Everything NCIS star David McCallum has said about his wife Katherine Carpenter

On September 16, NCIS star David McCallum will celebrate 56 years of marriage to his beloved wife, Katherine Carpenter. A former actress and model turned interior designer, Katherine first met David on a photoshoot for his show, Man from U.N.C.L.E, and months later they tied the knot in New York. Keep reading for all the details on their decade-spanning romance and family life…

David McCallum wedding with Katherine Carpenter on September 16, 1967 in New York© Getty

David and Katherine married in New York on September 16, 1967

Following their marriage in 1967, David and Katherine welcomed two children – a son, Peter, and a daughter, Sophie. Katherine is also a stepmother to David’s sons from his first marriage to Hollywood actress, Jill Ireland.

While David is typically tight-lipped about his personal life, on occasion he’s talked about his marriage during interviews. Speaking to Closer Weekly in 2017, the TV star explained that he and Katherine are “two halves of a whole.”

Actor David McCallum, one of the stars of the TV show 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' leaving Heathrow Airport for New York with his wife Katherine Carpenter, 18th January 1968© Getty

David has said that he and Katherine are “two halves of a whole”

He continued: “We work well together, and when problems come along, we solve them. The best thing about a marriage is you find out what the other person wants and make damned sure they get it.”

In November 2022, David also spoke to Radio Times about his early career and credited Katherine for keeping their family running.

David McCallum and wife Katherine Carpenter at Monte Carlo Television Festival in 2009© Olycom Spa/REX/Shutterstock

The couple are parents to a son, Peter, and a daughter, Sophie

“I was very happy to get to work and get paid for it, pay school fees and insurance, you know. This is the life of an actor, particularly in the early years before you get a little better known: your main concern is to make enough money to keep the family running,” he said.

“Fortunately I married a young lady who was more talented than I was [Katherine] and so we shared the burden together and we’ve had a very successful relationship. In fact, we’ve been married for 55 years.”

In between filming episodes of NCIS, David is also known to post photos of his wife Katherine, their children, and grandchildren on his official Facebook account.

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