David McCallum, 87, has been acting since 1947, starring most famously in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and now in NCIS. However, fans of the actor might not realise how he actually has links to some other famous faces – here’s all you need to know about this.
Who are NCIS star David McCallum’s famous relatives?
Father – David McCallum Sr.
McCallum’s father was the Scottish leader of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, David McCallum Sr.
He lived from 1897 until 1972 and during his musical career was also a leader of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Scottish National Orchestra.
McCallum Sr. was an accomplished violinist who began performing in 1922.
He also had some small parts in films, including The Magic Bow, Last Holiday and Prelude to Fame.
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McCallum’s first wife was actor and singer Jill Ireland
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Ex-wife – Jill Ireland
McCallum’s first wife was actor and singer Jill Ireland who began her career in 1955.
She starred in several well-known films, including Hell Drivers where she and McCallum first met.
Other appearances she made include parts in The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Love and Bullets and Carry On Nurse.
She shared two children with McCallum but they divorced in 1967.
Charles Bronson became a leading man in the late 1950s
McCallum’s current wife is Katherine Carpenter
Son – Val McCallum
One of the NCIS star’s children is Val McCallum, who is a singer-songwriter.
He has toured with several impressive bands, including Jackson Browne and Jacks***.
Val has also had stints working with Sheryl Crow, Lucinda Williams, The Wallflowers, Bonnie Raitt, and Loretta Lynn.
He released his own solo record entitled At The End of the Day in 2012.
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Children’s step-father – Charles Bronson
When Ireland remarried, it was to McCallum’s friend Charles Bronson who he had met filming The Great Escape.
The Hollywood actor appeared in 15 films with his wife as well as becoming known for collaborations with Michael Winner and J Lee Thompson.
He became a leading man in the late 1950s, starring in Machine-Gun Kelly, Man with a Camera and Gang War.
Other well-known films he played a part in include The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven and The Dirty Dozen.
He was married to Ireland from 1968 until her death in 1990, and they had two children together.
Current wife – Katherine Carpenter
McCallum’s current wife is Katherine Carpenter, who was a model when they met in the late 1960s.
She appeared in campaigns for Good Housekeeping, Ingenue, Glamour and Hairdos.
The couple married in 1967 when Carpenter was 21-years-old.
The pair have two kids: a son named Peter and a daughter named Sophie.
NCIS season 18 airs on CBS on Tuesdays and FOX UK on Fridays.
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