ADAM SAVAGE has spent his life gathering skills that allow him to take what's in his brain and make it real. He has worked as a projectionist, animator, graphic designer, carpenter, interior and stage designer, toy designer, welder and scenic painter. He’s worked with every material and in every medium — including metal, paper, glass, plastic, rubber, foam, plaster, pneumatics, hydraulics, animatronics, neon, glassblowing, mold-making and injection molding.
In 1993, Savage began concentrating his career on the special-effects industry. A decade later, he was chosen along with Jamie Hyneman to produce and host “MythBusters,” which premiered on Discovery Channel. Fourteen years, 279 episodes, 1,015 myths, 2,950 experiments, eight Emmy nominations and 83 miles of duct tape later, that version of the series ended in March 2016.
Today, Savage hosts and executive produces “MythBusters Jr.” as well as a brand-new series, “Savage Builds,” which premieres on Science Channel in June 2019. He also stars in and produces content for his website Tested.com.
In 2019, Savage finished “Every Tool’s a Hammer,” a book that chronicles his life as a maker. “It’s an exploration of making and of my own productive obsessions, but it’s also a permission slip of sorts from me to you. Permission to grab hold of the things you’re interested in, that fascinate you, and to dive deeper into them to see where they lead you,” he says. More information is available at adamsavagebook.com.
Savage lives in the San Francisco bay area with his wife and two dogs.