James Gregory Vaughan, Jr., was born in Dallas, Texas and raised in both the big city of Dallas and the small German town of Fredericksburg, Texas. Before graduating high school, Vaughan was discovered in a community back-to-school fashion show, and was immediately signed by a local modeling agent.
With the opportunity to travel the world, he ventured to Milan, Italy just months after high school graduation. Upon his arrival, he landed prestigious campaigns for the legendary designers Giorgio Armani and Gianni Versace, as well as Banana Republic, Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren.
The nomadic lifestyle came to an end through his mother's influence who encouraged him to follow his true passion: acting. Vaughan's acting career began with abundant commercial work, preparing him for opportunities ahead.
In 1996, Vaughan made his television series debut as Josh Walker in the popular Aaron Spelling series “Malibu Shores.” This soon spun off into “Beverly Hills 90210,” where Vaughan played Cliff Yeager. Trying his hand at a few small independent films, he was cast in the popular cult films “Poison Ivy” and “The New Seduction.”
Vaughan spent his time between projects in a number of guest-starring television appearances in such series as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Any Day Now,” “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” and “Nash Bridges” before shooting a controversial dramedy pilot, “Student Affairs” for Imagine Television.
Spelling Entertainment soon created a role for Vaughan as series regular, Dan Gordon, on “Charmed” in 1999. After the series ended, Vaughan quickly landed the role of Milo Mosley in “Glory Days,” the highly anticipated Kevin Williamson series.
After its short television run, Vaughan began his foray into daytime drama as Diego on CBS's “The Young and the Restless.” With rave reviews and notoriety, a Daytime Best Newcomer nomination followed, along with People magazine naming Vaughan as "One of the Sexiest Men Alive" in 2002. Finding little spare time, he still managed to appear in guest roles on both “Will & Grace” and “Still Standing.”
This all led to Vaughan's opportunity to grab the highly acclaimed role of Lucky Spencer on “General Hospital,” a role he held from 2003 to 2009. Since his departure, he has already completed a horror film, “Sebastian,” and was cast as a recurring guest star on the hit CW series “90210.” This was followed up with indie-film “Borderline Murder” along with spots on “The Closer,” the ABC Family series “Jane by Design,” and a role in the ABC series, “G C B.”
Vaughan and his wife, Touriya, have two children and together launched a fashion public relations company in 2010.