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David McCallum

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.

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Sep 19, 1933 In Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
Latest Project:
Series Mother Love 2022
Known For
Poster of Batman vs. Robin
Poster of Wonder Woman
Poster of Batman: Gotham Knight
Poster of Vergißmeinnicht
Series Mother Love 2022
Movie Charles Bronson: The Spirit of Masculinity Self (archive footage) 2020-11-29
Movie Batman vs. Robin Alfred Pennyworth (voice) 2015-04-14
Movie Son of Batman Alfred Pennyworth (voice) 2014-05-13
Series The Problem Solverz Unknown 2011-04-04
Movie Wonder Woman Zeus (voice) 2009-03-03
Series Batman: The Brave and the Bold Merlin (voice) 2008-11-14
Movie Batman: Gotham Knight Alfred Pennyworth (voice) 2008-07-08
Movie Doctor Who: Origins (archival footage) 2006-01-30
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Series The Replacements 2006-07-28
Series NCIS Donald "Ducky" Mallard 2003-09-23
Series The Education of Max Bickford Unknown 2001-09-23
Series Deadline Unknown 2000-10-02
Series Rosamunde Pilcher: Coming Home Billy Fawcett 1998-04-12
Movie March in Windy City Daniel Paterson / Dimitri Petrovsky 1998-05-03
Movie Death Game Malius 1996-09-21
Series VR.5 Unknown 1995-03-10
Series JAG Unknown 1995-09-23
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1995-03-26
Series Babylon 5 Dr. Vance Hendricks 1994-01-26
Movie Titanic: The Complete Story Narrator (voice) 1994-07-24
Movie Dirty Weekend Reggie 1993-10-29
Series seaQuest DSV Frank Cobb 1993-09-12
Movie Return to The Great Escape 1993-12-31
Series Heartbeat Unknown 1992-04-10
Movie Fatal Inheritance Brandon Murphy 1991-10-01
Movie Hear My Song Jim Abbott 1991-12-27
Movie The Haunting of Morella Gideon Locke 1990-02-09
Series Cluedo Professor Plum 1990-07-25
Series Law & Order Unknown 1990-09-13
Series Lucky Chances Bernard Dimes 1990-10-07
Movie The Man Who Lived at the Ritz Charlie Ritz 1989-06-23
Series Matlock Unknown 1986-03-03
Movie The Wind John 1986-11-17
Movie Terminal Choice Dr. Giles Dodson 1985-05-10
Series The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1985-09-29
Movie 92 Grosvenor Street Unknown 1985-12-29
Series Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense Unknown 1984-09-05
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Series The A-Team Ivan Tregorin 1983-01-23
Movie The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Fifteen Years Later Affair Illya Kuryakin 1983-04-05
Series Wogan Himself 1982-05-04
Movie The Watcher in the Woods Paul Curtis 1980-04-17
Series Hart to Hart Unknown 1979-09-22
Movie King Solomon's Treasure Sir Henry Curtis 1979-05-31
Series Sapphire & Steel Steel 1979-07-10
Series Kidnapped Alan Breck Stewart 1978-12-01
Movie Dogs Harlan Thompson 1976-11-11
Movie The Invisible Man Dr. Daniel Westin 1975-05-06
Series The Invisible Man Unknown 1975-09-08
Movie The Kingfisher Caper Benedict Van Der Byl 1975-06-30
Movie Frankenstein: The True Story Dr. Clervall 1974-09-19
Movie The Screaming Skull Luke 1973-01-01
Movie The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women and War Alexi Kaslov 1973-10-20
Movie She Waits Mark Wilson 1972-01-28
Series Colditz 1972-10-19
Movie Hauser's Memory Hillel Mondoro 1970-11-24
Movie Mosquito Squadron Squadron Leader Quint Monroe 1969-01-18
Movie The Ravine Sergeant Stephen Holmann 1969-11-07
Movie Teacher, Teacher Hamilton Cade 1969-02-05
Movie The Helicopter Spies Illya Kuryakin 1968-05-23
Movie Sol Madrid Sol Madrid 1968-02-07
Movie How to Steal the World Illya Kuryakin 1968-09-18
Movie Italy's in Season Self 1967-01-01
Movie The Spy in the Green Hat Illya Kuryakin 1967-02-03
Movie Three Bites of the Apple Stanley Thrumm 1967-05-24
Movie The Karate Killers Illya Kuryakin 1967-04-07
Movie The Big T.N.T. Show Self - Host 1966-01-07
Movie Around the World Under the Sea Dr. Philip Volker 1966-05-21
Movie One Spy Too Many Illya Kuryakin 1966-08-05
Movie One of Our Spies Is Missing Illya Kuryakin 1966-12-01
Movie The Spy with My Face Illya Kuryakin 1965-01-01
Movie The Greatest Story Ever Told Judas Iskarioth 1965-02-15
Movie To Trap a Spy Illya Kuryakin 1964-01-01
Movie The Unknown Tone Hobart 1964-05-04
Series Profiles in Courage Unknown 1964-11-08
Series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Illya Kuryakin 1964-09-22
Series Vergißmeinnicht Self 1964-10-09
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1963-09-16
Movie The Great Escape Ashley-Pitt 'Dispersal' 1963-06-20
Series The Great Adventure Unknown 1963-09-27
Movie Wuthering Heights Edgar 1962-05-10
Movie Billy Budd Steven Wyatt, Gunnery Officer 1962-11-12
Movie Freud: The Secret Passion Carl von Schlossen 1962-12-12
Movie The Long and the Short and the Tall Pvt. Sammy Whitaker 1961-02-28
Movie Caroline of Rijeka Mr. George 1961-01-01
Series Sir Francis Drake Unknown 1961-11-12
Movie Jungle Street Terry Collins 1960-01-07
Movie Violent Playground Johnnie Murphy 1958-01-14
Movie A Night to Remember Assistant Wireless Operator Harold Bride 1958-07-03
Series Our Mutual Friend Eugene Wrayburn 1958-11-07
Movie Night Ambush Sailor on Pick Up Ship (uncredited bit) 1957-01-31
Movie Robbery Under Arms Jim Marston 1957-01-10
Movie The Secret Place Mike Wilson 1957-02-06
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Movie These Dangerous Years Unknown 1957-07-03
Movie Hell Drivers Jimmy Yately, Tom's brother 1957-07-23
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24