Actor David McCallum, star of the popular TV series The Agents of U.N.C.L.E . And NCIS , died at age 90.
He died of old age, surrounded by his family at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, CBS said in a statement.
We are deeply saddened by the death of David McCallum. CBS has been his home for many years. David was a talented actor and writer and was loved by many around the world , he said in a statement to CBS.
The actor played more than a hundred roles in movies. Among the most famous are the roles of medical examiner Donald Mallard in the series NCIS: Special Victims Unit . He also played in Sex and the City , Batman: Gotham Knight , Mr. and Mrs. Smith , Murder, She Wrote .
In the 1960s, he played KGB officer Ilya Kuryakin on The Agents of U.N.C.L.E. The success of James Bond’s books and films provoked chain reactions and secret agents began to appear on a small screen. The series made its debut in 1964, starring Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo, an agent of a high-tech secret team for. Despite the Cold War, the agency’s staff was international and McCallum played the role of Ilya Kurin, his Russian friend.
The role was relatively small at first, McCallum recalls. The series had mixed reactions, but eventually caught the teenage girls, who were attracted to the good looks of McCallum and. The series continued until 1968. He received two nominations for Emmy and a Golden Globe for this role. Beginning in the 1960s, McCallu lived mainly in the United States.
He was the kindest, coolest, most patient and loving father. He always put his family above himself. He was looking forward to seeing his grandchildren and had a unique bond with each of them, said Peter McCallum, the actor’s son. He and his youngest grandson, 9-year-old White, often sat in the corner of the room at family parties and took deep steps, philosophizing.
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He was a true man of the Renaissance – he was fascinated by science and culture and turned them into them. For example, he was able to run a symphony orchestra and could really do an autopsy if needed, based on the.
He returned to television in 2003 as an eccentric medical examiner in the CBS NCIS series. The character of Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard of the Naval Criminal Investigation Service handled crimes related to the Navy or the Marine Corps.
According to the actor, Daki, who wore glasses and bow ties and had his eyes on beautiful women, looked a little silly. McCallum himself took the role seriously, spending time at the Los Angeles Forensic Office to gain experience.
McCallum was born in 1933 in Glasgow, UK, son of a violinist and cellist. At the age of 17, he began playing at the London Theater. In the early 1960s, the artist moved from Britain to the United States, where he began playing in movies.
McCallum has three sons from his first marriage, a son and a daughter from his second and eight grandchildren.
He was married from 1957 to 1967. For the British actress Jill Ireland, who immediately after their divorce married them? McCallum also remarried quickly. He was married to Catherine Carpenter for 56 years until his death.