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David McCallum

David McCallum is a Scottish actor known nowadays for playing Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard on NCIS.

McCallum was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and became Assistant Stage Manager of the Glyndebourne Opera Company in 1951.

He began his career as a bit-part actor in British films of the late 1950s and early 1960s. His big break came in the '60s Cold War series The Man from U.N.C.L.E., which turned McCallum into a sex symbol.

McCallum's role as mysterious Russian agent Illya Kuryakin was originally conceived as a peripheral one. However, McCallum took the opportunity to construct a complex, enigmatic character.

David has over 100 TV and film credits to his name since.

He has five children, three with ex-wife Jill Ireland, and two with Katherine Carpenter, to whom he has been married since 1967.

David and Katherine McCallum are active with charitable organizations that support the U.S. Marine Corps.

Katherine's father was a Marine who served in the Battle of Iwo Jima, and her brother lost his life in Vietnam.

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NCIS Quotes

McGee: All right. Well you should probably know that Abby and I used to date?
Bishop: Ew. Like, each other?
McGee: Yeah.
Bishop: Wait - isn't that a violation of rule 12, never date a....
McGee: It was a long time ago. After we'd broken up, one night I went to her lab. Found a scribbled piece paper; a list. Potential boyfriends had to fulfill certain conditions by a pre-arranged date or else, goodbye.
Bishop: Such as.
McGee: Things started off relatively normal: opening the door for her, flowers, putting the seat down. Then around number 8, it gets uh...
Bishop: What?
McGee: Does she know you have these?
Bishop: Does she know you have these?
McGee: Yeah she wasn't happy when she found out.
Bishop: These are all very specific.
McGee: Yeah.
Bishop: These ideas apply to you?
McGee: No those rules weren't in place when we were together. At least I don't think so.
Bishop: What's with the two month cutoff? Abby's sabotaging herself. I've seen stuff like this before. We have to talk to her.

McGee: Rule number 70 - keep digging till you hit bottom.
Abby: McGee! There is no rule 70.
McGee: Well, I--
Abby: You just made up a rule. This McGibbs thing has really gone to your head. I don't even recognize you right now.