Robert Young may be best known for his role as father and patriarch Jim Anderson on the classic sitcom “Father Knows Best.” However, there is more to this actor than meets the eye.

Here are 7 interesting facts about Robert Young:

  1. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1907.
  2. Young’s parents were both vaudeville performers, which likely influenced his own decision to pursue a career in show business.
  3. He began his acting career in the early 1930s, appearing in stage productions and several films.
  4. Young’s film credits include “The Tempest” (1935), “The Toast of New York” (1937), and ” Northwest Passage” (1940).
  5. He served in the United States Navy during World War II.
  6. In addition to “Father Knows Best,” Young also starred in the television series “Marcus Welby, M.D.” from 1969 to 1976.
  7. He passed away in 1988 at the age of 81.