our networks
tlcanimal planetthe science channelmilitary channelthe health channel
site search
shop now
 

MythBusters

 
 

Adam Savage, Co-Host

    print
 
Adam Savage

Meet the Team

 
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. He's 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, W.Va.
 
advertisement

On TV

Sep 14,
9:00 am
60 min(s)
MythBusters
Ultimate MythBusters

Supported by archive footage from past seasons, Jamie and Adam di
Sep 14,
10:00 am
60 min(s)
MythBusters
Poppy Seed Drug Test

Find out if one poppy seed bagel can tilt the results of a drug t
Sep 17,
8:00 pm
60 min(s)
MythBusters
Phone Book Friction

On this episode of Mythbusters Adam and Jamie take a fan mail fil
Sep 17,
9:00 pm
60 min(s)
MythBusters
Water Stun Gun

On this episode of Mythbusters, Adam and Jamie investigate a secr
Sep 18,
12:00 am
60 min(s)
MythBusters
Phone Book Friction

On this episode of Mythbusters Adam and Jamie take a fan mail fil
 

Shop Discovery Store

 
newsletter
 

Sponsored Links

 
SITE SEARCH
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
CREDITS DCL |
DISCOVERY SITES Discovery Channel / TLC / Animal Planet / Discovery Health / Science Channel / Planet Green / Discovery Kids / Military Channel /
Investigation Discovery / HD Theater / Turbo / FitTV / HowStuffWorks / TreeHugger / Petfinder / PetVideo / Discovery Education
VIDEO Discovery Channel Video Player
SHOP Toys / Games / Telescopes / DVD Sets / Planet Earth DVD Sets / Gift Ideas
CUSTOMER SERVICE Contact Us / Free Newsletters / RSS / Sitemap / TV FAQs
CORPORATE Discovery Communications, LLC / Advertising / Careers @ Discovery / Privacy Policy / Visitor Agreement
ATTENTION! We recently updated our privacy policy. The changes are effective as of Tuesday, October 30, 2007. To see the new policy, click here. Questions? See the policy for the contact information.