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Robert Vaughn

Général Hunt Stockwell in The A-Team, Napoléon Solo in The Man from U.N.C.L.E

Photos Robert Vaughn Birth name: Robert Francis Vaughn
Birth date: 1932/11/22
Date of death : 2016/11/11 (84 years old)
Birth place : New-York
Height: 1.78 m

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Biography for Robert Vaughn

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) (mini) and a nomination the following year for "Backstairs at the White House" (1979) (mini).

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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Filmography

Title Role
Hustle Albert Stroller
Gang Warz (2004) Chief Hannigan
2BPerfectlyHonest (2004) Nick
Scene Stealers (2004) Dr. Gadsden Braden
The Warrior Class (2004) Braddock
Hoodlum & Son (2003) Benny 'The Bomb' Palladino
Happy Hour (2003) Tulley Sr.
Cottonmouth (2002) Judge Mancini
Pootie Tang (2001) Dick Lecter
The Magnificent Seven
Motel Blue (1999) Chief MacIntyre
The Sentinel - The Real Deal (1999) TV Episode Vince Deal
Recess
BASEketball (1998) Baxter Cain
The Sender (1998) Ron Fairfax
Law & Order
The Nanny - Immaculate Concepcion (1998) TV Episode James Sheffield - Me and Mrs. Joan (1996) TV Episode
Host (1998) (TV) Adam Spring
McCinsey's Island (1998) Walter Denkins
Diagnosis Murder
An American Affair (1997) Prof. Michaels
Vulcan (1997) Baxter
One Life to Live (1968) TV Series Bishop Corrington (1996)
Walker, Texas Ranger - Plague (1996) TV Episode Dr. Stewart Rizor
Milk & Money (1996) Uncle Andre
Joe's Apartment (1996) Senator Dougherty
Menno's Mind (1996) Senator Zachary Powell
Visions (1996) Agent Silvestri
As the World Turns (1956) TV Series Rick Hamlin (1995)
Dancing in the Dark (1995) (TV) Dennis Forbes
Burke's Law - Who Killed the Movie Mogul? (1995) TV Episode William Shane
Escape to Witch Mountain (1995) (TV) Edward Bolt
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues
Sirens - Farewell to Arms (1994) TV Episode Ned Whelan
Dust to Dust (1994) Mayor Sampson Moses
W.S.H. (1994) (TV)
Danger Theatre (1993) TV Series Host
Witch Academy (1993) The Devil
Tracks of Glory (1992) (mini) TV Series Mr. Morris
Tatort - Camerone (1992) TV Episode
Murder, She Wrote - The Witch's Curse (1992) TV Episode Charles Winthrop - The Grand Old Lady (1989) TV Episode
Blind Vision (1992) Mr. X
Love at First Sight (1991) TV Series Harry Winfield
Dark Avenger (1990) (TV) Commissioner Peter Kinghorn
Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter (1990) (TV) Jay Corelli
Transylvania Twist (1990) Lord Byron Orlock
Buried Alive (1990) Gary
Going Under (1990) Wedgewood
River of Death (1989) Wolfgang Manteuffel
Hunter
Brutal Glory (1989) (V) Max Owen
Nobody's Perfect (1989) Dr. Duncan
The Emissary (1989) Ambassador McKay
C.H.U.D. II - Bud the Chud (1989) Colonel Masters
That's Adequate (1989) Adolf Hitler
The Ray Bradbury Theater
Captive Rage (1988) Eduard Delacorte
Renegade (1987) Lawson
Nightstick (1987) (TV) Ray Melton
Desperado (1987) (TV) Sheriff John Whaley
The A-Team Gen. Hunt Stockwell (1986-1987)
Hour of the Assassin (1987) Sam Merrick
Killing birds - uccelli assassini (1987) Dr. Fred Brown
Skeleton Coast (1987) Col. Schneider
Stingray - Abnormal Psych (1986) TV Episode Nameless Master Villain
The Delta Force (1986) Gen. Woodbridge
Prince of Bel Air (1986) (TV) Stanley Auerbach
Murrow (1986) (TV) President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Black Moon Rising (1986) Ed Ryland
International Airport (1985) (TV) Captain Powell
Private Sessions (1985) (TV) Oliver Coles
Evergreen (1985) (mini) TV Series John Bradford
The Hitchhiker
The Last Bastion (1984) (mini) TV Series Gen. Douglas MacArthur
Emerald Point N.A.S. (1983) TV Series Harlan Adams (1983-1984)
Hotel
Veliki transport (1983) Lekar
Superman III (1983) Ross Webster
The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1983) (TV) Napoleon Solo
Intimate Agony (1983) (TV) Dave Fairmont
Silent Reach (1983) (mini) TV Series Steven Sinclair
The Blue and the Gray (1982) (mini) TV Series Sen. Reynolds
Inside the Third Reich (1982) (TV) Field Marshal Milch
A Question of Honor (1982) (TV) Frederick Walker
The Day the Bubble Burst (1982) (TV) Richard Whitney
Fantasies (1982) (TV) Girard
FDR: That Man in the White House (1982) (TV) Franklin Delano Roosevelt
S.O.B. (1981) David Blackman
The Love Boat
Battle Beyond the Stars (1980) Gelt
Trapper John, M.D.
Hangar 18 (1980) Gordon Cain
Fukkatsu no hi (1980) Barkley
City in Fear (1980) (TV) Harrison Crawford III
The Gossip Columnist (1980) (TV) Mark Case
Doctor Franken (1980) (TV) Dr. Arno Franken
Cuba Crossing (1980) Hud
Mirror, Mirror (1979) (TV) Michael Jacoby
The Rebels (1979) (TV) Seth McLean
Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff (1979) Dr. Neal
Backstairs at the White House (1979) (mini) TV Series President Woodrow Wilson
Hawaii Five-O
Brass Target (1978) Col. Donald Rogers
Greatest Heroes of the Bible (1978) (mini) TV Series Darius
Centennial (1978) (mini) TV Series Morgan Wendell
The Islander (1978) (TV) Sen. Gerald Stratton
The Lucifer Complex (1978) Glen Manning
Starship Invasions (1977) Prof. Allan Duncan
Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977) (mini) TV Series Frank Flaherty
Demon Seed (1977) (voice) (uncredited) Proteus IV
Captains and the Kings (1976) (mini) TV Series Charles Desmond
Kiss Me, Kill Me (1976) (TV) Edward Fuller
Columbo: Last Salute to the Commodore (1976) (TV) Charles Clay
Police Woman
Atraco en la jungla (1976) Tony
Jeune fille libre le soir (1975) Stuart Chase
Columbo: Troubled Waters (1975) (TV) Hayden Danziger
The Towering Inferno (1974) Sen. Gary Parker
The Protectors Harry Rule
The Man from Independence (1974) Harry S Truman
The Woman Hunter (1972) (TV) Jerry Hunter
Clay Pigeon (1971) Neilson
The Statue (1971) Ray
The Mind of Mr. Soames (1970) Dr. Michael Bergen
Julius Caesar (1970) Casca
The Bridge at Remagen (1969) Maj. Paul KrĂĽger
If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969) Antonio, Photographer
Bullitt (1968) Walter Chalmers
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Napoleon Solo
The Venetian Affair (1967) Bill Fenner
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. - The Mother Muffin Affair (1966) TV Episode Napoleon Solo
The Glass Bottom Boat (1966) (uncredited) Napoleon Solo
Please Don't Eat the Daisies - Say UNCLE (1966) TV Episode Napoleon Solo
The Lieutenant (1963) TV Series Capt. Ray Rambridge (1963-1964)
The Eleventh Hour
The Caretakers (1963) Jim Melford
Pantomime Quiz
77 Sunset Strip - Your Fortune for a Penny (1963) TV Episode Douglas Milinder
The Dick Van Dyke Show
The Untouchables - The Charlie Argos Story (1963) TV Episode Charlie Argos
Boston Terrier (1963) (TV) A. Dunster Lowell
The Virginian
Empire
G.E. True - Defendant Clarence Darrow (1963) TV Episode Earl Rogers
Bonanza
Kraft Mystery Theater - Death of a Dream (1962) TV Episode
The Dick Powell Show
Cain's Hundred - The Debasers (1962) TV Episode Phillip Colerane
87th Precinct - Heckler (1961) TV Episode Sordo
Follow the Sun
Target: The Corruptors - To Wear a Badge (1961) TV Episode Lace
Tales of Wells Fargo
Frontier Justice - A Gun Is for Killing (1961) TV Episode Billy Jack
The Asphalt Jungle - The Scott Machine (1961) TV Episode Warren W. Scott
The Big Show (1961) Klaus
The Aquanauts
Thriller
Stagecoach West - Object: Patrimony (1961) TV Episode Beaumont Butler Buell
Wagon Train
The DuPont Show with June Allyson
Laramie - The Dark Trail (1960) TV Episode Sandy Kayle
The Magnificent Seven (1960) Lee
Checkmate - Interrupted Honeymoon (1960) TV Episode Abner Benson
The Man from Blackhawk - Remember Me Not (1960) TV Episode Hayworth
Men Into Space
The Rebel - Noblesse Oblige (1960) TV Episode Asa
Alcoa Theatre - The Last Flight Out (1960) TV Episode Lieutenant Dave Hutchins
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse
Law of the Plainsman
Wichita Town - Passage to the Enemy (1959) TV Episode Frank Warren
Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Dry Run (1959) TV Episode Art
Riverboat - About Roger Mowbray (1959) TV Episode Roger Mowbray
The Young Philadelphians (1959) Chester A. 'Chet' Gwynn
Frontier Doctor
Playhouse 90
Bronco - Borrowed Glory (1959) TV Episode Sheriff Lloyd Stover
Zorro - Spark of Revenge (1959) TV Episode Miguel Roverto
Good Day for a Hanging (1959) Eddie 'The Kid' Campbell
The Rifleman - The Apprentice Sheriff (1958) TV Episode Dan Willard
Unwed Mother (1958) Don Bigelow
Jefferson Drum - Return (1958) TV Episode Shelly Poe
Mike Hammer
Teenage Cave Man (1958) The Symbol Maker's teenage son
Panic!
Dragnet
Gunsmoke
Zane Grey Theater
No Time to Be Young (1957) Buddy Root
Hell's Crossroads (1957) Bob Ford
Telephone Time - The Consort (1957) TV Episode
The Millionaire
West Point
The Ten Commandments (1956) (uncredited) Spearman/Hebrew at Golden Calf
Frontier - The Return of Jubal Dolan (1956) TV Episode Cliff
Screen Directors Playhouse - Bitter Waters (1956) TV Episode Archibald Parker
You Are There - The Heroism of Clara Barton (September 17, 1862) (1956) TV Episode Soldier

Trivia

Education: North High, Minneapolis. University of Minnesota (Journalism major), quit after a year. Moved to Los Angeles and enrolled in L.A. City College majoring in drama, then transferred to L.A. State College and completed his Masters degree. After that, and while he was acting throughout the 1960s and into the 1970s, he studied at the University of Southern California and completed a Ph.D. in Communications. His thesis on the blacklisting of Hollywood entertainers during the McCarthy anti-communist era was published in 1972 as "Only Victims".

Along with Eddie Velez ("Dishpan Frankie" Santana), has been called partially responsible for the premature cancellation of "The A-Team" (1983) & series finale December 30, 1986 just 12 episodes into season 5 of the show because most viewers could not accept the Team working for General Hunt Stockwell of the U.S. military (Vaughn), which they had been evading since 1972(!), instead of the Team remaining an independent entity tackling cases on a $10,000-per-job basis as they had in seasons 1-4.

With the death of Charles Bronson on August 30, 2003, he is the only one of the seven main stars of The Magnificent Seven (1960) who is still alive, as of November 2005.

Currently seen on TV commercials in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia for the law offices of Kalfus & Nachman. Has been doing commercials for Kalfus & Nachman for several years now. Also does commercials for law offices all throughout the country.

The California Democratic Party originally wanted him to challenge Ronald Reagan for Governor. Even though Vaughn is a liberal Democrat, and disliked Reagan, he refused and instead stood behind Governor Brown, who lost the election to Reagan. Another possible candidate considered was Gregory Peck.

Both he and his "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (1964) co-star David McCallum appeared in what is now considered a classic film directed by John Sturges which starred Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and James Coburn: Vaughn appeared in The Magnificent Seven (1960), McCallum appeared in The Great Escape (1963)

Was one of the first actors to play the same character (Napoleon Solo) on three different television series: "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (1964), "Please Don't Eat the Daisies" (1965) and "Girl from U.N.C.L.E., The" (1966)_ .

College friend of his The Magnificent Seven (1960) co-star James Coburn.

Played Richard Dean Anderson's father in "Emerald Point N.A.S." (1983) even though he is only seventeen years older than him.

Appeared in three different films with Steve McQueen: The Magnificent Seven (1960), Bullitt (1968) and The Towering Inferno (1974).

Was a close friend of Robert F. Kennedy.

Despite the vastly different settings, he played essentially the same character in both The Magnificent Seven (1960) and Battle Beyond the Stars (1980). Both films were unofficial re-makes of Shichinin no samurai (1954).

Has appeared in episodes of three different series with David McCallum: "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (1964), "Please Don't Eat the Daisies" (1965) and "The A-Team" (1983).

He is of Welsh and Irish descent

Despite being one of the stars, he had only sixteen lines in The Magnificent Seven (1960).

He and his wife, Linda Staab, no longer attend award ceremonies. They prefer to watch them on television.

Family

Spouse : Linda Staab (29 June 1974 - present) 2 children

Children: Caitlin, Cassidy

Author of the card

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