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Name: Fredrick Aaron Savage                                                           
Born: 9 July 1976 Glencoe, Illinois, U.S.                                             
Fredrick Aaron Savage (born July 9, 1976) is an Emmy Award- and Golden Globe         
Award-nominated American actor and television and film director.                     
Savage was born in Glencoe, Illinois, the son of Joanne F., a consultant, and         
Lewis M. Savage, an industrial real estate broker. His brother is actor Ben           
Savage and his sister is actress/musician Kala Savage. His grandparents were         
Jewish immigrants from Latvia, Ukraine, Germany, and Poland, respectively, and       
Savage was raised in Reform Judaism. In 1999, he graduated from Stanford             
University, where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, with a       
degree in English. On August 7, 2004, Savage married Jennifer Lynn Stone. They       
have a son named Oliver Philip Savage, who was born on August 5, 2006. Savage         
and his wife are expecting their second child in May 2008.                           
Savage's first recorded performance was in the 1987 video Dinosaurs!. He then         
appeared onscreen in The Boy Who Could Fly and several television shows,             
including The Twilight Zone and Crime Story before gaining national attention as     
the grandson in the 1987 film The Princess Bride opposite Peter Falk.                 
In 1988, Savage appeared as Kevin Arnold on The Wonder Years, the role for which     
he is best known. His tenure in the show resulted in two Golden Globe                 
Nominations and two Emmy Nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy           
Series; at the age of 13 he would be the youngest actor ever to receive these         
honors. He would remain on the show until it went off the air in 1993. During         
this period, he appeared in several movies, most notably Little Monsters, Vice       
Versa, and The Wizard. After The Wonder Years, Savage primarily did guest and         
supporting roles, including an appearance on the show Seinfeld as himself, the       
show Boy Meets World (which starred his brother Ben) and in the film Austin           
Powers in Goldmember as 'Number Three'.                                               
He has also lent his voice to several animated projects, including Kim Possible,     
Justice League Unlimited, Oswald, and Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn't     
Happen. His two lead roles since The Wonder Years were on the short-lived             
sitcoms Working and Crumbs.                                                           
Savage has also appeared as a rapist on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and       
as a womanizing professor on Boy Meets World.                                         
Beginning with episodes of Boy Meets World in 1999, Savage began a directing         
career in which he helmed episodes of over a dozen youth-oriented series. His         
credits include Drake & Josh and Ned's Declassified for Nickelodeon, as well as       
That's So Raven, Hannah Montana and Wizards of Waverly Place for the Disney           
Besides directing several episodes, Savage co-produced the Disney Channel             
Original Series Phil of the Future. In 2007, he was nominated for a Directors         
Guild award for the Phil episode "Not-So-Great-Great Grandpa".                       
Savage made his theatrical film directorial debut on 2007's Daddy Day Camp.           
Savage also will direct several episodes of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.