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Alan Young

Biography

Performed the role of Wilbur Post within the series Mr. Ed and was also the tone of voice of Scrooge McDuck within the Disney group of cartoons and video gaming. He had poor asthma which held him bedridden for lengthy exercises of his years as a child which motivated his like of radio – and by 17 he previously his own present in the Canadian Broadcasting Network. A lot of his achievement originated from radio where his Alan Youthful show began being a NBC summertime alternative to Eddie Cantor, and gained him two Emmy Honours. He was created in Northumberland, Britain, where his dad was a shipyard employee, and his mom was a descendant from the Founding Fathers of america. He starred alongside Eddie Murphy within the film Beverly Hillsides Cop III as Uncle Dave Thornton, founder from the Disney-esque Wonderworld.

Quick Facts


Full Name Alan Young
Date Of Birth November 19, 1919
Died May 19, 2016, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth England
Height 1.78 m
Profession TV Actor
Nationality American, Canadian, British
Spouse Mary Chipman, Virginia McCurdy, Mary Grimes
Children Wendy Young, Alana Young, Cameron Angus Young, Alan Young Jr.
Parents Florence Pinckney, John Cathcart Young
Siblings Harriet Young
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actor, TV Land Most Heart Warming Pet-Human Relationship Award, TV Land Favorite Fauna Award
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Most Outstanding Personality
Movies The Time Machine, The Great Mouse Detective, Mr. Belvedere Goes to College, Gentlemen Marry Brunettes, Mickey's Christmas Carol, The Cat from Outer Space, Beverly Hills Cop III, DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp, Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick, Tom Thumb, Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas, Androcles and the Lion, Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas, Baker's Hawk, Time Machine: The Journey Back, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Black Beauty, Alice in Wonderland, Margie, Chicken Every Sunday, Super DuckTales, Television: The First 50 Years, Hart To Hart: Home Is Where the Hart Is, Apes of Wrath, The Gift of the Magi, Em & Me
TV Shows Mister Ed, DuckTales, Battle of the Planets, Disney's House of Mouse, Mr. Terrific, Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo, Mickey Mouse Works, The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show, The Smurfs, The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show, The Alan Young Show, Coming of Age, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Alan Young
Star Sign Scorpio

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#Fact
1His body was buried at sea.
2In Time Machine: The Journey Back (1993), his character David Filby's date of death was given as May 15, 1916. Young himself died on May 19, 2016.
3Voice acting mentor and friend of 'Russi Taylor (I)'.
4Release of his book, "Mister Ed and Me and More". [2007]
5Cousin of Laura Mennell.
6Had his first name legally changed from Angus to Alan when he was age 20. According to his autobiography, "Mister Ed and Me and More!" (2007), he was proud of his birth name but Americans always made unflattering comments about it, such as mispronouncing it "Agnes," which prompted him to change it legally.
7Young reminisces about Mister Ed (1958) makeup man Jack P. Pierce in the book "A Sci-Fi Swarm and Horror Horde" (McFarland & Co., 2010) by Tom Weaver.
8He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
9Best known by the public for his starring role as Wilbur Post on Mister Ed (1958).
10On The O'Reilly Factor (1996) in 2007, he revealed that he owned a percentage of Mister Ed (1958), which made him independently wealthy.
11Repeated the role of David Filby for a sketch for a documentary on the movie The Time Machine (1960) in 1992 over 30 years later.
12His Disney-esque character "Uncle Dave" from Beverly Hills Cop III (1994) was loosely based on his "Uncle Scrooge McDuck" (DuckTales (1987)) and "David Filby" (The Time Machine (1960)) roles.
13Has four children.
14He was 40 years old when he played the 18-year-old James Filby in The Time Machine (1960).
15He is the only actor to appear in both The Time Machine (1960) and The Time Machine (2002).
16Is seen at Mister Ed (1958) conventions singing the theme song.
17He once went on a date with Norma Jean Baker, later to become Marilyn Monroe.
18As a child he had bronchial asthma, which kept him bedridden four months of each year. That is how he developed his love for radio.
19Naturalized U.S. citizen.
20Started a broadcast division for the Christian Science Church in Boston shortly after finishing the Mister Ed (1958) series.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Wayans Bros.1995TV SeriesReverend Benton
Maybe This Time1995TV SeriesArthur
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1995TV SeriesWilbur Nelson
Batman: The Animated Series1994TV SeriesTod Baker
Party of Five1994TV SeriesJack Gordon
Beverly Hills Cop III1994Uncle Dave Thornton
Hart to Hart: Home Is Where the Hart Is1994TV MovieCharley Loomis
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: The Twelve Days of Christmas1993VideoScrooge McDuck (voice)
A Flintstone Family Christmas1993TV Movie voice
Coach1993TV SeriesRanger Farley
Doogie Howser, M.D.1993TV SeriesDr. Emmitt Randall
Raw Toonage1992TV SeriesScrooge McDuck
Earth Angel1991TV MovieNorman
DuckTales1987-1990TV SeriesScrooge McDuck / Scandinavian #2 / Old Union soldier
TaleSpin1990TV SeriesDoctor
DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp1990Scrooge (voice)
City1990TV SeriesDonald
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1989-1990TV SeriesScrooge McDuck / Prison Guard
General Hospital1990TV SeriesSam Morgan
The Smurfs1981-1989TV SeriesFarmer Smurf Scaredy Smurf Miner Smurf ...
Coming of Age1988-1989TV SeriesEd Pepper
Platinum Blonde1988Short
Alice Through the Looking Glass1987TV MovieThe White Knight (voice)
St. Elsewhere1987TV SeriesKnox
Alvin & the Chipmunks1983-1987TV SeriesAdditional Voices
DuckTales: The Treasure of the Golden Suns1987TV MovieScrooge McDuck (voice)
The Blinkins: The Bear and the Blizzard1986TV Movie voice
The Great Mouse Detective1986Hiram Flaversham (voice)
Murder, She Wrote1986TV SeriesFloyd Nelson
Robo Force: The Revenge of Nazgar1984TV MovieS.O.T.A. (voice)
ABC Weekend Specials1980-1984TV SeriesJim Harrison / Mr. Monroe / Storekeeper / ...
Down to Earth1984TV SeriesAlistair Coogan
Saturday Supercade1983TV SeriesAdditional Voices
The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show1983TV SeriesGaggy Rogers
Beauty and the Beast1983TV MovieRene / Cockatoo (voice)
The Dukes1983TV SeriesAdditional voices
Mickey's Christmas Carol1983ShortScrooge - Scrooge McDuck (voice)
The Incredible Hulk1982-1983TV SeriesCyclops Computer
Sitcom1983TV MovieBronco Gooseberry
The Love Boat1978-1983TV SeriesRoss / Phil Sharp
Rubik, the Amazing Cube1983TV SeriesAdditional Voices
This Is the Life1983TV Series
Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour1982TV SeriesAdditional Voices
Trollkins1981TV SeriesAdditional Voices
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends1981TV SeriesMr. Frump / Additional Voices
Battle of the Planets1978-1980TV SeriesKeyop 7-Zark-7
The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show1979TV SeriesDoctor Irwin Feldspar (1979) (voice)
Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo1979TV SeriesAdditional Voices (voice)
Black Beauty1978TV MovieNarrator / Black Beauty / Nicholas Skinner (voice)
The Cat from Outer Space1978Dr. Wenger
Baker's Hawk1976Paul Carson
Gibbsville1976TV SeriesKanzler
Mister Ed1961-1966TV SeriesWilbur Post / Angus Post
Mr. Terrific1966TV SeriesStanley H. Beamish
Death Valley Days1962TV SeriesJohn Stetson
The Time Machine1960David Filby James Filby
Startime1960TV SeriesClarence
Encounter1959-1960TV SeriesHorace Ford / Wilbur Bowser
Five Fingers1959TV SeriesKarl
Tom Thumb1958The Lover: Woody
Alan Young1958TV Series
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1957TV SeriesComedian
Studio 571956TV SeriesHector Tutwilder
Chevron Hall of Stars1956TV SeriesRobinson
Matinee Theatre1956TV Series
Studio One in Hollywood1955-1956TV SeriesTimothy / George Abernathy
Star Stage1955TV Series
Screen Directors Playhouse1955TV SeriesErnest Stockhoeffer aka Vernon Hathaway
Gentlemen Marry Brunettes1955Charlie Biddle / Mrs. Biddle / Mr. Henry Biddle
General Electric Theater1954TV SeriesAlan Parker
Androcles and the Lion1952Androcles
Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick1952Aaron Slick
The Alan Young Show1951TV SeriesAlan Young
Mr. Belvedere Goes to College1949Avery Brubaker
Chicken Every Sunday1949Geoffrey Lawson
Margie1946Roy Hornsdale
The Time MachinecompletedNarration
Mickey Mouse2015-2016TV Series shortScrooge McDuck
DuckTales: Remastered2013Video GameScrooge McDuck (voice)
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep2010Video GameScrooge McDuck (voice)
Disney TH!NK Fast2008Video GameScrooge McDuck (voice)
Mickey's Around the World in 80 Days2005VideoScrooge McDuck (voice)
Megas XLR2004TV SeriesJax
Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas2004VideoUncle Scrooge McDuck (voice)
Em & Me2004Ernie Bigalow
Static Shock2004TV SeriesDr. McDonald
House of Mouse2002TV SeriesScrooge McDuck
The Time Machine2002Flower Store Worker
Maybe It's Me2001TV SeriesAbe Lasky
God, the Devil and Bob2001TV SeriesWilbur Post
FreakyLinks2001TV SeriesHenry
ER2000TV SeriesArchie Mellonston
Hang Time2000TV SeriesMr. McHenry
Rude Awakening2000TV SeriesPriest
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas1999VideoUncle Scrooge McDuck (voice)
Mickey Mouse Works1999TV Series shortScrooge McDuck
The Tony Danza Show1998TV SeriesDr. Harris
Kelly Kelly1998TV SeriesGreat Uncle Billy
The Curse of Monkey Island1997Video GameHaggis McMutton (voice)
USA High1997TV SeriesMr. Phipps
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction1997TV Series
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch1997TV SeriesMr. Berry
The Flintstones Christmas in Bedrock1996Video short
The Ren & Stimpy Show1994-1995TV SeriesHaggis MacHaggis

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Voice Thailand2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ochéntame... otra vez2015TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
American Dad!2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Breakfast on Pluto2005writer: "Breakfast on Pluto" 1968
DuckTales1987TV Series performer - 4 episodes
WKRP in Cincinnati1980TV Series writer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops1978TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mister Ed1962-1965TV Series performer - 6 episodes
Gentlemen Marry Brunettes1955performer: "Ain't Misbehavin'"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mister Ed1965TV Series 4 episodes

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mickey's Christmas Carol1983Short story adaptation
The Alan Young ShowTV Series 1 episode, 1950 written by - 1 episode, 1951

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Actor's Journey2011Video documentaryHimself
The Actor's Journey for Kids2011Video documentaryHimself
The Last First Comic2010DocumentaryHimself
TV Land Confidential2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Top 50 Greatest Celebrity Animals2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 3rd Annual TV Land Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
Hollywood Squares2004TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
TV Land Presents Blast from the Past2001Video Game documentaryHimself
Television: The First Fifty Years1999Video documentaryHimself / Interviewee / Wilbur Post
King B: A Life in the Movies1993Himself
Time Machine: The Journey Back1993Video documentaryDavid Filby
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal1985DocumentaryHimself
The Disney Family Album1985TV Series documentaryHimself
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHimself
Personality1967TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1967TV SeriesHimself
The Danny Kaye Show1966TV SeriesHimself
The Ray Conniff Christmas Show: Here We Come A-Caroling1965TV MovieHimself
The Match Game1963-1965TV SeriesHimself - Team Captain
76th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade1965TV MovieHimself
Talent Scouts1963TV SeriesHimself
It's Young Again1963TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1963TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 20th Annual Golden Globes Awards1963TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Motion Picture Musical / Comedy
Stump the Stars1963TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
The Andy Williams Show1962TV SeriesHimself
The Linkletter Show1961TV SeriesHimself
Here's Hollywood1961TV SeriesHimself
CBS Fall Preview Special: Seven Wonderful Nights1961TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Chevy Show1960TV SeriesHimself
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show1960TV SeriesHimself
About Faces1960TV SeriesHimself
The Arthur Murray Party1959-1960TV SeriesHimself
The Juke Box Jury1959TV SeriesHimself
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1956-1958TV SeriesHimself - Comedian / Himself - Volunteer Santa Claus
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1958TV SeriesHimself
The Lux Show1958TV SeriesHimself
The NBC Comedy Hour1956TV SeriesHimself - Host
Dateline: Disneyland1955TV Special documentaryHimself
The Saturday Night Revue1954TV SeriesHimself
The Colgate Comedy Hour1951-1954TV SeriesHimself - Comic Actor
Stars in the Eye1952TV SpecialHimself
The Frank Sinatra Show1951-1952TV SeriesHimself
The Alan Young Show1950-1951TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show1951TV SeriesHimself
The Ken Murray Show1950-1951TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Comedian

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse2001VideoScrooge McDuck (segment 'Mickey's Christmas Carol')
Christmas Unwrapped: The History of Christmas1997TV Movie documentaryEbenezer Scrooge (Scrooge McDuck) (uncredited)
Quantum Leap1991TV SeriesWilbur Post
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1982TV SeriesDr. Winger - the Veternarian

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsMost Heart Warming Pet-Human RelationshipMister Ed (1958)
2003Angel Film AwardMonaco International Film FestivalBest ActorEm & Me (2004)
2003Festival AwardSan Diego Film FestivalBest ActorEm & Me (2004)
1951Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Actor

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014BTVA Video Game Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Male Lead Vocal Performance in a Video GameDuckTales: Remastered (2013)
2014BTVA Video Game Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Video GameDuckTales: Remastered (2013)· Russi Taylor
· Terence McGovern
· June Foray
· Brian George
· Frank Welker
· Chuck McCann
· Wendee Lee
· Chris Edgerly
· Eric Bauza
· Jason Marsden
· Pat Musick
1977GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Recording for Children· Wayne Allwine (voice of Mickey Mouse)
1951Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsMost Outstanding Personality


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#Quote
1A dear old man once told me that birthdays are a heavy weight to carry all your life. So I actually stopped counting birthdays when I was sixteen.
2Ed [the horse] actually learned to move his lips when the trainer touched his hoof. In fact he soon learned to do it when I stopped talking during a scene, which actually could be a bit of a problem.
3[While he spoke of Ed Wynn (I)']: Ed Wynn was a wonderful old comedian, gave me good advice. He said 'Make it simple. You're going into someone's home, so don't be insulting.'
4When I was young I was paid $3 for doing a short monologue. That impressed my dad who earned the same amount for working all day in a shipyard at the time. He told me to 'Keep up this talking business because lips don't sweat.' It was good advice.
5[When Connie Hines was hired to play his wife, Carol]: She was perfect for it, and is so dear. She didn't have many lines beyond 'Dinner is ready' or 'I'll make some coffee.' They were just simple lines but she did them beautifully.

#Trademark
1His role as Wilbur Post in Mister Ed (1958)
2The voice of Scrooge McDuck
3Often voices cartoon characters with a Scottish accent

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