David McCallum

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David McCallum

McCallum in October 2012
Born David Keith McCallum
September 19, 1933 (1933-09-19) (age 80)
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Nationality Scottish
Occupation actor / musician

David Keith McCallum (born September 19, 1933) is a Scottish actor. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland. McCallum is best known for playing Illya Kuryakin in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Dr Donald "Ducky" Mallard on NCIS.

Career[change | change source]

McCallum's first movie work was in Ill Met by Moonlight (1957), followed The Secret Place (1957). Later, he worked in The Long and the Short and the Tall (1961), Billy Budd (1962), and Freud (1962). MaCallum played a role in the movie The Great Escape (1962), with Steve McQueen and directed by John Sturges. In 1965, he worked in the in biblical movie The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965). In this movie he played Judas. In 1966, he co-starred in Around the World Under the Sea (1966), with Lloyd Bridges.

He had a strong performance in first lead role in a movie in Mosquito Squadron (1969), directed by Boris Sagal. In 1970s, MaCallum acted in movies as Dogs (1976), The Kingfisher Caper (1976),

Television[change | change source]

Most of his career has been ​​in television. He has worked for over fifty years in television both in the United States and the United Kingdom. His first appearances were in British television in Our Mutual Friend (1958), The Eustace Diamonds (1959), BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1959) and BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960). In 1964, he played the role of Illya Kuryakin in the American TV series The Man from U.N.C.L.E.. McCallum played the character for 114 episodes. For this series McCallum was nominated for two Emmy Awards and two Golden Globes. David McCallum also had success in British series Colditz (1972-1974), and Sapphire & Steel (1979-1982).

He also played role the invisible man in NBC TV series, The Invisible Man. In the 1990s, he was in the sci-fi series VR.5 as Doctor Joseph Bloom. In recent years he has worked on the American series The Replacements (2006-2009) and CBS TV series NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (2003-2011), as Dr. Donald Mallard.

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