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Albert Stroller (Robert Vaughn)

Albert Stroller (Robert Vaughn)

The Roper

Albert's the kind of gambler who's changed the course of his life on the toss of a coin.

Before becoming a grifter, Albert used to be a shoe salesman in the American Mid-West. Legend has it, when his store was closed down and the staff lost their jobs, he conned the company out of sixty thousand dollars and shared it amongst his co-workers.

For years he then worked the con in Las Vegas before fleeing to England in the 1970s.

A veteran of the long con, and a respected grifter of the old-school generation, Albert's job in the team is to pick the right targets ("rope the mark") for his con colleagues.


Robert Vaughn

Background

  • Robert was born in New York.
  • He's a screen legend!

    Career Highlights

    Film:

  • The Ten Commandments - Robert's film debut as an uncredited spearman in the Charlton Heston classic.
  • Bullitt with Steve McQueen, for which Robert received a BAFTA nomination.
  • Julius Caesar with John Gielgud.
  • He was nominated for an Oscar for his role in The Young Philadelphians in 1959, opposite Paul Newman.
  • The Magnificent Seven, the classic western.
  • The Towering Inferno, again opposite Steve McQueen.
  • Superman III


    TV:
  • Robert appeared over 200 times in guest roles in the late 1950s to early 1960s from Hawaii Five-O to The Dick Van Dyke Show.
  • More recent appearances include Murder, She Wrote, Stingray, Diagnosis Murder, and Law & Order.
  • Robert won an EMMY for his performance in US series Washington.
  • And of course the series that made him famous to TV viewers - The Man from U.N.C.L.E.


    Robert also has directorial credits on TV shows Police Woman and The Protectors. He's currently writing his autobiography 'Christ, Shakespeare, Ho Chi Minh: As I Knew Them'.



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