David McCallum

19 Sep 1933

Actor

David Keith McCallum, Jr. (born 19 September 1933) 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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Filmography (34 titles)

(movie, 2015)
···Batman vs. Robin
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation
Role: Actor (as Alfred Pennyworth)
(movie, 2014)
···Son of Batman
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation
Role: Actor (as Alfred Pennyworth)
(movie, 2009)
···Wonder Woman
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Zeus)
(movie, 2008)
···Batman: Gotham Knight
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Alfred Pennyworth)
(movie, 1999)
···The Titanic Chronicles
Role: Actor (as Host · narrator)
(movie, 1998)
···Coming Home
Genre: Drama, War
Role: Actor (as Billy Fawcett)
(movie, 1993)
···Dirty Weekend
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Reggie)
(mini-series, 1989)
···Mother Love
Role: Actor (as Sir Alexander "Alex" Vesey)
(movie, 1985)
···Terminal Choice
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Dr. Giles Dodson)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Illya Kuryakin)
(movie, 1980)
···The Watcher in the Woods
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller, Family
Role: Actor (as Paul Curtis)
(movie, 1975)
···The Kingfisher Caper
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Benedict Van Der Byl)
(movie, 1973)
···Frankenstein: The True Story
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Dr. Clervall)
(movie, 1972)
···She Waits
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Mark Wilson)
(movie, 1969)
···La cattura
Genre: Drama, War
Role: Actor (as Sergeant Stephen Holmann)
(movie, 1969)
···Mosquito Squadron
Genre: Drama, War
Role: Actor (as Quint Munroe)
(movie, 1969)
···Teacher, Teacher
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Hamilton Cade)
(movie, 1968)
···How to Steal the World
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Illya Kuryakin)
(movie, 1968)
···Sol Madrid
Genre: Crime
Role: Actor (as Sol Madrid)
(movie, 1968)
···The Helicopter Spies
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Illya Kuryakin)
(movie, 1967)
···The Karate Killers
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Illya Kuryakin)
(movie, 1967)
···The Spy in the Green Hat
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Illya Kuryakin)
(movie, 1967)
···Three Bites of the Apple
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Stanley Thrumm)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Dr. Philip Volker)
(movie, 1966)
···One of Our Spies Is Missing
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Illya Kuryakin)
(movie, 1966)
···One Spy Too Many
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Illya Kuryakin)
(movie, 1965)
···The Greatest Story Ever Told
Genre: Drama, History, Family
Role: Actor (as Judas Iskarioth)
(movie, 1965)
···The Spy with My Face
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Illya Kuryakin)
(movie, 1964)
···The Unknown
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Tone Hobart)
(movie, 1963)
···The Great Escape
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Role: Actor (as Lt. Cmdr. Eric Ashley-Pitt "Dispersal")
Genre: Drama, War
Role: Actor (as Pvt. Sammy Whitaker)
(movie, 1960)
···Jungle Street
Genre: Crime
Role: Actor (as Terry Collins)
(movie, 1958)
···A Night to Remember
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Assistant Wireless Operator Harold Bride)
(movie, 1958)
···Violent Playground
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Johnnie Murphy)