William Allen Young

William Allen Young

Highest Rated: 94% The Waterdance (1992)

Lowest Rated: 23% 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
District 9
The Day After
Fear X
Lock Up

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 60% 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 25% Primal Doubt Detective Ben Riggs (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet 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 33% 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
23% 50% Lock Up Braden (Character) $20.3M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Outrage! Lester Crewe (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 49% Wisdom Agent Williamson (Character) $5.7M 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
No Score Yet 85% NCIS U.S. Secretary of Defense Moses McClaine (Guest Star) 2021 2009
No Score Yet 84% Code Black Dr. Rollie Guthrie (Character) 2015-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2017
No Score Yet 78% Madam Secretary Deputy Secretary Of State Steven Cushing (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Game Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
81% No Score Yet Detroit 1-8-7 Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
82% 87% Castle Jerry Camden (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 77% Medium Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 87% The Mentalist Matt Etienne (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2005-2007
No Score Yet 61% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2004-2006
75% 79% Nip/Tuck Mr. Staubeck (Guest Star) 2006
82% No Score Yet Commander in Chief Sen. Kevin Colby (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet 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
2002 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soul Food Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet 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 Renegade Calvin (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
22% No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet 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

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