The entertainment industry mourns the loss of David McCallum, known for his memorable portrayal of “Ducky,” the medical examiner on the hit TV series “NCIS.” He passed away at 90 on Monday, leaving behind a rich legacy of his work in the field. His fans and colleagues will always remember his contribution to the show.
According to a representative of McCallum, he passed away due to natural causes at New York Presbyterian Hospital. The sad news of his demise was confirmed to Fox News Digital.
CBS gave a statement to Fox News Digital expressing that David, a talented actor and author, was adored by numerous individuals worldwide. He lived an extraordinary life, and his family and the countless hours of his work on film and television will keep his legacy alive forever.
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David McCallum, who starred in “NCIS,” passed away on Monday in New York at 90. His death is a great loss to the entertainment industry. (CBS Photos)
Born in Glasgow, Scotland on September 19, 1933, McCallum graduated from the Royal Academy of Music. However, after receiving an encouraging response for his portrayal of “King John” in a local theatre group’s production of Shakespeare’s play, he decided to pivot towards acting and pursue a career in the field.
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During the 1960s, he relocated to the United States and secured a minor role in the popular television series “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” However, due to his excellent on-screen chemistry with Robert Vaughn, his role was eventually upgraded to a co-starring position. This led to him receiving two Emmy Award nominations and several Golden Globe nods for his outstanding performance.
Throughout his career, McCallum has achieved great success not only in television but also in film. He has taken on various roles in movies such as the Biblical drama “The Greatest Story Ever Told,” the action-packed “The Great Escape,” the war film “Mosquito Squadron,” the biographical drama “Freud,” and the romantic drama “A Night to Remember.”
On the police procedural drama “NCIS,” McCallum played the role of Chief Medical Examiner Donald “Ducky” Mallard.
Over the course of his career, McCallum has amassed an impressive body of work, including his notable role in the popular CBS show “NCIS.” With over 400 episodes under his belt, McCallum’s talent and dedication have undoubtedly contributed to the show’s success. The CBS Photo Archive is a testament to McCallum’s memorable performances and enduring impact on the series.
Mark Harmon and David McCallum were long-time colleagues on the popular TV show “NCIS.” They worked together for years, creating a strong bond and dynamic on and off-screen. The chemistry between the two actors was undeniable, and it was evident in their performances. Harmon and McCallum’s partnership was an essential part of the show’s success, and fans will always remember their work together of the series.
Although he was regarded as being a bit eccentric, he was highly regarded as a skilled investigator and a trusted confidant to Jethro Gibbs, portrayed by Mark Harmon.
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