Creator / Alan Young

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/alan-young-1-sized_6680.jpg
Angus "Alan" Young (1919-2016) was a British-born American actor, voice actor, comedian, radio host, television host and personality, who was best known for his role as Wilbur Post in the television series Mister Ed and as the voice of Scrooge McDuck in 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 Science Church and provided voices for animated cartoons.

Alan Young was married twice, 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 remained married for over a decade until they divorced in 1995. He then married his third wife Mary Chipman in 1996, the marriage lasted for only a year until they divorced in 1997.

Notable Filmography

    open/close all folders 

    Film 
  • Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (2004) — Scrooge McDuck
  • Em & Me (2004) — Grandfather
  • The Time Machine (2002) — Flower Store Worker
  • Beverly Hills Cop III (1994) — Uncle Dave Thornton
  • DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990) — Scrooge McDuck
  • Alice Through the Looking Glass (1987) — The White Knight
  • The Great Mouse Detective (1986) — Hiram Flaversham
  • Robo Force: The Revenge of Nazgar (1984)note  – S.O.T.A.
  • Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983) — Ebenezer Scroogenote 
  • The Cat from Outer Space (1978) — Dr. Wenger
  • 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
  • Androcles and the Lion (1952) — Androcles
  • Chicken Every Sunday (1949) — Geoffrey Lawson
  • Mr. Belvedevere Goes to College (1949) — Avery Brubaker
  • Margie (1946) — Roy Hornsdale

    Series 

    Additonal Voices 

    Video Games 
  • The Curse of Monkey Island (1997) — Haggis McMutton
  • Disney Think Fast (2008) — Scrooge McDuck
  • Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep (2009) — Scrooge McDuck
  • Disney Magical World (2013) — Scrooge McDuck
  • DuckTales: Remastered (2013) — Scrooge McDuck


Tropes:


http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Creator/AlanYoung