‘NCIS’: David McCallum Said Cote de Pablo Made a ‘Bad Career Move’

The Cheat Sheet - 04-23


Fans have come to know and love the NCIS cast members. Their week wouldn’t be the same without Leroy Jethro Gibbs (played by Mark Harmon), Timothy McGee (played by Sean Murray), and Nick Torres (played by Wilmer Valderrama). That’s why they had a tough time accepting the departure of Cote de Pablo (who played the character Ziva David) back in 2013. Fans had a hard time accepting her exit, but one member of the NCIS cast had an even tougher time processing the news. Actor David McCallum, who plays Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard, took de Pablo’s departure personally. Here’s why David McCallum said Cote de Pablo made a “bad career move.”