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John Savage (1949)

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John Savage is an American film actor, producer, production manager, and composer.

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 acting career
His first major film role was as Steven in the 1978 film, The Deer Hunter, the story of a group of Russian American steel workers during the Vietnam War. He also had a lead role in 1979's The Onion Field, the true story of policeman Karl Hettinger's personal struggle after witnessing the murder of his partner.

One of his most famous roles was as Claude Bukowski in the film Hair . He had a brief role in Terrence Malick's war epic, The Thin Red Line. In the late 1970s, he also appeared on Broadway in David Mamet's play, "American Buffalo" with Robert Duval.

In more recent years he has been seen on the small as well as the big screen. He was the recurring character of Donald Lydecker in the first and second seasons of Dark Angel and portrayed Captain Ransom in the two part episode "Equinox" from Star Trek: Voyager.

Another recurring role found him as Henry Scudder in the HBO-produced television series Carnivàle. In 2005, he appeared on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He lent his voice to a monologue on the title track of the album, This Town, by Steve Smith of Dirty Vegas . In September 2009, he appeared in the second episode of Season 2 of the Fox network drama Fringe.

He is currently starring in the western thriller "The Sorrow" with Kirk Harris, newcomer Ryan Ballance and Michael Madsen for director Vernon Mortensen.

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Savage was born in Old Bethpage, New York, the son of Muriel, a homemaker, and Floyd Youngs, an insurance salesman who served on Guadalcanal during World War II with the Marine Corps. His sisters are Boston-based radio and television personality Robin Young and actress Gail Youngs. His brother is actor Jim Youngs.

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