Noah Young

Noah Young Jr. (2 February 1887 18 April 1958) was a champion weightlifter and actor.

Noah Young
Young in A Sailor-Made Man (1921)
Born(1887-02-02)February 2, 1887
DiedApril 18, 1958(1958-04-18) (aged 71)
OccupationFilm actor
Years active1918-1935


Young was born in Cañon City, Colorado. His father, Noah Young, was a foreman of the Glenrock coal mine who later became a coal mine inspector for the State of Wyoming;[1][2] and his mother was Mary Anson, of English descent. Noah Young Sr. came from a family of coal miners in Lancashire, England; and he dabbled in bare knuckle fighting before heading to America in 1874 and settling in Colorado. He was allegedly once an Indian scout and became friends with William F. Cody.

Noah Young Jr. joined the Hal Roach studios as an actor, mainly playing comic villains. He appeared in several Laurel and Hardy comedies but was more notable as a foil for Harold Lloyd, whom he supported in over 50 films. Young died in Los Angeles, California.[3]

Selected filmography


  1. Our paper, Volume 21 By Massachusetts Reformatory (Concord, Mass.) 1905 pg.46
  2. Passenger Manifest SS Malodo June 19, 1930
  3. California Death Index
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