Happy Birthday Ducky(aka David McCallum)

I know it is belated but I had to wish Dr Mallard  a happy  76th birthday since he and i share September 19 as the anniversary of our birth. You will note that for convenience sake, I am using Ducky and David McCallum intrchangeably.For those of us from an earlier time, he was known as Illya Kuryakin, partner to Robert Vaughn on The Man From U.N.C.L.E. which actually began on this date in 1964. He was  a bit of  a heart-throb in that role as a Russian born secret agent.

As is true with a number of NCIS characters, elements of the actor’s  real life surface in their character. With Ducky, the Scottish ancestry is often refered to and McCallum himself was born in Glasgow. One of the neatest pieces of info I learned about him was that he and his wife are big supporters on charities that benefit the US Marine Corps, as his wife’s was a marine who served in the Battle of Iwo Jima . Of course, we all know about Jethro and the Marines.

Diehard NCISers will remember Gibbs being asked who Ducky resembled when he was younger.He repiled, “Illya Kuryakin. McCallum may never again have reached the heights of those secret agent days, but we NCIS  fans wish many more years as our favorite medical examiner.






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1 Comment »

  1. Wow, Tarheeltalker, Happy Birthday! My husband has a September birthday too, he says and I agree with him that September is the best month of the year! Haha

    Yes, I remember him starring in Watcher in The Woods, I think it was a Disney movie and if I watch it with my youngest even now, it’s a little mysterious and scary! Betty Davis is in it too.

    Comment by Warrant One Girl - asil | September 26, 2009 | Reply

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