As a former child star, Fred Savage has earned a net worth of $30 million. As Kevin Arnold, he is best known for his part in the American television series “The Wonder Years” (1988-1993). Fred has made most of his money outside of performing, thanks to a successful directing and producing career that has earned him millions.
Fred has directed numerous sitcom pilots, many of which began with the show’s first episode. His backend points on several series that sold for large sums of money in syndication are a result of his accomplishments in this area. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, “Modern Family,” and “2 Broke Girls” were all directed by Fred.
Fred Savage’s Detailed Information
Birthday: 9th of July, 1976 (45 years old)
Height: five feet ten inches (1.78 m)
Profession-: Film and television director/producer actor
The United States of America
On July 9, 1976, Fred Aaron Savage was born in Chicago, Illinois. They were nurtured by their parents in Glencoe before moving to California, where Fred went to school. Ben Savage, his younger brother, is also an actor, while his younger sister, Kala, is an actress and musician. Industrial real estate broker and the consultant was their father’s job. His family is Jewish; he was reared in Reform Judaism and his ancestors were Jewish immigrants from Poland, Ukraine, Germany, and Latvia who came to the United States in the early 1900s.
Brentwood School, a private day school in Los Angeles County, is where Savage went to school. Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity was his home away from home throughout his time at Stanford University. In 1999, he earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Michigan.
Initiation of Professional Career
The young Savage got his start in the entertainment business early. When he was nine years old, he landed his first professional acting role on television in the show “Morningstar/Eveningstar”. After that, he made guest appearances on shows like “The Twilight Zone” and “Crime Story,” and acted in films like “The Boy Who Could Fly” (1986) and “Dinosaurs! – A Fun-Filled Trip Back in Time!” (1987). Because of his part as grandpa in 1987’s “The Princess Bride,” it wasn’t until that picture brought him to national recognition that his career really started taking off.
The Golden Decades
On the television show “The Wonder Years,” Savage played Kevin Arnold beginning in 1988. As a performer, he’s most known for this role. He garnered two Emmy nods for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on the show, in addition to the two Golden Globe nominations.
He was just 13 years old when he garnered these nominations, making him the youngest actor ever to get them. When “The Wonder Years” finished in 1993, Savage was still on the show. During the time he was on the show, he also worked on other projects, like the film “Vice Versa” in 1988 and the ABC special “Runaway Ralph” in 1988, based on a book by Beverly Cleary. “Little Monsters” (1989) and “The Wizard” (1989) followed “The Wonder Years,” but he went back to high school at the age of 17 and graduated from Stanford University with a master’s degree in education.
In addition to performing, Savage has worked as a director, producer, and host on television. In 2018, he joined Ricky Gervais as co-host of the television game show “Child Support” and has hosted his own show, “What Just Happened??! With Fred Savage” (2019). Since his sitcom “Working” premiered in 1999, he has been directing episodes of numerous television shows.
The list of his directorial credits is long, and it includes Nickelodeon’s Boy Meets World, Drake & Josh, and Ned’s Declassified, as well as Disney Channel’s That’s So Raven, Hannah Montana, and Wizards of Waverly Place, as well as other primetime comedies like “Modern Family,” and “2 Broke Girls,” to name merely a few. “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Family Guy,” “Phil of the Future,” and “The Crazy Ones” are just a few of the television projects that he has produced.
Savage married Jennifer Lynn Stone, a childhood friend, in 2004, and they have two children. They have two kids together.
At some point in the late 2000s, Savage invested $3 million in a sprawling home in Hancock Park, a Los Angeles suburb. In 2019, he put the house on the market for $5 million. For $2.25 million in 2007, he sold the Sunset Strip mansion he had previously owned. In 2003, he purchased a two-bedroom condo in West Hollywood for $500,000.
Fred Savage spent $9.5 million in October 2019 for an 8,200-square-foot mansion in Los Angeles’ Bel Air district.