20 Facts About Adam Savage


Adam Savage is most active on the platform Adam Savage's Tested which includes a website and a YouTube channel.

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Adam Savage was born in New York City and was raised in North Tarrytown, New York, which was renamed Sleepy Hollow in 1996.

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Adam Savage's maternal grandfather Cushman Haagensen was a surgeon who pioneered breast cancer surgery.

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Adam Savage's father Whitney Lee Savage was a painter, filmmaker, and animator known for his work on Sesame Street, and he has work in the permanent collection of the Clay Center in Charleston, West Virginia.

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Adam Savage was the second youngest of six children, with the four older children coming from his parents' previous marriages.

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Adam Savage has two older brothers, two older sisters, and one younger sister.

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Adam Savage began acting as a child and had five years of acting school.

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Adam Savage has worked as an animator, graphic designer, carpenter, projectionist, film developer, television presenter, set designer, toy designer, and gallery owner.

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Adam Savage worked as a model maker on the films Galaxy Quest, Bicentennial Man, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, The Mummy, The Matrix Reloaded, and Space Cowboys, among others.

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Adam 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 featured MythBusters co-star Jamie Hyneman.

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Adam Savage previously taught advanced model making in the department of Industrial Design at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

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Adam Savage was a featured performer at the three w00tstock v1.

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Adam Savage has 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 taking questions from the audience members about MythBusters, among other topics.

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Adam 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.

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In 2011, Adam Savage appeared as "Dan" in a short film directed by Frank Ippolito titled Night of the Little Dead.

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In June 2017 Adam Savage was named "Humanist of the Year" by the American Humanist Association at their annual conference.

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October 2017, Adam Savage played a cameo as a merchant selling blood bags in the Blade Runner 2049 short film prequel, 2048: Nowhere to Run.

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In 2019 Adam Savage published his first book, Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It, exploring his approach to making.

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Adam Savage wears hearing aids in both ears due to congenital otosclerosis.

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Adam Savage later moved in with his parents for less than a year, working for a graphic design firm in Manhattan.

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