Facts about David McCallum
David McCallum Biography
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. With his blonde mane, black turtlenecks, and brooding presence, McCallum starred alongside Robert Vaughn in the series from 1964-68. McCallum has 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). In 2003 he began playing Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard, a Navy medical examiner, in the TV crime series NCIS.
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.