Starting out in commercials in Chicago, Savage’s acting career has included feature films such as “The Wizard,” “The Princess Bride” and “Austin Powers: Goldmember,” as well as several television series, most notably a six-year run as ‘Kevin Arnold’ on “The Wonder Years,” a role that earned him several accolades and awards, including two Emmy nominations for “Best Actor in a Comedy Series.”
Behind the camera, Fred has produced and directed over 150 episodes of both comedic and dramatic episodic television where his work has earned him four Director’s Guild Award nominations. He has served as producer/director on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” as well as the AFI honored “Party Down,” NBC’s “Best Friends Forever,” and “Garfunkel & Oates” for IFC. His episodic work includes “Modern Family,” “The Goldbergs,” and the Golden Globe nominated “Casual.”
Additionally, Fred has helmed successful commercial campaigns for clients such as Verizon, Farmers Insurance, MasterCard, and Aflac. He can also be heard as the voice of Honda on their television and radio campaigns. Recently, Fred returned to the other side of the camera acting opposite Rob Lowe in the new Fox television series “The Grinder,” for which he was nominated for a Critic’s Choice Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series.
Currently, Fred stars in the television show, “Friends From College,” whose second season recently premiered on Netflix, and is also under a production deal with 20th Century Fox Television where he will continue to direct, produce, and write new television programs.
Fred lives in Los Angeles where he as been reunited with his wife and three children after a brief abduction by Deadpool.