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Alan Young

Mostly Credited As: Alan Young
Sometimes Credited As: Al Young

Birth Name: Angus Young
Date Of Birth: November 19, 1919 (Age 94)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: North Shields, Tyne-and-Wear, England
Height: 5' 10" (1.77 m)

Alan Young


Alan Young had a long and memorable career. It all began in England where he was born. A childhood of moving around from England to Scotland and then Canada, along with a four year bout with bronchial asthma which left him bed ridden and would help form his appreciation of radio. By the age of 13, he had a job as an actor in radio, and by the ripe old age of he was writing and acting in his own show on the CBC stations. This would soon get him known as the All-American boy working on the Alan Young Show despite being Scottish by way of England. By the time this shows popularity waned, Alan had gone on tour doing a comedy act. This would all lead to his creation of the television version of "The Alan Young Show." Also during this period he developed a movie persona along with a string of films. In the 1960's, Alan would land his most well known role as Wilbur on "Mr. Ed." Among a number of cartoon voice overs, mainly as Scottish accents, he would fill the role as 'Scrooge McDuck' for Disney's "Tale Spins" series. In his retirement years, Alan has appeared on a number of TV series in guest roles.

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
House of Mouse (2001)As: Scrooge McDuck -- [Voice]
Mickey Mouse Works (1999)As: Scrooge McDuck -- [Voice]
The Ren and Stimpy Show (1991)As: Haggis MacHaggis (S04-S05) -- [Voice]
TaleSpin (1990)As: Various -- [Voice]
Coming of Age (US) (1988)As: Ed Pepper
DuckTales (1987)As: Scrooge McDuck -- [Voice]
The Smurfs (1981)As: Miner Smurf, Farmer Smurf, Scaredy Smurf -- [Voice]
The Plastic Man Comedy Adventure Show (1979)As: Various -- [Voice]
Scooby and Scrappy-Doo (1979)As: Various -- [Voice]
Battle of The Planets (1978)As: Keyop, 7-Zark-7 -- [Voice]
Mister Ed (1961)As: Wilbur Post
Alan Young (1958)As: Himself
The Alan Young Show (1950)As: Himself
Episode Cast Credits 

TV Land Confidential (2005) 
  Changing Times and Trends 01x07: (Oct/26/2005) As Himself 
  Being Bad Behind the Scenes 01x06: (Oct/19/2005) As Himself 
  Writing, Rehearsing and Recording 01x04: (Oct/05/2005) As Himself 

Camp Lazlo (2005) 
  The Nothing Club / Loogie Llama 01x08: (Aug/19/2005) Voiced  The Nothing Club 

Megas XLR (2004) 
  S-Force S.O.S. 02x06: (Nov/13/2004) Voiced  Jax 
  Bad Guy 01x09: (May/22/2004) Voiced  Jax 

Hollywood Squares (1998) 
  Apr. 26 2004 04x06: (Apr/26/2004) As Himself 

Static Shock (2000) 
  Now You See Him ... 04x08: (Mar/13/2004) Voiced  Dr. McDonald 

Maybe It's Me (2001) 
  The "Hair" Episode 01x02: (Oct/12/2001) As Abe Lasky 

Freakylinks (2000) 
  Subject: Sunrise at Sunset Streams 01x12: (Jun/15/2001) As Henry 

ER (1994) 
  Benton Backwards 07x04: (Nov/02/2000) As Archie Mellonston 

Hang Time (1995) 
  That '60s Show 06x02: (Sep/30/2000) As Mr. McHenry 

Rude Awakening (1998) 
  Truth Don't Fail Me Now 03x05: (Jul/20/2000) As Priest 

Kelly Kelly (1998) 
  The Kilt Show 01x02: (Apr/27/1998) As Great Uncle Billy 

USA High (1997) 
  Goodbye, Mr. Phipps 01x39: (Oct/02/1997) As Mr. Phipps 

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996) (1996) 
  Sweet Charity 01x18: (Mar/07/1997) As Mr. Barry 

The Wayans Bros. (1995) 
  Loot 02x05: (Oct/04/1995) As Pastor Benton 

Maybe This Time (1995) 
  Gracie Under Fire 01x03: (Sep/23/1995) As Arthur 

Duckman (1994) 
  America the Beautiful 02x05: (Apr/10/1995) Voiced  Wilbur Nelson 

Batman: The Animated Series (1992) 
  Baby-Doll 03x04: (Oct/01/1994) Voiced  Tod Baker 

Party of Five (1994) 
  Homework 01x02: (Sep/19/1994) As Jack Gordon 

Coach (1989) 
  One for the Road 05x22: (May/18/1993) As Ranger Farley 

Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989) 
  Eleven Angry People ... and Vinnie 04x21: (Mar/17/1993) As Randall 

TaleSpin (1990) 
  The Old Man and the Sea Duck 01x31: (Nov/08/1990) Voiced  Doctor 

St. Elsewhere (1982) 
  A Coupla White Dummies Sitting Around Talking 06x11: (Dec/16/1987) As Knox 

Murder, She Wrote (1984) 
  Keep the Home Fries Burning 02x14: (Jan/19/1986) As Floyd Nelson 

ABC Weekend Specials (1977) 
  Bad Cat 07x08: (Apr/14/1984) As Jim Harrison 
  Bunnicula, the Vampire Rabbit 05x03: (Jan/09/1982) As Mr. Monroe - Storekeeper 
  Scruffy (1) 04x01: (Oct/04/1980) Voiced  Unknown 
  The Girl with ESP 03x03: (Oct/20/1979) Voiced  George Goodbee/Sligh 

The Love Boat (1977) 
  Doc's Big Case/A Booming Romance/The Senior Sinners 06x16: (Jan/22/1983) As Ross 
  Tony's Family/The Minister and the Stripper/Her Own Two Feet 02x10: (Nov/18/1978) As Phil Sharp 

This Is the Life (1952) 
  Bon Voyage and Shalom 01x01: (1983) As Unknown 

The Incredible Hulk (1982) (1982) 
  The Cyclops Project 01x05: (Oct/16/1982) Voiced  Cyclops Computer 

Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981) 
  The Fantastic Mr. Frump 01x03: (Sep/26/1981) Voiced  Mr. Frump 

Gibbsville (1976) 
  Saturday Night 01x02: (Nov/18/1976) As Kanzler 

Personality (1967) 
  Aug 7, 1967 01x01: (Aug/07/1967) As Himself 

The Merv Griffin Show (1962) 
  May 3, 1967 05x01: (May/03/1967) As Himself 

Mister Ed (1961) 
  Wilbur's Father 03x21: (Feb/28/1963) As Angus Post 

Pantomime Quiz (1949) 
  The Mister Ed Cast 01x01: (Jan/07/1963) As Himself (Guest Panelist) 

Death Valley Days (1952) 
  The Hat That Won the West 11x12: (Oct/23/1962) As John Stetson 

The Andy Williams Show (1962) (1962) 
  Miyoshi Umeki / Alan Young 01x03: (Oct/11/1962) As Himself 

The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956) 
  Season 5, Episode 3 05x03: (Oct/16/1960) As Himself 

Ford Startime (1959) 
  Tennessee Ernie Ford Meets King Arthur 01x31: (May/10/1960) As Clarence 

Five Fingers (1959) 
  Thin Ice 01x11: (Dec/19/1959) As Karl 

The Steve Allen Show (1956) 
  Season 4, Episode 10 04x10: (Nov/16/1958) As Himself 
  Season 3, Episode 26 03x26: (Mar/23/1958) As Himself 
  Season 2, Episode 20 02x20: (Feb/17/1957) As Himself 
  Season 2, Episode 16 02x16: (Jan/13/1957) As Himself 

The Lux Show with Rosemary Clooney (1957) 
  Jan 16, 1958 01x01: (Jan/16/1958) As Himself 

Studio 57 (1954) 
  Swing Your Partner, Hector 03x09: (Nov/13/1956) As Hector Tutwilder 

Matinee Theater (1955) 
  Ask Me No Questions 01x122: (Apr/20/1956) As guest star 

Studio One (1948) 
  This Will Do Nicely 08x29: (Apr/02/1956) As Timothy 
  The Man Who Caught the Ball at Coogan's Bluff 08x11: (Nov/28/1955) As George Abernathy 

The NBC Comedy Hour (1956) 
  Season 1, Episode 17 01x17: (1956) As Himself (Host) 

Screen Director's Playhouse (1955) 
  The Life of Vernon Hathaway 01x06: (Nov/09/1955) As Ernest Stockhoeffer 

General Electric Theater (1953) 
  Wild Luke's Boy 02x20: (May/16/1954) As Alan Parker 

The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950) 
  Alan Young, Stan Freberg, Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby 04x16: (Jan/17/1954) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]
  Alan Young and Roy Rogers & Dale Evans 02x16: (Dec/16/1951) As Himself 

The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) 
  Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn, Alan Young, Bobby Van 04x24: (Feb/25/1951) As Himself 

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  The 3rd Annual Emmy Awards 03x01: (Jan/23/1951) As Winner: Best Actor, [Special Guest Stars]

God, the Devil and Bob (2000) 
  God's Girlfriend 01x12: (Unknown/Unaired) Voiced  Wilbur Post 

Down to Earth (US) (1984) 
  Everything Old is New Again 01x05: (Unknown/Unaired) As Alistair Coogan 

The Tony Danza Show (1997) (1997) 
  Mini-pause 01x11: (Unaired) As Dr. Harper 
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Trivia

Born in England of Scottish decent, Alan is now a naturalized U.S. citizen.

Having bronchial asthma as a child left him bed ridden for months at a time. This created his love for radio acting.

Once went on a date with Norma Jean Mortensen, better known as Marilyn Monroe.

The voice os many Scottish accented cartoon characters, including Scrooge McDuck from "Duck Tales."

Appeared in both movie versions of "The Time Machine."

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