David McCallum’s acting career has spanned six decades; however, these days he is best known for his starring role on the police procedural NCIS as medical examiner as Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard. There’s a lot to this actor that most people don’t know about, so get to know him better with these 9 fun facts:
9. Scottish Born
David Keith McCallum Jr. was born in Maryhill, Glasgow, to Dorothy Dorman, a cellist, and violinist and orchestra leader David McCallum Sr. When he was three, his father got a job as concertmaster of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, so the family moved to London. During World War II, he was evacuated back to Scotland. He and his mother lived with her sister, Margaret, for a number of years and then moved into a house by Loch Lomond, at Gartocharn. He attended University College School, an independent boys’ school in Hampstead, London, on a scholarship and after he finished with the army he was a student at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.