Along with Eddie Velez ("Dishpan Frankie" Santana), has been called partially responsible for the premature cancellation of "The A-Team" (1983) & series finale December 30, 1986 just 12 episodes into season 5 of the show because most viewers could not accept the Team working for General Hunt Stockwell of the U.S. military (Vaughn), which they had been evading since 1972(!), instead of the Team remaining an independent entity tackling cases on a $10,000-per-job basis as they had in seasons 1-4.
Appeared in three different films with Steve McQueen: The Magnificent Seven (1960), Bullitt (1968) and The Towering Inferno (1974).
Both he and his "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (1964) co-star David McCallum appeared in what is now considered a classic film directed by John Sturges which starred Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and James Coburn: Vaughn appeared in The Magnificent Seven (1960), McCallum appeared in The Great Escape (1963)
Credits much of The Magnificent Seven (1960)'s success to Elmer Bernstein's score - which he uses as his ringtone.
Currently seen on TV commercials in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia for the law offices of Kalfus & Nachman. Has been doing commercials for Kalfus & Nachman for several years now. Also does commercials for law offices all throughout the country.
Despite being one of the stars, he had only sixteen lines in The Magnificent Seven (1960).
Despite the vastly different settings, he played essentially the same character in both The Magnificent Seven (1960) and Battle Beyond the Stars (1980). Both films were unofficial re-makes of Seven Samurai (1954).
Education: North High, Minneapolis. University of Minnesota (Journalism major), quit after a year. Moved to Los Angeles and enrolled in L.A. City College majoring in drama, then transferred to California State University at Los Angeles and completed his Masters degree. After that, and while he was acting throughout the 1960s and into the 1970s, he studied at the University of Southern California and completed a Ph.D. in Communications. His thesis on the blacklisting of Hollywood entertainers during the McCarthy anti-communist era was published in 1972 as "Only Victims".
Has appeared in episodes of three different series with David McCallum: "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (1964), "Please Don't Eat the Daisies" (1965) and "The A-Team" (1983).
He and his wife, Linda Staab have 2 adopted children: A son named Cassidy Vaughn (born 1976) and a daughter named Caitlin Vaughn (born 1981).
He and his wife, Linda Staab, no longer attend award ceremonies. They prefer to watch them on television.
He is of Welsh and Irish descent
Holds a Ph.D. in Communications.
Is said to have met his future wife Linda Staab on the set of "The Protectors: It Could Be Practically Anywhere on the Island (#1.24)" (1973).
Landed the central rôle of Steve Dallas in Sweet Smell of Success (1957) but was drafted into the Army before he could film any footage.
Married 31-year-old Linda Staab at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills, California in 1974 at the age of 42.
On July 27, 1998, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For sentimental reasons, he requested his star to be located near the corner of Hollywood and Cherokee, close to where he and his mother first lived when he moved to Hollywood.
Out of the many films he has made, there were two which he was convinced would be unwatchable box-office poison whilst making them: The Magnificent Seven (1960) and Bullitt (1968).