Monday, September 25, 2023

David McCallum dies

© by Gerald So | 10:00 PM

Venerable actor David McCallum, most recently of TV's NCIS, died this morning aged 90. McCallum made a lasting impression on me as The Man From UNCLE's Ilya Kuryakin, pairing gravitas with Robert Vaughn's levity and sending the aspirational message that in a time of cold war, agents from all over the world could cooperate for the greater good.

Later his one-of-a-kind presence on NCIS helped the show draw older viewers. I think the secret to the show's success is characters of every generation—Ducky, Gibbs, DiNozzo, McGee, Palmer, Bishop, Kasie—respectfully working together.

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