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David McCallum

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Actor

The Resume

    (September 19, 1933-September 25, 2023)
    Born in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Ilya Kuryakin on ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ and Donald Mallard on ‘Navy NCIS’
    Film credits include ‘A Night to Remember (1958),’ ‘The Great Escape (1963),’ ‘The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965),’ ‘Casino Royale (1967, uncredited cameo)’ and various 'Man from U.N.C.L.E.' films

Why he might be annoying:

    The role of Kuryakin was supposed to be no more than a walk-on.
    One of his theatrical special effects – meant to duplicate flying debris – left the audience covered in black paint and the theater with a huge dry-cleaning bill.
    He was initially typecast as a mixed-up younger brother.
    He proposed to Jill Ireland within a week of meeting her for the first time.
    He was described as far too shy to stand a chance in the uninhibited Tinseltown.

Why he might not be annoying:

    His parents were classical musicians.
    As female fans of U.N.C.L.E. took to him almost immediately, the Kuryakin character became permanent.
    He considered his home his ‘one sure refuge’ — especially with fans of Kuryakin constantly mobbing him at personal appearances.
    He became knowledgeable enough with forensics to be considered as a technical adviser for the NCIS show.
    He personally endorsed the unofficial fan-run website in his name.
    Appeared in a classic 'Outer Limits' episode 'Sixth Finger' in which he evolves into the man of the future (1963).

Credit: Cool It All Right?


Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 111 Votes: 42.34% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 21 Votes: 23.81% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 61 Votes: 52.46% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 15 Votes: 46.67% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 4 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 7 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 15 Votes: 13.33% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 32 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 36 Votes: 47.22% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 27 Votes: 51.85% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 125 Votes: 47.20% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 295 Votes: 45.08% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 33 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 50 Votes: 44.00% Annoying