Fred had his first real kiss as a child with Danica McKellar who played his love interest/next door neighbor on the 1988 hit, The Wonder Years.
In 1985, Fred was painfully afflicted with osteoarthritis and had real difficulty performing simple tasks such as driving a car and walking up a flight of stairs.
Fred appeared on the music video of the song "Voices That Care".
Fred proposed to Jennifer with a five-carat sapphire ring from Neil Lane Jewelers. They got married on August 7, 2004 which took place at L'Orangerie Restaurant in Los Angeles, California.
Fred is five feet and ten inches tall.
Fred's father Lew is a real estate executive. His mother Joanne is a housewife. He has a younger sister Kala and a younger brother Ben, who is also an actor.
Fred's feature film directorial debut is with the movie Daddy Day Camp.
Fred is Steven Goodson in the 2004 film The Last Run.
Fred won the Saturn Award for "Best Performance by a Younger Actor" for his role in the film Vice Versa in 1990.
Fred won the Q Award for "Best Actor in a Quality Comedy Series" in 1989 and 1990 for playing Kevin Arnold on The Wonder Years.
Fred enjoys reading, writing, camping, fishing, and bicycling in his spare time.
Fred was ranked #27 in VH1's list of 100 Greatest Kid Stars.
Fred and his wife Jennifer asked for donations to be made to the Children's Hospital Cancer Center of Los Angeles, in memory of their childhood friend, in lieu of wedding presents.
Fred is a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
Fred graduated from high school in 1994 from Brentwood high, in Los Angeles, California. He went on to attend Stanford University, graduating with his Bachelor's Degree in English and communications, in 1999.
Fred appeared in the play The Last Night Of Ballyhoo in 2001 at the El Portal Center for the Arts Circle Theater in North Hollywood, California.
Fred appeared in commercials for Pac-Man vitamins in 1982 and for Pepsi-Cola in 1990.
Fred was nominated for his first Emmy Award at twelve years old, for his work on The Wonder Years, making him the youngest person ever nominated.
Fred appeared with his younger brother Ben on the 1989 movie Little Monsters, and directed him in an episode of Boy Meets World in 1998. He also appeared with his brother in one of the show's episodes.
Fred made his very first big screen appearance in 1980, at four years old in the hit movie Dinosaur.
Fred and his wife, Jennifer Lynn Stone, have a son born August 5, 2006. They named him, Oliver Philip Savage. Daughter, Lily Aerin Savage, was born on May 3, 2008.
Fred: I love working with young actors. I just think there's no other actor that brings such a freshness and a unique approach to work than young actors.
Fred: (on making "Daddy Day Camp") It was great making a movie that to me, at the core, is about fathers and sons, and what a dad will do to forge a better relationship with his son," he said. "And thematically, to be making that movie as I was forging my relationship with my son-it was a great parallel.
Fred: Acting to a large extent is really kind of a solitary pursuit-you go home and learn your lines, and then you go to work and sit in your dressing room until they call you to shoot, and you go shoot, and then you go back to your dressing room.
Fred: I like comedies that have a nice emotional heart to them, in a story that serves as a foundation. I just hope I keep doing good work and, hopefully, I can cross some genres, along the way.
Fred: (on working with kids on "Daddy Day Camp") I tried to take the best of what I liked about working with directors when I was a kid, and tried to eliminate all the stuff I hated. I've let that guide me, in working with all actors, in my directing career.
Fred: Having kids slows everything down. We used to be able to just pick up and go, now it's a chore just to get the groceries! If you forget one little binky, that is exactly what they will need the whole time you are out!
Fred: My family teases my wife and I all the time, we are the real life Kevin and Winnie. Jennifer and I grew up next door to each other, and were childhood sweethearts as well.
Fred: I took a big chance playing an abusive boyfriend to Candace Cameron. I wanted to step outside of Kevin Arnold, and she wanted to step outside of her Full House persona of DJ. For awhile, my younger fans seemed very disappointed in me, they couldn't differentiate the character from the actor.
Fred: I was so embarrassed, getting my first kiss on a stage, with an audience, and my mom watching in the wings. NOT the way I imagined things going.