The Wonder Years of Fred Savage

Fred SavageBorn in a Chicago suburb, Fred Savage began appearing in local TV commercials from the time he could read. In 1986, Fred made his big-screen debut in Disney's The Boy Who Could Fly. Savage's subsequent film roles of note included the inquisitive grandson of yarn-spinning Peter Falk in The Princess Bride (1987) and the junior edition of Judge Reinhold in Vice Versa (1988). After essaying a supporting part in the 1986 TV series Morningstar/Eveningstar, Savage was elevated to top billing in the role of Kevin Arnold on the nostalgic seriocomedy The Wonder Years (1988-1993). Fred Savage is the brother of Ben Savage, star of TV's Boy Meets World (1993), and juvenile supporting actress Kala Savage.

Fred Savage is best known for his role as Kevin Arnold in the television series The Wonder Years, an American television show drama created by Carol Black and Neal Marlens. It ran for six seasons on ABC, from 1988 through 1993. The pilot aired on January 31, 1988 after ABC's coverage of Super Bowl XXII.

The show achieved a spot in the Nielsen Top Ten for two of its six seasons. TV Guide named the show one of the 1980s' 20 best. After only six episodes aired, The Wonder Years won an Emmy for best comedy show series in 1988. Moreover, at the age of 13, Fred Savage gained the honor of being the youngest actor ever nominated Outstanding Lead Actor for a Comedy Series. In addition, the tv show was awarded a Peabody Award in 1989, for achieving two seemingly contradictory effects, evoking a traditional family sitcom while pushing boundaries and using new modes of storytelling. In total, the tv series won 22 awards, and was nominated for a further 54 more.

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