Alan Young, Star of Mr Ed Passes Away at 96


Alan Young, the human star who played second fiddle to a talking horse in the legendary series Mr. Ed has passed away. Young, at the age of 96 had a career that spanned from radio to current day. Young’s entertainment career began in 1944 with The Alan Young show he created for radio.

1944 when he created his own radio show called The Alan Young Show. He transitioned this radio show in to a television show which ran for three years and won two Emmy’s. In 1961 Young was cast in the role he is best known for, Wilbur Post on Mr. Ed. The series ran for five years.

Alan Young has had a long career appearing in various television shows and movies. After having taken a break from acting, he returned and became the voice of Scrooge McDuck in Mickey’s Christmas Carol, reprising the role in the series Duck Tales and continuing projects. He also voiced roles in Alvin & The Chipmunks, The Smurfs, The Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends and The Ren and Stimpy Show.

A horse is a horse of course of course, and Mr. Alan Young lived a long full life, creating work that will continue to entertain for decades to come.



  • james pisano

    Wow. What a blast from the past. I remember this show! I can hear Ed saying “Wilbur.” Shame. Neat pop icon.