Savage is a veteran actor, playwright and teacher. He holds an MFA from York University in Toronto. His acting credits include more than a hundred stage plays and dozens of leading and recurring roles in television and film, including: “Hot Shots” (CBS/CTV), “Chasing Rainbows” (CBC), “The Jane Show” (CTV), “Rabbit Fall” (APTN and SPACE), and in “The Last Season” (CBC), for which he won a Gemini Award as Best Lead Actor. Recently, he played the role of Harry Sniden in the acclaimed CBC mini-series “CanadaRussia 72”, and the part of Principal Callaghan in four seasons of CBC’s “Mr. D.”.
His plays have been produced in theatres across Canada, including at Toronto’s Theatre Passe Muraille (of which he is a founding member), The Factory Theatre, and many others. He has taught acting at York University, Humber College, and Canadore College.
He is married to actress Janet-Laine Green and is the father of two children: Akela and Tyrone. Together, with Janet-Laine, through their production company Brief Case Productions Inc., they produce projects for the stage and the screen. His latest project The Shooting Script was written for, and filmed by, the third year acting students at Humber College. He is currently at work on a new project entitled “Buck. Naked.”, a multi-media piece to be produced in 2017.