Actor David McCallum passed on Monday, the 25th September, at his home in New York of natural causes.
David Keith McCallum was born in Glasgow, Scotland, to a father who was first violinist for the London Philharmonic and a mother who was a cellist. He originally pursued a career in music, training on the oboe and studying at the Royal Academy of Music, though he soon left and enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. After RADA he started performing with repertory theatre companies.
David’s biggest roles were 4 years on the 60’s spy series Man From UNCLE and 2- years on the hit CBS crime series NCIS as pathologist Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard .
In a 2012 interview, he explained to Variety‘s Chris Willman why he was still working after six decades in the business, “I’m doing it because I absolutely love what I’m doing. I’m doing what I was born to do. And I’ve done it when I joined Equity in 1946. And it’s wonderful to have this show and this character at this point in my career.”
David is best remembered by Bionic fans as Alex Kaslov, Steve Austin’s Russian friend from the 2nd Six Million Dollar Man movie WINE, WOMEN & WAR.