William Allen Young

Actor
The actor William Allen Young was born into poor circumstances and raised on the tough streets of South Central L. A., but as an adult became a familiar face to television viewers and a prominent humanitarian. He was an ... Read more »
Born: 01/24/1954

Filmography

Actor (59)

Code Black 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

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Madam Secretary 2015 (Tv Show)

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Rock the House 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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Castle 2010 (Tv Show)

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Detroit 1-8-7 2010 (Tv Show)

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District 9 2009 (Movie)

Dirk Michaels (Actor)

Medium 2009 (Tv Show)

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NCIS 2009 (Tv Show)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2005 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Saving Grace 2007 (Tv Show)

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Arthur Hailey's Detective 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Commander in Chief 2006 (Tv Show)

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Nip/Tuck 2006 (Tv Show)

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CSI: Miami 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Fear X 2005 (Movie)

Agent Lawrence (Actor)

The District 2003 (Tv Show)

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The Parkers 2000, 2002 (Tv Show)

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Dave's World 1993 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Diagnosis Murder 1993 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Home Improvement 1993 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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L.A. Law 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Love & War 1993 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Moesha 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Murphy Brown 1993 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Sisters 1993 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Soul Food 2001 (Tv Show)

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Divas 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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It's Hot in Here: UPN Fall Preview 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Fast Company 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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The Sinbad Show 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Matlock: The Vacation 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Simple Justice 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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The Waterdance 1992 (Movie)

Les (Actor)

Code Name: Chaos 1991 (Movie)

Rob (Actor)

Lock Up 1989 (Movie)

Braden (Actor)

Mariah 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Johnnie Mae Gibson 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Outrage! 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Sins 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Wisdom 1986 (Movie)

Williamson (Actor)

Jagged Edge 1985 (Movie)

Greg Arnold (Actor)

The Atlanta Child Murders 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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The Boys in Blue 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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A Soldier's Story 1984 (Movie)

Private Henson (Actor)

Unit 4 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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White and Reno 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Almost Dead (TV Show)

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Fielder's Choice (TV Show)

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Freedom Road (TV Show)

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Lies Before Kisses (TV Show)

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Murder 101 (TV Show)

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My Past Is My Own (TV Show)

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The Day After (TV Show)

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The Women of Brewster Place (TV Show)

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Without Her Consent (TV Show)

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Women of San Quentin (TV Show)

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Biography

The actor William Allen Young was born into poor circumstances and raised on the tough streets of South Central L. A., but as an adult became a familiar face to television viewers and a prominent humanitarian. He was an award-winning rhetorician at the University of Southern California, where he was a member of the speech-and-debate team and also earned degrees in sociolinguistics and rhetoric and debate. After a string of guest spots on shows like "Cagney & Lacey" and "The Jeffersons," he was cast in director Norman Jewison's World War II-era race-relations drama, "A Soldier's Story," in which he costarred with an up-and-coming Denzel Washington. Young also worked with Sylvester Stallone on the prison-set action movie "Lock Up." But he is best-known as Frank Mitchell, the widowed father of R&B singer Brandy, on the UPN series "Moesha." Despite being labeled as a sitcom, the show often addressed social issues that were close to Young's heart. After that program ran its course, the actor continued to work on TV and has had recurring roles on the hit forensics drama "CSI" and its spinoff "CSI: Miami." He also founded the Young Center for Academic and Cultural Enrichment, and was named an Ambassador of Goodwill by President Clinton.

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