Napoleon Solo
Napoleon Solo (film)
Status: Alive
Date of birth: March 9, 1929
Birthplace: New York,
United States of America
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Alias(es): Nickname:
Affiliation: Formerly:
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

After his stint in the army Napoleon Solo began stealing and selling arts and antiques with great success, but was eventually caught in June of 1958 [1]. and sentenced (presumably) to 10 years [2] for robbery, handling stolen goods and serial theft of arts and antiquities.

CIA serviceEdit

The CIA offered to suspend his sentence in return for his services as a spy, presumably in mid or late June 1958.

On June 10, 1963, Napoleon gets Gaby Teller out of East Berlin. [3]

U.N.C.L.E. serviceEdit

After their mission in Rome, Napoleon follows his team in Istanbul, where they presumably remain until early September [4]

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

Behind the ScenesEdit

Napoleon Solo was portrayed by Henry Cavill in The Man from U.N.C.L.E..


References Edit

  1. In the credits, Napoleon's mug shot is dated June 11th, 1958.
  2. "You owe me five more years!" - Adrian Sanders, to Napoleon Solo, five years after the latter's capture in 1958.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.