Roland Young

Actor
Slight, mild-mannered British character actor who played a host of lower-middle-class types, from the unctuous Uriah Heep in "David Copperfield" (1934) to the meek sales clerk invested with God-like powers in "The Man ... Read more »
Born: 11/11/1887 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (46)

Hollywood Opening Night 1950 - 1953 (TV Show)

Actor

The Doctor 1951 - 1953 (TV Show)

Actor

The Chevrolet Tele-Theater 1948 - 1950 (TV Show)

Actor

Let's Dance 1949 (Movie)

Edmund Pohlwhistle (Actor)

The Great Lover 1949 (Movie)

C.J. Dabney (Actor)

Forever and a Day 1943 (Movie)

Mr. Barringer (Actor)

They All Kissed the Bride 1941 (Movie)

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The Philadelphia Story 1940 (Movie)

Uncle Willie (Actor)

Two-Faced Woman 1940 (Movie)

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Irene 1939 (Movie)

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Topper Takes a Trip 1938 (Movie)

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The Young in Heart 1937 (Movie)

Col. Anthony 'Sahib' Carleton (Actor)

Ali Baba Goes to Town 1936 (Movie)

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Topper 1936 (Movie)

Mr. Topper (Actor)

The Man Who Could Work Miracles 1935 (Movie)

George McWhirter Fotheringay (Actor)

David Copperfield 1934 (Movie)

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One Hour With You 1931 (Movie)

Professor Olivier (Actor)

This Is the Night 1931 (Movie)

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A Woman Commands (Movie)

King Alexander (Actor)

And Then There Were None (Movie)

Detective Blore (Actor)

Bond Street (TV Show)

Actor

Dulcy (Movie)

Roger Forbes (Actor)

Give Me Your Heart (Movie)

Tubbs Barrow (Actor)

He Married His Wife (Movie)

Bill Carter (Actor)

Here I Am a Stranger (Movie)

Prof. Daniels (Actor)

Here Is My Heart (Movie)

Prince Nickolas (Actor)

His Double Life (Movie)

Priam Farrel (Actor)

King Solomon's Mines (Movie)

Commander Good (Actor)

New Moon (Movie)

Count Strogoff (Actor)

No, No Nanette (Movie)

Mr. Smith (Actor)

One Rainy Afternoon (Movie)

Maillot (Actor)

Pagan Lady (Movie)

Dr. Heath (Actor)

Ruggles of Red Gap (Movie)

Earl of Burnstead (Actor)

St. Benny the Dip (Movie)

Matthew (Actor)

Standing Room Only (Movie)

Ira Cromwell (Actor)

Star Dust (Movie)

Thomas Brooke (Actor)

Street of Women (Movie)

Link Gibson (Actor)

Tales of Manhattan (Movie)

Edgar the Butler (Actor)

The Bishop Murder Case (Movie)

Erik Arnesson (Actor)

The Flame of New Orleans (Movie)

Charles Giraud (Actor)

The Guardsman (Movie)

The Critic (Actor)

The Lady Has Plans (Movie)

Ronald Dean (Actor)

The Squaw Man (Movie)

Sir John Applegate (Actor)

The Unguarded Hour (Movie)

Bunny Jeffers (Actor)

Topper Returns (Movie)

Cosmo Topper (Actor)

Yes, My Darling Daughter (Movie)

Titus Jaywood (Actor)

Biography

Slight, mild-mannered British character actor who played a host of lower-middle-class types, from the unctuous Uriah Heep in "David Copperfield" (1934) to the meek sales clerk invested with God-like powers in "The Man Who Could Work Miracles" (1936). His amiable diffidence enabled him to blithely play frustrated upper class types on occasion; Young is, for example, best known to American audiences for his starring roles as the worrisome banker in three of the "Topper" films (1937-41).

EDUCATION

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England

Sherborne College

University of London

Milestones

1912

New York stage debut

1908

London stage debut

Bonus Trivia

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Served with the US Army in WWI.

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