David McCallum Bio Details

Full name

David Keith McCallum Jr.




83 (approx.)

Date of birth


Birth place

Glasgow, Scotland, UK




RADA : Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England, United Kingdom

University College School, Hampstead, London, England, United Kingdom (1943 - 1951)

Both of David's parents were musicians in the London Philharmonic Orchestra.  His father was first violin and his mother played the cello.

Music and drama

Being from a musical family, David was encouraged to take up the oboe and peruse a career in music.  However, he found his niche in the acting world while still at school.  At the age of 12 David was working as a voice artist for the BBC Radio repertory company, and even got his equity card at this time.
From 1964 until 1968, McCallum played the career defining role of 'Illya Kuryakin' in the hit TV series 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'  He continued to appear on both the big and small screens, and was introduced to a whole new generation of fans in 2003 when he took on the role of Dr. 'Ducky' Mallard on the CBS series NCIS.

David McCallum

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
David McCallum

Relationship History

Katherine McCallum


2 children together


Jill Ireland


3 children together

marriage 1957
divorce 1967

David McCallum Children

Valentine McCallum


Valentine McCallum

with Jill Ireland

Paul McCallum


Paul McCallum

with Jill Ireland

Peter McCallum


Peter McCallum

with Katherine McCallum

Sophie McCallum


Sophie McCallum

with Katherine McCallum

Jason McCallum


Jason McCallum

adopted with Jill Ireland

David McCallum Siblings

Iain McCallum


David McCallum Family

David McCallum's parents:

David McCallum's father was David McCallum Sr. David McCallum's mother is Dorothy McCallum

David McCallum's children:

David McCallum's son is Valentine McCallum David McCallum's son is Paul McCallum David McCallum's son is Peter McCallum David McCallum's daughter is Sophie McCallum David McCallum's adopted son was Jason McCallum

David McCallum's current partners:

David McCallum's wife is Katherine McCallum

David McCallum's former partners:

David McCallum dated Dame Joan Collins OBE David McCallum's former wife was Jill Ireland

David McCallum's siblings:

David McCallum's brother is Iain McCallum