Happy 80th birthday, David McCallum


When you got it, you got it.

There’s a lot this blog could say about the remarkable career of David McCallum. THIS POST LAST YEAR on the eve of his 79th birthday sums it up nicely.

McCallum continues to enjoy a long run as a supporting player on NCIS and he’s still fondly remembered for playing Illya Kuryakin on The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

McCallum has had his share of tragedy and triumph in real life. He continues to please audiences and is the embodiment of being a professional.

Happy 80th birthday, Mr. McCallum. Here’s one of his more obscure credits, an appearance on the Juke Box Jury game show with music by John Barry:

5 Responses

  1. […] Last year I made a cake for Robert Vaughn; this year, Bill Koenig lights the candles for David McCallum. […]

  2. Bill, in the Juke Box Jury clip, is that the same Nina of “Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown” fame? She was a spectacular looking woman.

  3. Here’s the Nina from OHMSS. Does deem to bear a resemblance.

  4. And sure enough…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nina_baroness_van_Pallandt

    So in one clip, you have UNCLE, Bond, Philip Marlowe and Robert Altman.

  5. Nina again, this time with her full name:

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