Ned Vaughn grew up in Huntsville, Alabama and first acted at age 8 in a community theatre production of “Oliver!” The son of an artist and a civilian Army public affairs specialist, he mixed acting with athletics and music until leaving high school. In college, he began to concentrate seriously on pursuing a career as an actor.
A year and a half later, he dropped out of college and took the bold step of moving to New York with $600 and a one-way rental car. To make ends meet, he worked as a doorman at the Wellington Hotel while auditioning and studying at the famed HB Studio.
Ned won quick success in TV commercials, but was still working as a doorman when his big break came. He auditioned for a starring role in the feature film “The Rescue” and was ultimately cast as the heroic son of a captured Navy Seal. After shooting the film in New Zealand and Hong Kong, he moved to Los Angeles, where he has lived and worked ever since.
Ned’s rich career has taken him around the world, from submarines to mountaintops, but the role he cherishes most is that of husband and father. He and his wife Adelaide were married in 1997 and are the happy, busy parents of five children.