John Savage

John Savage

Highest Rated: 100% Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (1987)

Lowest Rated: 11% Bullet (2014)

Birthday: Aug 25, 1949

Birthplace: Not Available

While attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, John Savage helped organize a children's theatre troupe, giving non-profit performances at various housing projects. When next heard from, Savage had won a Drama Circle award for his starring performance in a Chicago-New York revival of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. In films and television from 1972, Savage reached a watershed in 1975, starring as cub reporter Jim Malloy in the TV series Gibbsville and both starring in and composing the music for the theatrical feature Sister-in-Law. His career continued to flourish as the 1970s drew to a close: he played paraplegic war veteran Steven in the Oscar-winning The Deer Hunter (1978), hippie convert Claude in Hair, guilt-ridden police officer Karl Hettinger in The Onion Field (1979) and the suicidal, physically challenged Roary in Inside Moves (1980). For reasons unknown, Savage's star began fading in the 1980s, despite such choice roles as a cynical photojournalist in Oliver Stone's Salvador (1986). Most of John Savage's footage as Andrew Hagen in 1990's The Godfather III unfortunately wound up on the cutting room floor.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Last Full Measure Kepper 2020
No Score Yet Hold On Actor 2019
No Score Yet Spinning Dry Actor 2019
No Score Yet Heavenly Deposit Actor 2019
No Score Yet Heavenly Deposit Actor 2019
No Score Yet Betrayed Mayor Alderman 2018
No Score Yet Mission Possible Brian 2018
No Score Yet The Neighborhood Actor 2017
No Score Yet Empire of the Sharks Ian Fien 2017
No Score Yet Vampire Wars Actor 2017
No Score Yet American Romance Emery Reed 2016
No Score Yet The Black Dove Jake $11.7K 2016
No Score Yet Texas Heart Actor 2016
No Score Yet Last Call at Murray's Actor 2016
No Score Yet Beverly Hills Christmas Mr. Winters 2015
No Score Yet Alien Rising (Gemini Rising) Actor 2015
No Score Yet The Sparrows: Nesting Actor 2015
20% The Lookalike William Spinks 2014
75% Fort Bliss Mike Swann 2014
11% Bullet Actor 2014
No Score Yet Frontline Capt. Wolfgang Mueller 2014
No Score Yet Bermuda Tentacles Actor 2014
No Score Yet 7E Actor 2013
No Score Yet Defending Santa Actor 2013
No Score Yet The Colombian Actor 2013
No Score Yet Real Gangsters Actor 2013
No Score Yet The Orphan Killer Actor 2013
No Score Yet A Star For Rose Actor 2013
No Score Yet Silent Witness Kevin Dunne 2013
No Score Yet The Jonas Project Actor 2013
No Score Yet The Sorrow (A Sierra Nevada Gunfight) Actor 2013
No Score Yet Art Of Submission Warden Harbin Rask 2012
No Score Yet Sins Expiation Father Karl 2012
No Score Yet Summer Song Jim 2012
No Score Yet Open Road Carl 2012
No Score Yet American Bully (Anytown) Actor 2011
44% Bereavement Ted 2011
81% Handsome Harry Peter Rheems 2010
No Score Yet The Red Canvas Warden Harbin Rask 2010
No Score Yet Dreamkiller Agent Barnes 2010
No Score Yet Boiler Maker Actor 2010
No Score Yet Bed & Breakfast Mr. Harvey 2010
No Score Yet Buffalo Bushido Actor 2009
28% Chatham (The Golden Boys) Web Saunders 2009
No Score Yet Assassins' Code Arlo 2009
No Score Yet The Violent Kind George Malloy 2008
No Score Yet From a Place of Darkness Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Coverup Thomas Thacker 2008
27% Downtown: A Street Tale H20 2007
No Score Yet The Attic Graham 2007
No Score Yet The Drop Actor 2006
No Score Yet Kill Your Darlings Rock 2006
No Score Yet Love's Long Journey Trent 2005
No Score Yet Where Truth Lies Dr. Ian Lazarre 2005
15% Iowa Irv Huffman 2005
62% The New World Savage $12.5M 2005
No Score Yet Easy Sex Actor 2005
No Score Yet Admissions Harry Brighton 2004
No Score Yet Alien Lockdown Woodman 2004
No Score Yet Sucker Free City Anderson 2004
No Score Yet Easy Six Frank Iverson 2003
40% Intoxicating William Shanley 2003
No Score Yet The Drop Actor 2003
37% The Anarchist Cookbook Johnny Red 2002
No Score Yet Redemption of the Ghost Sheriff Burns 2002
No Score Yet Burning Down the House Producer Jake Seiling 2001
No Score Yet They Nest Jack Wald 2000
No Score Yet One Good Turn Detective 2000
No Score Yet Christina's House James 2000
No Score Yet The Virginian Steve 2000
No Score Yet Creepy Crawlers Jack Wald 2000
80% The Jack Bull Slater 1999
51% Summer of Sam Simon 1999
32% Message in a Bottle Johnny Land 1999
80% The Thin Red Line Sgt. McCron 1998
25% Little Boy Blue Ray West 1998
No Score Yet Club Vampire Actor 1998
No Score Yet Oprah Winfrey Presents 'Before Women Had Wings' Billy Jackson 1997
No Score Yet Hostile Intent Bear 1997
No Score Yet Hollywood Safari Deputy Rogers 1997
No Score Yet Flynn Joe Stromberg 1996
91% Beautiful Thing Lenny 1996
No Score Yet American Strays Dwayne 1996
No Score Yet Managua Dennis 1996
60% White Squall McCrea 1996
No Score Yet Amnesia Tim Bishop 1996
75% The Crossing Guard Bobby 1995
No Score Yet Carnosaur 2 Jack 1995
No Score Yet Firestorm: 2024 A.D. Actor 1995
No Score Yet The Takeover Greg 1995
No Score Yet Tom Clancy's 'Op Center' Actor 1995
No Score Yet C.I.A. II: Target Alexa Kluge 1994
No Score Yet Deadly Weapon Actor 1994
No Score Yet Killing Obsession Albert 1994
No Score Yet The Dangerous Emile Lautrec 1994
No Score Yet Shattered Image David Algood 1994
No Score Yet Red Scorpion 2 Andrew Kendrick 1994
No Score Yet Daybreak Actor 1993
No Score Yet Primary Motive Wallace 1992
No Score Yet Hunting Michael 1992
No Score Yet C.I.A. Code Name: Alexa Actor 1992
No Score Yet Le Porte del Silenzio Actor 1991
68% The Godfather, Part III Andrew Hagen 1990
No Score Yet Any Man's Death Leon Abrahams 1990
93% Do the Right Thing Clifton 1989
No Score Yet Hotel Colonial Marco Venieri 1987
No Score Yet Caribe Jeff Richardson 1987
No Score Yet The Beat Frank Ellsworth 1987
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast Actor 1987
100% Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam Actor 1987
88% Salvador John Cassady 1986
No Score Yet Soldier's Revenge Frank Morgan 1985
No Score Yet Nairobi Affair Rick Cahill 1984
No Score Yet Maria's Lovers Ivan Bibic 1984
No Score Yet Coming Out of the Ice Victor Herman 1982
No Score Yet Inside Moves Roary 1982
No Score Yet The Amateur Charles Heller 1982
No Score Yet Cattle Annie and Little Britches Bittercreek Newcomb 1981
85% The Onion Field Karl Hettinger 1979
90% Hair Claude Bukowski 1979
94% The Deer Hunter Steven 1978
No Score Yet Eric Eric Swensen 1975
No Score Yet All the Kind Strangers Peter 1974
No Score Yet The Sister-in-Law Robert Strong 1974
60% Steelyard Blues The Kid 1973
No Score Yet The Killing Kind Terry 1973
92% Bad Company Loney 1972
No Score Yet King's Echo Actor


53% Carnivàle
Henry Scudder Henry "Hack" Scudder 2005
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Lucas Biggs 2005
No Score Yet The District
Billy Nevins 2003
92% Everwood
Daniel 2002
65% Dark Angel
Donald Michael Lydecker Lydecker 2002
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
Simon 2001
77% Star Trek: Voyager
Capt. Rudy Ransom Captain Ransom 1999
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
74% The X-Files
Trondheim 1995
82% Tales from the Crypt
Benny 1994


Karl Hattinger says: [while in the onion field seeing his partner crying] That's the onions. It makes you eyes water.

Greg Powell says: Don't waste bullets!

Karl Hattinger says: At least you're tall enough to carry it. Married life's making me feel like an avocado with feet.

Jimmy Smith says: Mr. Brooks... I believe... I think that is something that rich white guys dreamed up to keep guys like me down. I honestly don't believe there is such a thing... such a feeling. Guilty? That's just something the Man says in court when your luck runs out.

LAPD Captain says: Any man who gives up his gun to some punk is a coward. Any man who does can kiss his badge goodbye, if I can help it. You're policemen. Put your trust in God.

District Attorney Phil Halpin says: Let 'em walk. If only I could send some lawyers and judges to the gas chamber.