Actor David McCallum, best known for his role as Donald “Ducky” Mallard on the hit CBS series “NCIS,” has passed away at the age of 90. McCallum’s family confirmed the news in a statement, describing him as a loving father who always prioritized his family. He died peacefully surrounded by his loved ones at New York Presbyterian Hospital. CBS also released a statement paying tribute to McCallum, acknowledging his talent as an actor and author and emphasizing the impact he had in the entertainment industry.
Born in Scotland, McCallum gained fame in the US during the 1960s for his role in the spy series “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” He received two Emmy nominations for the show and went on to have a successful career, including roles in films such as “The Great Escape” and “A Night to Remember.” One of his memorable appearances was on the sci-fi anthology series “The Outer Limits,” where he played a man undergoing evolutionary advancement. McCallum later returned to television with the NBC series “The Invisible Man” and found renewed popularity with his role on “NCIS” as the beloved character Ducky Mallard.
McCallum’s legacy will endure through his family and the countless hours of film and television that showcased his talent. He will be remembered for not just his acting skills, but also for his warm personality and sense of humor that brightened any set he stepped onto. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Katherine McCallum, and their children and grandchildren. The loss of David McCallum leaves a void in the entertainment industry, but his contributions will forever be cherished.