Los Angeles, September 26, 2023
David McCallum, the acclaimed actor known for his iconic roles in the television series ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ and ‘NCIS,’ has passed away at the age of 90. His death was confirmed by his family, who revealed that he died peacefully at his home in New York City on Sunday.
McCallum, born on September 19, 1933, in Glasgow, Scotland, began his acting career in the early 1950s and quickly rose to fame in both the United Kingdom and the United States. However, it was his role as Illya Kuryakin in the 1960s spy-fi series ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ that catapulted him to international stardom. The show, which ran from 1964 to 1968, featured McCallum as a suave and enigmatic secret agent alongside Robert Vaughn’s Napoleon Solo. Their on-screen chemistry and thrilling espionage adventures made the series a cult classic.
After ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,’ McCallum continued to captivate audiences with his portrayal of Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard in the long-running CBS series ‘NCIS.’ He portrayed the wise and eccentric medical examiner from the show’s inception in 2003 until his departure in 2021, becoming a beloved figure among fans of the crime procedural.
Throughout his illustrious career, McCallum’s talent extended beyond television, as he also made notable appearances in films and on stage. His diverse body of work showcased his versatility and commitment to the craft of acting.
Tributes and condolences have poured in from fans and colleagues alike, with many expressing their admiration for McCallum’s contributions to the entertainment industry. He is remembered not only for his acting prowess but also for his warm personality and enduring impact on popular culture.
David McCallum leaves behind a legacy that will continue to be celebrated by generations of fans and fellow actors. He is survived by his wife, Katherine Carpenter, their children, and a legion of devoted admirers who will cherish his memory forever.
Funeral arrangements for David McCallum are yet to be announced by his family.
Rest in Peace, David McCallum.