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



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
79% 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
75% The Time Machine David Filby/James Filby David Filby / James Filby 1960
100% Tom Thumb Woody 1958
No Score Yet Gentlemen Marry Brunettes Charlie Biddle / Mrs. Biddle / Mr. Henry Biddle 1955
43% Androcles and the Lion Androcles 1953
No Score Yet Chicken Every Sunday Geoffrey Lawson 1949
No Score Yet Margie Roy Hornsdale 1946


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


Huey says: Can't he stay with us, Uncle Scrooge?

Dewey says: Yeah.

Scrooge McDuck says: Oh, no! I'm not letting this opportunity slip from my fingers!

Dewey says: But he's our friend.

Scrooge McDuck says: Nonsense! A genie isn't a person! A genie is a... a thing!

Launchpad McQuack says: Please put your seats back in the upright position.

Scrooge McDuck says: Just put the plane up in an upright position!

David Filby/James Filby says: Take your journey on your contraption. What would you become? A Greek, a Roman, one of the pharaohs?

David Filby/James Filby says: He's got all the time in the world.