David McCallum

Scottish Actor and Musician
Born Sep 19, 1933

David Keith McCallum, Jr. is a Scottish actor and musician. He is best known for his roles as Illya Kuryakin, a Russian-born secret agent, in the 1960s television series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. , as interdimensional operative Steel in Sapphire & Steel, and for his current role as NCIS Medical Examiner, Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard in the series NCIS.… Read More

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1933 Birth Born on September 19, 1933.


1946 12 Years Old McCallum won a scholarship to University College School, a boys' independent school in Hampstead, London, where, encouraged by his parents to prepare for a career in music, he played the oboe. In 1946 he began doing boy voices for the BBC radio repertory company. … Read More
1951 17 Years Old In 1951 McCallum became assistant stage manager of the Glyndebourne Opera Company.


1954 20 Years Old He next did his National Service, for which he was commissioned into the Middlesex Regiment and seconded to the Gold Coast Regiment. In March 1954 he was promoted to full Lieutenant. … Read More
1956 22 Years Old A James Dean–themed photograph of McCallum caught the attention of the Rank Organisation, who signed him in 1956. … Read More
1957 23 Years Old McCallum was first married to actress Jill Ireland on 11 May 1957 in London. … Read More


1965 31 Years Old He took the role of Judas Iscariot in 1965's The Greatest Story Ever Told. … Read More
1968 34 Years Old She subsequently left McCallum and married Bronson in 1968. … Read More


1983 49 Years Old McCallum reprised the role of Kuryakin in a 1983 TV movie, The Return of the Man From U.N.C.L.E.: The Fifteen Years Later Affair.


1986 52 Years Old In 1986 McCallum reunited with Robert Vaughn again on an episode of The A-Team entitled The Say U.N.C.L.E. Affair, complete with "chapter titles," the word "affair" in the title, the phrase "Open Channel D," and similar scene transitions. … Read More
1989 55 Years Old McCallum starred with Diana Rigg in the 1989 TV miniseries Mother Love.
1991 57 Years Old In 1991 and 1992 McCallum played gambler John Grey, one of the principal characters in the television series Trainer. … Read More


1994 60 Years Old In 1994 McCallum narrated the acclaimed documentaries Titanic: Death of a Dream and Titanic: The Legend Lives On for A&E Television Networks. … Read More
2005 71 Years Old McCallum appeared at the 21st Annual James Earl Ash Lecture, held May 19, 2005 at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, an evening for honoring America's service members. … Read More
2012 78 Years Old In late April 2012 it was announced that McCallum had reached agreement on a two-year contract extension with CBS-TV. … Read More
2014 80 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2014 he signed another two-year contract. … Read More
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