Adam Savage was born 15 July 1967 in New York City, New York, United States to Whitney Lee Savage (1928-1998) . He married Julia Ward 2002 .


Kate Savage

Early life

Born in New York City, Savage was raised in Sleepy Hollow in Westchester County, New York.[1] He graduated from Sleepy Hollow High School in 1985.[2] His grandfather, Cushman Haagensen, was a surgeon who pioneered in breast-cancer surgery.[3] His father, Whitney Lee Savage (1928–1998), was a painter, filmmaker and animator known for his work on Sesame Street, and has a permanent exhibit in the Avampato Discovery Museum.[4] Whitney Lee was also known for directing the 1969 underground short film, Mickey Mouse in Vietnam.[5] His mother is a psychotherapist. He was the second youngest of 6 children, with the 4 older children coming from his parents' previous marriages.[6] He has 2 older brothers,[7] 2 older sisters and 1 younger sister.[6] His sister Kate Savage is also an artist. As a teenager in Sleepy Hollow, he routinely visited the local bike shop to have flat tires fixed. The shop showed him how to do the repairs himself. From this experience, Savage said, "I realized you could take a bike apart and put it back together and it wasn't that hard...I've been building and putting bicycles together since then."[2]

Savage began acting as a child, and has had five years of acting school.[8]


Footnotes (including sources)

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