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 ''{{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 Creator/{{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

* ''Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas'' (2004) -- Scrooge [=McDuck=]
* ''Em & Me'' (2004) -- Grandfather
* ''[[Film/TheTimeMachine2002 The Time Machine]]'' (2002) -- Flower Store Worker
* ''Film/BeverlyHillsCopIII'' (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

* ''Mickey Mouse'' (2015) --Scrooge [=McDuck=]
* ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' (2004) -- Jax
* ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' (2002) -- Scrooge [=McDuck=]
* ''Maybe It's Me'' (2001) -- Abe Lasky
* ''Series/{{ER}}'' (2000) -- Archie Mellonston
* ''Mickey Mouse Works'' (1999) -- Scrooge [=McDuck=]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Duckman}}'' (1995) -- Wilbur Nelson
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' (1994-1995) -- Haggis [=MacHaggis=]
* ''Series/PartyOfFive'' (1994) -- Jack Gordon
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' (1994) -- Tod Baker
* ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' (1990) -- Doctor
* ''City'' (1990) -- Donald
* ''Coming of Age'' (1988-1989) -- Ed Pepper
* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' (1987-1990) -- Scrooge [=McDuck=]
* ''Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color'' (1983) -- Scrooge [=McDuck=]
* ''[[WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks Alvin and the Chipmunks/The Chipmunks]]'' (1983-1987) -- Grandpa Seville
* ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk'' (1982-1983) -- Cyclops Computer
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' (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]]
* ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'' - Jack Allen (1994-2013)

[[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)

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland'' (1997) -- Haggis [=McMutton=]
* ''Disney Think Fast'' (2008) -- Scrooge [=McDuck=]
* ''Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep'' (2009) -- Scrooge [=McDuck=]
* ''Disney Magical World'' (2013) -- Scrooge [=McDuck=]
* ''VideoGame/DuckTales: Remastered'' (2013) -- Scrooge [=McDuck=]



* 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/BeverlyHillsCopIII'' 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.
** As does Jack Allen from ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey.''
* 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''.