Date of Birth
9 December 1976, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Fredrick Aaron Savage
5' 10" (1.78 m)
Fred Savage was born July 9, 1976. He began acting at age 9 in a production produced by Lorimar called Morningstar/Eveningstar (1986). He was found by Roger Damon Price to play the role of Alan Bishop. During production Fred auditioned for The Boy Who Could Fly (1986) which launched Jay Underwood's career.
At the age of twelve, he was cast in the lead role of the series The Wonder Years (1988). He was later in the movie Vice Versa (1988) with Judge Reinhold and then in Little Monsters (1989), in which he worked with his younger brother Ben Savage. Then, he went into the movie The Wizard (1989), with Luke Edwards, Christian Slater, Jenny Lewis, and Beau Bridges. The Wonder Years (1988) was canceled while his younger brother Ben Savage got the lead in the show Boy Meets World (1993). He stopped working for a couple of years until he was cast in the series Working (1997).
Older brother of actor Ben Savage and Kala Savage.
He appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care."
Took a year off from Stanford University to appear in the TV show Working (1997).
At the age of twelve, he became the youngest person ever to be nominated for an Emmy as best leading performer.
Graduated from Stanford University in 1999 with a degree in English.
Graduated from Brentwood School in LA in 1994
In 1999, his show Working (1997) was canceled because its ratings plummeted after its first season.
Appeared in Little Monsters (1989) with brother Ben Savage and sister Kala Savage.
Directed an episode of Boy Meets World (1993), which is his brother Ben's show, in 1998.
Member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
He first met his wife, Jennifer Savage, when they were neighbors as children. Coincidently, he became famous for playing a character, on The Wonder Years (1988), who has a childhood romance with his neighbor.
After having not seen each other in over five years, Fred was reunited with his fellow The Wonder Years (1988) cast member Jason Hervey, who played his older brother Wayne when they did a guest spot on the animated series Justice League Unlimited (2004) in the episode Justice League Unlimited: Hawk and Dove (2004). They played, of all things, bickering brothers who were also superheroes. It was originally intended that Jason would voice the older, more aggressive brother (Hank Hall/Hawk) while Fred voiced the younger, more docile brother (Don Hall/Dove) as they had done on The Wonder Years (1988), but during the voice-recording session, they switched roles unexpectedly, so Fred voiced the older brother while Jason voiced the younger brother.
His scene as a confused bellboy in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) was deleted.
Proposed to his wife, Jennifer Savage, with a 5-carat sapphire ring from Neil Lane Jewelers.
Wedding took place at L'Orangerie restaurant in Los Angeles, California.
In lieu of wedding gifts, they requested that donations be made to Children's Hospital Cancer Center of Los Angeles, in memory of their childhood friend.
Ranked #27 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars"
Fred and his wife, Jennifer Savage, became the parents of a boy on August 5, 2006, Oliver Philip Savage, who weighed in at 6 pounds, 13 ounces.
Daughter, Lily Aerin Savage, born 3 May 2008.
Brother-in-law of Jared Flamm.
Expecting 2nd child, with wife Jennifer Savage, due in May 2008. [February 2008]
Father, with Jennifer Savage, of daughter Lily Savage, and sons August Savage and Oliver Savage.
No relation to John Savage (of "Deer Hunter" and "Hair" fame), despite a popular misconception.
Played "Captain Hook" in his high school (Brentwood School) production of "Peter Pan.".
Raises one eyebrow when surprised
I love to unwind and watch movies, especially those from the classic black-and-white era.
I think it is important to maintain a sense of self and confidence, not letting either falter for the sake of a particular part or project, no matter how great it might be.
Other acting opportunities had come along, but nothing that was tantalizing enough to me to step away from what I found most interesting.
I am an English major in school with an emphasis in creative writing. I think hearing Maya Angelou speak at school last year was one of the best moments Stanford, at least, intellectually, had to offer.
The only thing that frightens me a little is when I'm called Kevin rather than Fred, but that's how people have known me for so many years. So, I can't really blame them.
I would suggest maintaining a life and a career outside the Industry. This is a fickle business and a lousy one to make a steady living in, so it's important to have a good family, friends, job and education to fall back on.
I think Kellie Martin, Reese Witherspoon and Claire Danes represent the future for women in film, and I would be honored to share the stage with any one of them.
It's hard to sleep at night because I'm still wondering where my mother is.
I think we all have a little dark side we keep under wraps.
I promised to always bring up a glass of water to her before we go to bed, and she promised to never let me dress myself.
Now that I'm taking some time off from school, I've been reading a lot to make sure I don't forget everything. It's mostly classics and nonfiction accounts from actors, directors and writers from the '40s and '50s.
I'd like to work with any actress from whom I can learn-one who has had many experiences with many directors and is willing to share some of her knowledge with me.
I'd like to see myself married with a child and hopefully still involved in the entertainment business as an actor who is also able to write a bit and direct some projects.
It is unfortunate that the poor judgment shown by a small group of young actors has tarnished the reputation of every child who has ever appeared before a camera.
The term papers make me more crazy, because they involve more variables I cannot directly control! With acting, I feel more power-like I'm making all the choices.