Robert Vaughn

(Robert Francis Vaughn)

Robert Vaughn
Robert Vaughn
  • Born: November 22, 1932
  • Died: November 11, 2016
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Film, Television Stage Actor









Robert Francis 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 1960s 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 card sharp Albert Stroller in the British television drama series Hustle (2004–2012), 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.

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About 15 years later, I was given all 113 episodes on tape.
All I did was basically play myself in the role of Napoleon Solo.
Audience response to The Man From U.N.C.L.E. back in the '60s - well, I was frankly surprised by the show's success and the attendant publicity for David and myself. Success
By virtue of believing in a Supreme Being one embraces certain mysteries.
Compared to today's salaries, our cut was minuscule but it was very good for the time. Time
Finally, when the money was high enough, the script suddenly revealed itself as being very clear to me. Money, Coins & Minting
For example, I tend to personally reward myself for specific acts of exceptional discipline.
I come from a long line of staunch Irish Catholics.
I had never thought of my career as going in the direction that it did, as far as fan response was concerned.
I have always been adventurous and rather daring.
I read Superman comics when I was a kid.
I sincerely believe I could have wounded up in a lot of trouble if I had not been taught as a boy to fear Hell, and to believe that certain wicked acts could lead me to damnation.
I suppose you could sum up the religious aspects of my boyhood by saying it was a time of life when I was taught the difference between right and wrong as it specifically applied to Catholicism. Life ;Time
I travelled to California when I was 18 and went to Los Angeles State College.
I was studying American politicians who were searching - allegedly - for American communists because it would put them on the front pages of the papers in their home towns.
I went to college with James Coburn and Steve McQueen was a very good friend.
I'm still very close friends with his first wife, Neile, who is now remarried.
In the beginning, fear was the dominant motivating force.
I've been obsessed with clothes since I was a little boy.
Man has always needed to believe in some form of a continuity of achievement.
My belief in God is responsible for what I am... How can I refuse to talk about something which is so much a prt of my life both as a man and as a actor? Life ;Religion & God
My childhood beliefs became so much a part of me that even today I find myself automatically living by a personal standard of conduct which can only be explained as resulting from my religious training.
My opposition to the Vietnam War. I was the first Hollywood actor to speak out against it. War & Peace
Of course, neither David or myself ever saw a penny from them; it was the early days of merchandising.
So for Bullitt, I just put my black hat back on.
The marvelous thing is that for thousands of years people have continued questioning and searching and ultimately concluding that reasons for certain occurrences are not given to man to know.
The one they always forget is Brad Dexter.
The world's philosophers and theologians searched for answers to the same mysteries.
When you're a guest star on TV shows - particularly in the 1960s - you're always the villain.
While at college, I did my first lead on a network TV show, Medic.
Why do people embrace God? In my opinion, belief in God and an afterlife is a necessary extension of man's need to feel that this life does not end with what we call death. Life ;Religion & God ;Death
You see, some non-Catholic friends of mine have questioned the depth of my faith because of the fact that I have a good education. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Religion & God

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