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Adam Whitney Savage is an American industrial design and special effects designer/fabricator, actor, educator, and one of two co-hosts of the Discovery Channel television series MythBusters and Unchained Reaction. His model work has appeared in major films, including Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and The Matrix Reloaded. He is a prominent member of the skeptic community. He lives in San Francisco with his twin sons and wife, Julia. He has a net worth of $8 million dollars.
Adam Savage was born in New York City, NY in July 1967. Adam is best known for his role as co-host on the show MythBusters. His father worked on Sesame Street and Adam grew up in Sleepy Hollow. As a child he started acting and voiced characters for Sesame Street as well as helping in Star Wars special effects and appeared in a Billy Joel video. He then moved on to graphic design and working in theater. He worked as a model maker for the movies Galaxy Quest, Bicentennial Man, The Matrix Reloaded, and Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. He became involved with the show MythBusters since it started in 2003. He is a co-host of the show along with Jamie Hyneman, as well as the show's executive producer. Savage is a prominent skeptic, questioning if claims can be reproduced and have empirical research. He married Julia Ward in 2002 and has twin sons from a previous relationship. He has a congenital condition which requires him to wear a hearing aid on his left ear. He was also the executive producer for the show Unchained Reaction.
Savage has worked as an animator, graphic designer, carpenter, projectionist, film developer, television presenter, set designer, toy designer, and gallery owner. He worked as a model maker on the films Galaxy Quest, Bicentennial Man, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, The Matrix Reloaded, and Space Cowboys, among others. Savage played the role of a helpful engineer in the 2001 film Ever Since the World Ended and the role of an army surplus store owner who sells a man a rocket engine for his pickup truck in 2006 in The Darwin Awards, which also featured MythBusters co-star Jamie Hyneman. He made a cameo appearance along with Jamie Hyneman on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation on the May 1, 2008, episode "The Theory of Everything." In the "making of" material for The Matrix Revolutions, he appears in his role as a special effects artist and discusses some of the miniature effects used and the difficulties involved.