Albert Stroller (Robert Vaughn)
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 was born in New York.
He's a screen legend!
Career HighlightsThe Ten Commandments - Robert's film debut as an uncredited spearman in the Charlton Heston classic.
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.
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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