A Ducky By Any Other Name

David McCallum

David McCallum, who died yesterday at the age of 90, shot to fame in the 60s playing the role of Ilya Kuryakin in the spy spoof The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 

He continued his acting career with over 100 other roles and finally found a home in the last 20 years as Dr. Donald Mallard, nickname “Ducky”, on the crime comedy drama N.C.I.S. With the departure of Mark Harmon a couple years ago, McCallum was the sole remaining original cast member of that long running series.

The writers always liked to keep comedy in the mix of their crime scripts as this memorable scene from season 2 episode 13 shows:

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