Fred Savage Born

July 9, 2021

Fred Savage was born on July 9th, 1976 to Joanne and Lewis Savage. Growing up in Chicago, Fred had two siblings, Ben and Kala, who both also went into acting. His first onscreen performance was in Morningstar/Eveningstar at the young age of 9, which led to a successful career as a child actor.

Following his first appearance, his film debut came later that year in The Boy Who Could Fly. The success continued in the following year as Fred Savage was nominated for two Golden Globes and two Emmy nominations for the work he is most known for: portraying Kevin Arnold on The Wonder Years. He became the youngest actor to receive those honors, catapulting his newfound fame into several films. While continuing starring in the show, he was featured in the 1988 film Vice Versa.

After The Wonder Years concluded, Savage returned to finish high school and attended college at Stanford University. While working on smaller projects, the 1990s marked a transition period for Savage; he began his directing and producing journey in 1999, directing and starring in the NBC sitcom Working. Following Working, Savage has several directorial credits, including Hannah Montana, That’s So Raven, Drake & Josh and Boy Meets World. During his directing tenure, Savage lent his voice to several animated shows, including Kim Possible, Family Guy, Justice League Unlimited and Oswald.2015 marked the return to acting for Savage as he was cast in the Fox series, The Grinder. Savage has steadily maintained work in directing and acting through ABC, NBC, and Netflix.

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