Young in 1944
November 19, 1919
|Died||May 19, 2016 96) (aged|
|Awards||Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actor|
Alan Young (born Angus Young; November 19, 1919 – May 19, 2016) was a British–American actor, voice actor, comedian and radio and television host/personality whom TV Guide called "the Charlie Chaplin of television". He was best known for his role as gentle Wilbur Post in the television comedy series, Mister Ed (1961–1966). Young was also the voice of Disney's Scrooge McDuck for over thirty years, first in the Academy Award-nominated short film Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983) and in various other films, TV series and video games until his death. During the 1940s and 1950s, he starred in his own variety/comedy sketch shows The Alan Young Show on radio and television, the latter gaining him two Emmy Awards in 1951. He also appeared in a number of feature films, starting from 1946, including the 1960 film The Time Machine and from the 1980s gaining a new generation of viewers appearing in numerous Walt Disney Productions films as both an actor and voice actor.
British American usually refers to Americans whose ancestral origin originates wholly or partly in the United Kingdom. In the 2017 American Community Survey 1,891,234 individuals or 0.6% of the responses self-identified as British. It is primarily a demographic or historical research category for people who have at least partial descent from peoples of Great Britain and the modern United Kingdom, i.e. English, Scottish, Welsh, Scotch-Irish, Manx and Cornish Americans. There has been a significant drop overall, especially from the 1980 census where 49.59 million people reported English ancestry.
TV Guide is a bi-weekly American magazine that provides television program listings information as well as television-related news, celebrity interviews and gossip, film reviews, crossword puzzles, and, in some issues, horoscopes. The print magazine is owned by NTVB Media, while its digital properties are controlled by the CBS Interactive division of CBS Corporation; the TV Guide name and associated editorial content from the publication are licensed by CBS Interactive for use on the website and mobile app through an agreement with the magazine's parent subsidiary TVGM Holdings, Inc.
Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the era of silent film. He became a worldwide icon through his screen persona, "The Tramp", and is considered one of the most important figures in the history of the film industry. His career spanned more than 75 years, from childhood in the Victorian era until a year before his death in 1977, and encompassed both adulation and controversy.
Young was born as Angus Young on November 19, 1919, in North Shields, Northumberland, England, to Scottish parents. (In his later years he claimed he had been born in 1924.) His father was a mine worker and a tap dancer, and his mother was a singer. The family moved to Edinburgh, Scotland, when Young was a toddler and to West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, when he was six years old. Young came to love radio when bedridden as a child because of severe asthma.By the time he was in high school, Young had his own comedy radio series on the CBC network, but he left it during the Second World War to serve in the Royal Canadian Navy. He later resigned his Navy commission after learning he would be spending his time writing for a Navy show, and he attempted to join the Canadian Army. According to some sources, the Army rejected him due to his childhood asthma.
North Shields is a town on the north bank of the River Tyne in North East England, eight miles (13 km) north-east of Newcastle upon Tyne. Historically part of Northumberland, its name derives from Middle English schele meaning "temporary sheds or huts used by fishermen".
Northumberland is a county in North East England. The northernmost county of England, it borders Cumbria to the west, County Durham and Tyne and Wear to the south and the Scottish Borders to the north. To the east is the North Sea coastline with a 64 miles (103 km) path. The county town is Alnwick, although the County council is based in Morpeth.
The Scottish people or Scots, are a nation and ethnic group native to Scotland. Historically, they emerged from an amalgamation of two Celtic-speaking peoples, the Picts and Gaels, who founded the Kingdom of Scotland in the 9th century. Later, the neighbouring Celtic-speaking Cumbrians, as well as Germanic-speaking Anglo-Saxons and Norse, were incorporated into the Scottish nation.
After leaving the service, Young moved to Toronto and resumed his Canadian radio career, where he was discovered by an American agent who brought him to New York City in 1944 to appear on American radio.Young's first American radio appearances were on the Philco Radio Hall of Fame. This led to his own show, The Alan Young Show , NBC's summer replacement for the series The Eddie Cantor Show . He switched to ABC two years later, then returned to NBC.
Toronto is the provincial capital of Ontario and the most populous city in Canada, with a population of 2,731,571 in 2016. Current to 2016, the Toronto census metropolitan area (CMA), of which the majority is within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), held a population of 5,928,040, making it Canada's most populous CMA. Toronto is the anchor of an urban agglomeration, known as the Golden Horseshoe in Southern Ontario, located on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. A global city, Toronto is a centre of business, finance, arts, and culture, and is recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world.
The City of New York, usually called either New York City (NYC) or simply New York (NY), is the most populous city in the United States and thus also in the state of New York. With an estimated 2017 population of 8,622,698 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles (784 km2), New York is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass and one of the world's most populous megacities, with an estimated 20,320,876 people in its 2017 Metropolitan Statistical Area and 23,876,155 residents in its Combined Statistical Area. A global power city, New York City has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world, and exerts a significant impact upon commerce, entertainment, research, technology, education, politics, tourism, art, fashion, and sports. The city's fast pace has inspired the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy.
The Alan Young Show is an American radio and television series presented in diverse formats over a nine-year period and starring Vancouver born comedian Alan Young.
Young's film debut was in Margie (1946), and he was featured in Chicken Every Sunday (1949).In 1950, the television version of The Alan Young Show began. By 1951, the series received not only praise, but also several Primetime Emmy Awards, including Best Actor and Most Outstanding Personality for Young. After its cancellation, Young continued to act in films, among which Androcles and the Lion (1952) and Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (1955), and two George Pal films, Tom Thumb (1958) and The Time Machine (1960). He appeared in the NBC espionage drama Five Fingers ("Thin Ice", 1959), starring David Hedison.
Margie is a 1946 American romantic comedy film directed by Henry King and starring Jeanne Crain, about a high school girl in the 1920s who develops a crush on her French teacher. Margie was a box-office hit, ranking in the top 15 highest-grossing films of the year, and established Crain as an important Fox star. Although not a true movie musical, it is sometimes classified with musicals due to the large number of 1920s-era popular songs incorporated as nostalgic background in the film.
Chicken Every Sunday is a 1949 American comedy film directed by George Seaton. The screenplay by Seaton and Valentine Davies is based on the 1944 play of the same title by Julius J. Epstein and Philip G. Epstein, which was based on the memoir by Rosemary Taylor.
The Primetime Emmy Award is an American award bestowed by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) in recognition of excellence in American primetime television programming. First given out in 1949, the award was originally referred to as simply the "Emmy Awards" until the first Daytime Emmy Award ceremony was held in 1974 and the word "prime time" was added to distinguish between the two.
Young was best known, however, for Mister Ed (1961–66), a CBS television show, in which he starred as Wilbur Post, the owner of Mr. Ed, a talking horse who would not talk to anyone but him, thus causing comic situations for Wilbur Post, with his wife, neighbors, and acquaintances.He also starred as Stanley Beamish in the unaired 1966 pilot episode of Mr. Terrific , but apparently declined to appear in the broadcast series in 1967 that followed. In the late 1960s, he retired from acting for several years. During that time, he founded a broadcast division for the Christian Science Church.
Mister Ed is an American television sitcom produced by Filmways which originally aired in syndication from January 5 to July 2, 1961, and then on CBS from October 1, 1961, to February 6, 1966. The show's title character – a talking horse – originally appeared in short stories by Walter R. Brooks.
Mr. Terrific is an American TV sitcom that aired on CBS Television from January 9 to August 28, 1967, Monday nights at 8 pm EST. Stephen Strimpell starred in the title role. A similar series on NBC, Captain Nice, also aired that season on Monday nights following Mr.Terrific at 8:30 pm.
Christian Science is a set of beliefs and practices belonging to the metaphysical family of new religious movements. It was developed in 19th-century New England by Mary Baker Eddy, who argued in her 1875 book Science and Health that sickness is an illusion that can be corrected by prayer alone. The book became Christian Science's central text, along with the Bible, and by 2001 had sold over nine million copies.
During the 1970s, Young became active in voice acting. After 1974, he voiced Scrooge McDuck in numerous Disney films and in the popular series DuckTales (1987-1990). In Mickey's Christmas Carol , he portrayed the character's miserly namesake. He also played Scrooge in video games such as the Kingdom Hearts series, DuckTales: Remastered in 2013, and the Mickey Mouse cartoon "Goofy's First Love" released in 2015. Apart from Scrooge McDuck, his other prominent roles were Farmer Smurf on The Smurfs , Haggis McHaggis on The Ren & Stimpy Show , 7-Zark-7, Keyop in Battle of the Planets , and Hiram Flaversham in The Great Mouse Detective . He also guest starred on The Love Boat , The Incredible Hulk , The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show , and Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends .
Scrooge McDuck is a fictional character created in 1947 by Carl Barks as a work-for-hire for The Walt Disney Company. Scrooge is an elderly Scottish anthropomorphic Pekin duck with a yellow-orange bill, legs, and feet. He typically wears a red or blue frock coat, top hat, pince-nez glasses, and spats. He is portrayed in animations as speaking with a Scottish accent.
The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Walt Disney or simply Disney, is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. It is the world's largest independent media conglomerate in terms of revenue, ahead of NBCUniversal and WarnerMedia, which are owned by telecommunications giants Comcast and AT&T respectively.
DuckTales is an American animated television series, produced by Walt Disney Television Animation and distributed by Buena Vista Television. The cartoon series premiered on September 18, 1987, and ran for a total of 100 episodes over four seasons, with its final episode airing on November 28, 1990. Based upon Uncle Scrooge and other Duck universe comic books created by Carl Barks, the show follows Scrooge McDuck, his three grandnephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie, and close friends of the group, on various adventures, most of which either involve seeking out treasure or thwarting the efforts of villains seeking to steal Scrooge's fortune or his Number One Dime.
Young later starred in the sitcom Coming of Age for two seasons from 1988-89. In 1991, Alan Young returned to the stage, starring as Cap'n Andy Hawkes in the California Musical Theatre's adaptation of Show Boat . He had been called for the role after Van Johnson, who was initially cast in the part, was hospitalised. [ citation needed ]He had also appeared in the plays A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and The Girl With the Freudian Slip. In 1993, he recreated his role as Filby for the mini-sequel to George Pal's The Time Machine, reuniting him with Rod Taylor, who had played George, the Time Traveller. It was called Time Machine: The Journey Back , directed by Clyde Lucas. In 1994, Young co-starred in the Eddie Murphy film Beverly Hills Cop III . He played the role of Uncle Dave Thornton, the Walt Disney-esque founder of the fictional California theme park Wonderworld, and in that same year, Young played the role of Charlie in the television film, Hart to Hart: Home Is Where the Hart Is.
After 1994, he played at least eight characters, including antique dealer Jack Allen on the radio drama Adventures in Odyssey . In 1997, he did the voice of Haggis McMutton in the PC game The Curse of Monkey Island . His later guest roles in animated series included Megas XLR , Static Shock , House of Mouse , The Ren & Stimpy Show , Duckman , Batman: The Animated Series and TaleSpin . [ citation needed ]In 2002, he had a cameo as the flower store worker in Simon Wells' remake of The Time Machine , and in 2010, he read H.G. Wells's original novel for 7th Voyage Productions, Inc. Young's television guest roles include Gibbsville , The Love Boat , Murder, She Wrote , St. Elsewhere , Coach , Party of Five , The Wayans Bros. , USA High , Hang Time , ER , Maybe It's Me , and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch ("Sweet Charity", 1997) in which he played Zelda's love interest.
Young was married three times.He and Mary Anne Grimes were married from 1941 to 1947 and had two children. He married Virginia McCurdy in 1948, and they had two children. They divorced in 1995, with Young marrying Mary Chipman the following year, but Young and Chipman then divorced in 1997.
Young was a Republican and supporter of Ronald Reagan.
Young spent his later years in Woodland Hills, California, at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital, a retirement community, where he died of natural causes on May 19, 2016, at the age of 96.
|1940–1944||The Alan Young Show||Alan||Canadian version|
|1944–1949||The Alan Young Show||Alan||U.S. version|
|1945||The Old Gold Comedy Theater|
Known also as The Harold Lloyd Theatre
|Bob Bennett||"Nothing but the Truth"|
|1947||Hedda Hopper's This Is Hollywood||Roy Hornsdale||"Margie"|
|1947–1948||Texaco Star Theatre||Himself|
|1948–1949||The Jimmy Durante Show||Co-host|
|1949–1950||Family Theater||Johnny the Leprechaun, Donald||"The Leprechaun Who Didn't Listen"|
"The Lion Tamer"
"My Terminal Moraine"
|1950||The Jack Benny Program||Himself|
|1952||Hollywood Star Playhouse||Ernie||"Nor Gloom of Night"|
|1979||Sears Radio Theater||Harry Silverman, Otto Glitch, Steve||"The Care and Feeding of a Sex Symbol"|
"The Terrible Dream of Mr. Glitch"
"A Very Nice Couple"
|1994–2009, 2012||Adventures in Odyssey||Jack Allen|
|1949||Chicken Every Sunday||Geoffrey Lawson|
|1949||Mr. Belvedere Goes to College||Avery Brubaker|
|1952||Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick||Aaron Slick|
|1952||Androcles and the Lion||Androcles|
|1955||Gentlemen Marry Brunettes||Charlie Biddle / Mrs. Biddle / Mr. Henry Biddle|
|1960||The Time Machine||David Filby / James Filby|
|1976||Baker's Hawk||Paul Carson|
|1978||The Cat from Outer Space||Doctor Winger|
|1983||Mickey's Christmas Carol||Scrooge McDuck||Voice, Animated short, also credited for "Story"|
|1985||The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal||Himself||Documentary|
|1986||The Great Mouse Detective||Hiram Flaversham (voice)|
|1987||Alice Through the Looking Glass||White Knight (voice)|
|1990||DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp||Scrooge McDuck (voice)|
|1993||Time Machine: The Journey Back||Filby||"Time Machine: The Journey Back"|
|1993||Disney Sing-Along Songs||Scrooge McDuck (voice)||"The Twelve Days of Christmas"|
|1994||Beverly Hills Cop III||Dave Thornton|
|1996||The Flintstones Christmas in Bedrock||Additional voices|
|1999||Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas||Scrooge McDuck (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|2002||The Time Machine||Flower Store Worker|
|2004||Em & Me||Grandfather|| San Diego Film Festival Award for Best Actor |
Monaco International Festival Best Actor Award
|2004||Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas||Scrooge McDuck (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|1950–1953||The Alan Young Show||Alan||Television version|
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (1951)
Nominated - Primetime Emmy for Most Outstanding Personality (1951)
|1954||General Electric Theater||Alan Parker||"Wild Luke's Boy"|
|1955||Screen Director's Playhouse||Ernest Stockhoeffer/Vernon Hathaway||"The Life of Vernon Hathaway"|
|1955–1956||Studio One||George Abernathy, Timothy||"The Man Who Caught the Ball at Coogan's Bluff"|
"This Will Do Nicely"
|1956||Chevron Hall of Stars||Robinson||"I Killed John Harrington"|
|1956||Matinee Theatre||"Ask Me No Questions"|
|1956||Studio 57||Hector Tutwilder||"Swing Your Partner, Hector"|
|1956–1958||The Steve Allen Show||Himself||5 episodes|
|1958||Alan Young (TV series)||Alan||3 episodes|
|1959||Five Fingers||Carl||"Thin Ice"|
|1959||Encounter||Wilbur Bowser||"The Last of the Hot Pilots"|
|1960||Startime||Clarence||"Tennessee Ernie Ford Meets King Arthur"|
|1961–1966||Mister Ed||Wilbur Post||Lead Role|
|1962||Death Valley Days||John Batterson Stetson||"The Hat That Won the West"|
|1966||Mr. Terrific||Stanley Beamish||TV pilot|
|1978–1980||Battle of the Planets||7-Zark-7, Keyop||English dub|
|1978, 1983||The Love Boat||Ross, Phil Sharp||2 episodes|
|1980||Humpty||Humpty Dumpty (voice)|
|1981||Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends||Mr. Frump (voice)||"The Fantastic Mr. Frump"|
|1982||The Incredible Hulk||Cyclops (voice)||"The Cyclops Project"|
|1982–1989||The Smurfs|| Farmer Smurf (voice)|
Miner Smurf (voice)
Scaredy Smurf (voice)
|1983||Alvin and the Chipmunks||Grandpa Seville (voice)||"Grandpa and Grandma Seville"|
|1983||The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show||Gaggy Rogers (voice)||"Wedding Bell Boos!"|
|1983||Saturday Supercade||additional voices||13 episodes|
|1984||Robo Force||S.O.T.A.||TV film|
|1984||Down to Earth||Alistar Coogan||"Everything Old Is New Again"|
|1986||Murder, She Wrote||Floyd Nelson||"Keep the Home Fries Burning"|
|1987||St. Elsewhere||Knox||"A Coupla White Dummies Sitting Around Talking"|
|1987–1990||DuckTales||Scrooge McDuck (voice)||Lead Role|
|1988–1989||Coming of Age||Ed Pepper||15 episodes|
|1990||Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color||Scrooge McDuck (voice)||"A DuckTales Valentine"|
|1990||TaleSpin||Doctor Cooper (voice)||"The Old Man and the Sea Duck"|
|1990||City||Donald||"Just a Passing Dad"|
|1991||Earth Angel||Norman||TV film|
|1992||Raw Toonage||Scrooge McDuck (voice)||"The Treasure of the Sierra Marsdre"|
|1993||Doogie Howser, M.D.||Doctor Emmitt Randall||"Eleven Angry People...and Vinnie"|
|1993||Coach||Ranger Farley||"One for the Road"|
|1993||A Flintstone Family Christmas||Mr. Gravelberry (voice)||TV film|
|1994||Batman: The Animated Series||Tod Baker (voice)||"Baby-Doll"|
|1994||Party of Five||Jack Gordon||"Homework"|
|1994||Hart to Hart||Charlie Loomis||"Home Is Where the Hart Is"|
|1994–1995||The Ren & Stimpy Show||Haggis McHaggis (voice)||4 episodes|
|1995||Duckman||Wilbur Nelson (voice)||"America the Beautiful"|
|1995||Maybe This Time||Arthur||"Gracie Under Fire"|
|1995||The Wayans Bros.||Reverend Benton||"Loot"|
|1997||Sabrina the Teenage Witch||Mr. Berry||"Sweet Charity"|
|1997||USA High||Mr. Phipps||"Goodbye, Mr. Phipps"|
|1998||Kelly Kelly||Great Uncle Billy||"The Kilt Show"|
|1998||The Tony Danza Show||Doctor Harris||"Mini-pause"|
|1999||Mickey Mouse Works||Scrooge McDuck (voice)||2 episodes|
|2000||Rude Awakening||Priest||"Truth Don't Fail Me Now"|
|2000||Hang Time||Mr. McHenry||"That '60s Show"|
|2000||ER||Archie Mellonston||"Benton Backwards"|
|2001||God, the Devil and Bob||Wilbur Post (voice)||"God's Girlfriend"|
|2001||FreakyLinks||Henry||"Subject: Sunrise at Sunset Streams"|
|2001||Maybe It's Me||Abe Lasky||"The Hair Episode"|
|2002||Disney's House of Mouse||Scrooge McDuck (voice)||3 episodes|
|2004||Static Shock||Dr. McDonald||"Now You See Him"|
|2004||Megas XLR||Jax (voice)||2 episodes|
|2015–2016||Mickey Mouse||Scrooge McDuck (voice)||"Goofy's First Love"|
|1997||The Curse of Monkey Island||Haggis McMutton|
|2008||Disney Think Fast||Scrooge McDuck|
|2010||Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep|
|2013||DuckTales: Scrooge's Loot|
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