Jordan Young is a Scottish television, film and stage actor and comedian best known for his regular roles in soap drama River City and in police comedy TV series Scot Squad. He also played a violent thug in the film adaptation of Irvine Welsh's Filth.
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 and the role of PC McLaren in the police comedy TV series Scot Squad. He most recently played on 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.
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.
|2001||The Toon Fair||Adrian McDowall||Sandy / Jimmy||Short|
|2005||Wild Country||Craig Strachan||Farmer|
|2006||Driving Lessons||Jeremy Brock||Receptionist|
|2013||For Those In Peril||Paul Wright||Michael|
|Filth||Jon S. Baird||Lexo|
|2004||Still Game||Michael Hines||Kevin||1 Episode|
|2005||The Strange Case of Sherlock Holmes & Arthur Conan Doyle||Cilla Ware||Male Patient||Tv Movie|
|Rebus||Martyn Friend||Young PC||1 Episode|
|2008 - 2010||Rab C. Nesbitt||Colin Gilbert||Chris||3 Episodes|
|2009||New Town||Annie Griffin||Policeman||TV Movie|
|2011||Law & Order: UK||David O'Neill||Jeremy Barton||1 Episode|
|Garrow's Law||Bryn Higgins||Joshua Gilmore||1 Episode|
|Mongrels||Adam Miller||Denise's Boyfriend||1 Episode|
|2012||The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret||Ben Gregor||Sous Chef Purdy||2 Episode|
|Doors Open||Marc Evans||Jonno||TV Movie|
|2012–||Scot Squad||Various||PC Jack McLaren||Series Regular (16 Episodes)|
|2013||Bob Servant Independent||Annie Griffin||Paramedic||1 Episode|
|Doctors||Oliver Krimpas||Andy Epinoza||1 Episode|
|2013 - 2016||River City||Various||Alex McAllister||Ongoing|
|2014||Shetland||John McKay||Brian Bruce||1 Episode|
- ↑ Daily Record Article 'Filth actor Jordan Young was happy to play racist, drug-taking murderer – only problem was the shocking blond mohican'
- ↑ Evening Times Article: 'Jordan feels at home in River City'