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Douglas Young (December 21, 1919 – January 7, 2018) was an American voice actor, who worked on radio programs and in animated cartoons.

Doug Young
Douglas Hiram Young

(1919-12-21)December 21, 1919
DiedJanuary 7, 2018(2018-01-07) (aged 98)
OccupationVoice actor
Years active1946–2018



Early in his career, Young appeared in classic radio shows including The Cisco Kid, The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Red Ryder and The Whistler. He was also the announcer on the syndicated radio comedy The Anderson Family, which starred fellow cartoon voice artist Walter Tetley, and aired from 1946 to 1948. Young later went to work for Hanna-Barbera; a master of accent and dialect, he often based his voices on those of famous performers, such as Jimmy Durante and Buddy Hackett. His credits include:

He used a Jimmy Durante imitation for Doggie Daddy's voice, but the role was later taken over by John Stephenson. Young was also well known as the "Grand Poobah" of The Loyal Order of Water Buffaloes in The Flintstones series. As of March 2003, Young had been doing freelance voice work in Seattle, Washington.


Young died on January 7, 2018 at the age of 98.[1]



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