David McCallum has been confirmed dead leaving his family, children and everyone close to him in a state of mourning. We will discuss details of David McCallum’s children, Val, Paul, Jason, Sophie, and Peter.
Who is David McCallum?
David McCallum was born on 19 September 1933 in Maryhill, Glasgow as the second of two sons of orchestral violinist David McCallum Sr. and Dorothy, a cellist.
David McCallum won a scholarship to University College School, a boys’ independent school in Hampstead, London, where, encouraged by his parents to prepare for a career in music, he played the oboe. In 1946, at the age of 13, he began doing boy voices for the BBC radio repertory company.
Also involved in local amateur drama, at age 17, he appeared as Oberon in an open-air production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Play and Pageant Union. He left school at age 18 and was conscripted for National Service. He joined the British Army’s 3rd Battalion the Middlesex Regiment, which was seconded to the Royal West African Frontier Force.
In March 1954 he was promoted to lieutenant. After leaving the army he attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (also in London), where Joan Collins was a classmate.
Beginning in 2003, McCallum starred in the CBS television series NCIS as Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard, the team’s chief medical examiner and one of the show’s most popular characters.
McCallum appeared at the 21st Annual James Earl Ash Lecture, held 19 May 2005 at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, an evening for honouring America’s service members.
His lecture, “Reel to Real Forensics”, with Cmdr. Craig T. Mallak, U.S. Armed Forces medical examiner, featured a presentation comparing the real-life work of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner staff with that of the fictional naval investigators appearing on NCIS.
In late April 2012, it was announced that McCallum had reached an agreement on a two-year contract extension with CBS-TV. The move meant that he would remain an NCIS regular past his eightieth birthday. In May 2014 he signed another two-year contract. He signed an extension in 2016, beginning a limited schedule in 2017 and since then renewed his contract for each season separately. With series lead Mark Harmon’s departure from the show in the fall of 2021 (Season 19), McCallum became the last remaining member of the original NCIS cast.
Who Are David McCallum Children?
David McCallum has five children consisting of four Males and One female.They are, Val McCallum who was adopted, Paul McCallum, Jason McCallum, Sophie McCallum and Peter McCallum.
On 11 May 1957, McCallum married English actress Jill Ireland in London. The couple had met during the production of the film Hell Drivers. The marriage lasted ten years.
McCallum later married Ireland and they had three sons: Paul, Jason, and Valentine (Val). Jason, who was adopted, died from an accidental drug overdose in 1989. Val McCallum is a guitar player, playing on and off with Jackson Browne since 2002, Lucinda Williams from 2011 to 2016, and many others. He was a member of the faux country band Jackshit.
David McCallum Death, What Happened to David McCallum?
McCallum died at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City on 25 September 2023, a week after his 90th birthday.