Carleton G. Young (Carleton Garreston Young)

Carleton G. Young

Carleton Garretson Young (May 26, 1907 – July 11, 1971) was an American television actor and the voice of the Ellery Queen radio detective character.  From January 10, 1942 until August 1943, he had the title role on The Adventures of Ellery Queen, and from 1943 to 1952, he played Edmond Dantès in Mutual’s version of The Count of Monte Cristo. In 1951, he played the leading character on the NBC Radio program, The Whisperer.  In 1959, in the season-two episode of ABC’s Leave It to Beaver, Young played John Bates, the father of series character Gilbert Bates (Stephen Talbot). That same year, he was cast, along with Mary Castle, in the episodes “The Big Gamblers” and “The Confidence Gang” of Rex Allen’s syndicated western series, Frontier Doctor.

Other television roles were on The Loretta Young Show, Annie Oakley, Sheriff of Cochise, How to Marry a Millionaire, Perry Mason, M Squad, The Rebel, and Bourbon Street Beat. In 1960, he portrayed the character George McKean in “A Murderer’s Return” of the ABC western series, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, starring Hugh O’Brian.  Young’s last television roles were in 1961 on the ABC/Warner Brothers drama series, The Roaring 20s and on NBC’s Tales of Wells Fargo. That same year, his son, Tony Young, starred in the short-lived CBS western, Gunslinger.  Carleton G. Young is sometimes confused with the film actor Carleton Scott Young.  Young died of cancer on July 11, 1971, and is interred at Inglewood Park Cemetery, in Inglewood, California. He and his son both died at the age of sixty-four.

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  • May, 26, 1907
  • USA
  • New York, New York


  • July, 11, 1971
  • USA
  • Santa Monica, California

Cause of Death

  • cancer


  • Inglewood Park Cemetery
  • Inglewood, California
  • USA

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