David McCallum, star of TV series ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ and ‘NCIS,’ dies at 90

David McCallum, known for his roles in ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ and ‘NCIS,’ has passed away at the age of 90.

Career milestone: McCallum gained fame in the 1960s TV series ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’
* He played the role of Illya Kuryakin, a Russian agent and sidekick to the main character, Napoleon Solo.
* Despite mixed reviews initially, the show caught on and lasted until 1968 with McCallum’s role becoming more significant over time.

Later TV success: McCallum joined the cast of ‘NCIS’ in 2003 as Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard, a pathologist.
* The series gradually built a large audience, with McCallum’s portrayal earning him praise from co-stars and producers.
* In preparation for the role, McCallum spent time observing autopsies at the Los Angeles coroner’s office.

Personal life and legacy: McCallum was born in Glasgow in 1933 and moved to the USA in the 1960s.
* He was an American citizen and mentioned his admiration for the country’s freedom and values.
* His son, Peter McCallum, acknowledged his father’s wide range of interests and dedication to his roles.

Final tribute: CBS released a statement praising David McCallum as a gifted actor and author, stating that his legacy will live on through his film and television work.

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