Tonight on in 1964 - Robert Vaughn starred as Napoleon Solo when The Man From U. debuted on NBC-TV this night. Solo’s trusty side-kick in this James Bond spoof was Illya Kuryakin, played by David McCallum. The show was a hit for seasons.
8 Best TV Shows That Debuted in 'The Man From U.' In this spy series David McCallum, who now plays Ducky on CBS’s NCIS, and Robert Vaughn used a charm offensive and a bevy of gadgets to battle baddies from Thrush.
The spies who loved the American Napoleon Solo and Russian Illya Kuryakin were the top agents for the United Network Command Law Enforcement. The affair attempted to continue with a second series starring Stefanie Powers as a "Girl from U.