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      William Allen Young

      William Allen Young

      Highest Rated: 94% The Waterdance (1992)

      Lowest Rated: 27% Lock Up (1989)

      Birthday: Jan 24, 1954

      Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

      The actor William Allen Young was born into poor circumstances and raised on the tough streets of South Central L.A., but as an adult became a familiar face to television viewers and a prominent humanitarian. He was an award-winning rhetorician at the University of Southern California, where he was a member of the speech-and-debate team and also earned degrees in sociolinguistics and rhetoric and debate. After a string of guest spots on shows like "Cagney & Lacey" and "The Jeffersons," he was cast in director Norman Jewison's World War II-era race-relations drama, "A Soldier's Story," in which he costarred with an up-and-coming Denzel Washington. Young also worked with Sylvester Stallone on the prison-set action movie "Lock Up." But he is best-known as Frank Mitchell, the widowed father of R&B singer Brandy, on the UPN series "Moesha." Despite being labeled as a sitcom, the show often addressed social issues that were close to Young's heart. After that program ran its course, the actor continued to work on TV and has had recurring roles on the hit forensics drama "CSI" and its spinoff "CSI: Miami." He also founded the Young Center for Academic and Cultural Enrichment, and was named an Ambassador of Goodwill by President Clinton.

      Highest rated movies

      The Waterdance poster
      The Waterdance
      District 9 poster District 9 The Day After poster
      The Day After
      Fear X poster
      Fear X
      Lock Up poster
      Lock Up

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 50% Christmas Hotel Carl (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cookie Mobster Grundy (Character) - 2014
      90% 82% District 9 Dirk Michaels (Character) $115.6M 2009
      No Score Yet 24% Primal Doubt Detective Ben Riggs (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 57% Murder 101 Lt. Dietrich (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 50% Fielder's Choice Roy (Character) - 2005
      58% 38% Fear X Agent Lawrence (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet 71% Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story Unknown (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fast Company Det. Williams (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 40% Almost Dead Henzes (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 38% I Can Make You Love Me Chris (Character) - 1993
      94% 64% The Waterdance Les (Character) $1.7M 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lies Before Kisses Daniel (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Without Her Consent Keys (Character) - 1990
      27% 50% Lock Up Braden (Character) $20.3M 1989
      No Score Yet 49% Wisdom Agent Williamson (Character) $5.7M 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Outrage! Lester Crewe (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Johnnie Gibson Story Marvin Gibson (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnnie Mae Gibson: FBI Marvin Gibson (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Women of San Quentin Larry Jennings (Character) - 1983
      83% 69% The Day After Airman Billy McCoy (Character) - 1983

      TV

      Credit
      77% 78% CSI: Vegas Professor Gene Morrow (Guest Star) 2022
      No Score Yet 83% NCIS U.S. Secretary of Defense Moses McClaine (Guest Star) 2009 2021
      No Score Yet 81% Code Black Dr. Rollie Guthrie (Character) 2015-2018
      No Score Yet 77% Madam Secretary Deputy Secretary Of State Steven Cushing (Guest Star) 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Game Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      81% 100% Detroit 1-8-7 Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      82% 87% Castle Jerry Camden (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet 75% Medium Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
      No Score Yet 89% The Mentalist Matt Etienne (Guest Star) 2008
      No Score Yet 82% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2005-2007
      No Score Yet 69% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2004-2006
      75% 82% Nip/Tuck Mr. Staubeck (Guest Star) 2006
      82% No Score Yet Commander in Chief Sen. Kevin Colby (Guest Star) 2006
      No Score Yet 35% JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Agency Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Parkers Unknown (Guest Star),
      Director
      2000 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Soul Food Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet 100% Moesha Frank Mitchell (Character),
      Director
      1996-2001
      No Score Yet 93% Babylon 5 Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dave's World Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
      No Score Yet 69% Home Improvement Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 227 Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tour of Duty Coyote 2 (Guest Star) 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sins - Del 1 Unknown (Character) 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
      No Score Yet 67% The Dukes of Hazzard Marv (Guest Star) 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fame Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jeffersons Ernie (Guest Star) 1980