John Savage

Actor, Producer, Songwriter
Blond and baby-faced, John Savage made a name for himself as a sensitive, vulnerable screen presence during the 1970s. The Long Island-born actor studied at NYC's American Academy of Dramatic Arts, began his stage ... Read more »
Born: 08/25/1949 in Old Bethpage, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (115)

American Romance 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Awakened 2014 (Movie)

Jack Winston (Actor)

Bermuda Tentacles 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Bombshell 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Easy Six 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fort Bliss 2014 (Movie)

Mike Swann (Actor)

Front Line 2014 (Movie)

Captain Wolfgang Mueller (Actor)

I Believe in America 2014 (Movie)

Phil (Actor)

The Black Dove 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Coverup 2014 (Movie)

Thomas Thacker (Actor)

The Lookalike 2014 (Movie)

William Spinks (Actor)

The Orphan Killer 2014 (Movie)

Detective Walker (Actor)

West of Brooklyn 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Open Road 2013 (Movie)

Carl (Actor)

Bereavement 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Buffalo Bushido 2010 (Movie)

Vendetti (Actor)

Dreamkiller 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Handsome Harry 2010 (Movie)

Peter Rheems (Actor)

Qi chuan xu xu 2009 (Movie)

Frank Dreibelbis (Actor)

The Golden Boys 2009 (Movie)

Web Saunders (Actor)

The Red Canvas 2009 (Movie)

Harbin Rask (Actor)

Anytown 2008 (Movie)

News Reporter (Actor)

The Violent Kind 2008 (Movie)

George Malloy (Actor)

Boiler Maker 2007 (Movie)

JJ (Actor)

Downtown: A Street Tale 2007 (Movie)

H20 (Actor)

Iowa 2006 (Movie)

Irv Huffman (Actor)

Sucker Free City 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The New World 2005 (Movie)

Savage (Actor)

Intoxicating 2004 (Movie)

William Shanley (Actor)

Admissions 2003 (Movie)

Harry Brighton (Actor)

The Anarchist Cookbook 2003 (Movie)

Johnny Red (Actor)

Dark Angel 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The X-Files 1993 - 1995, 1998 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1993 - 1994, 1998 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Walker, Texas Ranger 1993 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Christina's House 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Star Trek: Voyager 1993 - 1994, 1998 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Virginian 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

They Nest 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Birdland 1993 - 1994, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lost Souls 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Message in A Bottle 1999 (Movie)

Johnny Land (Actor)

Summer of Sam 1999 (Movie)

Simon (Actor)

Club Vampire 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Little Boy Blue 1998 (Movie)

Ray West (Actor)

The Thin Red Line 1998 (Movie)

Sergeant McCron (Actor)

Amnesia 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Hostile Intent 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Managua 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Mouse 1997 (Movie)

Bruce "The Mouse" Strauss (Actor)

Where Truth Lies 1997 (Movie)

Dr Ian Lazarre (Actor)

American Strays 1996 (Movie)

Dwayne (Actor)

Beautiful Thing 1996 (Movie)

Lenny (Actor)

Hollywood Safari 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

One Good Turn 1996 (Movie)

Santapietro (Actor)

White Squall 1996 (Movie)

McCrea (Actor)

Flynn 1995 (Movie)

Joe Stromberg (Actor)

Red Scorpion 2 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Crossing Guard 1995 (Movie)

Bobby (Actor)

The Dangerous 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Carnosaur II 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Red Scorpion 2 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Takeover 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

CIA II: Target Alexa 1993 (Movie)

Franz Klug (Actor)

Killing Obsession 1993 (Movie)

Albert (Actor)

Love Off Limits 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Hunting 1992 (Movie)

Michael Bergman (Actor)

Primary Motive 1992 (Movie)

Wallace Roberts (Actor)

Any Man's Death 1990 (Movie)

Leon Abrams (Actor)

The Godfather, Part III 1990 (Movie)

Andrew Hagen (Actor)

Date Rape 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Do the Right Thing 1989 (Movie)

Clifton (Actor)

Great Expectations 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Caribe 1988 (Movie)

Jeff Richardson (Actor)

Dear America: Letters Homes From Vietnam 1988 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Desperate 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Point of View 1988 (Movie)

Amnon Yehoshua (Actor)

The Beat 1988 (Movie)

Frank Ellsworth (Actor)

Beauty and the Beast 1987 (Movie)

Beast/Prince (Actor)

Hotel Colonial 1987 (Movie)

Marco Venieri (Actor)

Salvador 1986 (Movie)

John Cassady (Actor)

Silent Witness 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Maria's Lovers 1985 (Movie)

Ivan Stuchka (Actor)

The Long Ride 1984 (Movie)

Captain Oscar Brady (Actor)

Soldier's Revenge 1983 (Movie)

Frank Morgan (Actor)

Cattle Annie and Little Britches 1980 (Movie)

Bittercreek Newwcomb (Actor)

Inside Moves 1980 (Movie)

Roary (Actor)

The Amateur 1980 (Movie)

Charles Heller (Actor)

Hair 1979 (Movie)

Claude Hooper Bukowski (Actor)

The Onion Field 1979 (Movie)

Karl Hettinger (Actor)

The Deer Hunter 1978 (Movie)

Steven (Actor)

Gibbsville 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sister-in-Law 1974 (Movie)

(Actor)

Steelyard Blues 1973 (Movie)

The Kid (Actor)

Bad Company 1972 (Movie)

Loney (Actor)

The Killing Kind 1972 (Movie)

Terry (Actor)

Alien Lockdown (TV Show)

Actor

All the Kind Strangers (TV Show)

Actor

Amnesia (Movie)

Tim Bishop (Actor)

Before Women Had Wings (TV Show)

Actor

Coming Out of the Ice (TV Show)

Actor

Desperate (Movie)

(Actor)

Eric (TV Show)

Actor

Firestorm (TV Show)

Actor

Love's Long Journey (TV Show)

Actor

Nairobi Affair (TV Show)

Actor

Redemption of the Ghost (TV Show)

Actor

Shattered Image (TV Show)

Actor

Silent Witness (Movie)

Kevin Dunne (Actor)

The Jack Bull (TV Show)

Actor

The Little Sister (TV Show)

Actor

Tom Clancy's Op Center (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Blond and baby-faced, John Savage made a name for himself as a sensitive, vulnerable screen presence during the 1970s. The Long Island-born actor studied at NYC's American Academy of Dramatic Arts, began his stage career in the 60s and by 1971 had appeared on Broadway in the long-running "Fiddler on the Roof". He would tour the USA as the ultra-shy and stuttering Billy Bibbit in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" but not before enjoying a breakthrough of sorts as a young East Coast youth who runs off to the Wild West thus evading service in the Civil War, in Robert Benton's feature directing debut, "Bad Company" (1972). After joining the anti-establishment misfits (i.e., Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland and Peter Boyle) of "Steelyard Blues" (1973), he took his first crack at the small screen, acting in the TV-movie "All the Kind Strangers" (ABC, 1974), and later played "Eric" (NBC, 1975), a terminal cancer patient fighting to the very end. He also made his debut as a series regular, portraying the cub reporter lead of the short-lived "Gibbsville" (NBC, 1976).

Relationships

Muriel Youngs

Mother

Lachlan Youngs

Son

Sandi Schultz

Wife
from Namibia married in 1993 had recurring role on the CBS medical drama "City of Angels"

Floyd Youngs

Father

Susan Youngs

Wife
married c. 1967 divorced c. 1969

Jennifer Youngs

Daughter
appeared on "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (CBS) as love interest for Chad Allen

Jim Youngs

Brother
played Chuck in "Footloose" (1984)

Gail Youngs

Sister
married to actor Robert Duvall from 1982-86

Robin Youngs

Sister

EDUCATION

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

New York , New York

Milestones

2007

Co-starred in "Downtown: A Street Tale," a drama about homeless teenagers

2005

Cast in the Terrence Malick-scripted drama "The New World"

2003

Played Henry 'Hack' Scudder in the HBO series, "Carnivàle"

2000

Had regular role on the Fox fall drama series "Dark Angel", executive produced by James Cameron

1999

Delivered an over-the-top turn as Slater, the evil-to-the-core henchman of L.Q. Jones, in John Badham's "The Jack Bull" (HBO)

1999

Bridged the fifth and sixth seasons of UPN's "Star Trek: Voyager," playing Captain Ransom in the two-part episode Equinox

1999

Reteamed with Lee on "Summer of Sam", playing a photographer

1998

Appeared as a ranting and raging sergeant in Terrence Malick's "The Thin Red Line"; movie reunited him with Penn

1997

Delivered a menacing turn as Kinski's boozing, war-ravaged, hot-headed husband in "Little Boy Blue"

1997

Portrayed Ellen Barkin's abusive, alcoholic spouse who commits suicide in "Oprah Winfrey Presents: Before Women Had Wings" (ABC)

1996

Co-starred as Jeff Bridges' second-in-command in "White Squall"

1996

Played vacuum cleaner salesman-serial killer in "American Strays"

1996

Produced and starred as "The Mouse", the true story of minor legend Bruce "The Mouse" Strauss, the ring's all-time greatest loser in knockouts; directed by Adams

1995

Acted in Sean Penn's "The Crossing Guard"

1992

Appeared with daughter Jennifer Youngs in Daniel Adams' "Primary Motive", playing a seedy reporter digging up dirt on a political candidate

1992

Was assistant production manager for sequences of Lee's "Malcolm X" shot in South Africa

1990

Had small role in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather, Part III"; played the son of Duvall's character

1989

First film with Spike Lee, "Do the Right Thing"

1987

Gave just the right amount of misanthropy, nobility and moody temperment to his portayal of the Beast (though his prince came across as a bit wooden) in Golan-Globus remake of "Beauty and the Beast"

1987

Co-starred with Duvall in feature "Hotel Colonial"

1987

Portrayed Lennie in stage production of "Of Mice and Men" at NYC's Roundabout Theatre

1986

Played combat photographer who paid the ultimate price for snapping a legend-making shot in Oliver Stone's quasi-docudrama "Salvador"

1985

First time portraying Nastassja Kinski's war-ravaged husband in Andrei Konchalovsky's "Maria's Lovers"; also initial association with producers Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus

1984

Co-starred with Charleton Heston (as son and father) in "Nairobi Affair", a CBS movie shot on location in Kenya

1981

Seen as Amanda Plummer's love interest Bittercreek Newcomb in "Cattle Annie and Little Britches"

1980

Starred as young suicide survivor in "Inside Moves"

1979

Portrayed policeman who survived partner Ted Danson's shooting in "The Onion Field", adapted by Joseph Wambaugh from his novel

1979

Starred as Claude Hooper Bukowski in the underrated film musical "Hair"

1978

Had key featured role as the buddy who returns from Vietnam with shattered legs in "The Deer Hunter"

1977

Appeared on Broadway as Bobby in David Mamet's "American Buffalo", co-starring future brother-in-law Robert Duvall

1976

Was cub reporter lead in short-lived NBC series "Gibbsville"

1975

Had title role in NBC "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation, "Eric"; also wrote the song "Loving Somebody"

1975

Wrote and sang the songs as star of Crown International's "The Sister-in-Law"

1974

Appeared in TV-movie "All the Kind Strangers" (ABC), directed by Burt Kennedy

1973

Toured USA in production of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" playing the role of Billy Bibbit

1972

Cast by Robert Benton in Benton's feature directorial debut "Bad Company"; played one of the immature members of a post-Civil War gang led by Jeff Bridges

1970

Appeared on Broadway in "Fiddler on the Roof"

1969

Played small role as the boyfriend in feature "Love Is a Carousel"

Organized Manhattan's Children's Theatre Group (performed in public housing)

Moved to South Africa, where he would work in the anti-Apartheid movement

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