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Jordan Young (actor)

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Occupation  Actor, comedian
Spouse(s)  Karen (m. 2012)
Name  Jordan Young
Years active  2001-present
Children  1 daughters
Role  Television actor
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Born  1980 (age 40), Kingskettle, Fife, Scotland
Movies  Filth, For Those in Peril, Driving Lessons
Similar People  Alan McHugh, Gary Lamont, Joy McAvoy, Jon S Baird, Paul Wright

Jordan Young is a Scottish television, film and stage actor and comedian best known for his regular role in soap drama River City. He also played a violent thug in the film adaptation of Irvine Welsh's Filth.


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Young, who was brought up in the small village of Kettlebridge in Fife, began his acting career as a student at the Queen Margaret University College in Edinburgh. He spent six years as a jobbing actor in Edinburgh, working part-time in bars to pay the bills, before landing parts in TV shows, including Legit, Rab C. Nesbitt and Bob Servant Independent, and Gregory Burke's award-winning play Black Watch. However he soon found success by playing the regular role of Alex McAllister in soap opera River City. He most recently graced the big screen as Alex Setterington in Filth alongside James McAvoy - the famous older brother of his River City co-star Joy.

As well as television, Young has played in numerous pantomimes, many of which were with fellow comedians and actors Alan McHugh and Elaine C. Smith.

Personal life

Young is the son of Peter and Shirley Young. His father tragically lost his life in a car accident when Jordan was just 14. He stated the loss of his father caused him to become ″completely and utterly rudderless.″ His thick Fife dialect makes him a recognizable voice on television. His wife Karen is a choreographer and they have a daughter called Marley.


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