Since David McCallum's father, David McCallum Sr., was first violinist for the London Philharmonic and his mother, Dorothy Dorman, was a cellist, it's not surprising that David was originally headed for a career in music, playing oboe. He studied briefly at the Royal Academy of Music. He left that, however, for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He made nearly a dozen movies in the United Kingdom before his critically acclaimed work as Lt. Wyatt in Billy Budd (1962). To the older generation, he is perhaps best known for his portrayal of U.N.C.L.E. agent Ilya Kuryakin in the hit TV series "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (1964). To younger audience, he is best known for his superlative portrayal of Dr. Donald "Duckie" Mallard on the hit CBS series, "NCIS" (2003).IMDb Mini Biography By: Ed Stephan <firstname.lastname@example.org>;corrected by: Susan Rice<email@example.com> (qv's & corrections by A. Nonymous)
|Katherine Eaton Carpenter||(16 September 1967 - present) 2 children|
|Jill Ireland||(11 May 1957 - 8 February 1967) (divorced) 3 children|
He has a daughter, Sophie, and son, Peter, from his marriage to Katherine Carpenter. Jill Ireland and he had three children, Paul McCallum, Valentine McCallum, and an adopted son, Jason, who died on 7th November 1989 from an accidental drug overdose.
Father was concertmaster and violinist David McCallum Sr.; a black & white photograph from the mid-1960's of David, Sr. and David, Jr. was used during one episode of "NCIS" (2003). The photo can be seen in Victoria's (Ducky's mother's) bedroom in "NCIS: The Meat Puzzle (#2.13)" (2005).
One of the first Brit actors to study the Method style of acting.
His hobbies include golf and computing.
Lives on Long Island, New York
Was stricken with rheumatic fever as a child.
According to McCallum himself in a 2009 interview in Monte Carlo, at the time of the interview he had 5 grandchildren and one on the way.
He was diagnosed with Dupuytren's contracture (a common benign condition which involves the thickening and contracture of the fibrous connective tissue beneath the skin of the palm). He underwent surgery in mid-2009 to alleviate the condition. Other sufferers of the condition are Bill Nighy and Ronald Reagan.
I feel it's a person's duty to participate in the governing of the country in which he lives.
But so far as countries are concerned, I don't go to a place to see what's there, but who is there.
I didn't want to be famous. I just wanted to earn enough money to have a nice life and enjoy acting.
Fear, conformity, immorality: these are heavy burdens. They drain us of creative energy. And when we are drained of creative energy, we do not create. We procreate, but we do not create.
Sid James was a great actor and a funny man.
(December 2006) Official residence is Manhattan. Lives part time in California while filming NCIS
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