• Jordan Young is a Scottish television and film actor, best known for his roles in "Scot Squad" and "River City"
• His career began with minor roles, before he got his first lead role in the TV comedy "Legit"
• He is also active in philanthropic activities, including reading Christmas stories to children and fundraising for cancer patients
• Jordan is married and has two children
• He is an avid sports fan who supports Rangers FC
Who is Jordan Young?
Jordan is a Scottish television and film actor, probably best known to the world as PC Jack McLaren in the TV series “Scot Squad” (2014-2022), and as Alex Murdoch in the TV series “River City” (2013-2012), in addition to several other roles that he has secured so far in his career.
Jordan Young Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Jordan Young was born on 7 January 1980 in Kettlebridge, Fife, Scotland, the son of Peter and Shirley Young. His father lost his life in a tragic car accident when Jordan was 14 years old, which struck him hard, and he struggled to cope with it for a couple of years.
After completing high school, Jordan enrolled at Queen Margaret University College in Edinburgh, where he studied acting.
Before making his acting debut, Jordan worked part-time in bars to pay the bills, and took on other odd jobs before breaking into the entertainment industry.
Jordan appeared in the short film “The Toon Fair” in 2001, and then waited three years for his next on-screen appearance. He was Kevin in the TV series “Still Game”, and in 2005 he had two minor roles, first as a male patient in the TV biopic about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle entitled “The Strange Case of Sherlock Holmes & Arthur Conan Doyle”, starring Tim McInnerny, John Bett, and Emily Blunt. He then appeared in Craig Strachan’s horror film “Wild Country”, which starred Samantha Shields, Martin Compston and Peter Capaldi.
After another minor role, this time in the award-winning comedy-drama “Driving Lessons”, written and directed by Jeremy Brock and starring Rupert Grint, Laura Linney, and Julie Walters, Jordan landed his first lead role as Danny in the TV comedy series “Legit”. Though short-lived, it picked up rave reviews, which helped boost his career.
Rise to Prominence
He continued his career with roles in such TV series as “Rebus” (2007), “Rab C. Nesbitt” (2008-2010), and a minor role in the television comedy-drama movie “New Town” in 2009.
In 2011, Jordan featured in the popular crime-drama series “Law & Order: UK”, while in 2012, he portrayed Sous Chef Purdy in the TV series “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret”.
The same year, he appeared in the television crime-drama movie “Doors Open”, with Douglas Henshall, Stephen Fry and Kenneth Collard in the lead roles.
2013 was a turning point in his career for various reasons. First, he was selected for the part of Lexo in the award-winning action crime-comedy film “Filth”, written and directed by Jon S. Baird based on the novel by Irvine Welsh. The film starred James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, and Eddie Marsan. Then, he portrayed Michael in the BAFTA-nominated drama film “For Those in Peril”, written and directed by Paul Wright and starring George MacKay, Kate Dickie, and Michael Smiley.
However, most importantly, it’s the role of Alex Murdoch in the Scottish soap opera “River City”, which premiered in 2002, and follows the lives of the people who live and work in the fictional district of Shieldinch. So far, he’s starred in 101 episodes of the award-winning series, which stars Scott Vickers, Gary Lamont and Frank Gallagher.
In 2014, Jordan secured yet another prominent role as PC Jack McLaren in the TV mockumentary “Scot Squad”. His character is a stereotypical ladies’ man, often flirting with the other gender. His high physical fitness helps him catch runaway criminals.
Jordan has starred in all 33 episodes of the award-winning comedy series, which has also helped him to stardom.
To speak further of his accomplishments, Jordan appeared in the popular crime-drama series “Shetland” (2014), then he played Tristan Staite in the TV series “Armchair Detectives” in 2017.
In 2020, Jordan starred in the short drama film “A Glimpse”, written and directed by Zinnie Harris, co-starring Kirsty Stuart and Ella Thorne.
Moreover, he portrayed Joe Daly in the TV comedy “Daly Grind”, co-starring Rachel Doherty, Scarlett Mack, and Bea Tena-Hutchinson. However, the show wasn’t picked up by any TV channel, and all ended with the pilot.
In addition to his work on screen, Jordan has worked in theaters across Scotland, performing at the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, the Old Vic, the Traverse Theatre, Citizens Theatre, and the National Theatre of Scotland. Some of the plays he’s appeared in include “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, ” performed at His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen; also in the King’s Theatre pantomime “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”.
As of mid- 2022, Jordan Young’s Net Worth has been estimated to be around $1.5 million, earned through his successful career as an actor, during which he’s appeared in more than 20 film and TV titles, as well as on the stage.
Personal Life, Dating, Married, Wife, Children
Jordan has been very secretive in regards to his personal life. however, some details have been revealed as he earned international fame.
According to sources, he’s been married to Karen since 2012; his wife is a choreographer at the King’s Theatre in Glasgow., and they have two children, Marley and Piper, who are now nine and six years old.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
The prominent actor has short brown hair and brown eyes. He stands at 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall, while his weight and other vital statistics are currently unknown in the media, though he has an average figure.
Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia
Jordan is known for his philanthropic activities.
He teams up with Children 1st and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to read Christmas stories to underprivileged children every Christmas.
Moreover, he is an ambassador of Muscular Dystrophy UK, and is a partner at Charlie House HQ.
He has also contributed to Beatson Charity, organizing numerous fundraising events in support of cancer patients and their families.
An avid sports fan, Jordan supports the Scottish soccer club Rangers FC, and has said that he visits the club’s home games whenever he can.
He continued on to say that Boxing Day is a tradition that he doesn’t miss.