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American actor Robert Vaughn is best known for his 1960s role as Napoleon Solo on the hit TV series The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
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In 1998, Vaughn received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which he requested to be located near the corner of Hollywood and Cherokee, close to where he and his mother lived when they first came to Hollywood.
While in college, Vaughn became involved in Democratic politics on campus. He organized events and rallies, and networked with Democratic Party leaders at the state and national levels, becoming close friends with Robert F. Kennedy. At one point, the California Democratic Party talked to the actor about challenging Ronald Reagan in the race for the California governorship. Vaughn politely turned down the proposition.
Vaughn is of Welsh and Irish descent. He and his wife, actress Linda Staab, have two adopted children, son Cassidy, born in 1976, and daughter Caitlin, born in 1981.
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