Robert Francis Vaughn was born on November 22, 1932 in New York City. He is an Academy Award-nominated American actor noted for stage, film and television work. His best-known U.S. television series roles include the suave spy Napoleon Solo in the 1960s ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ and wealthy detective Harry Rule in the 1970s in ‘The Protectors’. Robert came to the public's attention first with his Oscar-nominated role in “The Young Philadelphians” (1959). The next year, he was one of the seven in the western classic “The Magnificent Seven” (1960).
As grifter and card sharp Albert Stroller in the BBC TV series ‘Hustle’ (2004-2012). Between January and February 2012, Vaughn played Milton Fanshaw in the long-running British soap opera ‘Coronation Street’, a new love interest for the character Sylvia Goodwin. He’s continued to mix his types of projects, even appearing on stage on numerous occasions. Vaughn appeared in one Euro-western “They Call Me Renegade” (1987) with Terence Hill.
Today we celebrate Robert Vaughn's 80th birthday.