David McCallum

David McCallum

  • Born on
    • September 19th, 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 Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard in the series NCIS. McCallum was born in Glasgow, Scotland, the second of two sons of Dorothy Dorman, a cellist, and orchestral leader David McCallum, Sr. When he was 10, his family moved to London for his father's move to lead the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Early in the Second World War he was evacuated to Scotland, where he lived with his mother at Gartocharn by Loch Lomond.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 oboen 1946 he began doing boy voices for the BBC radio repertory company.Also involved in local amateur drama, at age 17 he appeared as Oberon in an open-air production of A Midsummer Night's Dream with the Play and Pageant Union. He left school at age 18 and, following military service with the Royal West African Frontier Force, attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (also in London), where Joan Collins was a classmate.


Acting (33 Credits)

2015Batman vs. Robin as Alfred Pennyworth (voice)
2014Son of Batman as Alfred Pennyworth (voice)
2011The Problem Solverz
2009Wonder Woman as Zeus (voice)
2008Batman: Gotham Knight as Alfred Pennyworth (voice)
2006The Replacements
2003NCIS as Donald "Ducky" Mallard
1993Dirty Weekend as Reggie
1991Hear My Song as Jim Abbott
1990The Haunting of Morella as Gideon Locke
1986The Wind as John
1983The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Fifteen Years Later Affair as Illya Kuryakin
1980The Watcher in the Woods as Paul Curtis
1979Sapphire and Steel as Steel
1976Dogs as Harlan Thompson
1975The Invisible Man (1975)
1973Frankenstein: The True Story as Dr. Clervall
1973The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women and War as Alexi Kaslov
1973Frankenstein: The True Story as Dr. Henri Clerval
1969Mosquito Squadron as Squadron Leader Quint Monroe
1967The Karate Killers as Illya Kuryakin
1966Around the World Under the Sea as Dr. Philip Volker
1965The Greatest Story Ever Told as Judas Iskarioth
1964The Man From U.N.C.L.E. as Illya Kuryakin
1963The Great Escape as Ashley-Pitt 'Dispersal'
1962Billy Budd as Steven Wyatt, Gunnery Officer
1962Freud as Carl von Schlossen
1961Jungle Fighters as Pvt. Sammy Whitaker
1958Violent Playground as Johnnie Murphy
1958A Night to Remember as Assistant Wireless Operator Harold Bride
1957Hell Drivers as Jimmy Yately, Tom's brother
1957Night Ambush as Sailor on Pick Up Ship (uncredited bit)


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