Today, Nov. 22, is Robert Vaughn’s 81st birthday. He doesn’t act like a pensioner. He just continues to act, period. His latest effort is a U.K. stage production of TWELVE ANGRY MEN.
He, of course, remains tied to The Man From U.N.C.L.E. television series that ran from 1964-68, which had an impact on fans that continues to this day. In fact, 50 years ago today — the same day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated — he was working on the U.N.C.L.E. pilot. Work for the day soon ended after news of the assassination was reported.
Whether he does or doesn’t end up with a cameo in The Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie now being filmed, he is, and will remain, the original Napoleon Solo.
Vaughn also had a long career as a character actor, something that kicked in immediately after U.N.C.L.E. when he portrayed a slimy politician in Bullitt.
So here’s a toast, Mr. Vaughn.