David McCallum

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David Keith McCallum (born September 19, 1933 in Glasgow) is a Scottish actor and the son of concertmaster violinist David McCallum Sr.. He is best known for his role as Illya Kuryakin, a Russian secret agent, on The Man from U.N.C.L.E..

McCallum began his career as a bit-part actor in British films of the 1950s. The Man from U.N.C.L.E., intended as a vehicle for Robert Vaughn, unexpectedly made McCallum into a sex symbol. Although he subsequently became a familiar face on television, he was never able to achieve the same level of popular success as he had done with his role as Kuryakin. His best-known roles were in Sapphire and Steel (opposite Joanna Lumley), as the lead in a 1970s remake of The Invisible Man, and as Judas Iscariot in The Greatest Story Ever Told.

He was married to the late actress Jill Ireland from 1957 to 1967. They had three sons, Paul, Jason (adopted), and Valentine. Ireland left him for Charles Bronson who co-starred with him in The Great Escape and is said to have warned McCallum in advance that he intended to steal his wife. McCallum married Katherine Carpenter in September 1967, and they have two children: Peter and Sophie.

He is currently starring in the CBS television series NCIS as Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard.



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