David McCallum

Date Of Birth:
19 September 1933
Date Of Death:
25 September 2023
Place Of Birth:
Glasgow, Scotland
Best Known As:
Dr. 'Ducky' Mallard on the TV show NCIS
Actor David McCallum was a 1960s TV sex symbol thanks to his performance as Russian superspy Illya Kuryakin in the semi-spoof TV series The Man From U.N.C.L.E. In the 2000s television audiences knew him as Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard, a Navy medical examiner in the crime series NCIS, a role he played from 2003 until the 20th season of the show in 2022. With his blond mane, black turtlenecks, and brooding presence, McCallum starred alongside Robert Vaughn in U.N.C.L.E from 1964-68. McCallum had a long career on stage and has taken roles large and small in movies including The Great Escape (1963, with Steve McQueen) and Hear My Song (1991). He also guest-starred on TV shows ranging from Murder She Wrote (1989) to Sex and the City (1999).
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McCallum’s father, a violinist, was once concertmaster of the London Philharmonic… David McCallum’s first credited movie role was in the 1957 caper film The Secret Place.

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