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Alan Young is a Actor and Scriptwriter British born on 19 november 1919 at Tyne and Wear (United-kingdom)

Alan Young

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Birth name Angus Young
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 19 november 1919 at Tyne and Wear (United-kingdom)
Death 19 may 2016 (at 96 years)

Alan Young (born November 19, 1919) is an English-born, Canadian-American actor, voice artist, comedian, radio host, television host and personality best known for his role as Wilbur Post in the television comedy series Mister Ed and as the voice of Scrooge McDuck in Disney films, TV series and video games. During the 1940s and 1950s, he starred in his own shows on radio and television.


Early life
Young was born on 19 November 1919 in North Shields, Northumberland England to John Cathcart Young, a shipyard worker, and Florence Pinckney, whose ancestors included a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence. The family moved to Edinburgh, Scotland when Young was a toddler, and to West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada when he was six years old. Young came to love radio when bedridden as a child because of severe asthma.

Near the start of his radio career, during World War II, Young served in the Royal Canadian Navy.

Young had his own comedy radio series on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. In 1944, he moved to American radio with The Alan Young Show, NBC's summer replacement for Eddie Cantor's show. He switched to ABC two years later, then returned to NBC.

Young's film debut was Margie (1946), and featured in Chicken Every Sunday (1949).

In 1950, the television version of The Alan Young Show began. By 1951, the series had garnered not only praise but also several Primetime Emmy awards, including "Outstanding Lead Actor" for Alan Young.

After its cancellation, Young continued acting in films, among which Androcles and the Lion (1952) and Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (1955), and two George Pal films, tom thumb (1958) and The Time Machine (1960).

He is best known, however, for Mister Ed (1961–66), a CBS television show, in which he starred as Wilbur Post, the owner of Mr. Ed, a talking horse that would talk to no one but him, thus causing hilarious situations for Wilbur Post with his wife, neighbours and acquaintances.

He also starred as Stanley Beamish in the unaired 1966 pilot episode of Mr. Terrific, but apparently declined to appear in the broadcast series in 1967 that followed.

He appeared in the episode "Thin Ice" of the NBC espionage drama Five Fingers, starring David Hedison. Young's television guest roles include Gibbsville, The Love Boat, Murder, She Wrote, St. Elsewhere, Coach, Party of Five, The Wayans Bros., USA High, Hang Time, ER, Maybe It's Me and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch where he played Zelda's love interest in the episode "Sweet Charity".

In the late 1960s, he retired from acting for several years. During that time, he founded a broadcast division for the Christian Science Church.

Since 1974, he has voiced Scrooge McDuck in numerous Disney films and in the popular series DuckTales (1987-1990). In Mickey's Christmas Carol, he portrayed the character's miserly namesake. He also plays Scrooge in video games that he appears in, such as the Kingdom Hearts series and most recently in DuckTales: Remastered in 2013 and the Mickey Mouse cartoon "Goofy's First Love" released in 2015.

During the 1980s, Young became active in voice acting. Apart from Scrooge McDuck, his other prominent roles are Farmer Smurf on The Smurfs, 7-Zark-7 and Keyop in Battle of the Planets and Hiram Flaversham in The Great Mouse Detective. He also guest starred on The Incredible Hulk, The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show and Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends.

In 1991, Alan Young returned to the stage, starring as Cap'n Andy Hawkes in The California Music Theatre's adaptation of Show Boat. He had been called for the role after Van Johnson, who was initially cast in the part, was hospitalised. He had also appeared in the plays A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and The Girl With the Freudian Slip.

In 1993, he recreated his role as Filby for the mini-sequel to George Pal's The Time Machine, reuniting him with Rod Taylor, who had played George, the Time Traveller. It was called Time Machine: The Journey Back, directed by Clyde Lucas. In 2002, he had a cameo as the flower store worker in Simon Wells' remake of The Time Machine and in 2010, he read H.G. Wells's original novel for 7th Voyage Productions, Inc.

In 1994, Young co-starred in the Eddie Murphy film Beverly Hills Cop III. He played the role of Uncle Dave Thornton, the Walt Disney-esque founder of the fictional California theme park Wonderworld.

Since 1994, he has played at least eight characters, most notably antique dealer Jack Allen on the popular radio drama Adventures in Odyssey. In 1997, he did the voice of Haggis McMutton in the PC game The Curse of Monkey Island. His recent guest roles in animated series include Megas XLR, Static Shock, House of Mouse, The Ren & Stimpy Show, Duckman, Batman: The Animated Series and TaleSpin.

Best films

The Time Machine (2002)
The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
Tom Thumb (1958)
The Time Machine (1960)

Usually with

Wayne Allwine
Wayne Allwine
(6 films)
Don Griffith
Don Griffith
(2 films)
Frank Welker
Frank Welker
(5 films)
Tony Anselmo
Tony Anselmo
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Alan Young (21 films)

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Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas, 1h8
Directed by Matthew O'Callaghan
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Themes Films about animals, Christmas films, Films about dogs, Films about birds, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une souris, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Santa Claus in film
Actors Wayne Allwine, Tony Anselmo, Bill Farmer, Russi Taylor, Tress MacNeille, Kellie Martin
Roles Uncle Scrooge McDuck (voice)
Rating65% 3.262763.262763.262763.262763.26276
The narrator recites the first 10 words of The Night Before Christmas before saying, "Oh, wait. Different story, but we'll still see a mouse". The narrator announces new tales of giving and loving, and a book opens to show pop-up elves.
The Time Machine, 1h36
Directed by Gore Verbinski, Simon Wells
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Action, Adventure
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Time travel films, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Steampunk films, Alternate history films, Impact events in fiction, Disaster films
Actors Guy Pearce, Samantha Mumba, Mark Addy, Sienna Guillory, Phyllida Law, Alan Young
Roles Flower Store Worker
Rating60% 3.0006153.0006153.0006153.0006153.000615
In the year 1899, Dr. Alexander Hartdegen (Guy Pearce) is a moderately young inventor teaching at Columbia University in New York City. Unlike his conservative friend David Philby (Mark Addy), Alexander would rather do pure research than work in the world of business. After a mugger kills his fiancée, Emma, he devotes himself to building a time machine that will allow him to travel back in time and save her. When he completes the machine four years later, he travels back to 1899 and prevents her murder, only to see her killed by a horse and buggy.
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse, 1h5
Directed by Burny Mattinson, Roberts Gannaway
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Christmas films, Films about birds, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une souris, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Wayne Allwine, Tony Anselmo, Carlos Alazraqui, Bill Farmer, Jeff Bennett, Russi Taylor
Rating67% 3.35123.35123.35123.35123.3512
A snowstorm leaves everyone in the House of Mouse stranded and "bah-humbug" Donald doesn't have any Christmas spirit. Mickey and all the other guests get hot chocolate and cookies to make Donald feel his Christmas spirit. The fun starts when Minnie gets the Christmas cartoons to watch. Their magical memories see to it that everyone has a holiday spirit, even Donald. At the end, everyone gets together and sings a musical number, "The Best Christmas of All".
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas, 1h10
Directed by Jean-François Laguionie, Jun Falkenstein, Toby Shelton
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Christmas films, Films about dogs, Films about birds, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une souris, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Santa Claus in film
Actors Wayne Allwine, Kelsey Grammer, Tony Anselmo, Tress MacNeille, Russi Taylor, Milton Berle
Roles Uncle Scrooge McDuck (voice)
Rating71% 3.593043.593043.593043.593043.59304
Huey, Dewey and Louie wake up one Christmas morning and open their presents, even though they are supposed to wait first for Aunt Daisy, Uncle Scrooge and Aunt Gertie to arrive. After the boys take their new sleds from their Uncle Donald (not reading the included gift card) they go sledding and have Christmas dinner. While Donald, Daisy, Uncle Scrooge and Aunt Gertie sing carols, the boys play with their new toys. Later, it is time for the boys to go to bed and having enjoyed the day immensely, the boys then wish that it would be Christmas every day. Their wish is granted and at first the three are joyful. After a few days, however, they begin to get sick of Christmas and soon realize that every day will be exactly the same as the day when they first made their wish. They then decide to change the course of action of the next day by playing tricks and pranks, including swapping the cooked turkey with a live one for the dinner table. The day turns out to be a bad Christmas for everyone, especially Donald. After this, the boys finally read the gift card that was given to them which they had previously disregarded. The card is from Donald and Daisy, it wishes them love and explains that Christmas is not just about presents, it is about being with family. The boys instantly become guilty for their pranks and decide to make amends by making the next day the best Christmas ever. At the end of the next day, the boys finally realize the true meaning of Christmas and the time loop comes to an end, leading into the day after Christmas.
Beverly Hills Cop III, 1h44
Directed by John Landis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Buddy films
Actors Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Héctor Elizondo, Timothy Carhart, George Lucas, John Saxon
Roles Uncle Dave
Rating56% 2.802222.802222.802222.802222.80222
One night in Detroit, Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) plans to arrest a gang of car thieves who run a local chop shop. Unbeknownst to his boss, Inspector G. Douglas Todd (Gil Hill), Foley has canceled the SWAT team, intending to raid the shop using only his team. Meanwhile, a group of men arrive at the chop shop to pick up a cube van that the car thieves had hijacked. The leader of the group confirms that the vehicle still contains its cargo, which consists of crates labelled as property of the U.S. government, then has his men execute the car thieves.
DuckTales: The Movie - Treasure of the Lost Lamp, 1h14
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about birds, Mise en scène d'un canard, Children's films, L'Or
Actors Alan Young, Christopher Lloyd, Rip Taylor, Russi Taylor, Richard Libertini, Terence McGovern
Roles Scrooge McDuck
Rating68% 3.448683.448683.448683.448683.44868
Scrooge McDuck travels to the Middle East to inspect a recently found treasure chest he believes conatins Collie Baba's treasure, accompanied by Huey, Dewey and Louie, Webby Vanderquack, and Launchpad McQuack. Although initially disappointed when the chest seems to contain old clothes, Scrooge is excited when an ancient treasure map is found in one of the pockets.
The Great Mouse Detective, 1h14
Directed by Ron Clements, Burny Mattinson, John Musker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Musical, Crime, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Sherlock Holmes films, Musical films, Mise en scène d'une souris, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Barrie Ingham, Val Bettin, Vincent Price, Candy Candido, Alan Young, Frank Welker
Roles Hiram Flaversham (voice)
Rating71% 3.5974353.5974353.5974353.5974353.597435
In London, circa 1897, a young mouse named Olivia Flaversham is celebrating her birthday with her toymaker father, Hiram. Suddenly, Fidget, a bat with a peg leg, barges in, and after a brief struggle, disappears with Hiram. Fidget takes Hiram to Professor Ratigan who commands him to create a clockwork robot which mimics the Queen of the Mice so Ratigan can rule England. Hiram initially refuses to participate in the scheme, but agrees when Ratigan threatens Olivia.
Mickey's Christmas Carol, 26minutes
Directed by Burny Mattinson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy-drama, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Christmas films, Time travel films, Films about birds, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Ghost films, Mise en scène d'un canard, Mise en scène d'une souris, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Alan Young, Wayne Allwine, Clarence Nash, Hal Smith, Ethel Merman, Gene Kelly
Roles Scrooge McDuck (voice)
Rating79% 3.9883253.9883253.9883253.9883253.988325
Le soir de Noël, l'égoïste et acariâtre Ebenezer Scrooge reçoit la visite du fantôme de son ancien associé, Jacob Marley. Celui-ci tente de le convaincre de l'immoralité de son métier d'usurier. Jacob lui-même, qui « escroquait les veuves et grugeait les pauvres », montre à Ebenezer les lourdes chaînes qu'il est condamné à porter « pour l'éternité… et peut-être même au-delà ». Jacob menace Ebenezer de la damnation s'il ne revient pas à une conduite plus morale.
The Cat from Outer Space, 1h44
Directed by Norman Tokar, Arthur J. Vitarelli
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about animals, Comedy science fiction films, Films about cats, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Ronnie Schell, Ken Berry, Sandy Duncan, Harry Morgan, Roddy McDowall, McLean Stevenson
Roles Dr. Wenger
Rating60% 3.047583.047583.047583.047583.04758
An unidentified flying object makes an emergency landing on Earth and is taken into custody by the United States government. The occupant of the "flying saucer" turns out to be a strange cat-like alien named Zunar-J-5/9 Doric-4-7. Since the Mother Ship cannot send a rescue party before it leaves the solar system, the cat sets about investigating how to repair the ship himself. Using a special collar that amplifies telekinetic and telepathic abilities, he follows the military to the Energy Research Laboratory (or E.R.L.), where they hope to learn how the UFO's power source works. One of the lab's scientists, Dr. Frank Wilson, attracts the cat's attention when his theory on the power source, while ridiculed by the rest of the staff, is actually on the right track.
The Time Machine, 1h43
Directed by George Pal
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Time travel films, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux, Sebastian Cabot, Whit Bissell, Tom Helmore
Roles David Filby / James Filby
Rating75% 3.798373.798373.798373.798373.79837
On January 5, 1900, four friends arrive for a dinner at the house of H. George Wells (Rod Taylor), an inventor. Their host is late and his housekeeper, Mrs. Watchet, has served dinner in his absence. Bedraggled and exhausted, George staggers in. He takes brief refreshment and begins to describe the strange experiences he has had since the last time the group met.
Tom Thumb
Tom Thumb (1958)
, 1h38
Directed by George Pal
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Musical
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Russ Tamblyn, Alan Young, Terry-Thomas, Peter Sellers, June Thorburn, Jessie Matthews
Roles Woody
Rating64% 3.248893.248893.248893.248893.24889
Il était une fois et autrefois, un bûcheron surnommé « l’intègre » qui donnait les premiers coups de hache à un magnifique chêne de la forêt lorsque la reine de celle-ci lui apparut afin qu’il épargne son arbre. En échange, elle exaucera trois vœux du bûcheron et de sa femme. Mais le couple dépense bêtement ses trois souhaits à cause d’un plat de choux et de saucisse. Leur rêve de toujours est d’avoir un enfant « même aussi petit qu’un pouce » qui profiterait de cette chambre garnie de jouets qu’ils ont aménagée en espérant en vain. La reine de la forêt, pas avare, leur réserve une surprise.