ACTOR David McCallum was best known for his role as Chief Medical Examiner Donald ‘Ducky’ Mallard on the CBS drama series, NCIS.
On September 25, 2023, it was revealed that the 90-year-old passed away surrounded by his wife, Katherine, and family.
Actor David McCallum at the CBS, CW, Showtime Summer TCA Party on August 10, 2016, in West Hollywood, CaliforniaGetty
Who is NCIS star David McCallum’s wife, Katherine?
Katherine Carpenter is an actress and model born on November 30, 1944.
Katherine and David had been married for 56 years before his death.
In 2017, David told Closer Weekly that he and Katherine are “two halves of a whole.”
He continued: “We work well together, and when problems come along, we solve them. The best thing about a marriage is you find out what the other person wants and make damned sure they get it.”
In 2022, David explained to Radio Times that his wife’s success is what helped “keep the family running.”
“This is the life of an actor, particularly in the early years before you get a little better known: your main concern is to make enough money to keep the family running,” he told the outlet.
“Fortunately I married a young lady who was more talented than I was [Katherine] and so we shared the burden together and we’ve had a very successful relationship.”
Who was David McCallum?
David McCallum was a Scottish actor and musician recognized for television roles in The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Colditz, and Sapphire & Steel.
On September 25, 2023, the NCIS veteran died of natural causes at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
David was reportedly surrounded by family and had recently turned 90 on September 19.
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of David McCallum and privileged that CBS was his home for so many years,” the CBS network said in a statement.
“David was a gifted actor and author, and beloved by many around the world. He led an incredible life, and his legacy will forever live on through his family and the countless hours on film and television that will never go away.
“We will miss his warmth and endearing sense of humor that lit up any room or soundstage he stepped onto, as well as the brilliant stories he often shared from a life well-lived. Our hearts go out to his wife Katherine and his entire family, and all those who knew and loved David.”
GettyDavid McCallum shares two children with his second wife, Katherine[/caption]
Who are David McCallum’s children?
David has a total of five children.
Before tying the knot with Katherine, David was married to actress Jill Ireland for 10 years but the pair ended up divorcing in 1967.
During their marriage, Jill and David welcomed three sons – Paul, Jason, and Valentine. In 1989, Jason, who was adopted, reportedly died from an accidental drug overdose.
Katherine and David also share two children together – Peter McCallum and Sophie McCallum.