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  • His father was a concertmaster violinist and his mother was a cellist.
  • Plays the oboe.
  • Served in the Royal West African Frontier Force.
  • Attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art with Joan Collins.
  • Introduced ex-wife Jill Ireland to her future husband, Charles Bronson, while filming The Great Escape.
  • Eventually took American citizenship and currently resides in New York.


  • 1966, Emmy — Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series: Nominee
  • 1966, Golden Globe — Actor in a Television Series: Nominee
  • 1965, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment: Nominee
  • 1969, Emmy — Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee


  • Katherine Carpenter — Wife
  • Jason McCallum — Son
  • Dorothy McCallum — Mother
  • Sophie McCallum — Daughter
  • Paul McCallum — Son
  • Jill Ireland — Ex-wife
  • Iain McCallum — Brother
  • David McCallum Sr. — Father
  • Peter McCallum — Son
  • Valentine McCallum — Son


  • Attended Royal Academy of Music, London, England; attended Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England

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  • Birth Name: David Keith McCallum
  • Birth Place: Glasgow, Scotland
  • Profession: Actor

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