Ben Savage Celebrates His 35th Birthday on September 13

Bennett “Ben” Joseph Savage was born on September 13th, 1980, in Chicago, Illinois, United States to Joanne and Lewis Savage, who were an industrial real estate broker and a consultant. He is the youngest brother of actor Fred Savage and Kala Savage.His grandparents were Jewish and from Poland, Ukraine, Germany, and Latvia, and Savage was raised in Reform Judaism.

He finished his high school in 1998 from Brentwood School in Los Angeles, California and, graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Political Science (2004). He is also the member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He is very good friends with Willie Garson who he met on the set of Boy meets World. They have known each for over 25 years. His acting mentor was William Daniels.

Savage made his film debut at the age of 9 in his Brother Fred’s hit Little Monsters (1989) and guest starred in TV series titled: The Wonder Years. He even marked his appearance in the feature films Big Girls Don’t Cry… They Get Even (1992), as Sam, the brainy little brother, and as a 10-year-old in Clifford (1994), the latter starring Martin Short while his stage debut was in The Laughter Epidemic at the Pasadena Playhouse. His first major speaking role on network television was playing the recurring role of Matthew, son of the Judd Hirsch character, on the comedy series Dear John (1988). Then he was one of a family of orphans who con Robert Mitchum into being their guardian in A Family for Joe (NBC, 1990).

Savage is also known for his charity works which includes becoming a volunteer for Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and, also the fact that he donated many items to Rocky Stone to be given to less-fortunate kids as part of the Toy Mountain Campaign.

Savage is best known for his role as lead character Cory Matthews on the hit TV sitcom Boy Meets World from 1993 until 2000.In 2002, Savage starred in the PG-13 film Swimming Upstream playing the best friend who was slightly immature but very supportive to his terminally ill friend. Savage has also marked his presence in movies like: Palo Alto (2007), a short film titled: Closing Time (2010), White Dwarf and The Caterpillar’s Kimono both in 2012 and, apart from movies in TV shows like: Girl Meets World, Criminal Minds etc. Savage won the Nickelodeon Kids Choice award in 2000 for his work in Boy Meets World.