Date of birth: September 19, 1933 (Age 84)
Full name: David Keith McCallum
Born place: Maryhill, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Height: 5’7’’ (170.2 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Hair color: Blonde/Grey
Eye color: Blue
David McCallum is an outstanding Scottish-American musician and actor who has maintained his relevance in the entertainment industry for over 7 decades.
Throughout this period, he has attained the most recognition for portraying the Illya Kuryakin character from the science fiction series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. as well as its later spinoffs. However, the foundation of his success was laid while he was yet a child.
Right from his childhood, McCallum was immersed in the musical world as both his parents were musicians. This made his parents expect more from him in the musical world as they equipped him to build a career in music from his infancy.
He was fully exposed to music as he always followed his father for shows and they soon enrolled him in various musical classes.
Nevertheless, though McCallum was good at music and took his class seriously, he was not as passionate about it like acting. In the midst of all this music, a desire for acting was stirred up in him and he pursued it as he also became involved in amateur dramatics.
McCallum has always had a lean figure right from his youth. However, as he has advanced in age, he has put on a bit of weight as he is not able to maintain his youthful figure.
Earlier in life, he used to wear an ear-length haircut with a side bang but as Mother Nature began getting the better part of him; his hairline began to recede and he opted for a different look.
Regarding his sense of style, McCallum was known to mostly appear in a shirt leaving his first 2 buttons open. This has currently changed as he now wears more of suits with a bow tie.
Aside from the success he has attained in his career, McCallum has also built a stable and happy family as he has been married to Katherine Carpenter for a whopping 51 years and counting. The couple have 2 children together.