Adam Savage

  • Birth Name: Adam Whitney Savage
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Profession: Television host, Actor, Designer, Model builder
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Fast Facts

  • His father, Whitney Lee Savage, was an artist known for his work on Sesame Street.
  • Was a child actor; voiced animated characters his father created for Sesame Street, and appeared in a Charmin commercial as a stock boy in a grocery store.
  • Wore a suit of armor made from roof flashing by his father for Halloween in high school, which caused him to pass out from heat exhaustion.
  • Has built models that have appeared in such movies as Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and The Matrix Reloaded.
  • Taught advanced model making at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

Awards

  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Reality Program: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Reality Program: Nominee
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Reality Program: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Structured Reality Program: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Structured Reality Program: Nominee
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Structured Reality Program: Nominee

Relationships

  • Whitney Lee Savage — Father
  • Juila Savage — Wife

College

  • Attended New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, New York, United States

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