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Ned Vaughn

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Lee High School

Adelaide Vaughn (m. 1997)

Film actor

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November 20, 1964 (age 59) (
Huntsville, Alabama

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Ned Vaughn (born November 20, 1964) is an American film and television actor who served as vice president of the Screen Actors Guild prior to becoming the founding executive vice president of SAG-AFTRA. He resigned that position on August 21, 2013, when he announced he would run as a Republican candidate for California's 66th State Assembly district, representing Los Angeles County's South Bay region.


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Early life and education

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Ned Vaughn was raised in Huntsville, Alabama with his sister Anna by their parents, Helen and Ed Vaughn. Vaughn's father was a news anchor and reporter for Huntsville's CBS Television affiliate (WHNT-TV) before starting his career as a civilian public affairs officer for the U.S. Army's Space and Missile Defense Command, which included work on Ronald Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative, popularly known as Star Wars. Ned's mother, Helen, is an active professional artist whose early works were described as “celebrations of the many aspects of womanhood” and focusing on “the psychological truth of being female in today's society.”

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At age 10, Vaughn performed his first acting role in a community theater production of the musical Oliver!, staged in the Von Braun Center's 2000-seat concert hall. Vaughn continued acting as he attended Lee High School and performed in several productions while attending Birmingham-Southern College. It was there that Vaughn decided to pursue acting as a career. He drove to New York with just $600 and initially stayed with a family acquaintance, making the commute to New York City from Peekskill.

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While taking classes at HB Studio in Greenwich Village, Vaughn made ends meet by working as a doorman at New York's Wellington Hotel. Vaughn has described this as his favorite non-acting job. Standing in front of the hotel door in Midtown Manhattan, seeing people from all walks of life, Vaughn has said he got a crash course in human nature.

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This included getting his first taste of the law enforcement roles that would later figure in his acting career, when Vaughn helped stop pickpockets who were targeting hotels in the area. On multiple occasions, he and watchful co-workers stopped crimes in progress by figuratively wrestling the perpetrators out of the premises and onto the street.

Acting career

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When Vaughn wasn't pounding the pavement as a doorman, he was pounding the pavement trying to find work as an actor. Success came early: in January, 1986, Vaughn booked his first professional job from his first audition. That Pepsi commercial, a Miami Vice-themed spot starring Don Johnson and Glenn Frey and directed by Ridley Scott, premiered during the 1986 Grammy Awards telecast. However,Vaughn's role did not appear in the final cut. Over the remainder of 1986, Vaughn was cast in more commercials and performed in the HB Playwrights Foundation production of K on K by Franz Kafka.

In February, 1987, Vaughn was cast in his first starring film role in The Rescue, which also starred Kevin Dillon and featured James Cromwell. After filming was completed in New Zealand and Hong Kong, Vaughn moved to Los Angeles.

Vaughn's acting career quickly took off and in 1989, he was cast as Seaman Beaumont of the USS Dallas in the blockbuster The Hunt for Red October. The same year, Vaughn joined the ABC television series China Beach, playing the role of Corporal Jeff Hyers. Throughout his career, Vaughn has gravitated toward characters who serve in the military (24, The Tuskegee Airmen, JAG, NCIS), law enforcement (Heroes, Frost/Nixon), politics (The Unit), and even Starfleet (Star Trek: The Next Generation).

In 1995, Vaughn was honored as a member of the cast of Apollo 13, which received that year's Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. In 1998, Vaughn performed in Hellcab at the Tivoli Theatre in Dublin, Ireland during the Dublin Theatre Festival.

In addition to his ongoing film work, Vaughn has appeared in a wide variety of television programs, with nearly one hundred episodes to his credit. In 2011, Vaughn provided the face and voice of LAPD Captain Gordon Leary in the successful video game L.A. Noire, which was the first video game to be shown at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Screen Actors Guild / SAG-AFTRA leadership

In 2008, Vaughn emerged as the public voice of Unite for Strength, the group he co-founded to elect leaders to the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) board of directors on a platform of merging with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA). Vaughn was elected to the SAG board in 2008 and quickly rose to become SAG 1st Vice President in 2010. During his tenure, Vaughn focused on uniting SAG and AFTRA, serving as both a key architect of the merger and a leading spokesman for the effort.

In January, 2012, it was announced that a merger referendum would be presented to members of both unions. Merger opponents and SAG board members Martin Sheen and Ed Harris, along with former SAG president Ed Asner, filed a federal lawsuit to block the referendum, but the vote went forward. When their case was voluntarily dismissed, Vaughn commented, "Dropping this frivolous lawsuit is the first good decision the plaintiffs have made."

On March 30, 2012, the merger passed overwhelmingly, with 86% of AFTRA members and 82% of SAG members voting to create SAG-AFTRA, the largest union representing performers in the entertainment and media industries. Vaughn was named the organization's founding executive vice president, serving as the second-ranking and only Republican national officer of the 160,000-member organization.


On August 21, 2013, Vaughn announced he would run as a Republican candidate for California's 66th State Assembly district, representing Los Angeles County's South Bay region. On the same day, he resigned his position as SAG-AFTRA executive vice president in order to focus on his Assembly campaign. SAG-AFTRA president Ken Howard remarked, "We may not have the same views on politics, but Ned is one of the finest leaders I've ever known. His decision to run for public office can only be a good thing for California.”

Vaughn's decision to run was also praised by U.S. House of Representatives Majority Whip, Congressman Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), of Bakersfield, who said, “Ned Vaughn is the type of leader California needs: a proven problem-solver and an effective communicator who can give voice to millions of Californians who are tired of seeing our state fall behind.”

On October 16, 2013 Ned Vaughn announced that he was withdrawing his candidacy for the 66th State Assembly District. In the November 2014 General Election, Republican David Hadley defeated incumbent Albert Muratsuchi in California's 66th State Assembly district.

Personal life

Vaughn married his wife, Adelaide, in 1997. They are the parents of five children and live in Augusta, Georgia. In announcing his State Assembly campaign, Vaughn cited his children's future as a primary reason for his entry into public service.


Lilly (post-production) as
Mike Quinn
Queen of the South (TV Series) as
Agent Paul Panetta
- La Situación (2021) - Agent Paul Panetta
The Best of Enemies as
Wilbur Hobby
Christmas at Graceland (TV Movie) as
Lethal Weapon (TV Series) as
Agent Larry Chappel
- A Problem Like Maria (2017) - Agent Larry Chappel
Rush Hour (TV Series) as
Walter Brighton
- The Dark Night (2016) - Walter Brighton
The Haves and the Have Nots (TV Series) as
Judge Lawrence
- The Right Medicine (2016) - Judge Lawrence
Revenge (TV Series) as
Dennis Foley
- Renaissance (2014) - Dennis Foley
Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series) as
Jonathan Redmond
- A'ohe Kahi e Pe'e Ai (2014) - Jonathan Redmond
Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? as
Gerald Starnes
Castle (TV Series) as
Brett Zaretsky
- Law & Boarder (2014) - Brett Zaretsky
Parts Per Billion as
CDC Official
Bukowski as
Second Doctor
Grey's Anatomy (TV Series) as
Airline Rep
- Love the One You're With (2012) - Airline Rep
The Newsroom (TV Series) as
Dick Warren
- We Just Decided To (2012) - Dick Warren
Rock the House (TV Movie) as
L.A. Noire (Video Game) as
Capt. Gordon Leary
The Event (TV Series) as
Dr. Reed
- The Beginning of the End (2011) - Dr. Reed
- One Will Live, One Will Die (2011) - Dr. Reed
- Strain (2011) - Dr. Reed
Harry's Law (TV Series) as
US Attorney General Flynn
- American Dreams (2011) - US Attorney General Flynn
NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series) as
Navy Commander Rearden
- Overwatch (2011) - Navy Commander Rearden
Outlaw (TV Series) as
David Stone
- In Re: Tyler Banks (2010) - David Stone
The Mentalist (TV Series) as
Reid Colman
- Red Sky at Night (2010) - Reid Colman
Bones (TV Series) as
Colonel Dan Pelant
- The Beginning in the End (2010) - Colonel Dan Pelant
Desperate Housewives (TV Series) as
Terrence Henderson
- The Coffee Cup (2009) - Terrence Henderson
Mad Men (TV Series) as
Ed Lawrence
- Souvenir (2009) - Ed Lawrence
Heroes (TV Series) as
Agent Steve Donner
- Chapter Nine 'Turn and Face the Strange' (2009) - Agent Steve Donner
Boston Legal (TV Series) as
U.S.D.A. Rep Joel Beavis
- Mad Cows (2008) - U.S.D.A. Rep Joel Beavis
Brothers & Sisters (TV Series) as
Michael Gradstein
- You Get What You Need (2008) - Michael Gradstein
Frost/Nixon as
Secret Serviceman
NCIS (TV Series) as
Captain Dean Pullman
- Stakeout (2008) - Captain Dean Pullman
Cane (TV Series) as
Michael Bronson
- Open and Shut (2007) - Michael Bronson
- The Perfect Son (2007) - Michael Bronson
- One Man Is an Island (2007) - Michael Bronson
- A New Legacy (2007) - Michael Bronson
- Brotherhood (2007) - Michael Bronson
- Family Business (2007) - Michael Bronson
- The Two Alex Vegas (2007) - Michael Bronson
- The Work of a Business Man (2007) - Michael Bronson
Hallowed Ground (Video) as
Deputy Mark Simmons
Standoff (TV Series) as
Scott Cooper
- Ex-Factor (2007) - Scott Cooper
Cold Case (TV Series) as
Phil Wingeter
- The Good Death (2007) - Phil Wingeter
The Riches (TV Series) as
Arthur Dudzik
- The Big Floss (2007) - Arthur Dudzik
The Unit (TV Series) as
Ambassador Henry Trotter
- The Water Is Wide (2007) - Ambassador Henry Trotter
Shark (TV Series) as
Sam Bemis
- Déjà Vu All Over Again (2006) - Sam Bemis
Commander in Chief (TV Series) as
Reporter Charlie
- Happy Birthday, Madam President (2006) - Reporter Charlie
- The Elephant in the Room (2006) - Reporter Charlie
- First Disaster (2005) - Reporter Charlie
- First- Do No Harm (2005) - Reporter Charlie
- First Dance (2005) - Reporter Charlie
- First Strike (2005) - Reporter Charlie
- First Choice (2005) - Reporter Charlie
Criminal Minds (TV Series) as
Donald Curtis
- What Fresh Hell? (2006) - Donald Curtis
The Inner Circle as
Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire (TV Movie) as
Garrett Evans
Without a Trace (TV Series) as
Ted Banes
- Showdown (2005) - Ted Banes
E-Ring (TV Series) as
Lieutenant Bradshaw
- Pilot (2005) - Lieutenant Bradshaw
The Inside (TV Series) as
Nate Laird
- Thief of Hearts (2005) - Nate Laird
A Distant Thunder (Short) as
Tom Condan
24 (TV Series) as
Mitch Anderson
- Day 4: 10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. (2005) - Mitch Anderson
- Day 4: 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. (2005) - Mitch Anderson
- Day 4: 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (2005) - Mitch Anderson
- Day 4: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (2005) - Mitch Anderson
Crossing Jordan (TV Series) as
Paul Simpson
- Murder in the Rue Morgue (2005) - Paul Simpson
JAG (TV Series) as
Lieutenant Carl Barrett / Captain Rogers / Lieutenant (jg) Arnoldi
- What If (2004) - Captain Rogers
- Dog Robber: Part 2 (2001) - Lieutenant Carl Barrett
- Dog Robber: Part 1 (2001) - Lieutenant Carl Barrett
- Defensive Action (1996) - Lieutenant (jg) Arnoldi
The Parkers (TV Series) as
- Jury Duty (2003) - Thornton
Family Law (TV Series) as
Alec Singleton
- Admissions (2002) - Alec Singleton
The Climb as
Michael Harris
Nash Bridges (TV Series) as
Matthew Curtis
- Change Up (2001) - Matthew Curtis
NYPD Blue (TV Series) as
Ross Fitzpatrick
- Oh Golly Goth (2001) - Ross Fitzpatrick
The Beach Boys: An American Family (TV Mini Series) as
Al Jardine
- Episode #1.2 (2000) - Al Jardine
- Episode #1.1 (2000) - Al Jardine
Touched by an Angel (TV Series) as
Charles Lindbergh
- Godspeed (1999) - Charles Lindbergh
Life as
Young Sheriff Pike
Max Q (TV Movie) as
Scott Hines
Into Thin Air: Death on Everest (TV Movie) as
Neal Beidelman
NightScream (TV Movie) as
Charles Pendleton
The Big Easy (TV Series) as
- Snake Dance (1996) - Conner
Courage Under Fire as
Murder One (TV Series) as
Dean Crowley
- Chapter Twenty-One (1996) - Dean Crowley
- Chapter Eighteen (1996) - Dean Crowley
- Chapter Fifteen (1996) - Dean Crowley
- Chapter Thirteen (1996) - Dean Crowley
- Chapter Twelve (1996) - Dean Crowley
- Chapter Nine (1995) - Dean Crowley
- Chapter Seven (1995) - Dean Crowley
- Chapter Six (1995) - Dean Crowley
- Chapter Five (1995) - Dean Crowley
- Chapter Four (1995) - Dean Crowley
- Chapter Three (1995) - Dean Crowley
- Chapter Two (1995) - Dean Crowley
Picket Fences (TV Series)
- Dog Eat Dog (1995)
The Tie That Binds as
Officer David Carrey
The Tuskegee Airmen (TV Movie) as
Capt. Butler - B-17
Apollo 13 as
Texas Justice (TV Movie) as
Glen Sculley
Gambler V: Playing for Keeps (TV Movie) as
Ford Hayes
Betrayed by Love (TV Movie) as
Agent Harry Hill
Trade Winds (TV Mini Series) as
Anthony Philips
- Episode #1.2 (1993) - Anthony Philips
- Episode #1.3 (1993) - Anthony Philips
- Episode #1.1 (1993) - Anthony Philips
Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series) as
Roy Buchanon
- Bounty (1993) - Roy Buchanon
Wild Palms (TV Mini Series) as
Elijah Whitehope
- Hungry Ghosts (1993) - Elijah Whitehope (uncredited)
- Rising Sons (1993) - Elijah Whitehope (uncredited)
Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series) as
Ensign Cortan 'Corey' Zweller
- Tapestry (1993) - Ensign Cortan 'Corey' Zweller
Life Goes On (TV Series) as
- Love Letters (1992) - Eric
- Exposed (1992) - Eric
- Bec to the Future (1992) - Eric
Wind as
Charley Moore
China Beach (TV Series) as
Jeff Hyers / Dewey
- Through and Through (1991) - Jeff Hyers
- How to Stay Alive in Vietnam: Part 2 (1989) - Jeff Hyers (credit only)
- How to Stay Alive in Vietnam: Part 1 (1989) - Jeff Hyers
- China Men (1989) - Jeff Hyers
- With a Little Help from My Friends (1989) - Jeff Hyers
- Ghosts (1989) - Jeff Hyers (credit only)
- Independence Day (1989) - Jeff Hyers (credit only)
- Who's Happy Now? (1989) - Jeff Hyers
- Dear China Beach (1989) - Jeff Hyers
- Skin Deep (1989) - Jeff Hyers
- The Unquiet Earth (1989) - Jeff Hyers (credit only)
- Where the Boys Are (1989) - Jeff Hyers
- Women in White (1989) - Jeff Hyers
- Home (1988) - Dewey
Chips, the War Dog (TV Movie) as
Mitch Wilson
The Hunt for Red October as
Seaman Beaumont - USS Dallas
Big Bad John as
Billy Mahoney
Billy the Kid (TV Movie) as
Nightingales (TV Series)
- Episode #1.11 (1989)
Goodbye, Miss 4th of July (TV Movie)
The Rescue as
Shawn Howard
21 Jump Street (TV Series) as
Mark Hardy
- Don't Stretch the Rainbow (1987) - Mark Hardy
What Waits Below as
American soldier
Q N' A with Mikki and Shay (TV Series) as
- Ned Vaughn: Behind the Lens Interview (2012) - Self
Filmnut (TV Series) as
- Ned Vaughn on the SAG-AFTRA Merger (2012) - Self
- Ned Vaughn (2009) - Self
Inside the Inner Circle (Documentary short) as
The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Dramatic Series
Archive Footage
China Beach (TV Series) as
Cpl. Jeff Hyers
- Vets (1989) - Cpl. Jeff Hyers


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