David McCallum
David McCallum
Real Name/Full Name David Keith McCallum jr.
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: David McCallum
Birth Place: Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 19 September 1933
Age/How Old: 90 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
Weight: In Kilograms – 80 Kg
In Pounds – 176 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Parents Name: Father – David McCallum sr.
Mother – Dorothy Dorman
Siblings: Iian McCallum
School: N/A
College: University college school, Hampstead
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: Scottish, British
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Katherine Carpenter (m. 1967), Jill Ireland (m. 1957–1967)
Kids/Children Name: Paul, Jayson, valentine, Peter, Sophie
Profession: Professional actor and musician
Net Worth: $12 million
Last Updated: April 2024

David McCallum is a professional actor and musician. He got popular after doing his role in a T.V. series as a secret agent named Illya Kuryakin in the 1960s show The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Recently again, David was in the news because of his popularity for his casting in N.C.I.S. American T.V. show, for the role of N.C.I.S. medical examiner Dr. Donald ‘Ducky’ Mallard.

Well, how well do you know about David McCallum? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about David McCallum’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about David McCallum to date.

Biography and Early Life

David McCallum Jr. born and raised in Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland, was born to father David McCallum Sr., who played violin in orchestra, and mother Dorothy Dorman, a cellist. He was the younger of the two sons. Their family moved to London when he was just three as his father played as a concertmaster in the London philharmonic orchestra. During the early days of the second world war, they were evacuated, and David had to stay with his mother in Scotland by Loch Lomond.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is David McCallum in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, David McCallum’s age is 90 years old as of today’s date 15th April 2024 having been born on 19 September 1933. Though, he is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 170 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 176 lbs in Pound and 80kg in Kilograms.


McCallum went to the University College School in Hampstead, London, by getting a scholarship. This was an only boys school where all arts were taught. He wanted to pursue music as his career, which was encouraged by his parents. He used to play the oboe. He started doing Voices of boys for the radio repertory company of BBC.

He also started doing amateur screenplays and drama when he was 17. When he was 18, he had to leave the school to join the Middlesex regiment, the 3rd battalion of the British army. He then got the promotion to lieutenant. He again went to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art after leaving the military.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

McCallum married his first wife, Jill Ireland, on the 11th of May 1957, in London. She was an actress during that era. They first met at the production of the movie Hell Drivers. Their marriage lasted for around ten years. Jill got married to Charles Bronson, who she once met earlier through David when he introduced them while Bronson and McCallum were making the movie, The Great Escape.

The couple had three sons, Paul, Jason, and valentine. Jason was adopted and died due to overdosing on drugs in 1989. Val plays guitar and is recently working with Jackson Browne and part of the faux country band, Jackshit. McCallum married Katherine Carpenter, her current wife, in 1967. The couple has two children, a son Peter and a daughter Sophie.

They both generously donate and are active in charitable groups that help the US marine corps. Katherine’s father served as a marine, and her brother got killed in the Vietnam war. McCallum became a naturalized citizen of the US in 1999. He has six grandchildren.

Is David McCallum Gay?

David is married to Katherine Carpenter, and they have two children; earlier was married to Jill Ireland, with whom he had three sons. It can be concluded from his personal life that he sexual orientation is straight.

Professional Career

The beginning of his career was as an assistant manager of Glyndebourne company in 1956. His acting career had already begun since 1947, though; he still worked as a boy voices on B.B.C. radio. In 1962, he did a movie named ‘secret passion’ where he played a juvenile delinquent role. The beginning of his music career was in 1960.

He recorded many consecutive records for the Capitol records. His version of music had appeared in the 2017 movie Baby Driver. He wrote a crime novel published in 2016 named ‘Once a Crooked Man.’ He has been a part of a few of the best stories ever, like The Great Escape, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., etc.


  • He is a two-times Emmy Award winner for ‘secret agent’ and had been nominated for more than four years.

Apart from this, he has not won any notable awards in his career as of now, but his contribution is immense. According to rumors, he may land with an award very soon.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of David McCallum in 2024

David McCallum Net Worth
David McCallum Net Worth

As of 2024, David’s net worth is around $12 million. He charges $75 k for every episode he shoots. All his money came from TV series, shows, and movies. After getting popular, he also wrote a novel published in 2016.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • David McCallum used to serve the British army. He worked for the 3rd battalion, Middlesex regiment.
  • One of his son Jason, who he and her ex-wife adopted, died of a drug overdose.

David McCallum is a multi-talented man who can be considered as the jack of all trades. He has done a lot of hard work and seen hard times in his life. He never expected to be where he is today. He had very fundamental thinking and always wanted to follow his passion. He remembers keeping in mind to do those things that makes him happy. He is certainly an inspiration for many people.


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