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Birthday: September 19, 1933
Birthname: David Keith McCallum, Jnr.
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Where he resides now: Long Island, NY (He lives in California while filming NCIS)
Height: 5' 8"
: Paul (b. 6-2-1958); Jason (b. 1-12-1963; d. 11-7-1989; buried Forest Lawn); Valentine (b. 1963); Peter (b. 1970);
Daughter: Sophie (b. 1974)
Grandchildren: Seven (Paul - 1 daughter; Jason - 1 son; Val - 1 daughter; Peter - 2 sons; Sophie - 2 sons)
Spouse: Katherine Carpenter (m. 9-16-1967, two children - Peter and Sophie)
Jill Ireland (actress, m. 5-11-1957, div. 1967, three sons - Paul, Jason, and Valentine)
Parents: David McCallum, Sr. (violinist) (b. 3-26-1897; d. 3-21-1972), Dorothy Dorman (cellist) (d. 1982)
Siblings: Brother, Iain (Older) (b. 6-22-1929)
University: Royal Academy of Music (briefly)
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

Brief Bio on acting Career:David McCallum's parents were both members of the London Philharmonic; his mother was a cellist and his father was first violinist. The young Scots-born McCallum himself planned to pursue a musical career after serving with the Royal West African Frontier Force, but decided instead upon acting. Following his studies at the RADA, McCallum entered films in 1957, where he was usually cast as a troublemaking street punk or callow junior officer. His first American film (albeit filmed principally in England) was Freud (1962), in which he played a profoundly mother-obsessed mental patient.
McCallum became the rage of the teeny-bopper set when he was cast as cool-headed Russian secret agent Illya Kuryakin on TV's The Man From UNCLE (1964-68). At one point, McCallum was receiving far more fan mail than the series' ostensible star, Robert Vaughn; he took advantage of his celebrity to launch a brief singing career, duetting with Nancy Sinatra on the 1966 UNCLE episode "The Take Me to Your Leader Affair." He also wrote the music and lyrics and sang the title song of his 1967 movie vehicle Three Bites of the Apple. Following UNCLE, McCallum had a handful of solid dramatic film roles before returning to the small screen in the short-lived 1975 series The Invisible Man. A man of sundry outside interests, McCallum's range of expertise includes computers and small-arms weaponry. (Bio courtesy of MSN.com.)

  • Check out his Filmography over the years at MSN.com.

(Please put in chronological order starting with the newest first. - this information is courtesy of IMDB.com and TV.com)

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Dates / Number of Episodes
Episode # and Titles
(If applicable)

Video Wonder Woman Voice of Zeus 2009
Video Batman: The Brave and the Bold
Batman: Gotham Night
Voice of Merlin

Voice of Alfred Pennyworth

Day of the Dark Knight

Soundtrack Nip/Tuck Performer 2008 / 1 episode Lulu Grandiron - "The Edge"
Television (Series) The Story of the Costume Drama Himself 2008 / 1 episode A Call to Arms
Television (Series) Ben 10: Alien Force Voice of Paradox 2008-2010 / 4 episode Paradox - ongoing
Video Counting Out Time Himself 2007
Television (Series) The Replacements Voice of C.A.R. 2006 - 2010 / 69 episodes ongoing
Television (Series) NCIS Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard 2003 - 2010 / 162 episodes ongoing
Television (Series) CBS Cares Himself 2003 / 1 episode Episode #3.1
Television (Series) JAG Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard 2003 / 2 episodes
April 22, 2003
April 29, 2003

Ice Queen (Season 8)
Meltdown (Season 8)
Television (Series) Taboo II Narrator 2003 / 4 episodes After Death
Body Perfect
Creature Cures
Television (Series) Jeremiah Clarence 2002 / 1 episode
July 12, 2002
Things Left Unsaid (1.19)
Soundtrack xXx Performer 2002 "Mellow Yellow"
Television RIP 2002 Himself / Interviewee 2002 A tribute to those who died in 2002.
Television (Series) Taboo Narrator 2002 / 1 episode Tattoo
Television (Series) The Education of Max Bickford Walter Thornhill 2001 - 2002 / 9 episodes
Television (Series) Deadline Harry Hobbs 2000 / 1 episode Lovers and Madmen
Television (Series) Sex and the City Duncan 1999 / 1 episode Shortcomings
Movie Cherry Mammy 1999
Documentary The Titanic Chronicles Host / Narrator 1999
Beyond Titanic
Television Coming Home Billy Fawcett 1998
Television (Series) Three Donald Scobie 1998 / 1 episode Hope
Television March in Windy City Daniel Paterson /
Dimitri Petrovsky
Television (Series) Team Knight Rider Mobius 1997-1998 / 5 episodes
Television (Series) The Outer Limits Joshua Hayward 1997 / 1 episode Feasibility Study
Television (Series) Law & Order Craig Holland 1997 / 1 episode Past Imperfect
Television (Series)
Ancient Mysteries
1996 / 2 episodes
Naked Warriors of Europe
Secret Mounds of Prehistoric America
Television (Series) Mr. & Mrs. Smith Ian Felton 1996 / 1 episode The Impossible Mission Episode
Television Death Game Malius 1996
Video Game Privateer 2: The Darkening Voice of Canera Captain 1996
Television (Series) VR.5 Doctor Joseph Bloom 1995-1997 / 7 episodes
Television (Series) Heartbeat Cooper 1994 / 1 episode Arms and the Man
Television (Series) Babylon 5 Dr. Vance Hendricks 1994 / 1 episode Infection
Television Shattered Image Ben Allgood 1994
Television (Series) Aranyifjú, Az Himself 1994 (Hungarian) Documentary translation
Television Titanic: The Legend Lives On Narrator 1994 A series that probes unanswered questions.
Television Ancient Prophecies Host 1994 Phychic, The future, Gordon Scallion, Religion.
Movie Healer The Jackal 1994
Movie Dirty Weekend Reggie 1993
Movie Fatal Inheritance Brandon Murphy 1993
Video Return to 'The Great Escape' Himself 1993 Documentary on the "Real" escape from Stalag.
Television (Series) SeaQuest DSV Frank Cobb 1993 / 1 episode SeaWest
Television (Series) Trainer John Grey 1991-1992 / 23 episodes
Television (Series) Cluedo Prof. Plum 1991 / 6 episodes
Movie Hear My Song Jim Abbott 1991
Television Children In Need Himself 1991
November 22, 1991
2 parts
Movie The Haunting of Morella Gideon 1990
Television (Series) Boon Simon Bradleigh 1990 / 1 episode The Belles of St. Godwalds
Television Lucky Chances Bernard Dimes 1990
Television (Series) Murder, She Wrote Cyril Grantham 1989-1990 / 2 episodes Deadly Misunderstanding.
From Russia... with Blood
Television (Series) Father Dowling Mysteries Sir Robert 1990 / 1 episode The Royal Mystery
Television The Return of Sam McCloud Inspector Craig 1989
Television (Mini-Series) Mother Love Sir Alexander Alex Vesey 1989
Television (Series) Monsters Boyle 1988 / 1 episode The Feverman
Television (Series) Alfred Hitchcock Presents Lieutenant Cavanaugh 1988 / 1 episode Murder Party
Television Freedom Fighter Sergeant Kemper 1988
Television The Man Who Lived at the Ritz Charlie Ritz 1988
Video The Wind Voice of John 1987
Television (Series) Matlock Phil Dudley 1987 / 1 episode The Billionaire
Television (Series) The A-Team Ivan 1986 / 1 episode The Say U.N.C.L.E. Affair
Television (Series) Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense Frank Lane 1986 / 1 episode The Corvini Inheritance
Television (Series) Aranyifjú, Az Himself 1986 (Hungarian)
Television Behind Enemy Lines Lt. Col. Shelley Flynn 1985
Television Those Golden Years Himself 1985
Movie Terminal Choice Dr. Giles Dodson 1985
Television (Series) The Master Castile 1984 / 1 episode Hostages
Television (Series) As the World Turns Maurice Vermeil 1983 / unknown episodes
Television The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Fifteen Years Later Affair Illya Kuryakin 1983
Television (Series) Hart to Hart Geoffrey Atterton 1983 / 1 episode Hunted Harts
Television (Series) Strike Force William Hadley 1982 / 1 episode Ice
Movie The Watcher in the Woods Paul Curtis 1980
Television (Series) Sapphire & Steel Steel 1979-1982 / 34 episodes
Television (Mini-Series) Kidnapped Alan Breck Stewart 1978
Movie King Solomon's Treasure Sir Henry Curtis 1977
Movie Dogs Harlan Thompson 1976
Television (Series) Bert D'Angelo / Superstar Cobb 1976 / 1 episode A Noise in the Streets
Television (Series) The Invisible Man Dr. Daniel Westin 1975-1976 / 12 episodes
Movie The Kingfisher Caper Benedict 1975
Television (Series) Today Himself 1975 / 1 episode Episode dated 1 May 1975
Television Frankenstein: The True Story Dr. Henry Clerval 1973
Television The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women and War Alexi Kaslov 1973
Television Screaming Skull Mickey
Television (Series) Colditz Flight Lt. Simon Carter 1972-1974 / 27 episodes
Television (Series) Marcus Welby, M.D. Brian Kenny
1972 / 1 episode Just a Little Courage
Television She Waits Mark Wilson 1972
Television (Series) The Man and the City (unknown)
1971 / 1 episode Pipe Me a Loving Tune
Television (Series) Night Gallery Dr. Joel Winter 1971 / 1 episode The Phantom Farmhouse
Television Hauser's Memory Hillel Mondoro 1970
Movie Cattura, La Sgt. Stephan Holmann 1969
Movie Mosquito Squadron Quint Munroe 1969
Television (Series) Hallmark Hall of Fame Hamilton Cade 1969 / 1 episode Teacher, Teacher
Television (Series) Hallmark Hall of Fame Kenneth Canfield 1969 / 1 episode The File on Devlin
Television (Series) Vergißmeinnicht Himself 1968 / 1 episode Episode dated 11 January 1968
Movie Sol Madrid Sol Madrid 1968
Soundtrack Three Bites of the Apple Performer 1967 "In The Garden Under The Tree"
Movie Three Bites of the Apple Stanley Thrumm 1967
Documentary Italy's in Season Himself 1967 filming Three Bites in the Apple
Documentary Around the World Under the Sea Himself 1966
Documentary The World of Inner Space Himself 1966
Movie Around the World Under the Sea Dr. Philip Volker 1966
Movie One Spy Too Many Illya Kuryakin 1966
Soundtrack The Big T.N.T. Show Performer 1966 "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
"One, Two, Three (1-2-3)"
Documentary The Big T.N.T. Show Himself/Host 1966
Television (Series) Hullabaloo Himself 1966 / 1 episode Episode dated 25 April 1966
Televsion An Evening with Carol Channing Himself 1966 Musical/T.V. special
Television (Series) Please Don't Eat the Daisies Illya Kuryakin 1966 / 1 episode Say UNCLE
Television (Series) Hullabaloo Himself / Host 1965 / 1 Episode
September 27, 1965
Season 2, Episode 21
Musical variety show.
Television (Series) The Andy Williams Show Himself 1965 / 1 episode Episode dated 20 September 1965
Television (Series) Hullabaloo Illya Kuryakin 1965 / 1 episode Season 2, Episode 3
Movie The Greatest Story Ever Told Judas Iscariot 1965
Television (Series) The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Illya Kuryakin 1964-1968 / 101 episodes
Television (Series) Profiles in Courage John Adams 1964 / 1 episode John Adams
Television (Series) The Outer Limits Tone Hobart 1964 / 1 episode The Forms of Things Unknown
Television (Series) The Great Adventure Captain Hanning 1964 / 2 episodes The Siege of Boonesborough
Kentucky's Bloody Ground
Television (Series) Perry Mason Phillipe Bertain 1964 / 1 episode The Case of the Fifty-Millionth Frenchman
Television (Series) The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters Prophet 1964 / 1 episode The Day of the Search
Movie The Great Escape Lt. Cmdr. Eric Ashley-Pitt Dispersal 1963
Television (Series) The Outer Limits Gwyllim Griffiths 1963 / 1 episode The Sixth Finger
Television Wuthering Heights Edgar 1962
Movie Freud Carl von Schlossen 1962
Movie Billy Budd Steven Wyatt, Gunnery Officer 1962
Movie The Long and the Short and the Tall Pvt. Sammy Whitaker 1961
Movie Jungle Street Terry Collins 1961
Television (Series) Sir Francis Drake Lord Oakeshott 1961 / 1 episode The English Dragon
Television (Series) Armchair Theatre (unknown)
1960 / 1 episode S3 Ep.89 - On the Spot
Television Emma Frank Churchill 1960 / 5 episodes

Television (Series) ITV Play of the Week Rainbow 1960 / 1 episode The Pot Carriers
Television (Series) ITV Television Playhouse Robert 1960 / 1 episode The Unquiet Spirit
Television (Series) Juke Box Jury Himself - Panellist 1960 / 2 episode Episode dated 10 December 1960
Episode dated 3 December 1960
Television (Series) Armchair Theatre (unknown)
1959 / 1 episode S 3 Ep.33 -The Shadow of the Ruthless
Television (Series) BBC Sunday-Night Theatre Hugo 1959 / 1 episode Crime Passionnel
Television (Series) ITV Play of the Week Henry Antrobus 1959 / 1 episode The Skin of Our Teeth
Television (Series) The Eustace Diamonds Frank Greystock 1959/ 6 episodes
Television (Series) Our Mutual Friend Eugene Wrayburn Barrister.
1958-1959 / 10 episodes Chapters:The Cup & The Lip, Birds of A Feather, A long lane, A Turning.
Television (Series) ITV Television Playhouse Agent 1958 / 1 episode Cry Silence
Movie A Night to Remember Assistant Wireless Operator Harold Bride 1958
Movie Violent Playground Johnnie Murphy 1958
Movie Robbery Under Arms Jim Marston 1957
Movie Hell Drivers Jimmy Yately, Tom's brother 1957
Movie These Dangerous Years (uncredited) 1957
Movie The Secret Place Mike Wilson 1957
Movie Ill Met by Moonlight Sailor on Pick Up Ship (uncredited) 1957
Television (Series) ITV Television Playhouse James 1956 / 1 episode The Blood Is Strong

Before David was famous:

  • Computers and photography.
  • Hobbies: Golf

Memorable Quotes:
  • "I feel it's a person's duty to participate in the governing of the country in which he lives."
  • "But so far as countries are concerned, I don't go to a place to see what's there, but who is there."
  • "I didn't want to be famous. I just wanted to earn enough money to have a nice life and enjoy acting."
  • "Fear, conformity, immorality: these are heavy burdens. They drain us of creative energy. And when we are drained of creative energy, we do not create. We procreate, but we do not create." Lines from The Outer Limits -- The Sixth Finger.
  • "I came to New York once and I'd never been in Central Park. I went for a walk and it took two police on horseback to rescue me. There was a form of insanity about it all.... it was scary and it was enjoyable." (On being mobbed by fans)
  • "What is really funny is when you see us all getting together in the morning, the amount of hugging and kissing going on is really quite obscene. But it's so nice, so warm" (CNN interview talking about how close the cast is.)

  • Was stricken with rheumatic fever as a child.
  • Enlisted in the Royal West African Frontier Force on the African Gold Coast in the early 50's.
  • Introduced his first wife, Jill Ireland, to her second husband, Charles Bronson, during the filming of The Great Escape (1963).
  • Son, Val, is a respected guitar player and session musician; recording and performing with artists, Jonathan Brooke, Vonda Shepard and Sheryl Crow.
  • David's adopted son, Jason McCallum, died of an accidental drug overdose in 1989.
  • One of the first British actors to study "The Method" style of acting.
  • Has appeared in episodes of three different series with Robert Vaughn: "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (1964), "Please Don't Eat the Daisies" (1965) and "The A-Team" (1983).
  • Recorded the album "A Bit More of Me" in 1966 and "It's Happening Now!" in 1967.
  • Had a hit #117 on the Billboard Singles Charts in 1966 with the single "Communication" on Capitol Records.
  • Used to do radio commercials for Land Rover.
  • David is allergic to penicillin. He wears a special tag around his neck at all times.
  • Has intensively studied pathology, autopsy procedure and forensics to make sure he portrays his character correctly. Sometimes has been known to correct the writers. He has also sat in on full length autopsies.
  • Co-presented a lecture to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology along side of the US Armed Forces Medical Examiner Cmdr. Craig T. Mallak.
  • 12th January 2015: Has written an exciting new thriller starring a struggling actor, who becomes a target for 3 mob bosses. Set in Queens and London. The title is: Crooked Common Sense - Forewords The Books Buzz

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