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Short Info

Date Of BirthJanuary 6, 1953
SpouseLinda Young
FactBorn at 2:5pm-UT

Malcolm Young was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on January 6, 1953. He was the youngest of eight children. His father, William Young, was a shipyard worker and his mother, Margaret, was a housewife. Young’s parents were both originally from Northern Ireland.

Young was raised in a Catholic household and attended Catholic schools. He has said that his upbringing was very strict and that he was not allowed to listen to rock music.

Young began playing guitar at the age of 14. He was influenced by his older brother, Angus, who was also a musician. Young’s first band was called Velvet Underground.

Young’s career began in 1973 when he and Angus formed the band AC/DC. The band became very successful and has sold over 200 million records worldwide.

Young is known for his hard-rocking style of guitar playing. He is also known for his sense of humor and his love of practical jokes.

Young has been married twice. His first wife was Linda Johnson. The couple had two children together, Cara and Ross. Young’s second wife is O’Linda Young. The couple has three children together, Kymberly, Matthew, and Zoe.

Young has been diagnosed with dementia and is no longer able to play guitar or tour with AC/DC. He currently lives in Sydney, Australia with his family.

General Info

Full NameMalcolm Young
Date Of BirthJanuary 6, 1953
Height1.6 m
ProfessionRecord producer, Film Score Composer, Guitarist, Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Highway to Hell, Thunderstruck, Back In Black


SpouseLinda Young
ChildrenCara Young, Ross Young, Highway to Hell, Thunderstruck, Back In Black
ParentsMargaret Young, William Young, Highway to Hell, Thunderstruck, Back In Black
SiblingsHighway to Hell, Thunderstruck, Back In Black, Angus Young, George Young, Alexander Young, Stephen Young, Margaret Young, Adam Young


AwardsAPRA Awards
Music GroupsAC/DC, Marcus Hook Roll Band, Highway to Hell, Thunderstruck, Back In Black
NominationsOnline Film & Television Association Award for Best Music, Adapted Song

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1We've always been a true band. You won't find one any truer. AC/DC will always be AC/DC. Sometimes we'll do well, sometimes not so well, but the music of AC/DC will always be the same.


1Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of AC/DC) on 10 March 2003.
2Longtime guitarist and founding member (with brother Angus Young of the famous hard rock group AC/DC.
3Successfully completed rehab in 1989 to deal with his drinking problem.
4Born at 2:5pm-UT




The Crazy Ones2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Slash/Up2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dampfnudelblues2013writer: "T.N.T.", "If You Want Blood You've Got It", "Whole lotta rosie"
Average Consumer2013TV Series short writer - 1 episode
The Escape Agenda2012Short writer: "Cold Hearted Man"
Church of Tares: Purpose Driven, Seeker Sensitive, Church Growth & New World Order2012Video documentary writer: "Highway to Hell" - uncredited
Un plan parfait2012writer: "Highway to Hell" - as M. Young
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011-2012TV Series writer - 16 episodes
Rage2002-2012TV Series writer - 4 episodes
The Footy Show2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Revolution2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Disney2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Formula 1: BBC Sport2010-2012TV Series writer - 4 episodes
The Avengers2012writer: "Shoot to Thrill"
Battleship2012writer: "Hard as a Rock", "Thunderstruck"
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Whiskey Hollow2012writer: "Highway To Hell" Remix
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2012TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Raising Hope2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
How I Met Your Mother2006-2011TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Muppets2011writer: "Back in Black"
SOKO Stuttgart2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Final Destination 52011writer: "If You Want Blood You've Got It"
The Smurfs2011writer: "Back In Black"
Aufgspuit!2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Movie Nights2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Blue Bloods2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bridesmaids2011/Iwriter: "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman2005-2011TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Good Guys2010TV Series writer - 3 episodes
NBC Sunday Night Football2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Shawn Hayes: Movie Critic2010TV Series short writer: "You Shook Me All Night Long", "Problem Child"
Rules of Engagement2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Eastbound & Down2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Megamind2010writer: "Highway to Hell", "Back In Black"
Das aktuelle Sportstudio2010TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Madden NFL 112010Video Game writer: "Thunderstruck"
Grown Ups2010writer: "Walk All over You"
Willkommen Österreich2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
20 to 12008-2010TV Series documentary writer - 4 episodes
The Karate Kid2010writer: "Back in Black"
Iron Man 22010writer: "Shoot to Thrill", "Highway to Hell", "Thunderstruck"
Glee2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief2010writer: "HIGHWAY TO HELL"
Board to Death2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony2009Video Game writer: "Touch Too Much"
Tanner Hall2009writer: "Your ex-lover is dead"
Welcome to the 80's2009TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Brüno2009writer: "Back in Black"
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series2009TV Series 1 episode
Casal Rock2009TV Series writer - 5 episodes
David Garrett Live in Berlin2009TV Movie writer: "Thunderstruck"
CSI: Miami2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned2009Video Game writer: "Touch Too Much"
Frag doch mal die Maus2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Criminal Minds2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sex Drive2008writer: "Let's Get It Up"
Machen wir's auf Finnisch2008TV Movie writer: "Highway to Hell"
The Simpsons2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Das Wunder von Wien2008TV Movie writer: "Hells Bells" - uncredited
The Tragic and Painful Waxing of Mr. Simon2008Documentary short writer: "Highway to hell"
Iron Man2008writer: "Back In Black"
Idols2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Carpoolers2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Australian Idol2003-2007TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Shoot 'Em Up2007writer: "If You Want Blood You've Got It"
Rock Bottom: From Hell to Redemption2007Documentary writer: "Highway To Hell"
House M.D.2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Wild Hogs2007writer: "Highway to Hell"
My Name Is Earl2006TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Beerfest2006writer: "Have a Drink on Me"
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby2006writer: "T.N.T." 1992
The Sopranos2001-2006TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Holy Water2006Short writer: "Highway to Hell"
I Love the 80's 3-D2005TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Dukes of Hazzard2005writer: "Shoot to Thrill", "If You Want Blood You Got It"
Filthy Gorgeous: The Trannyshack Story2005Documentary writer: "Back In Black"
The Longest Yard2005"Thunderstruck", "If You Want Blood You've Got It"
Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast2002-2005TV Series writer - 6 episodes
Family Bonds2004TV Series writer: "T.N.T"
Isi/Disi - Amor a lo bestia2004writer: "Back in Black", "Highway to Hell"
Freddy vs Ghostbusters2004Short writer: "You Shook Me All Night Long" - uncredited
Los nuevos y clásicos bloopers2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
New Zealand Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
High Chaparall2004TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Woyzeck2004TV Movie writer: "TNT"
Real Wild Child: Joan Jett Music Video Anthology2003Video writer: "Dirty Deeds"
School of Rock2003"Highway To Hell", "Back In Black", "For Those About To Rock We Salute You", "It's A Long Way To The Top"
ER2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Final Destination 22003writer: "Highway to Hell"
Alias2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 42002Video Game writer: "TNT"
Dirty Deeds2002writer: "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" - as Young
Fubar2002writer: "Jailbreak" - as Malcolm Mitchell Young
AC/DC: Stiff Upper Lip Live2001Video documentary writer: "Stiff Upper Lip", "You Shook Me All Night Long", "Problem Child", "Thunderstruck", "Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be", "Hard as a Rock", "Shoot to Thrill", "Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution", "What Do You Do for Money Honey", "Bad Boy Boogie", "Hell's Bells", "Up to My Neck in You", "The Jack", "Back in Black", "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap", "Highway to Hell", "Whole Lotta Rosie", "Let There Be Rock", "T.N.T", "For Those About to Rock We Salute You", "Shot Down in Flame
Rock Star2001writer: "Are You Ready"
A Knight's Tale2001writer: "You Shook Me All Night Long"
Little Nicky2000writer: "Highway to Hell"
Shiner2000writer: "T.N.T."
Die Harald Schmidt Show2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Juggalo Championshxt Wrestling Volume 12000Video writer: "Big Balls"
XPW Hardcore Conception!1999Video writer: "Highway To Hell"
Detroit Rock City1999writer: "Highway To Hell", "Problem Child", "Whole Lotta Rosie"
Varsity Blues1999writer: "Thunderstruck"
Summerslam1998TV Special writer: "Highway To Hell" - uncredited
Dirty Work1998writer: "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"
Tohuwabohu1993-1998TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Private Parts1997writer: "You Shook Me All Night Long"
Mystery Science Theater 30001997TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jerry Maguire1996writer: "For Those About to Rock We Salute You"
AC/DC: No Bull1996Video documentary writer: "Back in Black", "Shot Down in Flames", "Thunderstruck", "Girl's Got Rhythm", "Hard as a Rock", "Shoot to Thrill", "Boogie Man", "Hail Caesar", "Hells Bells", "Dog Eat Dog", "The Jack", "Ballbreaker", "Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution", "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap", "You Shook Me All Night Long", "Whole Lotta Rosie", "T.N.T.", "Let There Be Rock", "Highway to Hell", "For Those About to Rock We Salute You"
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America1996writer: "Gone Shootin'" - as Malcom Young
Empire Records1995writer: "If You Want Blood You've Got It"
Beavis and Butt-Head1993TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Last Action Hero1993writer: "Big Gun"
AC/DC: Live at Donington1992Video documentary writer: "Thunderstruck", "Shoot To Thrill", "Back In Black", "Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be", "Heatseeker", "Fire Your Guns", "Jailbreak", "The Jack", "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap", "Moneytalks", "Hells Bells", "High Voltage", "Whole Lotta Rosie", "You Shook Me All Night Long", "T.N.T.", "Let There Be Rock", "Highway To Hell", "For Those About To Rock We Salute You"
Maximum Overdrive1986producer: "Sink the Pink", "Shake Your Foundations" / writer: "Who Made Who", "D.T.", "Ride On", "Chase The Ace", "Sink the Pink", "Shake Your Foundations", "For Those About to Rock We Salute You", "Hells Bells", "You Shook Me All Night Long"
WKRP in Cincinnati1980TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hard Knocks1980writer: "High Voltage"
Derrick1980TV Series writer - 1 episode
AC/DC: Let There Be Rock1980Documentary writer: "Live Wire", "Shot Down In Flames", "Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be", "Sin City", "Walk All Over You", "Bad Boy Boogie", "The Jack", "Highway To Hell", "Girls Got Rhythm", "High Voltage", "Whole Lotta Rosie", "Rocker", "Let There Be Rock"
Aplauso1980TV Series writer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops1978TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Supernatural2005-2017TV Series writer - 7 episodes
Playcracks 20172016TV Special writer: "Back in Black"
Mike & Mike2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice Thailand2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Suicide Squad2016writer: "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"
Unleashed! With Matthew Winstead2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Quick Reviews with Maverick2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
World Championship Snooker2014-2016TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Atop the Fourth Wall2014-2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes World Grand Prix2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Molly2016TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Ash vs Evil Dead2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Daddy's Home2015writer: "Thunderstruck"
UK Championship Snooker2014-2015TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Show Jana KrauseTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2015 music - 1 episode, 2015
Tu cara me suena2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Riley's First Date?2015Short writer: "Back In Black"
Ochéntame... otra vez2015TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Britain's Got More Talent2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards2015TV Special writer: "Rock or Bust", "Highway to Hell"
Cocked2015TV Movie writer: "Rock 'N Roll Train" - uncredited
Sleepy Hollow2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Halloween on Dartmoor2014Video short writer: "Highway to Hell"
Dancing with the Stars2010-2014TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Slash 22014writer: "Thunderstruck"
Planes: Fire & Rescue2014writer: "Thunderstruck"
Howard Stern Birthday Bash2014Video writer: "Hell's Bells"
Tu cara me suena - Argentina2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Top Gear2011-2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
American Dad!2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grudge Match2013writer: "Back In Black"
Hawaii Five-02011-2013TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Delivery Man2013writer: "Thunderstruck"


AC/DC: Clipped1991VideoMalcolm Young


AC/DC: Family Jewels2005Video


Blood and Thunder: The Sound of Alberts2015TV Mini-Series documentaryMember AC / DC Band
AC/DC: Live at River Plate2011DocumentaryHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Sweet Emotion2009VideoHimself
AC/DC: Plug Me In2007VideoHimself - Guitar
AC/DC: Family Jewels2005VideoHimself
Howard Stern2003TV SeriesHimself
AC/DC: Stiff Upper Lip Live2001Video documentaryHimself (as AC/DC)
AC/DC: RockWalk Induction2000Video documentary shortHimself
Behind the Music2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Private Parts1997Himself - AC-DC Rhythm Guitar
AC/DC: No Bull1996Video documentaryHimself (Rhythm Guitar) (as AC/DC)
AC/DC: Live at Donington1992Video documentaryHimself (rhythm guitarist) (as AC/DC)
For Those About to Rock: Monsters in Moscow1992DocumentaryHimself (AC / DC)
AC/DC: Let There Be Rock1980DocumentaryHimself - Rhythm Guitarist

Archive Footage

100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs2008TV MovieHimself
La imagen de tu vida2006TV SeriesHimself
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHimself


Nominated Awards

2004OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Adapted SongThe School of Rock (2003)
1994Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Original SongLast Action Hero (1993)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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