Carleton Young

Show Count: 75
Series Count: 5
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: October 21, 1905, New York City, New York, U.S
Died: November 7, 1994, Burbank, California, U.S

Carleton Scott Young (October 21, 1905 – November 7, 1994) was an American character actor born in New York City, New York and known for his deep voice.

Private life 

Young was married from 1945 until his death in 1994 to Noel Toy (the "Chinese Sally Rand"), an exotic dancer and actress whom he met when he caught her dance act at New York's Latin Quarter and was smitten.


Young appeared in 235 American television and film roles with his first being The Fighting Marines (1935). He ended his career in the 1973 television series The Magician which starred Bill Bixby.

Other films Young was cast in are: Reefer Madness (1936) Navy Blues (1937), Dick Tracy (1937), Valley of the Sun (1942), Flying Leathernecks(1951), The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), From Here to Eternity (1953), Walt Disney's adaptation of Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea(1954) as John Howard, and The Horse Soldiers (1959). His big line in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) was: "This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend."

His radio career included a brief star turn as the title role in a short-lived crime drama, The Whisperer (1951), somewhat loosely derived from the longtime crime hit The Whistler. Young played attorney Philip Gault, whose voice was destroyed in an accident, and who developed a sardonic whisper to compensate until his voice was restored, using a whispering persona to infiltrate the underworld where he steered unsuspecting mobsters into the clutches of the law as represented by his real identity as a lawyer.

Other television programs on which Young was cast include: Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951), Boston Blackie (1953), ABC Album (1953), Racket Squad (1953), The Whistler (1954), The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1955), and The Donna Reed Show (1959).

Mr. Young had a few interests beyond acting, forming the Los Angeles Smog Corp. to manufacture cans of "Genuine Los Angeles Smog", which reportedly were sold in the "Fun Shop" at Farmers Market. Hal Tamblin was listed as a vice president of the corporation, according to a 1962 item in The Times, and Art Ryon, author of The Times' "Ham on Ryon" column, claimed to be an executive of the whimsical outfit. Salesman Stan Goodman of Baldwinsville, NY, a longtime friend of Mr. Young and his wife Noel, came up with the idea to sell the city's notoriously polluted air so tourists could take an authentic "slice" of Hollywood back home. Goodman's grandson, attorney Robert C. Goodman of San Francisco, still owns one of the few extant cans of vintage LA smog captured in time by Young's Los Angeles Smog Corp.

Source: WIkipedia

Source: Wikipedia

Count Of Monte Cristo, TheCount Of Monte Cristo, The
Show Count: 3
Broadcast History: 1944-1945, 19 December 1946 to 26 June 1947, 1947-1948 and 12 June 1949 to 1 January 1952
Cast: Carleton Young, Anne Stone, Ferdinand Munier, Joseph Kearns, Barbara Lee, Vic Rodman, Paul Marion, Parley Baer, William Conrad, Jay Novello, Virginia Gregg, Howard McNear, John Dehner
Director: Thomas Freebairn-Smith, Jaime del Valle
Whisperer, TheWhisperer, The
Show Count: 13
Broadcast History:
Cast: Carleton Young
Broadcast: April 4, 1937
Added: Mar 20 2020
Broadcast: 26th July 1959
Added: Aug 25 2011
Broadcast: 21st May 1939
Added: May 25 2012
Broadcast: 28th May 1939
Added: May 26 2012
Broadcast: March 21, 1937
Added: Mar 06 2020
Broadcast: March 28, 1937
Added: Mar 13 2020
Broadcast: 1st June 1949
Added: Jun 01 2008
Broadcast: 8th March 1950
Added: Mar 08 2009
Broadcast: March 14, 1937
Added: Feb 22 2020
Broadcast: 13th November 1938
Added: Jul 15 2012
Broadcast: 20th November 1938
Added: Jul 15 2012
Broadcast: 12th July 1950
Added: Sep 19 2010
Broadcast: 14th June 1959
Added: Sep 19 2011