, television and stage actor
Years active1955–2016
Political partyDemocrat
Linda Staab (m. 1974)
Cassidy (b. 1976),
Caitlin (b. 1981)
Awards1 Primetime Emmy Award (1978)

Robert Vaughn (November 22, 1932 – November 11, 2016) was an American actor.

Career[change | change source]

Without being listed in the credits, Robert Vaughn appeared in The Ten Commandments (1956). This was his first job in movies. Two years later he starred in the science fiction movie Teenage Cave Man.

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.

In Irwin Allen Production's, The Towering Inferno (1974), Vaughn played Senator Parker. He was one of the people who are trapped in the tower.

His other movie credits include Starship Invasions (1977), with Christopher Lee and directed by Ed Hunt, Brass Target (1978), Virus (1980) and The Delta Force (1986), with Chuck Norris.

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.

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