Remembering Robert Vaughn – Actor and Army Drill Sergeant

Robert Vaughn

Actor Robert Vaughn (front) passed away on November 11, 2016 of Cancer (Leukemia).

Robert Vaughn is a well-known actor of stage, television and cinema… but did you know he also proudly served in the United States Army, most notably as a Drill Sargent? Robert Vaughn is another in another in a long list of Famous Veterans who are unique in the fact that they all wore a military uniform at one time or another in their lives! After spending some time at the University of Minneapolis, then studying acting at several colleges in Southern California, Robert Vaughn landed several acting jobs in television and was slated to begin production on the movie, “Sweet Smell of Success” but was drafted into the Army.  Vaughn spent the next two years on active duty, primarily as a Drill Sergeant. Once separated from the Army, Vaughn went on to have a very successful career in stage, film and television productions.

Vaughn passed away on November 11, 2016 of Cancer (Leukemia).

Robert Vaughn’s Entertainment Legacy:

Stage Actor: The Pilgrimage, The Real Inspector Hound, Love Letters and Twelve Angry Men.

Television Actor: Medic, Gunsmoke, State Trooper, Frontier, Father Knows Best, Tales of Wells Fargo, Whirlybirds, The Rifleman, Wagon Train, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Zorro, Law of the Plainsman, Wichita Town, The Lineup, Bronco, The DuPont Show with June Allyson, Checkmate, Men into Space, The Rebel, Laramie, The Man from Blackhawk, Thriller, The Asphalt Jungle, Target: The Corruptors, Bonanza, The Eleventh Hour, The Untouchables, The Virginian, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Lieutenant, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Girl from U.N.C.L.E., Please Don’t Eat the Daisies, The Woman Hunter, The Protectors, Columbo: Troubled Waters and Last Salute to the Commodore, Captains and the Kings, Washington: Behind Closed Doors, The Feather and Father Gang, Centennial, The Eddie Capra Mysteries, The Rebels, Hawaii Five-O, Backstairs at the White House, Trapper John, M.D., Inside the Third Reich, The Day the Bubble Burst, The Blue and the Gray, The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E., Silent Reach, The Hitchhiker, The Last Bastion, Private Sessions, Murrow, Hunter, Murder, She Wrote, Emerald Point N.A.S., The A-Team, Dark Avenger, Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone, Tatort, Danger Theatre, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, Escape to Witch Mountain, Diagnosis Murder, The Nanny, Walker, Texas Ranger, Law & Order, Hustle, Law & Order: SVU, Little Britain USA and Coronation Street.

Film Actor: The Ten Commandments, Hell’s Crossroads, No Time to Be Young, Teenage Cave Man, Unwed Mother, Good Day for a Hanging, The Young Philadelphians, The Magnificent Seven, The Big Show, The Caretakers, To Trap a Spy, The Spy with My Face, One Spy Too Many, The Glass Bottom Boat, One of Our Spies is Missing, The Spy in the Green Hat, The Venetian Affair, The Karate Killers, The Helicopter Spies, How to Steal the World, Bullitt, If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium, The Bridge at Remagen, Julius Caesar, The Mind of Mr. Soames, The Statue, Clay Pigeon, The Man from Independence, The Towering Inferno, Wanted: Babysitter, Atraco en la Jungla, Demon Seed, Starship Invasions, The Lucifer Complex, Brass Target, Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff, Cuba Crossing, Virus, Hangar 18, Battle Beyond the Stars, S.O.B., Superman III, Great Transport, Black Moon Rising, The Delta Force, Hour of the Assassin, They Call Me Renegade, Killing Birds, Skeleton Coast, The Emissary, Captive Rage, That’s Adequate, C.H.U.D. II: Bud the C.H.U.D., River of Death, Transylvania Twist, Buried Alive, Nobody’s Perfect, Going Under, Blind Vision, Dust to Dust, Witch Academy, Joe’s Apartment, Milk & Money, Menno’s Mind, Motel Blue, Vulcan, An American Affair, Visions, McCinsey’s Island, The Sender, BASEketball, Pootie Tang, Cottonmouth, Happy Hour, Doug McPlug: The Life and Times, Hoodlum & Son, Scene Stealers, 2BPerfectlyHonest, Gang Warz, Excuse Me for Living, The Magnificent Eleven, A Cry from Within, The American Side and Gold Star (in the year of his death)


Famous Veterans: these public figures (actors, directors, musicians, artists, singers, athletes, politicians) all served in the United States Armed Forces. Another reason to love your favorite celebrity: FamousVeterans!

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