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FILE - Actor Fred Savage attends the FOX All-Star Party at the Fox Winter TCA on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, Pasadena, Calif. Savage has been dropped as an executive producer and director of “The Wonder Years” amid allegations of inappropriate conduct, the show’s production company has confirmed. 20th Television did not immediately provide any additional details. "The decision was made to terminate his employment as an executive producer and director of ‘The Wonder Years,’” according to a statement Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

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Fred Savage – The Truth about the misconduct allegations

Fred Savage’s rise to stardom

Fred Savage is best known for his role as Kevin Arnold in the American TV series The Wonder Years. He is also a writer, voice actor, producer and television director.

Frederick Aaron Savage was born on July 9, 1976 in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in Glencoe, Illinois before he moved to California.

Fred Savage’s first screen performance was at the age of 9 in the TV show Morningstar/Eveningstar. This was when he started his career as a child actor. He then appeared in TV shows The Boy Who Could Fly, Dinosaurs – A Fun-Filled Trip Back in Time, The Twilight Zone and Crime Story. He gained national attention when he starred in the 1987 film The Princess Bride with Peter Falk. His most notable role to date was his role as Kevin Arnold in the TV series The Wonder Years.  He received two Golden Globe nominations and two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. He received these honors at the age of 13, making him the youngest actor ever to receive these acting accolades.

After The Wonder Years ended, Fred returned to high school and later attended Standford University. He continued acting after graduating high school. He starred in the NBC sitcom Working, and took some guest and supporting roles in the late 1990s and 2000s. He starred opposite his brother Ben Savage in the TV show Boy Meets World.  He also starred in the comedy Austin Powers in Goldmember.

Fred has also lent his voice to several animated series and features, such as Family Guy, Kim Possible, Justice League Unlimited and Oswald. He continued starring in TV series such as Crumbs. He also took on off-beat roles such as a serial rapist on an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2003.

Aside from acting, he has dabbled in producing and directing for shows on the Disney Channel and Nickelodeon. His producing and directing credits include That’s So Raven, Hannah Montana, and Wizards of Waverly Place for Disney Channel.  Savage also directed two primetime sitcoms including Modern Family and 2 Broke Girls. He has also directed and co-produced the Disney Channel original series, Phil of the Future, where he got nominated for a Directors Guild Award.

Are Ben Savage and Fred Savage related?

Yes! Talent must run in the Savage family blood as not only is Fred Savage a super successful actor, producer and director, but his little brother Ben is also a famous actor, best known for his starring role in Boy Meets World. The talent doesn’t stop there, their elder sister Kala Savage is also an actress, starring in huge hits such as Undressed, Santa Barabara, and 8 Simple Rules.

Where does Fred Savage live?

Fred Savage lives in Los Angeles, California.

What Is Fred Savage’s nationality?

Although Fred was raised in America, his Grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Poland, Ukraine, Latvia and Germany.

What happened to Fred Savage?

Fred Savage focused on co-producing and directing TV series, and accepting acting roles whenever he can. After doing work with Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel, he has decided just to do supporting or guest roles in some TV series.

In 2022, Fred Savage was released from his roles as Director and Executive producer at AMC due to allegations of misconduct. After an investigation, the decision was made to terminate his employment.

How tall is Fred Savage and how much does he weigh?

Fred Savage is 5 feet 7 inches tall or 1.78 m, and weighs 167 lbs. or 76 kgs. What is Fred Savage’s estimated net worth?

Fred Savage’s estimated net worth is $14 million which he has amassed throughout his long and highly successful career.

How many kids does Fred Savage have?

Fred Savage and his wife Jennifer Lynn Stone have 3 children. 2 sons, Auggie and Oliver, and a daughter, Lily. It’s clear that Fred doesn’t want his children following him into the limelight just yet, as he is keeping any more details about them a very closely guarded secret.

What does Fred Savage do now?

Aside from co-producing and directing TV series, Fred Savage also stars on several TV series, the latest one is the Netflix series “Friends from College.”

 

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