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Adam Savage hosts Discovery Channel's series, "MythBusters."

Adam Savage has spent his life gathering skills that allow him to take what's in his brain and make it real. He's built everything from ancient Buddhas to futuristic weapons, from spaceships to dancing vegetables, from fine art sculptures to animated chocolate — and just about anything else you can think of.

The son of a filmmaker/painter and psychotherapist, Adam has been making his own toys since he was allowed to hold scissors. Having held positions as a projectionist, animator, graphic designer, carpenter, interior and stage designer, toy designer, welder, and scenic painter, he's worked with every material and process he could get his hands on — metal, paper, glass, plastic, rubber, foam, plaster, pneumatics, hydraulics, animatronics, neon, glassblowing, mold making and injection molding, to name just a few.

Since 1993, Adam has concentrated on the special-effects industry, honing his skills through more than 100 television commercials and a dozen feature films, including "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" and "Episode II: Attack of the Clones," "Galaxy Quest," "Terminator 3," "A.I." and "The Matrix" sequels. Adam Savage has also designed props and sets for Coca-Cola, Hershey's, Lexus and a host of New York and San Francisco theater companies.



Not only has he worked and consulted in the research and development division for toy companies and made several short films, but Adam has also acted in several films and commercials — including a Charmin ad, in which he played Mr. Whipple's stock boy, and a Billy Joel music video, "Second Wind," in which he drowns.

Today, in addition to co-hosting Discovery Channel's "MythBusters," Adam teaches advanced model making, most recently in the industrial design department at the San Francisco Academy of Art. Somehow he also finds time to devote to his own art — his sculptures have been showcased in over 40 shows in San Francisco, New York and Charleston, West Virginia.



ADAM SAVAGE: FACTS

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Age: 46 years old
Birthday: July 15, 1967
Height: 6' 0"
Full Name / Real Name: Adam John Savage
Birthplace: New York, NY
Wife: Julia





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