Farewell, Jack: RIP Alan Young

It is with heavy hearts that we must share the news of Alan Young's passing. On May 19th, at the age of 96, Alan Young left this world. Alan was known the world over as Wilbur Post from the popular show, Mister Ed. He was also known as the voice of Scrooge McDuck for Disney.

However, for us Odyssey fans, he was the beloved actor who brought the role of Jack Allen to life. Jack, along with Jason, first appeared on the show after Hal Smith died. He brought the grandfatherly and wise persona that was similar to Whit's, but in a way that was all his own. Alan played Jack in over 80 episodes. He also played other roles such as Mystic Mountain Lion and Donovan, Jason old NSA boss.

After an interview, Alan mentioned that the part of his career that he was most proud of was Odyssey. AIO certainly impacted his life as he himself impacted the show and its millions of listeners.

It goes without saying that we will all miss him dearly. Rest in peace, Alan. We love you.

Austin Peachey

Austin Peachey is a die-hard reader and audio drama fan. He's run the Adventures in Odyssey Blog for over 8 years and has produced a few audio dramas of his own. He's also worked on the 2nd edition of The Official Guide to Odyssey and can be heard on Phil Lollar's Iliad House.


  1. Awwww one of my favorite characters, although I must say that I was resentful towards him replacing Whit when he first appeared on the show!!! He turned out to be AWESOME!!!

    1. Actually, I prefer Jack to Whit as the one dispensing advice. Maybe it's because Alan had that grandfatherly tone of voice and that he was not replaced by a different actor.

  2. I knew about Jack's death, but may God bless the shows Alan Young worked on.


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