Fred Savage Candid Camera
How "The Wonder Years" star ducked the dangers of young celebrity (unlike so many peers) to become a go-to TV director for "Modern Family,"" Party Down" and more.
I'd like to direct." Fred Savage was among the most famous child actors in Hollywood when he said those words. At 13, the breakout star of ABC's hit dramedy The Wonder Years already had garnered his first Emmy nomination. But when he sat down with the Associated Press in 1989 to promote another project, the adventure flick The Wizard, Savage revealed that his true passion lay elsewhere. "On the set, they call me 'Little Opie' because Ron Howard started as a child actor and grew up to direct," noted the young actor who played Kevin Arnold. "He could be a role model for me. I'm always looking through the camera and checking angles. I want to learn all that I can."
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