Adam was born in New York City, and was raised in Westchester County, New York.
Adam gets seasickness easily
Even though he tries to hide it on numerous occasions, Adam has arachnophobia, a fear of spiders.
Adam has had several of his works of art showcased in over 40 shows in San Francisco, New York, and Charleston, West Virginia.
Adam teaches advanced model making, most recently in the industrial design department at the San Francisco Academy of Art.
Adam has worked in the research and diagnostic division for several different toy companies.
Adam has worked in over 100 TV commercials and 12 feature films.
Adam's fascination with building things began when he was just 5 years old.
Adam has worked as an interior designer for the Fool's Fury playhouse in San Francisco.
Adam married in 2003.
Adam has designed several displays and a large 'Zoob Dude' model for Zoob toys.
Adam works in toy prototyping, working in research and developement for Zoob toys.
Adam has worked on many TV commercials for Pizza Hut, Burger King, and Coca-Cola, among others
Adam designed his own robot for BattleBots -- it was named "Claymore."
Adam first met Jamie Hyneman when he was working on creating theatrical props. Some of his co-workers also worked with Jamie, so Jamie eventually heard about Adam's talents and he called him up. Adam has said that he and Jamie got along marvelously from the first moment they met.
Out of all the special effects that Adam has worked on, he is most proud of the space shuttle he worked on for the movie Space Cowboys.
Adam has said that the scariest thing he ever did on MythBusters was when he was testing to see if a sinking ship would drag someone down with it.
Adam has stated that he believes Lego blocks are the best toys ever invented.
Adam's father helped influence him to get into the line of work he has chosen; his father was a painter/animator/director.
Adam teaches advanced model making at various schools in his spare time, including the San Francisco Academy of Art.
Adam has worked for several toy companies where he helped with research and development.
Adam has experience working with a wide variety of materials, such as metal, glass, plastics, injection molding, neon and electronics, amongst others.
Adam once appeared in a commercial for Charmin, where he played a stock boy.
Adam wasn't initially planned to be a part of MythBusters.Jamie Hynemandidn't believe that he could handle hosting the show on his own, so he hired Adam Savage because they worked together in the past.
Adam has been injured several times on the set of MythBusters: he cut his lip after putting a vacuum engine too close to his mouth, he suffered some burns when a jawbreaker exploded during a test, he was bitten by a daddy long-leg spider, he was in a vehicle that crashed into a fence when it left the range of the remote control and he lost some hair and suffered some slight burns during an explosion test.
Adam has had a varied career: he has been an animator, a graphic designer, a carpenter, a set designer, a toy designer and a rigger.
Adam started making his own toys when he was five years old.
Adam is a former child actor, he provided the voices for animated characters that his father created for the series Sesame Street.
Adam once appeared in a Billy Joel music video for the song You're Only Human.
Adam has provided special effects for over one hundred different commercials. He has also worked on twelve movies, including Star Wars: Episodes I and II, both of the sequels for The Matrix, Galaxy Quest and Terminator 3, amongst others.
Adam: Firemen have the coolest toys ever!
Adam: Have you ever spent the night in your own shop, Jamie?
Adam: There is no dignity in television
Adam: I have to say, I think there's gonna be a lot of jealous fans out there seeing that I'm now getting my feet washed by Kari.
Adam: I think Jamie actually has a certification for otter CPR.
Adam: Well, here on MythBusters, we'll do just about anything for science.
Adam: That was fun. That was really cool. I mean the dummy went up, down, up, down. The dummy was just getting beaten every which way throught the whole process. That was hysterical!
Adam: I have some ideas on how to fix that. They're not very good ideas, but at least they're ideas!
Adam: Jamie's gonna go take a break now, and i am going to continue the on-going process of making a fool of myself and go ahead and try it myself.
Adam: I am now standing in a mixture of cooling fluid, gasoline, and cola.
Adam: I think that we went all the way through the car.
Adam: That was excellent! I mean, it didn't do anything, but it looked really cool!
Adam: The only thing that differentiates you and me from a couple of fourteen year old pyromaniacs is balistic glass!
Adam: Jamie doesn't like to do anything hastily, and I like to do everything incredibly hastily. So therein you have the dichotomy of our patterns.
Adam: Bigger is always better.
Adam: Oh my God! It's a scuba diver! Quick, hit him with a rocket propelled grenade!
Adam: I like consistent data
Adam: That's how his shirt stays white; I do all of the dirty work!
Adam: Isn't television glamourous?
Adam: I got some wire, I got a hook, I got a leather jacket that I really don't care about. Here we go.
Adam: Jamie, can I try this time? Can I blow the bullet up? Can I? Can I? I would really like to try.
Adam: All right, back to science.
Adam: I'm gonna have to get a turn doing that.
Adam: Ahh! I got a hot ember on my crotch! Ow, ow, ow!
Adam: Let's blow some stuff up.
Adam: (About a airplane door) I've always wanted to close one of these.
Adam: The more I look at planes, the more mystified I am.
Adam: Can we get it Jamie? Can we get it? Please, can we get it?
Adam: Is that all of the debris?
Adam: Allright, 95% chance that Buster hits the top awning and lands somewhere around 20ft. out on the street, 5% chance that he goes through one awning and into the next, -1% chance that he goes throught two awnings and lands safely in the third. 100% chance of Buster death.
Adam: All right, Buster. Ready to fly?
Adam: Jamie's much stronger than I am. I would say Jamie is unusually strong.
Adam: Buster's gotta get dressed and get in the car. We're all waiting on Buster
Adam: Okay, let's put some taxi stripes on this puppy
Adam: I've got taxi receipts for the next 10 years. Oh yeah.
Adam: You know, something is telling me today is gonna be a really bad day
Adam: We need to build another really big RC car and launch it off a really big jump.
Adam: Okay, can we turn off the cameras now and let me have a go?
Adam: Turn-of-the-century optician set. I bought this for myself for my birthday because I knew no one else would know to get it for me.
Adam: I come from the planet Butthead
Adam: I arrived at ILM during the final push to finish Episode I, and it was like going to heaven. A shop full of some of the best people I've ever had the honor to work with. I was lucky enough to spend a few weeks at Skywalker Ranch working on pre-production models for Episode II. Given that it was one of the first jobs I ever wanted to have, it was pretty cool to get a chance to participate
Adam: In the spirit of science, there really is no such thing as a "failed experiment." Any test that yields valid data is a valid test
Adam: That aesthetic of the Star Wars universe: the do-it-yourself, hotrod ethic that George Lucas exported from his childhood, is exactly the same kind of soul behind what we do and build for the show. It may not look pretty, but it gets the job done.
Adam: This is lethal!
Adam: Shattering Sub-Woofer, Tory's Task, Take 4. All of the mistakes have been Tory's so far
Adam: If you run into a Hyneman in your house, do not taunt the Hyneman. It is not safe. Remember, the Hyneman is just as afraid of you as you are of the Hyneman
Adam: It didn't work, I can't believe it didn't work! I found it on the Internet!
Adam: Okay the myth is busted, and Buster's busted, and the boom-lift is busted, and everything's busted
Adam: All right Jamie, here's your motivation...it's the middle of the night and you hate your neighbor because he's always throwing loud parties. You're gona go to his car and you're gonna put sugar in it. Go! Action
Adam: Basically now I'm about to pour the dog wee on the pile of baking soda, which, according to the myth, should cause a small explosion...or if we're actually on Earth, it will do absolutely nothing
Adam: I actually feel really confident about how this boat's going to do. Of course, the very next cut in the show will be us, like flailing in the bay, in the dark, freezing and screaming
Adam: If this thing works, we promise to use our powers only for good
Adam: If we don't meet again... I love you.
Adam: We've got a robot in the water, he's stuffed with tuna, and it's just another day here at MythBusters
Adam: I just had one of those "what the hell are we doing" moments
Adam: Why, Thor, the god of thunder, is trying to enter my building!
Adam: With all the safety precautions we are taking, check this, check that, you have to stand back and say: Dude! We are making a rocket outta meat!
Adam: I'm searching in the desert for a pencil-sized hole!
Adam: My dignity and good television—they'll never meet.
Adam: It's the disco mirror from hell!
Adam: I shot Grant in the face!
Adam: Well, there's your problem!
Adam: There is no dignity in television
Adam: This is where the danger zone happens. When nothing happens for a while, everyone's like "well, let's get closer…let's get closer…let's get closer…" BOOM! And everyone's dead
Adam: We're not leaving here without Buster, man. Leave no crash-test dummy behind!
Adam: Now this may look like one of the lost Seeing Stones from The Lord of the Rings, but it's actually an eight-pound bowling ball. What we're going to do is head out to some unsuspecting football field, rig up our unreasonably large slingshot to the goal posts, and probably embed this bowling ball somewhere in the next town.
Adam: We should all get ready to break down and pack up…hopefully we'll be out of here before the pool completely drains.
Adam: The best-case scenario is that the glass shatters in my face! How do you think that makes me feel?
Adam: Now, you guys haven't hooked this up to the electric fence transformer, have you?
Adam: Please note the Hyneman doing his careful straightening work. Jamie's people have been track-straighteners since the Middle Ages.
Adam: This is the point in the show where we say, "Oh, what else do we have in the van that's flammable?"
Adam: I'm not gonna shoot anyone with the pellet gun…Not unless I have to!
Adam: Okay, I'm thinking that was a bad noise. I'm releasing the mysterious blue smoke here. That's bad because when you see the mysterious blue smoke, electronics don't work anymore.
Adam: Nonetheless, we were able to do it with a reasonable number of tests, and I'd say it's busted, busted, busted! And I don't wanna get an e-mail about it!
Adam: I think we need to get some professional help...then maybe find some rocket experts
Adam: Here on MythBusters Makeover, we're turning this lovely little California bugalow into a disaster zone
Adam: Big boom, big boom, big boom!
Adam: If Jamie doesn't believe it'll work, then I have no problem dropping the toaster in the bathtub while he's in it. But, something tells me he won't
Adam: Let's get on our knees and pray. I don't know to whom. Is there a patron saint of ballistics gel?
Adam: Remember kids, I have life insurance
Adam: That's the show. it's like 5 minutes of science and then 10 minutes of me hurting myself
Adam: An empty car doing doughnuts and a police car with its lights flashing...nah, I checked. There's nothing more fun than that.
Adam: How many of you have actually seen a washing machine naked?
Adam: Remember, MythBusters has a trained pyrotechnician to help us blow stuff up. You should never try to do this on your on unless you have your own TV show.
Adam: go on, shoot me in the ass. I can take it!
Adam: It just goes to show, do not grab the third rail with both hands and piss on it from 3 inches away!
Adam: I'll always miss my old skeleton. It's too bad. He got his head blown off...with a Mannlicher-Carcano rifle!
Adam; If my baby's poo smelled like that, I'd take it to the hospital
Adam: I think Jamie is gonna be like 'CHUNG!', 'CHUNG!', 'CHUNG!'. And I think in the security manual the proper response to hearing that sound in a duct is to riddle the duct with bullets!"
Adam: This is your head, this is your head with an axe in it. Are we clear?
Adam: 80 pounds of gunpowder, 22 idiots, 1 crash test dummy-priceless
Adam: All right, I think the faulty wiring of the faulty wiring is no longer faulty so that it is correctly faulty
Adam: This kills you, this kills you and everyone else in the room
Adam: Danger is my middle name.
Adam: I wouldn't say jamie is an evil genius. I'm not sure he's evil and I'm not sure he's a genius