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Angus "Alan" Young is a British-born American actor and {{voice actor}} best known for his role as Wilbur Post in the television series ''{{Series/Mister Ed}}'' and as the voice of Scrooge [=McDuck=] in Creator/{{Disney}} films, TV series and video games. Young also starred in his own shows on radio and television during the 1940s and 1950s.

As a boy, Alan Young suffered from severe asthma, keeping him bedridden for long periods of time, which encouraged his love of radio, becoming a radio performer by age thirteen and them began writing and performing in his own radio show for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation by age seventeen. The show was broadcasted in the United States, initiating Young’s career as an “All-American Boy” despite his British origins, becoming popular on American radio from 1944 to 1949 with his ''Alan Young Radio Show''.

When radio begun to lose its popularity and his show was canceled, Young decided to put together a comedy act and tour the United States theatre circuit. After this experience, he wrote a television pilot for {{CBS}} in 1950, resulting in the well-received live revue ''The Alan Young Show'' that ran for three years. However, the strain of writing and performing a weekly show got to Young and the quality of the show declined, leading to his departure from the show and its cancellation.

Based on his popularity on radio and television, Alan Young had established a film career and made his film debut in ''Margie''. Later in his career, Young founded a broadcast division for the Christian Church and provided voices for animated cartoons.

Alan Young wed Mary Anne Grimes in 1941 and both had two children but divorced in 1947. He then married Virginia [=McCurdy=] a year later and had two children as well. They stayed married until [=McCurdy=]’s death in 2011.

!Notable Filmography
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''[[Film/TheTimeMachine2002 The Time Machine]]'' (2002) -- Flower Store Worker
* ''[[Film/BeverlyHillsCop Beverly Hills Cop III]]'' (1994) -- Uncle Dave Thornton
* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTalesTheMovieTreasureOfTheLostLamp'' (1990) -- Scrooge [=McDuck=]
* ''Alice Through the Looking Glass'' (1987) -- The White Knight
* ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' (1986) -- Hiram Flaversham
* ''Robo Force: The Revenge of Nazgar'' (1984)[[note]][=TV=] Movie[[/note]] – S.O.T.A.
* ''Disney/MickeysChristmasCarol'' (1983) -- Ebenezer Scrooge[[note]]Technically, Scrooge [=McDuck=] as Ebenezer Scrooge.[[/note]]
* ''Film/TheCatFromOuterSpace'' (1978) -- Dr. Wenger
* ''[[Film/TheTimeMachine1960 The Time Machine]]'' (1960) -- David Filby & James Filby
* ''tom thumb'' (1958) -- Woody
* ''Gentlemen Marry Brunettes'' (1955) -- Charlie Biddle, Mrs. Biddle & Mr. Henry Biddle
* ''Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick'' (1952) -- Aaron Slick
* ''Film/AndroclesAndTheLion'' (1952) -- Androcles
* ''Chicken Every Sunday'' (1949) -- Geoffrey Lawson
* ''Mr. Belvedevere Goes to College'' (1949) -- Avery Brubaker
* ''Margie'' (1946) -- Roy Hornsdale
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[[folder:Series]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' (1994-!995) -- Haggis [=MacHaggis=]
* ''Coming of Age'' (1988-1989) -- Ed Pepper
* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' (1987-1990) -- Scrooge [=McDuck=]
* ''[[WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks Alvin and the Chipmunks/The Chipmunks]]'' (1983-1987) -- Grandpa Seville
* ''The Incredible Hulk'' (1982-1983) -- Cyclops Computer
* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs Smurfs]]'' (1981-1990) -- Farmer Smurf, Miner Smurf, Scaredy Smurf & (possibly) Weakling Smurf
* ''Anime/BattleOfThePlanets'' (1978-1980) -- Keyop & 7-Zark-7
* ''Series/MisterEd'' (1961-1966) -- Wilbur Post
* ''Alan Young'' (1958-?) -- [[AsHimself Himself]]
* ''The Alan Young Show'' (1944-1949 on Radio then 1950-1953 on television) -- Host / [[AsHimself Himself]]
* ''AdventuresInOdyssey'' - Jack Allen (1994-2013)
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[[folder:Additonal Voices]]
* ''[[WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks Alvin and the Chipmunks/The Chipmunks]]'' (1983-1987)
* ''The Dukes'' (1983)[[note]]{{Animated adaptation}} of ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard''[[/note]]
* ''WesternAnimation/RubikTheAmazingCube'' (1983)
* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs Smurfs]]'' (1981-1986)
* ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManAndHisAmazingFriends'' (1981)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollkins}}'' (1981)
* ''Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo'' (1979)
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!!Tropes:
* ActingForTwo: In ''[[Film/TheTimeMachine1960 The Time Machine]]'', he not only played David Filby but both the younger and older James Filby.
** Wilbur Post and his father, [[TheDanza Agnus]] from ''Series/MisterEd''.
** Takes it up to the next step when he plays three characters, one of them being a woman, in ''Gentlemen Marry Brunettes''.
* ActorAllusion: Voiced Grandpa Seville on ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' who’s a farmer. Alan Young not only voiced [[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs Farmer Smurf]], but he had played an earlier role of a farmer named Aaron Slick in ''Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick''.\\
Then in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' and ''WesternAnimation/DuckTalesTheMovieTreasureOfTheLostLamp'' has his character Scrooge deal with a genie. The first time, not only did he deal with a genie named [[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs Gourdy]], but he was the genie's ‘mastuh.’
** Plays a character named “Uncle” Dave in ''[[Film/BeverlyHillsCop Beverly Hills Cop III]]'', the ‘uncle’ coming from (Great) Uncle Scrooge [=McDuck=] and ‘Dave’ coming from David Filby.
** Besides the Scottish accent he provides Scrooge [=McDuck=], Alan Young provided Scottish accents for Miner Smurf, Wilbur Post’s father and David Filby.
** Young voiced one time character Wilbur Nelson on ''WesternAnimation/{{Duckman}}'', alluding to not only one of his best known roles as [[Series/MisterEd Wilbur Post]], but appeared as Wilbur Bowser in an episode of ''Encounter''.
** Before voicing Haggis [=McMutton=] on ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland'', Alan voiced another character named Haggin in ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' named Haggis [=MacHaggis=].
** Plays Bill in an episode of ''Kelly Kelly'' who’s a great uncle, alluded to the fact his previous role of Scrooge [=McDuck=] who’s a ‘great-uncle’ to Huey, Dewey, Louie and a surrogate one to Webby.
* AndStarring: Receives an “AND ALAN YOUNG AS ANDROCLES” in ''Film/AndroclesAndTheLion'' despite being the titular character.
* CaptainErsatz / {{Expy}}: Again, his “Uncle Dave” character in ''[[Film/BeverlyHillsCop Beverly Hills Cop III]]'' is loosely based on Scrooge [=McDuck=] and David Filby.
* TheEponymousShow: Not only starred in American radio and television series ''The Alan Young Show'' but was also the host.
* EvilOldFolks: Plays one alongside Marjorie Lovett in episode segment “The Diner” in the sixth episode of ''Series/BeyondBeliefFactOrFiction''’s first season.
* [[IllGirl Ill Boy]]: Suffered from bronchial asthma as a boy that made him bedridden for long periods of time, four months maximum, each year.
* InkSuitActor: Grandpa Seville from ''Alvin and the Chipmunks'' bares a strong likeness to Alan.
* RemakeCameo: Is the only actor from any of the other three ''The Time Machine'' incarnations[[note]]Besides the [[Film/TheTimeMachine1960 1960]] version, there were two made-for-TV movies, one in 1949 and another in 1978[[/note]] appear in the 2002 ''[[Film/TheTimeMachine2002 The Time Machine]]'' remake.
* RoleReprisal: Repeated the role of David Filby for a sketch for a 1992 documentary on ''[[Film/TheTimeMachine1960 The Time Machine]]''.
** Returned as Scrooge [=McDuck=] over a decade later to appear in not only three episodes of ''WesternANimation/HouseOfMouse'' (2002) but dons the role again in ''Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas'' (2004), ''Mickey’s Around the World in 80 Days'' (2005), ''Disney’s Th!nk Fast Video Game'' (2008), ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' (2010) and ''[[VideoGame/DuckTales DuckTales: Remastered]]'' (2013).
** Reprised his [[Series/MisterEd Wilbur Post]] role for ''WesternAnimation/GodTheDevilAndBob''.
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