NCIS, The Man From UNCLE actor David McCallum dies at 90

David McCallum, the spy of The Man From UNCLE was a true Renaissance man – Peter McCallum, his son

By Javeria Shahid September 26, 2023
Russian spy of The Man from UNCLE, David McCallum dies at 90
Russian spy of The Man from UNCLE, David McCallum dies at 90 

David McCallum, who showed off his acting skills in The Man From UNCLE died on Monday in New York.

The 90-year-old actor forced everyone to acknowledge his art of acting with his magnificant performance in every character or role he played througout his career. 

David McCallum cause of death

According to the reports, the Scottish born actor passed away due to natural causes.

After his death, the late actor’s son Peter McCallum paid a tribute in a statement, sharing, “He was the kindest, coolest, most patient, and loving father. He always put family before self. He looked forward to any chance to connect with his grandchildren and had a unique bond with each of them.”

The NCIS star is survived by five children, Peter, Val, Jason, Sophie and Paul McCallum.

David McCallum Movies and TV Shows

McCallum rose to the fame with his role in 1960s hit spy drama The Man From the UNCLE where he played the charater of a Russian spy named Illya Kuryakin.

He was also widely known for his role as DR. Donald “Ducky” Mallard in the hit series NCIS.

The veteran actor’s other notable television roles include Steel in Sapphire & Steel and Carter in Colditz.

McCallum was trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London; He played several roles across theater, film and television.

From playing the character of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar in Central Park in 2000 to Professor Paradox on the animated television series Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, a decade later, the highly experienced actor stamps himself that he can give depth to any role and can enhance the character.