Robert Vaughn Biography

Birthday: 1932-11-22
Place of Birth: New York City, New York USA
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Wiki Biography: Robert Francis Vaughn was born at Charity Hospital in New York on November 22, 1932. The son of show-business parents, his father, Walter, was a radio actor and his mother, Marcella, was a stage actress. Robert came to the public's attention first with his Oscar-nominated role in The Young Philadelphians (1959) in 1959. The next year he was one of the seven in the western classic The Magnificent Seven (1960). Despite being in such popular films, he generally found work on television. He appeared over 200 times in guest roles in the late 1950s to early 1960s. It was in 1963 that he received his first major role in "The Lieutenant" (1963). Robert took the role with the intention of making the transition from being a guest-star actor to being a co-star on TV. It was due to his work in this show that producer Norman Felton offered him the role of Napoleon Solo in "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (1964). Four extremely successful years (1964-68) followed as the series became one of the most popular TV shows of the 1960s. made Vaughn an international TV star, but he wanted to embark on a career in film, and did so soon after the show ended in 1968 by co-starring in Bullitt (1968) with Steve McQueen. Now working in film full-time, he starred in The Bridge at Remagen (1969) and The Mind of Mr. Soames (1970) before making a change by going back to TV, this time in England, He took a lead role in the series "The Protectors" (1972) and stayed in England for the first half of the 1970s. He returned to the US in the mid-'70s and embarked on a very successful run of TV mini-series roles that resulted in his receiving an Emmy award in 1978 for "Washington: Behind Closed Doors" (1977) and a nomination the following year for "Backstairs at the White House" (1979). The 1970s proved a important time in Robert's life, as in 1974 he married actress Linda Staab, and completed his thesis on Hollywood blacklisting during the McCarthy "Red Scare" era, published in 1972 as "Only Victims: A Study of Show Business Blacklisting". During the 1980s he mixed TV with film. Roles in such films as S.O.B. (1981), Superman III (1983), The Delta Force (1986) and Black Moon Rising (1986) were highlights. In TV he appeared in many successful shows, most notably in "The A-Team" (1983) and "Emerald Point N.A.S." (1983). He continued to mix the types of projects, even appearing on stage on numerous occasions. The 1990s has seen the same variety of roles. Made-for-TV movies have been a popular choice for him, as well as such series as "As the World Turns" (1956), "The Nanny" (1993) and "Law & Order" (1990), and he had a role in the 1998 series that was a remake of the classic film in which he appeared, "The Magnificent Seven" (1998). Even though he's also appeared in major features such as Joe's Apartment (1996) and BASEketball (1998), he's taking it more easy these days. He has been working on his autobiography titled "Christ, Shakespeare, Ho Chi Min: As I Knew Them" for some years now, but no date has been set for publication.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Lieutenant Captain Ray Rambridge / ... 1963 - 1964
The Man From U.N.C.L.E Napoleon Solo 1964 Action
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Napoleon Solo 1967 - 1968 Action
The Protectors Harry Rule 1972 Adventure
Captains and the Kings Charles Desmond 1976 Drama
Centennial Morgan Wendell 1978 - 1979 Action
Emerald Point N.A.S. Harlan Adams 1983 Drama
Danger Theatre 1993 Comedy
The Magnificent Seven Lee 1999 - 2000 Action
Hustle Albert Stroller 2004 Crime
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Good Day for a Hanging 1958
Teenage Cave Man 1958
The Young Philadelphians 1959 Drama
The Magnificent Seven Lee 1960 Fantasy
The Caretakers 1963 Drama
Bullitt 1968 Action, Crime, Drama
The Bridge at Remagen 1969 0, Romance, 0
The Towering Inferno Senator Parker 1974 Action, Thriller
Brass Target Col. Donald Rogers 1978
Battle Beyond the Stars Gelt 1980 Sport, 0, 0
Cuba Crossing 1980
Hangar 18 Gordon Cain 1982 Action, Sci Fi, Thriller
A Question of Honor 1982 Crime, Drama, Action
Inside the Third Reich Field Marshal Milch 1982 Drama, History
Superman III Ross Webster 1983 0, Sport, 0
Black Moon Rising 1986 Sport, Game Show, 0
Delta Force 1986 Action, Adventure, Drama
The Delta Force 1986 Action, Adventure, Drama
Dancing in the Dark Dennis Forbes 1986
Hour of the Assassin Sam Merrick 1987 Action, Drama
C.H.U.D II: Bud the C.H.U.D. 1988
Skeleton Coast Col. Schneider 1988 Action
Killing Birds: Raptors Dr. Fred Brown 1988 Horror, Mystery
River of Death Wolfgang Manteuffel 1989
The Emissary Ambassador McKay 1989 Thriller
Captive Rage Eduard Delacorte 1989 Action, Drama
Transylvania Twist Lord Byron Orlock 1989 Comedy, Horror
Witch Academy The Devil 1991 Comedy, Horror
Milk & Money Uncle Andre 1996 Comedy, Romance
Menno's Mind Senator Zachary Powell 1997 Thriller
Motel Blue Chief MacIntyre 1997 Thriller
BASEketball Baxter Cain 1998 Comedy, Sport
Vulcan Baxter 1999 Adventure, Family, Fantasy
The Sender Ron Fairfax 1999 Action
McCinsey's Island Walter Denkins 2000 Action, Adventure, Comedy
Pootie Tang 2001 Comedy, Musical, Adventure
Cottonmouth Judge Mancini 2002 Crime, Thriller
Happy Hour Tulley Sr. 2003 Comedy, Drama
2BPerfectlyHonest Nick 2004 0
Scene Stealers Dr. Gadsden Braden 2004 Drama
Gang Warz Chief Hannigan 2004 Drama, Action
The Warrior Class 2005
Going Under 2006
Hoodlum & Son Benny 'The Bomb' Palladino 2006 Comedy, Crime
Excuse Me for Living Jacob 2012 Comedy, Romance
The Magnificent Eleven American Bob 2013 0
Sebastien Doc Williams 2014 Horror
The American Side Silver-Haired Man 2016 Game Show