How tall was David McCallum

David McCallum's Height

5ft 7 ½ (171.5 cm)

Scottish actor, best remembered for roles in TV series The Man from Uncle and NCIS. In film he appeared in The Great Escape, A Night to Remember, The Karate Killers and Mosquito Squadron. In a 1965 interview, he mentioned his height, saying "I'm 5'8 1/2".

How tall is David McCallum
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Average Guess (9 Votes)
5ft 7.64in (171.8cm)
John Sulu said on 26/Sep/23
Hey Rob, sometimes an individual, especially a famous celebrity can pass away shortly after turning 90.
Editor Rob
R.I.P David.
Josh Jeffords said on 25/Aug/22
Barely made 5 7 in 70s great method actor.
Looks 5 6 in 2000s
Bradley said on 13/Aug/22
I'm looking at a photo of he and I at the Westport Country Playhouse in '78. 5' 8" back then.
Sonnecker said on 30/Jun/22
Peak around 5'8" probably, 3 cm less today?
Editor Rob
At his age, 1.5 inches loss is easily likely.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 19/Sep/20
🎂🎈🏃‍♂️🎊 Happy Birthday David! 🎊🏃‍♂️🎈🎂

Many Happy Returns to David McCallum, father of five, who today celebrates his 87th Birthday.

Have a wonderful day with your kids and grandkids, David!

Peak height - 5ft8 😄🎁
Today's height - 5ft7 😁📏

Miss Sandy Cowell said on 24/Nov/19
There are opportunities galore to compare David to the heights of many, many stars in the film 'The Great Escape'.

Could you possibly add it to his credits please, Rob?

Peak - 5ft7.75, and I'm being generous!
Now - 5ft6.75 - ....... DITTO.......
Sandy Cowell said on 30/Mar/18
David was one of my very first crushes and I didn't really care how tall he was because, compared to me, he was a giant!

I was 7-years-old!

I give him 5ft6.75 now and 5ft8 for 'those days'! 😍💕
mike said on 26/Jun/14
168-169 nowadays...
James B said on 16/Jun/14
I agree with the other posters that he looks shorter than this listing
Marcus said on 3/Feb/14
McCallum was approximately 2-3 inches shorter than his co-star Robert Vaughn on "The Man from U. N. C. L. E.". Vaughn is usually listed at 5'9", which would make McCallum approximately 5'6.5".
job said on 6/Jul/13
My wife met him when she was in high school. She was 5'7" at the time, and she was turned off by the fact that he was shorter than she was.
Luckily she married a taller guy like you, the internet poster dude.
Seb said on 26/Mar/13
It could be that the actorshe works with in NCSI are quite tall and the character Abby wears huge lifts, but he looks like he is in a hole in relation to them most of the time. He would've been taller when younger but in this show I tend to agree with Mr. R. - 5'5" today.
Mr. R said on 12/Jun/12
I saw hi a few years ago at a golf course. He is about 5-5.
Doctor_don said on 9/Jun/12
My wife met him when she was in high school. She was 5'7" at the time, and she was turned off by the fact that he was shorter than she was.
JodyMezzo said on 27/Dec/11
David is 5'7". However, during UNCLE he wore lifts in his shoes, so you cannot judge his height based on other actors he's standing next to. A better judge would be how he looks as "Ducky" on NCIS. I haven't heard anything about his wearing lifts for that series.
Mr.V said on 13/Nov/11
Rob , any chance of adding Barbara Shelley ?

Here David seems to be around the same height as his wife Jill Ireland :

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Here Jill is looking at least one inch shorter than her second husband , 5'8" Charles Bronson :

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Editor Rob
I've seen barbara at a distance before but it's impossible to say, a few years ago. She certainly looks more of a 5ft 8 possibility than mccallum does, there is a chance david has said a shoe height for his peak.
Mr.V said on 12/Nov/11
Check this picture of David with 5'8" Barbara Shelley ( in flats ) and 5'7" Martin Balsam :

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Through the entire episode , David is an inch shorter than Barbara and about the same height as Balsam .

A few other pics of the three :

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Barbara was 5'8" ( although many sites incorrectly list her at 5'6" ) . That's what she looked through most of her career and that's also the height lists her at :

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Rob , could you please add Barbara on this site , so that the incorrect 5'6" listing will hopefully be corrected ?

Also , David is looking shorter than 5'8" Warren Stevens here :

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I think he was closer to 5'7" .
Seb said on 1/Oct/11
I seem to remember, back in the U.N.C.L.E. days, that his height was stated as 5'7" and Vaughn at 5'9". In the Great Escape, despite good angles for Attenborough, MacCallum appears marginally taller.
jake, 1.82 m said on 19/Sep/11
@Frank2 Yeah I never bought 5ft10 for Robert Vaughn. Weak 5ft9 at best at peak.
Mr. R said on 14/Mar/09
I saw David about a month ago,at a celebrity golf tournament, and he is much shorter than this. He is about 5-5.
Michael said on 1/Jul/08
David looked about 5'7" or 5'8" on Man from Uncle. Looks about the same today.
Laurel said on 27/Nov/07
I am watching NCIS at the moment and couldn't help noticing how short he looks compared to Mark Harmon (6 ft. 0 in.) and Michael Weatherly (6 ft. 1.75 in.) on that show.

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