- Name: Robert Vaughn
- Age at Death: 83 years old
- Height: 5ft 9in (176 cm)
- Occupation: Actor
- Net Worth: US $10 Million
- Status: Deceased
Robert Vaughn was an American television, film and stage actor. He starred as “Napoleon Solo” in the 1960s hit series, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. His acting credits include The Protectors, The A-Team, and The Magnificent Seven. Robert Francis Vaughn was born on November 22, 1932 in New York City. His mother, Marcella Frances, was a stage actress, and his father, Gerald Walter Vaughn, a radio actor. He had no siblings. Vaughn spent his childhood in Minneapolis, Minnesota with his grandparents. He attended North High School followed by the University of Minnesota. Vaughn earned his BA in drama at Los Angeles City College and his MA at California State University Los Angeles. He completed a Ph.D in communications from the University of Southern California in 1970.
Vaughn landed his first television role in a 1955 episode of the series Medic. He followed up with an uncredited role as “Spearman” in the 1956 biblical-epic film, The Ten Commandments. Vaughn portrayed “Bob Ford” in the western, Hell’s Crossroads (1957). Other early films included No Time to Be Young (1957), Teenage Cave Man (1958) and Unwed Mother (1958). Vaughn’s career was put on hold after he was drafted by the U.S. Army. He served briefly as a drill sergeant.
Vaughn had a supporting role in The Young Philadelphians (1959) starring Paul Newman and Barbara Rush. He won an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor. Vaughn co-starred as “gunman Lee” in the western The Magnificent Seven (1960). The film was a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 classic, Seven Samurai. Vaughn starred as “Napoleon Solo” in the NBC spy-fiction series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. The show ran from September 1964 to January 1968 for a total of 105 episodes.
Vaughn starred opposite Steve McQueen in the dramatic-thriller, Bullitt (1968). He won an Emmy Award in 1977 for his supporting role in the ABC drama series, Washington: Behind Closed Doors. Vaughn’s film credits also include The Bridge at Remagen (1969) with George Segal, Demon Seed (1977) with Julie Christie, and Superman III (1983) with Christopher Reeve. He had a recurring role as “Albert Stroller” in the drama series Hustle (2004-12), and hosted the comedy series Danger Theatre (1993). Vaughn’s star was added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1998.
Robert Vaughn died on November 11, 2016 at the age of 83. His cause of death was leukemia. He passed away at his home in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Vaughn was 5ft 9in tall and of Welsh and Irish descent. He had a net worth of $10 million. Vaughn was married to ‘Linda Staab’ from 1974 until his death in 2016. They had two adopted children, Cassidy and Caitlin.
Robert Vaughn Age, Birthday, Married
- Birth Name: Robert Francis Vaughn
- Birthday: November 22, 1932
- Place of Birth: New York City, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 9in (176 cm)
- Occupation: Actor
- Years Active: 1955-2012
- Net Worth : Salary: US $10 Million
- Marriage(s): Linda Staab
- Death-O-Meter: Dead
- Died: November 11, 2016
- Cause of Death: Leukemia
- Place of Death: Ridgefield, Connecticut, U.S.