A Scottish actor and musician, David McCallum has come along way since his debut role in 1953. His first acting job was playing the role of Giglio in mini-series “The Rose and the Ring.”
Now, with an estimated net worth of $10 million, the popular “NCIS” actor rakes in $75K an episode.
In recent years, McCallum gets recognized throughout the world as Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard. Since 2003, the “NCIS” star has appeared on the popular crime TV series as a medical examiner.
He took his role seriously. In fact, McCallum actually became an expert in forensics to play Dr. Mallard. The dedicated actor even attended medical examiner conventions, as mentioned in the 2006 “NCIS” DVD of season one.
Even though actors typically choose their career to earn the big bucks, it wasn’t McCallum’s initial goal. During a 2015 interview with Fredericksburg, he admitted how he was only trying to earn a living. He didn’t think his first big hit in the TV series “The Great Escape” would gain so much popularity.
“I was just looking for a job,” he said.
McCallum went on to build an impressive resume. He starred in well-known films including, “The Greatest Story Ever Told,” “The Watcher in the Woods,” and “The Wind.” In addition, he was a star in “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” and made appearances in shows such as “JAG,” “The Replacements,” “Sex in the City,” “Law & Order,” as well as “Babylon 5.”
Not to mention the earned income from voiceover work. Celebrity Net Worth reported on a few of his most recent projects, which included “Ben 10: Alien Force,” the 2015 video “Batman vs. Robin,” and even a video game “FusionFall.”
‘NCIS’ Star David McCallum Recorded Four Music Albums
McCallum is also a man of many talents. During the 1960s, “NCIS” actor David McCallum worked as a musician. He recorded four albums for Capitol Records with music producer David Axelrod.
IMDb lists his album titles, including “Music…A Part of Me,” “Music…A Bit More of Me,” “Music…It’s Happening Now!,” and “McCallum.”
McCallum’s most recognized song “The Edge,” was sampled by Dr. Dre as the intro and riff to the hip-hop track “The Next Episode.” It was also featured in other music artists’ titles, which included “M.I.A” by Missin’ Lynx, “No Regrets” by Masta Ace, and “Actions” by John Legend. McCallum’s version of the popular song appeared on the soundtrack to the 2017 film “Baby Driver.”
Not only can McCallum act and make music, he’s also published a crime novel. In 2016, his book entitled “Once a Crooked Man” was published. He’s mentioned a second novel is in progress as well.