Robert Francis Vaughn (born November 22, 1932) 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. His film roles include playing one of the title characters in The Magnificent Seven and the voice of Proteus IV, the computer in Demon Seed. As grifter and card sharp Albert Stroller in the BBC TV series Hustle, Vaughn appeared in all but one of the 48 episodes (of the eight series which ran in the UK between 2004 and 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. Vaughn was born in New York City to performer parents: Marcella Frances (ne Gaudel), a stage actress, and Gerald Walter Vaughn, a radio actor.
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