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David McCallum

Highest Rated:   100% Billy Budd (1962)
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Birthplace:   Glasgow, Scotland, UK
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 lensed 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 Ilya 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. He continued to appear primarily in episodic television, although he occasionally could be glimpsed on the big-screen as well. Highlights include The Watcher in the Woods, Matlock, The Wind, Murder She Wrote, and The A-Team. The nineties began with a major part in the sleeper Hear My Song, before continuing in Healer, Law and Order, and Cherry. McCallum became a fixture on television yet again at the beginning of the 21st century when he was cast as Donald "Ducky" Mallard on CBS' drama NCIS, which was for a time the top-rated scripted drama on network television.A man of sundry outside interests, McCallum's range of expertise includes computers and small-arms weaponry. Once wed to actress Jill Ireland, David McCallum has since 1967 been married to Katherine Carpenter.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
70% Son of Batman
  • Actor
2014
88% Wonder Woman
  • Zeus
2009
83% Batman Gotham Knight
  • Alfred Pennyworth
2008
No Score Yet Cherry
  • Mammy
1999
No Score Yet Coming Home
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet March in Windy City
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Titanic
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Shattered Image
  • Ben Algood
1994
No Score Yet Dirty Weekend
  • Reggie
1993
No Score Yet Return to 'The Great Escape'
  • Actor
1993
93% Hear My Song
  • Abbott
1991
No Score Yet The Haunting of Morella
  • Gideon
1991
No Score Yet The Return of Sam McCloud
  • Craig
1988
No Score Yet The Wind (Edge of Terror)
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Behind Enemy Lines
  • Lt. Col. Shelley Flynn
1987
No Score Yet Terminal Choice
  • Dr. Giles Dodson
1985
No Score Yet Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.
  • Illya Kuryakin
1983
43% The Watcher in the Woods
  • Paul Curtis
1981
No Score Yet The Kingfisher Caper (Diamond Lust)(The Diamond Hunters)
  • Benedict
1976
No Score Yet King Solomon's Treasure
  • Sir Henry Curtis
1976
No Score Yet Dogs
  • Harlan Thompson
1975
No Score Yet Frankenstein: The True Story
  • Dr. Henry Clerval
1973
No Score Yet She Waits
  • Mark Wilson
1971
No Score Yet Mosquito Squadron
  • Quint
1970
No Score Yet The Helicopter Spies
  • Illya Kuryakin
1968
No Score Yet Sol Madrid
  • Sol Madrid
1968
No Score Yet How to Steal the World
  • Actor
1968
No Score Yet The Karate Killers
  • Illya Kuryakin
1967
No Score Yet One Spy Too Many
  • Illya Kuryakin
1966
No Score Yet Around the World Under the Sea
  • Dr. Philip Volker
1966
No Score Yet The Spy with My Face
  • Illya Kuryakin
1965
37% The Greatest Story Ever Told
  • Judas
1965
93% The Great Escape
  • Ashley-Pitt
1963
No Score Yet Freud
  • Carl von Schlosser
1962
100% Billy Budd
  • Lieutenant Wyatt
1962
No Score Yet The Long and the Short and the Tall ( Jungle Fighters )
  • Pvt. Whitaker
1961
No Score Yet Hard Drivers
  • Actor
1960
100% A Night to Remember
  • Assistant Wireless Operator Harold Bride
1958
No Score Yet Ill Met by Moonlight (Intelligence Service) (Night Ambush)
  • Actor
1958
No Score Yet The Screaming Skull
  • Actor
1958
No Score Yet Violent Playground
  • Johnny Murphy
1958
No Score Yet Hell Drivers
  • Jimmy Yately
1957
No Score Yet Robbery Under Arms
  • Jim Marston
1957
No Score Yet Dangerous Youth
  • Actor
1957

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Donald "Ducky" Mallard Donald 'Ducky' Mallard Donald `Ducky' Mallard
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet NCIS: New Orleans
2014
  • Donald Mallard Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service
2003-2013
  • Donald 'Ducky' Mallard
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Craig Holland
  • 1997
No Score Yet Babylon 5
1993-1998
  • Dr.Vance Hendricks
  • 1994

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