From The MythBusters
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A Moderated Conversation with Adam Savage
Adam’s fascination with creating things started when he began building his own toys at age 5, and he hasn’t stopped since. He’s served as an animator, graphic designer, stage and interior designer, carpenter, welder and scenic painter, and he’s worked in everything from metal to glass, plastics to injection molding, and pneumatics to animatronics.
But for the past eight years, Adam has concentrated on the special-effects industry, honing his skills through more than 100 television commercials and 12 feature films, including Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Galaxy Quest, Terminator 3, A.I. and the Matrix sequels. He’s also designed props and sets for Coca-Cola, Hershey’s, Lexus and a host of New York and San Francisco theater companies.
His skills don’t end there. Not only has he worked in the research and diagnostic division for several toy companies, but he’s also acted in several films and commercials — including a Charmin ad, in which he played Mr. Whipples’ stock boy.
And now, in addition to co-hosting Discovery Channel’s MythBusters, Adam also teaches advanced model making, most recently in the industrial design department at the San Francisco Academy of Art. And somehow, he also finds time to devote to his own art; his sculptures have been showcased in over 40 shows in San Francisco, New York and Charleston, W.V.