John Savage

John Savage

  • Born on
    • August 25th, 1949
John Savage (born John Youngs) is an American film actor, producer, production manager, and composer. Savage has appeared in more than 200 feature films, short films, recurring roles in television series and guest appearances in episodes of television series. One of Savage's first notable roles is as Claude Bukowski in the 1979 film Hair. His first major film role was as Steven Pushkov in the multiple Oscar-winning 1978 film The Deer Hunter. He also had a lead role in the 1979 film The Onion Field. In the late 1970s, he performed in the Broadway production of David Mamet's play American Buffalo. In 1991, he starred in Italian director Lucio Fulci's final film Door to Silence. He then had a brief role in the 1998 war film The Thin Red Line, portrayed Captain Ransom in the two part episode Equinox of the television series Star Trek: Voyager in 1999, and appeared in the recurring role of Donald Lydecker in the first and second seasons of the 2000 television series Dark Angel. Savage starred in the 2015 horror film Tales of Halloween, the 2017 film In Dubious Battle, and on the 2017 continuation of the television show Twin Peaks. In 2018, he appeared on the television show Goliath. In 2018, Savage lent his voice to a monologue on the title track of the album This Town by Steve Smith of Dirty Vegas. In 2019, Savage played the role of The Narrator in upcoming fantasy crime drama Karma from award-winning filmmaker Bizhan Tong, having collaborated with him earlier that year.

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Acting (64 Credits)

2021Insight as Frank
2019The Islands as Henry Thornton
2019The Last Full Measure as Kepper
2018Betrayed as Mayor Alderman
2018Followed as Wallace
2017Empire of the Sharks as Ian Fien
2017Three Seconds
2017The Neighborhood as Vito Bello
2016Dead SouthWatch Free
2016In Dubious Battle as Dan
2015We Will Be the World Champions as William Jones
2015Tales of Halloween as Capt. J.G. Zimmerman
2014Bermuda Tentacles as President Desteno
2014Fort Bliss as Mike Swann
2014Demon Legacy as The Codger
2014Bullet as Governor Johnson
2014The Big Fat Stone as Robert Tanninger
2013Real Gangsters as Ted Roberts
20137E as Paul
2013Open Road as Carl
2012The Jonas Project as Calvin KabralWatch Free
2012Money Fight as Harbin Rask
2011The Orphan Killer as Detective Walker
2011Hit List as Walter Murphy
2010Bereavement as Ted
2010Bed & Breakfast: Love is a Happy Accident as Mr. Harvey
2009Handsome Harry as Peter Rheems
2007The Attic as Graham CallanWatch Free
2006Kill Your Darlings as Rock
2004Alien Lockdown as Dr. Woodman
2003Shortcut to Happiness as Johnny
2002The Anarchist Cookbook as Johnny Red
2000They Nest as Jack Wald
2000The Virginian as Steve
2000Christina's House as James Tarling
1999Message in a Bottle as Johnny Land
1999The Jack Bull as Slater
1999Summer of Sam as Simon
1998The Thin Red Line as Sgt. Jack McCron
1997Little Boy Blue as Ray West
1997Before Women Had Wings as Billy Jackson
1996White Squall as McCrea
1996American Strays as Dwayne
1996Beautiful Thing as Lenny
1995Carnosaur 2 as Jack Reed
1995OP Center as Bob Herbert
1995The Crossing Guard as Bobby
1993Daybreak as The President
1992Door to Silence as Melvin Devereux
1990The Godfather: Part III as Father Andrew Hagen
1989Do the Right Thing as Clifton
1987Beauty and the Beast as Beast/Prince
1986Salvador as John Cassady
1984Maria's Lovers as Ivan Bibic
1981The Amateur as Charles Heller
1980Inside Moves as Roary
1980Cattle Annie and Little Britches as Bittercreek Newcombe
1979The Onion Field as Karl Hettinger
1979Hair as Claude Hooper Bukowski
1978The Deer Hunter as Steven Pushkov
1974All the Kind Strangers as PeterWatch Free
1973The Killing Kind as Terry Lambert
1973Steelyard Blues as Kid
1972Bad Company as Loney


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