Fred Savage Biography – Who is Fred Savage?
Fred Savage is an American former child actor who is still an actor today, and he is also a director and producer. Savage began acting in the mid-80s and he is famously known for his role in a 1998-1993 television series, The Wonder Years, and also for playing the role of The Grandson in The Princess Bride. Savage is a multi-awards actor with nominations and awards such as Young Artist Awards and People’s Choice Awards.
Fred Savage’s Age | How old is Fred Savage?
The Wonder Years actor was born as Fred Aaron Savage in 1976 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. He is 44 years old as of July 9, 2020.
Fred Savage Brother | Is Fred Savage related to Ben Savage?
Yes, they are related. Raised as a Reform Jew, Savage grew up in a household with two siblings. They are younger brother Ben Savage, an actor, and young sister Kala Savage, an actress and musician. They were born to Joanne Savage and Lewis Savage, an industrial real estate broker and consultant. Their grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Poland, Ukraine, Germany, and Latvia. The family lived in Glencoe, Illinois, and later on moved to California.
Fred Savage’s Wife
Fred’s wife is Jennifer Lynn Stone. The couple has been married since 2004 and has three children together. They are Oliver Philip, his first-born son, daughter Lily Aerin, and son August.
Fred Savage’s Alma Mater
Fred began his education at a private co-educational day school in Brentwood known as Brentwood School. He completed and joined high school and later on proceeded to Stanford University, from where he earned his bachelor’s degree in English in 1999. At Stanford, he was also a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
Fred Savage’s Acting Career
At the age of 9, Savage had his first appearance on TV in the show Morningstar/Eveningstar. His next roles onscreen included appearing in The Boy Who Could Fly, Dinosaurs! – A Fun-Filled Trip Back in Time!, Crime Story and The Twilight Zone. His breakthrough to fame came after appearing as the grandson opposite Peter Falk in the 1987 film The Princess Bride.
Fred’s other well-known role was in 1988’s The Wonder Years as Kevin Arnold. It is marked his iconic role and it led him to two Golden Globe nominations as well as two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. He also became the youngest actor ever to receive these honors, aged thirteen. The show ended in 1993 and Savage stayed on until the end. He played other roles during that time such as in films like Vice Versa (1988) and Little Monsters.
He went back to high school after The Wonder Years ended, at the age of 17, and joined Stanford University upon completion. After high school, he landed a role in the NBC sitcom Working and he starred in it for its two-season run. He also several supporting and guest roles in the early 2000s and late 1990s such as in the Boy Meets World (with his brother Ben Savage) and in the film Austin Powers in Goldmember as The Mole.
Savage has also been a voice-over actor in animated shows like Kim Possible, Oswald, Family Guy, Justice League Unlimited, and Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn’t Happen. In Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Savage had the role of a serial rapist on a 2003 episode while on Boy Meets World, he portrayed the character of a womanizing professor. On VH1’s 100 Greatest Kid Stars, Savage ranked at #27.
He guest-starred in The Rascal, a web series on Crackle, in July 2008. He also appeared on the Fox series The Grinder in 2015. He had been approached by producer Nick Stoller to play the role of Stewart on the series and he agreed after some hesitation. However, Fox cancelled the series on May 16, 2016. He acted as Max Adler, a gay literary agent in the Netflix series Friends From College, in 2017. In 2018, he began to host Child Support (originally called Five to Survive) with Ricky Gervais and is the host of What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage as of 2019.
Fred Savage as a director and producer
Savage began directing television productions in 1999 with his first tasks being over several television series episodes. He directed and acted in the NBC sitcom known as Working and this made it his first directorial credit. He decided to learn more on how to direct by observing the production of Even Stevens on Disney Channel. He also learned by shadowing Amy Sherman-Palladino, Todd Holland, and James Burrows.
Some of his directing credits include Modern Family, 2 Broke Girls, Ned’s Declassified for Nickelodeon, Boy Meets World, Drake & Josh, Hannah Montana, That’s So Raven and Wizards of Waverly Place for Disney Channel. He directed some episodes of Phil of the Future for Disney Channel and also co-produced the series. His other producing credits include The Crazy Ones, Friends with Benefits, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Happy Endings, and Party Down.
In 2007, he made his directing debut for a feature film with the film Daddy Day Camp and was also nominated for a Directors Guild award for the Phil episode “Not-So-Great-Great Grandpa”.
Fred Savage Net Worth
Savage has an estimated net worth of about $18 million dollars.