|Date of birth:||March 9, 1929|
United States of America
United States Army
|Played by:||Henry Cavill|
|First appearance:||The Man from U.N.C.L.E.|
|Appears in:||1 film, 1 video game|
Napoleon Solo (born March 9, 1929) is a spy who worked for an international espionage organization at the height of the Cold War.
According to the dossiers of members of U.N.C.L.E as shown in the end credits of The Man From U.N.C.L.E (2015) Napoleon Solo was born in New York USA on March 9,1929.
United States Army serviceEdit
Military History: Sergeant US Army, Distinguished service 1945-1952 Draft Board Number: 13096944
Napoleon Solo is noted by Russian handler Oleg as having joined the army at 18 years of age, however he actually enlisted at 16 years old, presumably having faked his age to join. He served from 1945 until 1952, where he stayed on as part of the occupying force after Hitler's defeat (8 May 1945).
During his stint in the army Napoleon Solo began stealing and selling arts and antiques with great success, continuing his illegal practices after leaving the army. He was so prolific and successful, "4 countries created a special task force with the sole purpose of bringing him to justice". He was eventually caught in June of 1958  and sentenced to 15 years  for robbery, handling stolen goods and serial theft of arts and antiquities.
The CIA, in deference to Solo's skill set and expertise, offered to suspend his sentence in return for his services as an intelligence operative, presumably in mid or late June 1958. He quickly becomes the best in the bureau.
On June 10, 1963, Napoleon gets Gaby Teller out of East Berlin. 
After their mission in Rome, Napoleon is recruited by Waverly, a British intelligence officer of MI5, to the newly named team U.N.C.L.E. where he along with Gaby Teller and Illya Kuryakin are immediately assigned a new mission in Istanbul. This mission presumably lasts until early September 
Skill set: Edit
Specialism: Larcenist – class A2, Safe Cracker - Level 9, EX1
Psychological Profile: Gambler – Backgammon (D3 control disorder; APA), serial womanizer
Language Spoken: German, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Japanese
Other Skills / Knowledge: Expert in art and antiquities
Agent Dossier: Edit
- Name: Napoleon Solo
- Date of Birth: 9 MARCH 1929
- Place of Birth: New York
- Country of Origin: USA
- Telephone: XXXX XXXXXXX
- Present Address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, New York
- Other Addresses for the past 15 years: London, Minnesota, Los Angeles
- Agency position: U.N.C.L.E. Operative and Enforcer
- Previous Intelligence Experience: N/A
- Military History: Sergeant US Army, Distinguished service 1945-1952
Military (???): NONE
Draft Board Number: 13096944
Social Security Number: XXXXXXXXXXXX9821
Permanent Station and Address if now in the Military Service.: N/A
Serial No: 3833
From (yr): 1945
- Combat Experience:
- Specialism: Larcenist - Class A2, Safe Cracker - Level 9, EX1
- Special Skills / Knowledge: Expert in Art & Antiquities, Textiles Connoisseur
- Languages Spoken: German, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Japanese.
- Psychological Profile: Gambler - Backgammon (D3 control disorder; APA), Serial Womanizer
- Other Notes: 15 Years Suspended Sentence for Robbery, Handling stolen goods and serial theft of Arts and Antiquities.
- Physical Apperance:
Eye Color: Blue
Behind the ScenesEdit
- ↑ "He joined the U.S. army aged 18 and was posted to Europe" -- Oleg, KGB Handler. (Minute mark 9:39)
- ↑ Dossier lists year of birth as 1929, and enlistment year as 1945.
- ↑ In the credits, Napoleon's mug shot is dated June 11th, 1958.
- ↑ End credits lists in the other notes section of Solo's dossier: "15 Years Suspended Sentence for Robbery, Handling stolen goods and serial theft of Arts and Antiquities."
- ↑ When Napoleon meets his handler, J.F. Kennedy is speaking on TV. We hear the words 'Our commitment to defend Western Europe and West Berlin, for example, stands undiminished [...].' which were extracted from JFK's speech 'A Strategy Of Peace', delivered on June 10, 1963.
- ↑ The end credits features pictures of the characters post canon, including one of Waverly dated September 1st (presumably, still 1963) and labeled 'Director| Bureau of I... | Department'. Considering the rest of the credits share pictures of the crew in Istanbul, this timeframe sounds like a reasonable assumption.