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‘Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ and ‘NCIS’ Actor David McCallum Passes Away at 90

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Veteran actor David McCallum has died at the age of 90, according to a statement from CBS.

McCallum was best known for portraying secret agent Illya Kuryakin on the 1960s series The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and medical examiner Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard on the long-running procedural drama NCIS. He also starred in the 1980 Disney film The Watcher in the Woods.

The Scottish actor died of natural causes on September 25 while surrounded by family at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York.

McCallum starred as Kuryakin on The Man From U.N.C.L.E. from 1964 to 1968 alongside Robert Vaughn, earning two Emmy nominations for the role. He went on to play Dr. Mallard on NCIS for over 20 years starting in 2003.

His extensive acting career also included films such as Hell Drivers, The Great Escape, Freud, and A Night to Remember.

McCallum was 90 years old. He is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Katherine Carpenter, their two children, three sons from his first marriage, and multiple grandchildren.

Trevor Decker
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