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John William Young

John William Young is a gifted character actor, acting teacher and director. His many roles include doctors, bikers, red necks, dads, lawyers, neo nazis, surfer dudes, businessmen, best friends and the boy next door. He has worked with many major stars. He currently writes screenplays and coaches his sons' basketball teams. See full bio »

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Known For

Road House Tinker
(1989)
Back to School Executive #2
(1986)
House Would-be Writer
(1985)
Remington Steele Sign Painter
(1986)

Filmography

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  Alive and Kicking (pre-production)
Dean Clinton
 2022 Brown Paper Bag (Short)
 2021 What?
Judge Moorpark
 2021 Blue Call
Detective Dyer
 2017 All About Manos (TV Series)
Detective Hoff
- Burnt (2017) ... Detective Hoff
 2017 A Wake (Short)
Uncle Dewey
 2017 Go Hard (Video short)
Dick Powers
 2016 The Domestic Adventures of Molly & Zoran (TV Series)
Frank the Cameraman
- Honey I'm Moving In! ... Frank the Cameraman
 2016 Louella (Short)
Joe
 2016 Angel from Hell (TV Series)
Bearded Clerk
- The Flask (2016) ... Bearded Clerk
 2015/I Conflicted (Short)
Judge Carson
 2014 Night Vet (Short)
Papa
 2012 Bloody Christmas
Santa
 2012 I Spill Your Guts
Louie King
 1999 Screenplay (TV Movie)
Brock (as John Young)
 1997 Family Matters (TV Series)
Hot Dog Guy
- Odd Man In (1997) ... Hot Dog Guy
 1995 Blvd.
Pete (as John Young)
 1995 Live Shot (TV Series)
Fat Frank
- Miracle (1995) ... Fat Frank
 1994 Columbo (TV Series)
Man In Pajamas
- Undercover (1994) ... Man In Pajamas
 1994/II Last Resort (Video)
Norm
 1994 Another Midnight Run (TV Movie)
Fat Guard
 1993 Johnny Bago (TV Series)
Fat Man
- Johnny's Manly Act (1993) ... Fat Man
 1990 Montana (TV Movie)
Big Boomer
 1989 The Runnin' Kind
Steve the Engineer (as John Young)
 1989 Road House
Tinker (as John Young)
 1987-1989 The Tracey Ullman Show (TV Series)
Jonathan / Waiter
- Episode #3.7 (1989) ... Waiter
- Episode #3.5 (1988) ... Jonathan
- Episode #2.9 (1987) ... Jonathan
- Episode #2.1 (1987) ... Jonathan
- Episode #1.9 (1987) ... Jonathan
 1988 Frankenstein General Hospital
Dr. Alex Hoover (as John Young)
 1986 Soul Man
Banker (uncredited)
 1986 Back to School
Executive #2 (as John Young)
 1986 Hamburger: The Motion Picture
Prestopopnick (as John Young)
 1986 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Sign Painter
- Steele, Inc. (1986) ... Sign Painter
 1985 House
Would-be Writer (as John Young)
 1984 Divorce Court (TV Series)
Dr. Albertson (1988-1989)
 1984 Santa Barbara (TV Series)
Deliveryman
 1983 Flicks
Tech #1 (segment 'New Adventures of the Great Galaxy')
 1977 The Tony Randall Show (TV Series)
Morton
- The Sylvia Needleman Experience (1977) ... Morton
 1977 Lucy Calls the President (TV Movie)
TV Director (as John Young)
 1976 Hollywood High
Mike (as John Young)
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Alternate Names:

John Young
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Trivia:

Father of three sons, including non-pro Dylan Young, and filmmakers Ryan Young III and Tyler John Young.

Nickname:

Johnny Will

Star Sign:

Aries

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