• Adam Savage is a special effects designer, educator, actor, and television personality best known as the co-host of the reality TV show “MythBusters”
• His father was a painter, animator, and filmmaker known for his work on “Sesame Street”
• Adam attended Sleepy Hollow High School and received an honorary doctorate from the University of Twente
• He is a regular presenter at James Randi's annual skeptics' conference and is a co-host on the weekly podcast “Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project”
• Adam has an estimated net worth of $12 million and is married to Julia Ward

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$8 million dollars
Date Of BirthJuly 15, 1967
SpouseJulia Savage
MarkBlack leather jacket.
FactAppeared as a teenage grocery clerk in one of Charmin's long-running "Mr. Whipple" television ads in the early 1980s.

Who is Adam Savage?

Born Adam Whitney Savage on the 15th July 1967, in New York City, USA, he is a special effects designer, educator, actor and television personality, probably best known to the world as the co-host of the highly acclaimed reality TV show “MythBusters” (2003-2018), next to Jamie Hyneman. He also appeared in the reality series “Unchained Reaction” (2012).

Early Life, Family, and Education

Adam is the son of Karen and Whitney Lee Savage, both of whom were previously married, and as a result he has four half-siblings as well as a younger sister, Kate, who is an artist. His father was a painter, animator and filmmaker who is well-known for his work on the highly popular children’s show “Sesame Street”; his work has been permanently exhibited in the Avampato Discovery Museum in Charleston, West Virginia.

At an early age, Adam started visiting bike shops as he had problems with flat tyres; as his trips became frequent he started learning from bike mechanics which resulted in him becoming interested in mechanics, the beginning of his interest in building stuff.

As his father was already involved in the entertainment world, young Adam followed in his footsteps, and joined “Sesame Street” as Heathcliff, voicing the character between 1978 to 1980. Meantime Adam attended Sleepy Hollow High School, from which he matriculated in 1985, but didn’t pursue education further, although he eventually received an honorary doctorate from the University of Twente (Enschede, Netherlands) thanks to his contribution to science and technology.

Career Beginnings

Although becoming a voice actor at an early age of five, he would later continue his career in the entertainment industry by appearing in various commercials, music videos, and other small roles. As an adult, he decided to continue his work backstage, as he got more enjoyment from making things; in particular, he became expert at creating special effects, making graphic designs and assisting in animation.

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Rise to Prominence

Adam found a place for himself as a special effects guy on such films as “Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones”, then “The Matrix Reloaded” and several others, which steadily improved his popularity. He also appeared in a few films, including “Ever Since the World Ended” in 2001 as an Engineer. In 2003 he was approached by Peter Press and Australia’s Beyond Television Productions, to co-star in the scientific documentary reality series “MythBusters”, next to Jamie Hyneman, who is also a special effects expert. The series premiered on the 23rd January 2003, and the two original Mythbusters remained in the show until 6th March 2016.

Through the extreme popularity of the show, Adam and Jamie have become global stars. In the series, Adam and Jamie used scientific method elements to test the validity of rumors, movie scenes, myths, Internet videos and news stories. They launched the second team of Mythbusters, known as The Build Team, comprised of Grant Imahara, Torrey Belleci and Kari Byron who made-up myths on their own, but also helped Adam and Jamie. The show aired for 282 episodes before its cancelation in 2016.

Career After “MythBusters”

After leaving “MythBusters”, Adam featured in several documentary shows, then in April 2018 it was announced that he would become the host of the new “MythBusters” spin-off series, entitled “MythBusters Jr.”, which will feature six young scientists with Adam as their mentor. For now, ten episodes will be aired until the end of 2018; he will also serve as executive producer of the show.

Other Projects

Adam is not only “MythBusters”, as he has had numerous engagements throughout his career. He has been a regular presenter at magician James Randi’s annual skeptics’ conference, The Amaz!ng Meeting, since 2006 when the first conference was held. He was also a part of the w00tstock v1.x show in 2009 and 2010, and is a co-host on the weekly podcast “Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project”, alongside Will Smith, Simone Giertz and Norman Chan. The quartet talk about such topics as science, movies, do it yourself projects, and work ethic. Furthermore, Adam is currently an editor and contributor on Tested.com

Do You Know How rich Adam Savage Is?

Adam is a rather skillful man and has used his skills to make a living; since starting his career literally behind the scenes, he has become a star, which has significantly increased his wealth. So, have you ever wondered how rich Adam Savage is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Adam Savage’s net worth is as high as $12 million. Pretty decent don’t you think?

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Do You Know About Adam Savage Personal Life, Marriage, Wife Julia, Children, Hobbies, Interests?

When it comes to his personal life, Adam has been married to Julia Ward since 2004. The couple doesn’t have children together, though Adam is a father of twins from one of his previous relationships. The couple dated for several years before deciding to tie the knot.
Adam is an atheist, stating openly that he doesn’t believe in God. Adam is a fan of cosplays and can often be seen at comic cons, and in 2011 he designed his own costume, which was based on the character from Spirited Away, named No-Face.

Adam has been diagnosed with the congenital condition otosclerosis, which has left him deaf in his left ear, and so he wears a hearing aid.

Internet Popularity

Adam has become quite popular on social media networks, with over two million loyal fans on three different social media platforms. His official Twitter account is followed by more than 1.3 million people all over the world, with whom he has shared his recent career endeavors, including his part in the Tested.com show. He is also active on Facebook, with a total fan base of 1.1 million, and on which he has primarily shared details from his career, MythBusters included, which you can see on his official page. Adam is no stranger on Instagram either, on which he has just under 500,000 loyal fans. You can also contact Adam on his official website. So, if you aren’t already a fan of this prominent TV personality, then this is a fantastic opportunity for you.

General Info

Full NameAdam Savage
Net Worth$8 million dollars
Date Of BirthJuly 15, 1967
Height1.82 m
ProfessionTelevision producer, Presenter, Special Effects Designer, Actor, Educator, Industrial designer
EducationNew York University, Tisch School of the Arts


SpouseJulia Savage
ChildrenAddison Savage, Riley Savage
ParentsWhitney Lee Savage
SiblingsKate Savage


NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Structured Reality Program, Shorty Award for Best in Science, ASTRA Awards for Favourite International Personality or Actor
MoviesNight of the Little Dead
TV ShowsMythBusters

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#Marks / Signs
1Black leather jacket.
2Freckles and goatee
3Good Bad and Ugly Hat made by Knudsen Hat Co
4Black "Buddy Holly" style glasses


1I have concluded through careful empirical analysis and much thought that someone is looking out for me, keeping track of what I think of things, forgiving me when I do less than I ought, giving me strength to shoot for more than I think I'm capable of. I believe they know everything I do and think, and they still love me, and I've concluded, after careful consideration, that this person keeping score is me.
2I am a champion of one notch above mediocrity.
3[his reaction to being caught in a flash fire where he lost an eyebrow and some of his arm hair] Am I missing an eyebrow?
4That's the show. It's like 4 minutes of science and then 10 minutes of me hurting myself.
5My advice is keep your lips away from the spinning things.
6My dignity and good television - they'll never meet.
7I wouldn't say Jamie [Hyneman] is an evil genius. I'm not sure he's evil and I'm not sure he's a genius.
8I reject your reality and substitute my own.


1His main obsessions in life are Legos, Star Wars, and juggling.
2He has an Erdös-Bacon-Sabbath number of 11, which ties him with Albert Einstein and Natalie Portman, and is among the lowest on the planet.
3Is a close friend of Phil Plait.
4On Mythbusters, he participated in an experiment to find out which alternative cure is best to counteract seasickness (He and fellow Mythbuster Grant Imahara are susceptible to motion sickness).
5Was born in New York City, but was raised in Sleepy Hollow, New York.
6Has twin sons from a previous relationship.
7Appeared as a teenage grocery clerk in one of Charmin's long-running "Mr. Whipple" television ads in the early 1980s.




MythBusters2010-2015TV Series documentary executive producer - 52 episodes
Dangerous Toys2014TV Movie documentary executive producer
Unchained Reaction2012TV Series executive producer - 4 episodes

Visual Effects

The Matrix Revolutions2003model maker
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines2003modelmaker: ILM
The Matrix Reloaded2003model maker
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones2002model maker: ILM
A.I. Artificial Intelligence2001model maker: ILM
Space Cowboys2000chief model maker
Galaxy Quest1999model maker: ILM
Bicentennial Man1999model maker: ILM - uncredited
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace1999model maker - uncredited
Home Alone 31997model maker
Flubber1997visual effects
Jack1996visual effects - uncredited


Adam Ruins Everything2016TV SeriesAdam Savage
Wrestling Isn't Wrestling2015Video documentary shortNon-Fan
Phineas and Ferb2014TV SeriesOffice Stormtrooper #1
Night of the Little Dead2011ShortDan
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2008TV SeriesLab Technician
The Darwin Awards2006Adam
Ever Since the World Ended2001Engineer
Sesame Street1978-1980TV SeriesHeathcliff

Art Department

The Matrix Revolutions2003propmaker foreman: San Francisco
The Matrix Reloaded2003propmaker foreman: San Francisco
Bicentennial Man1999assistant props - uncredited
KaBlam!1997TV Series prop design - 1 episode


Remember Me2009Video short technical advisor
Ho Ho Nooooooo!!! It's Mr. Bill's Christmas Special!1996Video short key model maker

Sound Department

The Hours Went by Like a Winter2013Documentary sound editor completed


Dracula's Daughters vs. the Space Brains2010Short special thanks


IMDb at San Diego Comic-Con2016TV SeriesHimself
BattleBots2016TV SeriesHimself - Judge
The Journey to Mars 101: Why Science Fiction Inspires Me2016Video documentaryHimself - Host
MythBusters2003-2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself
Labyrinth 25th Anniversary Q&A2016Video documentary short
WGN Morning News2015TV SeriesHimself
Buzz: AT&T Original Documentaries2010-2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
The Wil Wheaton Project2014TV SeriesHimself
An Honest Liar2014DocumentaryHimself - Mythbusters
Dangerous Toys2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Talking Dead2013TV SeriesHimself
2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming / Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming / Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking / ...
The Unbelievers2013DocumentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
RiffTrax Live: Night of the Shorts SF Sketchfest 20132013Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2009-2012TV SeriesHimself
Chris Hardwick's All-Star Celebrity Bowling2012TV SeriesHimself
Unchained Reaction2012TV SeriesHimself - Host
CBS News Sunday Morning2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Host, 'Mythbusters' (segment "No Foolin'")
The Simpsons2012TV SeriesHimself
Curiosity2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
The Colbert Report2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show2011TV SeriesHimself
Punkin Chunkin2010TV MovieHimself - Host
The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear2010TV SpecialHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2005-2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Beyond Tomorrow2005-2006TV Series documentaryHimself - MythBuster
The Burly Man Chronicles2004Video documentaryHimself (extended version)

Archive Footage

MythBusters2004-2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Host


Nominated Awards

2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Structured Reality ProgramMythBusters (2003)
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Structured Reality ProgramMythBusters (2003)
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Structured Reality ProgramMythBusters (2003)
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality ProgramMythBusters (2003)
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality ProgramMythBusters (2003)
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality ProgramMythBusters (2003)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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