Frederick Aaron Savage (born July 9, 1976) is an actor, director, and producer from the United States. He is best remembered for his performance in the American television series The Wonder Years as Kevin Arnold (1988 to 1993). He has received numerous nominations and prizes, including the People’s Choice Awards and Young Artist Awards.
He also voiced the title protagonist in Oswald and played the Grandson in The Princess Bride. Savage worked as a director before starring in the television sitcom Crumbs in 2005. Savage most recently appeared in the television series The Grinder and the Netflix series Friends from College.
Fred Savage ‘Inappropriate Conduct’ Charges Brought Against Wonder Years Ep.
Following an investigation into complaints of “inappropriate behavior,” original Wonder Years star Fred Savage has been sacked from ABC’s revival.
According to our sister site Deadline, Savage is facing many allegations of wrongdoing stemming from his stint as executive producer and director of ABC’s Wonder Years revival, which premiered last fall. The claims apparently involve inappropriate behavior and verbal outbursts.
In a statement, producers 20th Television said, “Recently, we were made aware of allegations of inappropriate behavior by Fred Savage, and as is protocol, an investigation was initiated.” “After it was completed, his employment as an executive producer and director of The Wonder Years was terminated.”
The original Wonder Years, which ran on ABC from 1988 through 1993, starred Savage as a young Kevin Arnold. He was an executive producer and director for the reboot, directing eight episodes in total, including the pilot. (In recent years, Savage has directed episodes of ABC sitcoms such as Black-ish, The Conners, The Goldbergs, and Modern Family.)
Dean, a 12-year-old child from a Black middle-class household in Montgomery, Alabama in the 1960s, is played by Elisha “EJ” Williams in the Wonder Years revival. The adult version of Dean, Don Cheadle, narrates the relaunch, which retains the nostalgic style of the original series. The Wonder Year’s first season is slated to end later this month, but it has yet to be renewed for a second season. (See TVLine’s Renewal Scorecard for a list of other network shows that will return next season.)
Fred Savage Has Been Accused of Harassment and Assault on Set
Actor Fred Savage has been accused of harassment, discrimination, assault, and battery by a costume department staffer from the now-canceled Fox comedy “The Grinder.”
Yong Joo Hwang, a former costume designer for the show, filed a lawsuit on Wednesday alleging that Savage fostered a hostile work environment and demonstrated violent and intimidating behavior on set, particularly toward women. She also claims she was assaulted physically. In a statement to CNN, Savage termed the charges “totally without merit and completely false.”
“I’ve spent my whole career in the entertainment industry and have always strived to treat everyone on whatever set I work on with respect and professionalism,” the statement reads in part.
In 2015, Fox Aired One Season of “The Grinder”
According to a press statement from her attorney’s office, Hwang’s action also names Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, claiming that the business enabled Savage’s alleged behavior to go “unchecked.”
After she swept dandruff off his jacket on filming, Hwang claims Savage “violently hit her arm three times with his palm.” She informed her supervisors about the situation.
The series’ producer, 20th Century Fox Television, said in a statement that it takes “any allegations of unlawful conduct very seriously” and that it conducted an investigation into Hwang’s claims. The business stated that it “found no proof of Mr Savage’s wrongdoing.”
“We will fiercely defend ourselves against these baseless allegations,” the statement continued.
“The Grinder” stars Rob Lowe and Fred Savage.” I completely engaged” in the “extensive internal investigation,” Savage stated.”None of her assertions could be proven because they never happened,” Savage stated. In a press conference on Tuesday, attorney Anahita Sedaghatfar of the Cochran Firm, who represents Hwang, refuted this, saying they have corroborated Hwang’s account.
Savage, she added, “had it out for all the women on set. Hwang continued: “It took everything I had to get to this point. The MeToo movement and the women who came forward before I encouraged me.” Savage and co-star Rob Lowe played brothers in the comedy. Lowe’s character, played by Savage, was a lawyer who joined the family law practice, feeling that his years as an attorney on a popular drama series prepared him for the position.
Savage, who rose to popularity as a child star on “The Wonder Years,” is now a regular on Netflix’s “Friends from College.” He also hosts “Child Support,” an ABC game program that was just renewed for a second season.
The charges against Savage come at a time when organizations like Time’s Up are working to eliminate gender-based harassment in the workplace.
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In his statement, Savage acknowledged those efforts.” While none of the charges brought against me is true,” he wrote, “I wholeheartedly urge all persons who believe they are being mistreated to come forward and speak to human resources and those in charge.” “We’ve seen a lot of bravery recently from folks speaking out, but I’m going to defend myself and my family against those who want to smear my good name.”
Stella Chan of CNN contributed to this story.