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Kids' Choice Awards, USA winner Bennett Joseph Savage, popularly known as Ben Savage is an American actor and TV director. He is best referred to for his lead role as Cory Matthews on the ABC sitcom "Boy Meets World" and its Disney Channel spin-off arrangement "Girl Meets World."
Bennett Joseph Savage was born on September 13, 1980, in Highland Park, Illinois. He is the son of an industrial real estate broker and a consultant, Joanne and Lewis Savage. His older brother Fred Savage is an actor/director, and his older sister, Kala Savage is an actress/musician. His grandparents were Jewish and from Poland, Ukraine, Germany, and Latvia, and Ben was brought up in Reform Judaism.
The Savages — from left, brother Fred, his father Lew, his mother Joanne, Ben, and sister Kala — at a celebrity baseball game in 1989 at Dodger.
Ben Savage started acting in TV commercials from the age of 5 and made his film debut at 9 in his older sibling Fred Savage's hit "Little Monsters" in 1989. He then appeared as Sam in the element films "Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even" in 1992 and at the age of 10, he appeared in Clifford, the last featuring Martin Short. Ben's stage debut was at the Pasadena Playhouse in "The Laughter Epidemic." He also guests appeared on his older brother Fred's TV series "The Wonder Years" in the Valentine's Day episode.
Ben and Fred Savage
His first significant talking role on network TV was playing the repeating role of Matthew, on the parody series "Dear John" in 1988. It was then followed by his appearance as one of a family of orphans in the NBC "A Family For Joe."
Ben breakthrough role came in 1993, where he won the lead character Cory Matthews on the critically acclaimed television sitcom "Boy Meets World." He appeared in the series from 1993 to 2000. Savage's brother Fred guest-starred in one episode of "Boy Meets World", as a lustful school professor going after Cory's girlfriend.
Ben Savage during his teens
Ben has additionally worked in a few TV-films, such as "She Woke Up" (1992) with Lindsay Wagner, and "McDonald's Family Theatre Presents: Aliens for Breakfast" (1995), as a youthful adolescent whose breakfast grain figure wakes up.
Ben Savage earned critical acknowledgment for his depiction of Coty Wyckoff, an angel-faced kid with the spirit of a killer, in the ABC Event Series, "Wild Palms" in 1993.
In May 1998, Savage received another critical acclaim, this time for portraying "Roddy Stern" in Tony Award-winner Israel Horovitz's "Unexpected Tenderness" at the Marilyn Monroe Theater. He earned an Ovation Award for his role. In 2002, Savage was seen in "Swimming Upstream," playing as the best friend, who was somewhat juvenile yet extremely strong to his terminally ill friend.
After this, Ben Savage halted from acting in both TV and film for three long years, however, he later showed up in "Still Standing" as Seth Costello. That same year, Savage featured as Ford Davis in the independent film "Car Babes", and furthermore guest starred as himself in an episode of the Disney Channel's "Phil of the Future".
Cast of Girl Meets World- Danielle Fisher, Peyton Meyer, Ben Savage, Corey
In 2006, he starred in the widely praised independent film Palo Alto, which initially debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2007. The following year, Ben starred in "Making it Legal" along with Robert Wagner and Scott Wolf.
Ben starred in an episode of the NBC series "Chuck" as Mark Ratner and as a murder suspect Kirby Morris in an episode of "Without a Trace" in 2008. In 2011, he showed up in an episode of the Fox hit series "Bones". He additionally guests starred as Andy Burns on the Disney Channel series "Shake It Up."
Ben at the Disney Radio Music Award
In November 2012, Ben Savage declared by means of his Twitter account that he had signed on to the Boy Meets World spin-off series, "Girl Meets World". The series debuted on June 27, 2014, on Disney Channel. Notwithstanding his on-screen part, Savage additionally directs few episodes of the series. On 6 August 2014, it was announced that the series was reestablished for the 2nd season. On November 25, 2015, the show was restored for the 3rd season.
Savage has done an internship for the U.S. Senator Arlen Specter in 2003 as a prerequisite for finishing his studies at Stanford University, where he graduated in 2004 with a degree in Political Science and as a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.
Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel
According to his public profile, Ben Savage is not yet married and possibly single as well. He has dated Alexis Coe, now an American historian and author, during his high school years.
Apart from his keen interest in acting, Savage is a volunteer for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and donates items to Rocky Stone to the less fortunate kids as part of the Toy Mountain Campaign. As of 2017, Ben Savage has an estimated net worth of $12 million dollars.