When did David McCallum leave NCIS?

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David Keith McCallum was a Scottish actor and musician who lived from September 19, 1933 until September 25, 2023.

In the 1960s, he rose to prominence as secret agent Illya Kuryakin in the television series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Carter in Colditz (1972-1974) and Steel in Sapphire & Steel (1979-1982) were two of his other significant television performances.

Beginning in 2003, David McCallum’s appearance as NCIS medical examiner Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard in the American television series NCIS reawakened his international stardom. McCallum made his cinematic debut in The Great Escape (1963).

David Keith McCallum was born in Glasgow on September 19, 1933, the second of two sons of symphonic violinist David McCallum Sr. and cellist Dorothy (née Dorman).

When did David McCallum leave NCIS?

In 2016, David McCallum inked an extension and commenced a reduced schedule in 2017, subsequently renewing his contract on a season-by-season basis.

Following series lead Mark Harmon’s exit from the show, NCIS, in the autumn of 2021 (Season 19), McCallum held the distinction of being the sole surviving member of the original NCIS cast until his passing in 2023.


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