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David McCallum: Bio, family, net worth

David McCallum: Bio, family, net worth

Last updated on: July 10, 2023

David McCallum is a British actor and musician. He was born on September 19, 1933, in Glasgow, Scotland. McCallum first gained recognition in the 1960s for his role as secret agent Illya Kuryakin in the television series “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”. He has also portrayed Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard in the CBS crime drama series “NCIS”. In addition to his acting career, McCallum is a musician and has been involved in various musical projects throughout his life.

McCallum’s parents, David McCallum Sr. and Dorothy Dorman, were both musicians. His father was the first violinist for the London Philharmonic, and his mother was a cellist. Initially, McCallum pursued a career in music, playing the oboe and studying at the Royal Academy of Music. However, he eventually shifted his focus to acting and attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

As of 2023, celebritity is 89 years old, his estimated net worth is $15 million, and he stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (170 cm or 1.7 m) tall.



Full Name

David Keith McCallum Jr.




Actor, Musician




Ill Met By Moonlight (1957)

TV Show

Anouilh’s Antigone (1959)

Best Known for

Illya Kuryakin (The Man from U.N.C.L.E)


Full list

Personal life

Date of Birth

September 19, 1933


As of 2023, he is 89 years old.

Zodiac sign



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Birth Place

Glasgow, United Kingdom


New York, Glasgow

School / College / University

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

University College School Junior Branch



Race / Ethnicity

Scottish, American

Food Habits



Listening Music

Physical Stats & More


  • In feet – 5′ 9″
  • In Centimeters – 170 cm
  • In meters – 1.70 m


  • In kilograms – 80 kg
  • In Pounds – 176 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Chest Size: 43 inches
  • Biceps Size: 15 inches
  • Waist Size: 32 inches

Shoe size

9.5 (US)

Eye color


Hair color



David McCallum comes from a family with a musical background. His father, David McCallum Sr., was the first violinist for the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and his mother, Dorothy Dorman, played the cello.

McCallum has been married twice in his life. His first marriage was to actress Jill Ireland in 1957. They had three children together: Val McCallum, Paul McCallum, and Jason McCallum, whom they adopted. Unfortunately, their marriage ended in divorce in 1967. McCallum’s second marriage is to Katherine Carpenter, and they have two children: Peter McCallum and Sophie McCallum.

Tragically, McCallum experienced the loss of his son, Jason, in the late 1980s. However, he discovered that Jason had a child, Tory, a few months after his son’s passing. Tory became part of McCallum’s family, and he is proud to be a grandfather.


Jill Ireland (1957-1967) (Divorced)

David McCallum with ex-wife Jill Ireland

Katherine Carpenter (1967-Present)

David McCallum his with wife Katherine Carpenter


David McCallum Sr.


Dorothy Dorman


Iain McCallum (Brother)


Val McCallum (Son) (Born on October 10, 1963)

David McCallum's son Val McCallum

Jason McCallum (Son) (Died on November 7, 1989)

David McCullam's son Jason McCallum

Sophie McCallum (Daughter)

David McCallum with daughter Sophie McCallum

Paul McCallum (Son)

Peter McCallum (Son)

David McCallum's son Peter McCallum

Relationship & More

Marital Status

Married to Katherine McCallum

Marriage Date


Girlfriend and Dating history

Jill Ireland (1957-1967)

David McCallum with ex-wife Jill Ireland image

David McCallum and Jill Ireland had a significant relationship, but unfortunately, their marriage did not work out. They got married on May 11, 1957, after dating for about a year. They were together for nearly ten years before they decided to divorce in 1967. The divorce was a surprise to many because their marriage seemed perfect from the outside. However, the shocking part was that Jill Ireland left David for his close friend and fellow actor, Charles Bronson. Charles and Jill eventually got married in 1968.

The situation was difficult for David McCallum, but he has expressed that he doesn’t hold any anger towards Charles Bronson for stealing his wife. He has found peace with the situation and has moved on. After the divorce, David McCallum went on to marry Katherine Carpenter, and they have been together for over five decades.

Katherine McCallum (1967-Present)

David McCallum with wife Katherine CarpenterDavid McCallum is married to his wife Katherine Carpenter. They have been married for over 55 years, having tied the knot on September 16, 1967. Katherine Carpenter is a former actress and model who met David McCallum during a photoshoot for his show “Man from U.N.C.L.E”. They have two children together, named Peter and Sophie.

Favorite Things

Favorite Color: Red, Black

Favorite Food: Chinese

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Net worth 2023

$15 million

As of 2023, David McCallum’s estimated net worth is $15 million. David McCallum makes money primarily through his work as an actor and musician. David McCallum is widely known for his role as Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard on the popular television series “NCIS.” According to reports, his salary for the show is $175,000 per episode. As the show has been running for many seasons, his earnings from “NCIS” have contributed significantly to his overall wealth.

David McCallum has appeared in numerous other TV shows and films throughout his career. Some notable roles include secret agent Illya Kuryakin in “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”

In addition to acting, David McCallum has released several albums as a musician. Some of his notable albums include “Music…A Part of Me,” “Music…A Bit More of Me,” “Music…It’s Happening Now!,” and “McCallum.” While the financial success of his music career may not be as prominent as his acting ventures, it has likely contributed to his overall net worth.

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Net worth Growth

Net worth in 2022 $ 14 million
Net worth in 2021 $ 13 million
Net worth in 2020 $ 12 million
Net worth in 2019 $ 11 million
Net worth in 2018 $ 10 million


Yearly Earnings $1 million +
Salary Per Episode $175 thousand

Car collection

No data.


David McCallum owns a house in Los Angeles, California.


What is David McCallum's full name and birthdate?

David McCallum's full name is David Keith McCallum Jr. He was born on September 19, 1933.

Who were David McCallum's spouses?

David McCallum has been married twice. His first wife was actress Jill Ireland, and they were married from 1957 to 1967. His second and current wife is Katherine Carpenter, whom he married in 1967.

How many children does David McCallum have?

David McCallum has five children, including Val McCallum.

What is David McCallum's net worth?

As of July 2023, David McCallum's net worth is $15 million.

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