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David McCallum

1933-09-19 Glasgow, Scotland, UK

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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.


Charles Bronson, le génie du mâle Self (archive footage) 2020-11-29
Batman vs. Robin Alfred Pennyworth (voice) 2015-04-14
Son of Batman Alfred Pennyworth (voice) 2014-05-13
Wonder Woman Zeus (voice) 2009-03-03
Batman: Gotham Knight Alfred Pennyworth (voice) 2008-07-08
Doctor Who: Origins (archival footage) 2006-01-30
March in Windy City Daniel Paterson / Dimitri Petrovsky 1998-05-03
Death Game Malius 1996-09-21
Titanic: The Complete Story Narrator (voice) 1994-07-24
Dirty Weekend Reggie 1993-10-29
Return to The Great Escape 1993-12-31
Hear My Song Jim Abbott 1991-12-27
Fatal Inheritance Brandon Murphy 1991-10-01
The Haunting of Morella Gideon Locke 1990-02-09
The Man Who Lived at the Ritz Charlie Ritz 1989-06-23
The Return of Sam McCloud Inspector Craig 1989-11-12
Wall of Tyranny 1988-01-11
The Wind John 1987-07-23
92 Grosvenor Street 1985-12-29
Terminal Choice Dr. Giles Dodson 1985-05-10
The Corvini Inheritance Frank Lane 1985-06-08
The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Fifteen Years Later Affair Illya Kuryakin 1983-04-05
The Watcher in the Woods Paul Curtis 1980-04-17
King Solomon's Treasure Sir Henry Curtis 1979-05-31
Dogs Harlan Thompson 1976-11-11
The Kingfisher Caper Benedict Van Der Byl 1975-06-30
The Invisible Man Dr. Daniel Westin 1975-05-06
Frankenstein: The True Story Dr. Clervall 1974-09-19
The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women and War Alexi Kaslov 1973-10-20
The Screaming Skull Luke 1973-01-01
She Waits Mark Wilson 1972-01-28
Hauser's Memory Hillel Mondoro 1970-11-24
La cattura Sergeant Stephen Holmann 1969-11-07
The File on Devlin Kenneth Canfield 1969-11-21
Teacher, Teacher Hamilton Cade 1969-02-05
Mosquito Squadron Squadron Leader Quint Monroe 1969-01-18
The Helicopter Spies Illya Kuryakin 1968-05-23
How to Steal the World Illya Kuryakin 1968-09-18
Sol Madrid Sol Madrid 1968-02-07
The Karate Killers Illya Kuryakin 1967-04-07
Three Bites of the Apple Stanley Thrumm 1967-05-24
Italy's in Season Self 1967-01-01
The Spy in the Green Hat Illya Kuryakin 1967-02-03
Casino Royale Casino Patron (uncredited) 1967-04-13
One Spy Too Many Illya Kuryakin 1966-08-05
The Big T.N.T. Show Self - Host 1966-01-07
One of Our Spies Is Missing Illya Kuryakin 1966-12-01
Around the World Under the Sea Dr. Philip Volker 1966-05-21
The Greatest Story Ever Told Judas Iskarioth 1965-02-15
The Spy with My Face Illya Kuryakin 1965-01-01
To Trap a Spy Illya Kuryakin 1964-01-01
The Unknown Tone Hobart 1964-05-04
The Great Escape Ashley-Pitt 'Dispersal' 1963-06-20
Billy Budd Steven Wyatt, Gunnery Officer 1962-11-12
Freud: The Secret Passion Carl von Schlossen 1962-12-12
Wuthering Heights Edgar 1962-05-10
The Long and the Short and the Tall Pvt. Sammy Whitaker 1961-02-28
Karolina Riječka Mr. George 1961-01-01
Jungle Street Terry Collins 1960-01-07
Violent Playground Johnnie Murphy 1958-01-14
A Night to Remember Assistant Wireless Operator Harold Bride 1958-07-03
The Secret Place Mike Wilson 1957-02-06
Robbery Under Arms Jim Marston 1957-01-10
Hell Drivers Jimmy Yately, Tom's brother 1957-07-23
These Dangerous Years 1957-07-03
Ill Met by Moonlight Sailor on Pick Up Ship (uncredited bit) 1957-01-31