is a real estate agent and stockbroker who was once ranked as one of the United States' top money managers by Bloomberg Wealth Manager magazine.
His father, Vernon Lindsay Vaughn, worked as a salesman for a toy company. His paternal grandmother was of Lebanese descent, and his maternal grandfather was of Italian descent; His other roots being Canadian, Dutch, English, German, Irish, Scottish, and Swiss.
He appeared in the 1989 season of the television series China Beach and in three CBS Schoolbreak Specials in 1990.
His first film role was 1993's Rudy playing Jamie O'Hare, where he also struck up a friendship with featured Jon Favreau.
He continued his comedic roles in the 2010s with The Dilemma (2011), The Watch (2012), and The Internship (2013).In 2015, he starred as Frank Semyon in the second season of the HBO anthology crime drama television series True Detective alongside Colin Farrell and Rachel Mc Adams.His surname comes from Ulster Scots immigrants who first settled in Kentucky. He then moved to Lake Forest, where he graduated from Lake Forest High School in 1988.He was introduced to musical theater at a young age and decided to become an actor in 1987.
He has credited his mother as the inspiration behind his career, saying that "I saw her overcome stuff, and I thought if you worked hard at something you'd give yourself a chance".
In 1988, Vaughn was cast in a Chevrolet television commercial and subsequently moved to Hollywood.