David McCallum

Actor, Singer, Composer
A thoughtful, intense presence on television in America and his native United Kingdom, David McCallum was a pop culture sensation in the mid-1960s as the suave spy, Illya Kuryakin, on "The Man from U. N.C.L.E" (CBS ... Read more »
Born: 09/18/1933 in United Kingdom

Filmography

Actor (75)

NCIS 2003 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

NCIS: New Orleans 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ben 10: Alien Force 2008 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

Law & Order 1996 - 1997, 2008 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1988 - 1991, 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1997, 2008 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

NCIS: Los Angeles 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

SeaQuest DSV 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1997, 2008 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Batman: Gotham Knight 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Stranger at the Door 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

JAG 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jeremiah 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Education of Max Bickford 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Deadline 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Babylon 5 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Cherry 1999 (Movie)

Mammy (Actor)

Sex and the City 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Killers in the Water! 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Undercover Angel 1998 (Movie)

Dan O'Donnell (Actor)

Death Game 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Dirty Weekend 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

VR.5 1994 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Mortal Challenge 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

New Visions of the Future: Prophecies III 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Prophecies IV: The Final Visions 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Ancient Prophecies II 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Milk and Money 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ancient Prophecies 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Titanic 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Healer 1993 (Movie)

The Jackal (Actor)

Hear My Song 1991 (Movie)

Jim Abbott (Actor)

Jackie Collins' "Lucky/Chances" 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Fatal Inheritance 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Haunting of Morella 1990 (Movie)

Gideon (Actor)

Freedom Fighter 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Behind Enemy Lines 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wind 1986 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Terminal Choice 1985 (Movie)

Dr Dodson (Actor)

The Return of the Man From U.N.C.L.E. 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Watcher in the Woods 1979 (Movie)

Paul Curtis (Actor)

Dogs 1977 (Movie)

Harlan Thompson (Actor)

King Solomon's Treasure 1977 (Movie)

Sir Henry Curtis (Actor)

The Invisible Man 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Invisible Man 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Frankenstein: The True Story 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Night Gallery 1971 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Mosquito Squadron 1970 (Movie)

Quint Munroe (Actor)

The File on Devlin 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Sol Madrid 1968 (Movie)

Sol Madrid (Actor)

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. 1964 - 1968 (TV Show)

Actor

One Spy Too Many 1966 (Movie)

Illya Kuryakin (Actor)

The Karate Killers 1966 (Movie)

Illya Kuryiakin (Actor)

Around the World Under the Sea 1965 (Movie)

Dr Phil Volker (Actor)

Profiles in Courage 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

The Double Affair 1965 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Greatest Story Ever Told 1965 (Movie)

Judas Iscariot (Actor)

The Outer Limits 1963 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

The Spy in the Green Hat 1965 (Movie)

Illya Kuryakin (Actor)

Billy Budd 1962 (Movie)

Lieutenant Wyatt (Actor)

Freud 1962 (Movie)

Carl Von Schlosser (Actor)

The Great Escape 1962 (Movie)

Ashley-Pitt (Actor)

The Long and the Short and the Tall 1960 (Movie)

Private Whitaker (Actor)

A Night to Remember 1958 (Movie)

Bride (Actor)

Night Ambush 1958 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hell Drivers 1957 (Movie)

Jimmy (Actor)

Robbery Under Arms 1956 (Movie)

Jim Marston (Actor)

The Secret Place 1956 (Movie)

Mike Wilson (Actor)

Ancient Mysteries (TV Show)

Narrator

Hauser's Memory (TV Show)

Actor

Mother Love (TV Show)

Actor

Shattered Image (TV Show)

Actor

She Waits (TV Show)

Actor

Teacher, Teacher (TV Show)

Actor

The Return of Sam McCloud (TV Show)

Actor

Three (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A thoughtful, intense presence on television in America and his native United Kingdom, David McCallum was a pop culture sensation in the mid-1960s as the suave spy, Illya Kuryakin, on "The Man from U. N.C.L.E" (CBS, 1965-68) and later as the avuncular Donald "Ducky" Mallard on "NCIS: Naval Criminal Service Investigation" (CBS, 2003). The Scottish-born McCallum worked his way up the ranks in British film and television before bursting onto the American scene with "U.N.C.L.E." His cool charm and blonde good looks made him an immediate TV idol, but failed to translate into stardom after the show left the air. McCallum settled into a steady diet of TV appearances on both sides of the Atlantic, frequently essaying mellowed professorial types or pensive government figures, before scoring his late-inning smash with "NCIS." The rare performer with two major hits to his credit, McCallum's image and talent ensured his fame for generations of TV fans.

Relationships

Jason Bronson

Son
adopted son of McCallum and Jill Ireland later adopted by Charles Bronson died of a heroin overdose in 1989 at age 27

Katherine Carpenter

Wife
married in September 1967

Jill Ireland

Wife
married in 1957 divorced in 1967 remarried in 1968 to actor Charles Bronson, McCallum's "The Great Escape" (1963) co-star died of breast cancer on May 18, 1990

Sophie McCallum

Daughter
mother, Katherine Carpenter

Paul McCallum

Son
mother, Jill Ireland

Peter McCallum

Son
mother, Katherine Carpenter

Valentine McCallum

Son
mother, Jill Ireland

EDUCATION

University College

Royal Academy of Music

attended briefly; played the oboe; switched to acting

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England 1949 - 1951

Milestones

2003

Cast as Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard on "NCIS" (CBS)

2001

Had a recurring role as Walter Thornhill in "The Education of Max Bickford" (CBS)

1999

Had featured role of Emperor Joseph in the Broadway revival of "Amadeus"

1998

Appeared alongside Mary-Louise Parker in Off-Broadway production of Alan Ayckbourn's "Communicating Doors"

1995

Had recurring role as the scientist father of Lori Singer in "VR.5", a Fox sci-fi series

1991

Played a small but important supporting role in the Irish feature "Hear My Song"

1983

Reprised the role of Illya Kuriakin for the CBS TV-movie pilot "The Return of the Man From U.N.C.L.E.: The Ffifteen Years Later Affair"

1975

Starred in the TV-movie pilot "The Invisible Man"

1974

Directed "The Explorers: Charles Montague Doughty", a segment for BBC-TV's "Ten Who Dared"

1968

Starred in "Teacher, Teacher", an acclaimed "Hallmark Hall of Fame" movie, as a teacher recovering from alcoholism

1967

Co-wrote music and lyrics and sang title song for the feature "Three Bites of the Apple" (also starred)

1966

Guest-starred as Illya Kuryakin in "The Moonglow Affair", a TV special that served as the pilot for the spinoff "The Girl From U.N.C.L.E."

1966

Prominently featured in "The Big T.N.T. Show", a concert film that included performances by Ike and Tina Turner, Joan Baez and Ray Charles; introduced acts and conducted the Ray Charles band

1964

Featured as Judas Iscariot in George Stevens' "The Greatest Story Ever Told" (released 1965)

1963

Did memorable guest shots on the stylish sci-fi series "The Outer Limits" in the episodes "The Sixth Finger" and "The Forms of Things Unknown"

1963

Breakthrough feature supporting role, "The Great Escape"

1962

First US film, John Huston's "Freud"

1958

Played radio operator harold Bride in "A Night to Remember"

1957

First notable British feature credits, "The Secret Place", "Robbery Under Arms", "Hell Drivers"

1957

Signed a seven-year film contract with the Rank Organization

1951

Began acting career in English repertory theater

Starred in the NBC sci-fi adventure series "The Invisible Man"

Achieved teen idol status, co-starring (with Robert Vaughn) as the Russian Illya Kuryakin in "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.", A popular spoof of the James Bond ethos

Directed plays for the Army

Co-starred in "Colditz", a critically and commercially successful BBC-TV series sets at a German POW camp during WWII

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