In 1995, Ben was a presenter at the Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards.
In 2006, it was erroneously reported that Ben had been killed in a hit-and-run accident, but the hoax was revealed when Ben's manager assured the public that the story was not true.
Ben has been nominated for numerous awards for his work on Boy Meets World. He won the 2000 Kids Choice Award for "Favorite Television Friends" which he shared with Rider Strong. In 1998, he was nominated for a Youngstar Award for "Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy TV Series" for Boy Meets World. In 1990, he was nominated for a Young Artist Award for "Best Young Actor Starring in a Motion Picture" for Little Monsters. In 1994, 1997 and 1998 Ben was nominated for Young Artists Awards for "Best Performance in a TV Comedy - Leading Young Actor" for Boy Meets World.
Ben has volunteered for the Elisabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation in his free time.
Ben is a big Bruce Springsteen fan. One summer, he and his father traveled the U.S., following Springsteen on his tour.
In his free time, Ben enjoys listening to music and reading.
Ben has appeared onstage in The Laughter Epidemic at the Pasadena Playhouse, and in Unexpected Tenderness at the Marilyn Monroe Theater at the Strasberg Institute, for which he was nominated for LA Weekly's Theater Award for best actor.
Ben interned with U.S. Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania in 2003.
Ben's brother, Fred Savage, made a guest appearance during Boy Meets World in the episode called "Everybody Loves Stuart". Ben guest-starred on Fred's show The Wonder Years on an episode entitled "The St. Valentines' Day Massacre".
Ben has a brother and sister who are in the entertainment business. They are Fred Savage and Kala Savage. Their parents are Lew and Joanne Savage. Lew is a real estate agent and Joanne is a housewife.
Ben is 5'10" (178 cm) tall. He has dark brown eyes and hair.
In All-Star TGIF Magic which premiered in 1997 Ben played himself.
Teddy Benevides is the character that Ben played in the movie Swimming Upstream, which was released in 2002.
Ben's real name Bennett, is of Latin origin. The name Bennett means Little Blessed One.
Ben never dated his TV girlfriend Danielle Fishel in real life, but said that at one time, they felt like they should.
Ben is left-handed.
Ben is Jewish.
Ben got his start in acting when he appeared in his first commercial at the age of 5. The commercial was for a drugstore chain. He had seen Fred act and it looked fun, so Ben decided to try it.
Ben is a member of the Stanford University Class of 2004. He graduated with a degree in Political Science. During college, he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. Ben graduated from Brentwood High School in L.A. in 1998.
Ben: (About his first acting job, which was a commercial for a drugstore) All I had to do was sit in a pool and smile.
Ben: (When asked in 2008 if politics is his future) My heart is in acting, but never say never.
Ben: (on his character in "Palo Alto") The character I play, Patrick, is basically Mr. I-Have-To-Be-Perfect. He always has a plan, he always wants to know exactly what to do with his life and he wants to marry his high school girlfriend. He has a set track and basically it all gets thrown into chaos on this one night. It's a real interesting thing to see.
Ben: I think the key is that nothing's ever perfect and you've got to be able to go with change. It's a lot easier said then done because I especially like things very structured and I don't like change, but it's part of life; you've got to just deal with it.
Ben: A lot of the problems teenagers go through, it's better for them to go through them on their own. If you always have a crutch, you don't learn anything.
Ben: I'm inspired by music. Sometimes more than I want to be.