David McCallum, star of « The Man From U.N.C.L.E. » and « NCIS, » dies at 90
David McCallum, known for his roles as Illya Kuryakin in « The Man From U.N.C.L.E. » and Dr. Donald « Ducky » Mallard in « NCIS, » passed away on Monday at the age of 90. His son, Peter, described him as a kind and loving father who always put family first. McCallum had a diverse range of interests, including science and culture, and was known for his ability to conduct a symphony orchestra and perform autopsies based on his studies for his role on « NCIS. »
A pop-culture phenomenon in the 1960s
« The Man From U.N.C.L.E. » was a popular spy drama in the 1960s, starring McCallum alongside Robert Vaughn. The show gained a large following and even spawned a spinoff series and several feature adaptations. McCallum’s portrayal of Illya Kuryakin, with his cool demeanor and iconic turtlenecks, made him a teen idol of the era.
A beloved character on « NCIS »
McCallum’s role as Dr. Donald « Ducky » Mallard on « NCIS » endeared him to audiences around the world. His character provided key forensic clues and served as a criminal profiler, adding a touch of comedy to the drama. The series became a favorite among viewers and remains one of the most-watched shows in the U.S.
David McCallum’s passing is a loss for the entertainment industry and his fans. His legacy will live on through his family and the countless hours of film and television that showcase his talent. He will be remembered for his contributions to iconic shows and his ability to captivate audiences with his performances.
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