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David McCallum Biography

Birth Name:
David Keith McCallum
Birth Place:
Glasgow, Scotland

Fast Facts

  • 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


  • 2021Canadian Screen Awards-Achievement in Sound Editing: nominated
  • 1969Emmy-Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1966Emmy-Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series: nominated
  • 1965Emmy-Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment: nominated