Voice Actor Alan Young Passes Away

Screen actor and voice actor Alan Young passed away on May 19, 2016. He was 96 years old at the time of his passing.

Young was born in November 1919 in Northumberland, England, and moved to Edinburgh and then near Vancouver when he was a child. After getting his own radio show on CBC, he served in the Canadian navy and army during World War II. He then made his film debut in Margie in 1946.

Young’s career ranged from Hollywood science-fiction films such as The Time Machine (1960) to television projects such as his own Emmy award-winning variety series, The Alan Young Show.

However, he is probably best remembered for roles seen and/or heard by generations of children. He played the human Wilbur opposite a talking horse for six seasons of Mister Ed from 1961 to 1966. He also voiced both the robot 7-Zark-7 and the young hero Keyop (G-4) in Sandy Frank’s Battle of the Planets dub of the Science Ninja Team Gatchaman anime in 1978. He also voiced Scrooge McDuck since the 1970’s in such Disney works as Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983), DuckTales (1987-1990), and various Kingdom Hearts games.

Source: ANN

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