Alan Young

Alan Young

  • Highest Rated: 100% Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)
  • Lowest Rated: 10% Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
  • Birthday: Nov 19, 1919
  • Birthplace: North Shields, Tyne-and-Wear, England, UK
  • Born in England, Alan Young was raised in Canada, where his precocious talents won him work on network radio while he was still a teenager. Already quite popular in his adopted country, Young was given an ABC network radio program in the States in 1944, which confined his wide-ranging talent for music and mimicry in a standard sitcom format. Still youthful looking enough to pass for a high school kid, Young's screen debut was in the teen romance Margie (1946), which led to several years of collegiate roles (he was a college senior in Mr. Belvedere Goes to College, even though he was 30 at the time). In 1950, the actor headlined a comedy-variety TV series, CBS' The Alan Young Show, which spotlighted his pantomime skills; unfortunately, the series degenerated into yet another situation comedy when it returned to CBS in 1953 after an 11-month hiatus. In the mid-'50s, Young was offered the lead in a comedy series about a talking horse, but turned it down cold; after several years of relative inactivity, Young was more responsive to the offer, and in 1961 began a five-year run on Mister Ed as the horse's bemused master, Wilbur Post. Upon Ed's cancellation in 1965, Young turned his back on show business to devote himself to the Christian Science movement. By 1980, the actor and the Movement had come to a parting of the ways, and he was free to accept performing work again. Very little happened until Young was hired to provide the voice of Scrooge McDuck in the 1983 Disney cartoon short Mickey's Christmas Carol. He did so well with this assignment that he became the permanent voice of Scrooge in the TV cartoon series Duck Tales, which ran from 1987 through 1990 and yielded 100 episodes. In 1988, Alan Young could be seen as well as heard in Coming of Age, a CBS sitcom set in an Arizona retirement community -- the closest Young ever come to true and full retirement. He continued to voice Scrooge McDuck in various Disney shows and video games until the end of his life. Young died in 2016, at age 96.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Duck Tales Actor 2012
No Score Yet The Last First Comic Actor 2010
No Score Yet Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas Scrooge McDuck 2004
29% The Time Machine Flower Shop Worker $56.7M 2002
10% Beverly Hills Cop III Uncle Dave Thornton 1994
No Score Yet Earth Angel Norman 1991
No Score Yet Bad Cat Jim Harrison 1991
88% DuckTales: The Movie - Treasure of the Lost Lamp Scrooge McDuck 1990
No Score Yet Alice Through the Looking Glass Actor 1987
No Score Yet Baker's Hawk Mr. Carson 1987
82% The Great Mouse Detective Flaversham 1986
No Score Yet The Fantasy Film World of George Pal Actor 1985
100% Mickey's Christmas Carol Scrooge McDuck 1983
No Score Yet Scruffy Actor 1980
No Score Yet Battle of the Planets Actor 1978
67% The Cat from Outer Space Wenger 1978
No Score Yet Mister Ed - Barnyard Favorites Actor 1961
77% The Time Machine David Filby/James Filby 1960
100% Tom Thumb Woody 1958
No Score Yet Gentlemen Marry Brunettes Charlie Biddle / Mrs. Biddle / Mr. Henry Biddle 1955
33% Androcles and the Lion Androcles 1953
No Score Yet Chicken Every Sunday Geoffrey Lawson 1949
No Score Yet Margie Roy Hornsdale 1946

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

100% DuckTales
2017
Voice
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet Static Shock
2000-2004
Voice
  • 2004
25% Freakylinks
2000-2001
Henry
  • 2001
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Mellonston Archie Mellonston
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Wayans Bros.
1995-1999
Rev. Benton
  • 1995
No Score Yet Party of Five
1994-2000
Jack Gordon
  • 1994
No Score Yet The Ren & Stimpy Show
1996
Voice
  • 1994
No Score Yet Coach
1989-1997
Park Ranger
  • 1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet Doogie Howser, M.D.
1989-1993
Randall
  • 1993
No Score Yet DuckTales
1987-1990
Voice
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
No Score Yet The Smurfs
1981-1989
Voice
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1981
No Score Yet St. Elsewhere
1982-1988
Jay Knox
  • 1987
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Floyd Nelson
  • 1986
80% Battle of the Planets (Science Ninja Team Gatchaman)
1978-1985
Voice
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978

QUOTES FROM Alan Young CHARACTERS

Huey
Can't he stay with us, Uncle Scrooge?
Dewey
Yeah.
Scrooge McDuck
Oh, no! I'm not letting this opportunity slip from my fingers!
Dewey
But he's our friend.
Scrooge McDuck
Nonsense! A genie isn't a person! A genie is a... a thing!
Launchpad McQuack
Please put your seats back in the upright position.
Scrooge McDuck
Just put the plane up in an upright position!
David Filby/James Filby
Take your journey on your contraption. What would you become? A Greek, a Roman, one of the pharaohs?
David Filby/James Filby
He's got all the time in the world.