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Adam Savage          

Industrial & Special Effects Designer; Educator; Co-Host of "MythBusters"

Savage has worked as an animator, graphic designer, carpenter, projectionist, film developer, television presenter, set designer, toy designer, and gallery owner. He worked as a model maker on the films Galaxy Quest, Bicentennial Man, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, The Matrix Reloaded, and Space Cowboys, among others.

Savage played the role of a helpful engineer in the 2001 film Ever Since the World Ended and the role of an army surplus store owner who sells a man a rocket engine for his pickup truck in 2006 in The Darwin Awards, which also featured MythBusters co-star Jamie Hyneman. He made a cameo appearance along with Jamie Hyneman on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation on the May 1, 2008, episode The Theory of Everything. In the "making of" material for The Matrix Revolutions, he appears in his role as a special effects artist and discusses some of the miniature effects used and the difficulties involved.

He previously taught advanced model making in the department of Industrial Design at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

Savage's role in the show is to (with his co-hosts) disprove ("bust") or confirm myths through testing and experiments done at different scales. If the myth is about a one-time occurrence, or if a myth requires extremely specific circumstances to occur as stated, it is often deemed "plausible" instead.

Savage's demeanour on MythBusters is animated and energetic, providing a foil to Jamie Hyneman's more reserved straight man persona.

Speech Topics


Industrial design

A Conversation With Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman

Thinkers, tinkerers, inventors, problem solvers, backyard engineers, special effects wizards, pyromaniacs..and co-hosts of the hit series MythBusters on the Discovery Channel. Revered by educators for redefining the way science is taught in the classroom, Adam and Jamie have invigorated interest in the subject for every age group. They have proven that it's cooler than ever to be a geek.

Audiences are as enthusiastic about their live presentations as they are about their show. Corporations, educational organizations and non-profit groups all over the country have invited Adam and Jamie to keynote their events. Audiences have included MIT, IBM, HP, Lockheed, Symantec, RSA, the California Science Teachers Association, the Commonwealth Club, and many more.

Expert communicators and storytellers, their topics are endless and there is much fun to share. From the unique way they think, to their unique experiences with the show and their varied histories, their interactive moderated Q&A sessions are insightful, entertaining and unforgettable.

They encompass science and innovation, problem solving (both individually and as a team), collaboration and partnership, risk taking, planning and the importance of looking at things in new ways--lessons applicable to all types of businesses and organizations.

News


'Mythbusters' star Adam Savage on how he survived 14 seasons ...

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Now That Mythbusters Is Over, Here's What Adam Savage Is Doing ...

You might think now that Mythbusters is over that series host Adam Savage might just be kicking back and taking a break from the spotlight. However, Savage ...

Adam Savage of “Mythbusters” looks ahead to new projects | Variety

When production of “Mythbusters” was coming to an end, Adam Savage says his friend, Paget Brewster — who left “Criminal Minds” after a long run — cautioned ...

Stanley Kubrick Exhibition: 'Mythbusters' Adam Savage Takes a ...

Now that he's entered the post-“Mythbusters” phase of his career, Adam Savage has more time to pursue passion projects. That includes a third pilgrimage to the  ...

Adam Savage is back to help a teenage 'Mythbusters' crew

Former 'Mythbusters' co-host Adam Savage is back to test science and minds — but with a much younger crew.

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