Robert Young

Robert Young

Highest Rated: 100% The House of Rothschild (1934)

Lowest Rated: 20% Today We Live (1933)

Birthday: Feb 22, 1907

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

An affable, forthright lead with prototypical "average guy" good looks, Robert Young entered films in 1931 and for 25 years embodied the easygoing but eminently sensible US male. Headlining many programmers and medium-sized "A" productions, he made films in every genre, and was often cast as an agreeable consort to more dominant star actresses. Like the star whose career and image most parallels his, Fred MacMurray, Young moved smoothly in middle age to TV, producing and starring in the landmark family sitcom, "Father Knows Best" (CBS and NBC, 1954-1960). It was only one step from paternal ideal to the avuncular, and Young later enjoyed another popular series with the similarly soothing medical drama, "Marcus Welby, M.D." (ABC, 1969-1976). Not as big in films as MacMurray, Young was never as edgy or whimsical as James Stewart, or as earnest and striving as Henry Fonda. His TV success was greater than that of any other Golden Era Hollywood Everyman, though, because, regardless of his real talent as an actor, he was relaxed and unthreatening.

Highest rated movies

The Mortal Storm
Northwest Passage
Three Comrades
The House of Rothschild
Crossfire
The Enchanted Cottage
The Canterville Ghost
Secret Agent

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.: A Holiday Affair Dr. Marcus Welby (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mercy or Murder? Roswell Gilbert (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conspiracy of Love Joe Woldarski (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of Marcus Welby, M.D. Dr. Marcus Welby (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 63% Little Women Grandpa James Lawrence (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Father Knows Best Reunion James Anderson (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Father Knows Best: Home for Christmas Jim Anderson (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet All My Darling Daughters' Anniversary Judge Charles Raleigh (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet All My Darling Daughters Judge Charles Raleigh (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Protector Herman Allison (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D. Dr. Marcus Welby (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matter of Humanities Dr. Marcus Welby (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Admiral Adm. Matt Callahan (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 53% Secret of the Incas Stanley Moorehead (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 20% The Half-Breed Dan Craig (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 29% Goodbye, My Fancy Doctor James Merrill (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 48% The Second Woman Jeff Cohalan (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 68% That Forsyte Woman Philip Bosinney (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adventure in Baltimore Pastor Andrew Sheldon (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet And Baby Makes Three Vernon "Vern" Walsh (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bride for Sale Steve Adams (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 77% Sitting Pretty Harry King (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Relentless Nick Buckley (Character) - 1948
87% 74% Crossfire Finlay (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 76% They Won't Believe Me Larry Ballentine (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Claudia and David David Naughton (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady Luck Larry Scott (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Searching Wind Alex Hazen (Character) - 1946
86% 83% The Enchanted Cottage Oliver Bradford (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Those Endearing Young Charms Lt. Hurley "Hank" Travers (Character) - 1945
86% 72% The Canterville Ghost Cuffy Williams (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweet Rosie O'Grady Samuel A. Magee (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Claudia David Naughton (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 67% Slightly Dangerous Bob Stuart (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joe Smith, American Joe Smith (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 38% Cairo Homer Smith, aka Juniper Jones (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 59% Journey for Margaret John Davis (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 68% H.M. Pulham, Esq. Harry Moulton Pulham (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 50% Lady Be Good Edward "Eddie" Crane (Character) - 1941
83% 59% Western Union Richard Blake (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Married Bachelor Randolph `'Randy'` Haven (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Trial of Mary Dugan Jimmy Blake (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sporting Blood Myles Vanders (Character) - 1940
100% 85% The Mortal Storm Fritz Marberg (Character) - 1940
100% 68% Northwest Passage Langdon Towne (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 33% Dr. Kildare's Crisis Douglas "Doug" Lamont (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Florian Anton Erban (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maisie Charles "Slim" Martin (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 50% Miracles for Sale Michael Morgan (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 20% Honolulu Brooks Mason/George Smith/David (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bridal Suite Neil McGill (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Josette Pierre Brassard (Character) - 1938
100% 65% Three Comrades Gottfried Lenz (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 39% The Shining Hour David Linden (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paradise for Three Fritz Hagedorn (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Toy Wife Andre Vallaire (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rich Man, Poor Girl Bill Harrison (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 18% I Met Him in Paris Gene Anders (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 64% Navy Blue and Gold Roger "Rog" Ash (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 67% The Bride Wore Red Rudi Pal (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Married Before Breakfast Tom Wakefield (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 53% The Emperor's Candlesticks Grand Duke Peter (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dangerous Number Henry `'Hank'` Medhill (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's Love Again Peter Carlton (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 64% Stowaway Tommy Randall (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 16% The Bride Walks Out Hugh McKenzie (Character) - 1936
86% 47% Secret Agent Robert Marvin (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Wise Guys Joe Hatcher (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sworn Enemy Henry "Hank" Sherman (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 20% The Longest Night Charley Phelps (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vagabond Lady Tony Spear (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 75% Remember Last Night Tony Milburn (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet West Point of the Air Little Mike Stone (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bride Comes Home Jack Bristow (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Salute Jeff (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Calm Yourself Preston "Pat" Patton (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 37% Spitfire John Stafford (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lazy River William "Bill" Drexel (Character) - 1934
100% 53% The House of Rothschild Capt. Fitzroy (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Band Plays On Tony Ferrera (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death on the Diamond Larry Kelly (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paris Interlude Patrick `'Pat'` Wells (Character) - 1934
20% 30% Today We Live Claude (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 91% Tugboat Annie Alexander "Alec" Brennan (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 67% Hell Below Lieut. (JG) 'Brick' Walters (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 33% Men Must Fight Geoffrey Aiken (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Right to Romance Bobby Preble (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 88% The Kid From Spain Ricardo (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unashamed Richard 'Dick' Ogden (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 31% Strange Interlude Gordon Evans as a Young Man (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet New Morals for Old Ralph Thomas (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 50% The Wet Parade Kip Tarleton (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 66% The Sin of Madelon Claudet Dr. Lawrence Claudet (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 67% The Guilty Generation Marco Ricca a.k.a. John Smith (Character) - 1931

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D. Dr. Marcus Welby (Character) 1969-1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Nick Holloway (Character) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet 100% The Avengers Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1956 1961
No Score Yet 100% Father Knows Best Jim Anderson (Character) 1954-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1954 1957-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1955