Adam Savage Biography
Adam Savage is an American special effects designer/fabricator, actor, educator and television personality.
He is known as the former co-host (with Jamie Hyneman) of the Discovery Channel television series MythBusters and Unchained Reaction. His model work has appeared in major films, including Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and The Matrix Reloaded. He is a prominent member of the skeptic community. Savage has an upcoming show titled Savage Builds that will air on the Science Channel.
Adam Savage Age
Adam Savage was born on July 15, 1967. He is aged 51 years as of 2018.
Adam Savage Net Worth
The American actor, host, and designer has a net worth of $8 million dollars.
Adam Savage Wife
On September 11, 2004, Savage tied the knot with his wife Julia Ward. He has twin sons from a previous relationship. Savage is an atheist. He wears a hearing aid on his left ear due to the congenital condition otosclerosis. He is also a practiced juggler as seen on MythBusters.
Savage endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for President in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Savage has a lifelong interest in costume making and cosplay. He said that he remembers his mom getting him a ‘Jaws’ costume when ‘Jaws’ came out…and wearing a Batman costume. Back then, everyone dressed up as hobos.” He strives for authenticity with his costumes.
He and his father made a suit of armor out of aluminium roof flashing that had 700 rivets while in high school. He said that he wore it to school and passed out from heat exhaustion in math class. I woke up in the nurse’s office and the first thing I said was ‘Where’s my armor?'” He built a costume based on the character No-Face from the film Spirited Away in 2011.
Adam Savage Tested
Tested is a youtube channel that shows how Adam Savage has spent his life making things. He made a cardboard suit of Excalibur armor when he was 13. At 50, he made a REAL suit of Excalibur armor (with Terry English). Adam has built just about everything you can think of. He has built Star Wars spaceships, Totoro costumes, NERF mods and movie prop replicas. Over his career as an industrial and special effects designer/fabricator, actor, educator and television personality, there isn’t much Adam Savage has not done. Subscribe to Tested to see what Adam and his team will tackle next!
Adam Savage And Jamie Hyneman
Adam and Hyneman were the only hosts of the show for the first season of MythBusters. Upon start of the second season, members of Hyneman’s staff were introduced and began to appear regularly in episodes; Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and welder Scottie Chapman appeared in the second season Savage and Hyneman are judges on the game show Unchained Reaction which premiered in March 2012.
Savage played the role of a helpful engineer in the 2001 film Ever Since the World Ended and the role of an army surplus store owner who sells a man a rocket engine for his pickup truck in 2006 in The Darwin Awards, which also featured MythBusters co-star Jamie Hyneman. He made a cameo appearance with Hyneman on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation on the May 1, 2008, episode “The Theory of Everything.” In the “making of” material for The Matrix Revolutions, he appears in his role as a special effects artist and discusses some of the miniature effects used and the difficulties involved.
Adam Savage Youtube
Adam Savage the former co-host of the Discovery Channel television series MythBusters and Unchained Reaction. On youtube has a channel that was generated automatically by YouTube’s video discovery system.
Adam Savage Book
Adams book, “Every Tool’s a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It.” was released on May 7, 2019.
Adam Savage Early Life
Born in New York City, Savage was raised in Sleepy Hollow in Westchester County, New York. He graduated from Sleepy Hollow High School in 1985. His grandfather, Cushman Haagensen, was a surgeon who pioneered in breast cancer surgery. His father, Whitney Lee Savage (1928–1998), was a painter, filmmaker and animator known for his work on Sesame Street and has a permanent exhibit in the Avampato Discovery Museum in Charleston, West Virginia.
Whitney Lee was also known for directing the 1968 underground short film Mickey Mouse in Vietnam. His mother, Karen, is a psychotherapist. He was the second youngest of six children, with the four older children coming from his parents’ previous marriages. He has two older brothers, two older sisters and one younger sister. His sister Kate Savage is also an artist.
As a teenager in Sleepy Hollow, he routinely visited the local bike shop to have flat tires fixed. It helped and showed him how to do the repairs himself. From this experience, Savage said, “I realized you could take a bike apart and put it back together and it wasn’t that hard…I’ve been building and putting bicycles together since then.”
Savage began acting as a child and has had five years of acting school. His early credits include voicing animated characters that his father produced for Sesame Street, Mr. Whipple’s stock boy “Jimmy” in a Charmin commercial, a helper in the special effects of Star Wars, and a drowning young man saved by a lifeguard in the 1985 Billy Joel music video “You’re Only Human (Second Wind)”.
Describing the early abandonment of his acting career, Savage said that “by the time I was, I guess probably nineteen, I had passed on that in favor of doing stuff with my hands graphic design, assistant animation in New York, and then eventually working in theater in San Francisco and film special effects. MythBusters then came along and it was the perfect marriage of two things, performance and special effects.”
On November 25, 2011, Savage received an honorary doctorate from the University of Twente (Enschede, Netherlands) for his role in the popularization of science and technology.
Adam Savage Career
He has worked as an animator, graphic designer, carpenter, projectionist, film developer, television presenter, set designer, toy designer, and gallery owner. He worked as a model maker on the films Galaxy Quest, Bicentennial Man, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, The Matrix Reloaded and Space Cowboys, among others.
Savage played the role of a helpful engineer in the 2001 film Ever Since the World Ended and the role of an army surplus store owner who sells a man a rocket engine for his pickup truck in 2006 in The Darwin Awards, which also featured MythBusters co-star Jamie Hyneman. He made a cameo appearance with Hyneman on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation on the May 1, 2008, episode “The Theory of Everything.”
In the “making of” material for The Matrix Revolutions, he appears in his role as a special effects artist and discusses some of the miniature effects used and the difficulties involved. Savage recently taught advanced model making in the department of Industrial Design at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
He also has become a regular presenter at magician James Randi’s annual skeptics’ conference, The Amaz!ng Meeting, since first appearing in January 2006. He credits his introduction to the skeptical community to Michael Shermer, who interviewed him for Skeptic Magazine. Savage also appeared in the UK, giving a talk at the first Amazing Meeting London from October 3–4, 2009, hosted at the Mermaid Conference Centre, Blackfriars.
Savage was a featured performer at the three w00tstock v1.x shows in 2009 and appeared in four w00tstock v2.x shows in 2010. He also appeared as a guest on Diggnation’s 220th show.
Savage has also been a regular guest speaker at the annual Maker Faire since 2008, speaking on different topics such as his obsession with the dodo bird and problem solving, and also taking questions from the audience members about the MythBusters and other things.
Savage hosted an episode of the Discovery Channel series Curiosity, in which he speculated as to whether or not it is possible for humans to live forever. During the program various topics such as limb regeneration, organ printers, and even age reversal are discussed.
In 2011, Savage appeared as “Dan” in a short film directed by Frank Ippolito titled Night of the Little Dead. Savage and Hyneman are judges on the game show Unchained Reaction which premiered in March 2012.
Savage is an occasional guest host for lecture events at the San Francisco-based non-profit City Arts & Lectures and delivered a keynote address at South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival on March 10, 2014. On May 18, 2012, Savage was the commencement speaker at Sarah Lawrence College.
He co-hosts on the weekly podcast Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project. On June 5, 2012, the project launched and is in the format of a conversation between Savage, Will Smith, Norman Chan, and Simone Giertz about topics from science and movies to making and work ethic. Episodes typically last 30–45 minutes.
Adam is currently an editor and contributor at Tested.com. In 2017, Savage toured with Michael Stevens on the Brain Candy LIVE! tour. Savage in June 2017 was named Humanist of the Year by the American Humanist Association at their annual Conference. October 2017, Savage played a cameo as a shopkeeper merchant in the Blade Runner 2049 short film prequel, 2048: Nowhere to Run.
In April 2018, Discovery announced that Savage will host and produce a new series called MythBusters Jr, a series focused on a group of young scientists tasked with completing various experiments of challenges through the use of STEAM skills. In July 2018, Savage in a collaboration with Weta Workshop created and acted in the shortfilm A Farewell To Arms.
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