Robert Francis Vaughn was an actor who was known for his various stage, television and film work. Among his best-known work does include the various television roles that he played including spy Napoleon Solo in the 1960s series that was titled ‘The Man from UNCLE.’ Also, he has appeared in a British Soap Opera, ‘Coronation Street’ as Milton Fanshaw. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of Robert Vaughn in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Robert was born in 1932 on November 22nd in New York City to Gerald Vaughn who was a radio actor and Marcella Frances who was a stage actress. His parents would later divorce after a few years, and he went to live with his grandparents as his mother was very busy traveling and performing.
When he completed high school, he joined the University of Minnesota where he majored in Journalism. Within a year, he dropped out, and he moved together with his mother to Los Angeles State City College, but later transferred to Los Angeles State College where he earned a master’s degree in theatre. In 1970, he received his Ph.D. in Communications from University of Southern California.
Vaughn got married in 1974 to Linda Staab, and together they appeared in an episode of ‘The Protectors’ in 1973. They adopted two children, Cassidy and Caitlin and they lived in Ridgefield, Connecticut. There was some speculation about him being the father to Matthew Vaughn, a director, and a producer, which was proved not to be true.
Career, Awards & Nominations
The first movie that he featured in was a Biblical movie titled ‘The Ten Commandments.’ In this movie, he demonstrated very high skills that made him land other roles. Among the best movies that he featured in was ‘The Young Philadelphians’ that was produced in 1959.
The movie did very well, and it landed him an Academy Award and Golden Globe nomination. In these two awards, he got nominated in the category of supporting actor. Vaughn has a very expansive career that has spanned over sixty years having featured in over 200 movies.
During his late years, he appeared in various syndicated adverts marketed by Commercial Pro Inc. for the various personal injuries and workers compensational law firms. He has featured in various reality shows that have made him an international celebrity.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Robert Vaughn is estimated to be over $11 million. The wealth has been created from his career in the field industry. His career in the film industry has seen him feature in multiple movies that have enjoyed commercial success.
As they say, no one lives forever, and Vaughn curtain closed in November 2016 after suffering for long from Acute Leukemia eleven days to his 84th birthday. He has published several books including ‘Only Victims: A study of Show Business Blacklisting’ in 1972. He was a longtime supporter of the Democratic Party and has been involved in Politics in Minneapolis.