Ben Savage

Savage in 2015, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Bennett Joseph Savage

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 13, 1980

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Ben Savage is an American actor. He is known for starring in the show Boy Meets World.

Ben is the son of Joanne and Lewis Savage. He was raised Jewish and attended Hebrew school. He is the brother of actor Fred Savage and actress and musician Kala Savage.

Ben’s paternal grandfather was Frederick Aaron Savage (the son of Isaac/Ike Sabath and Gertrude Scotsch). Frederick may have been born in Kiev.

Ben’s paternal grandmother was Kala Gedulin/Dulin (the daughter of Mendel Gedulin/Dulin and Fannie Gruzinsky/Grusin). Kala was born in Riga, Latvia. Mendel was the son of Tavie Gedulin/Gdulin and Minnie Fega. Fannie was the daughter of Abram Aaron Gruzinsky/Grusin and Dena/Dinah Zelig, who was born in Lithuania.

Ben’s maternal grandfather was Adolph Friedman (the son of Joseph Friedman and Esther Rosenbaum). Adolph was born in New York. Joseph was born in Mukachevo, Zakarpats’ka oblast, Ukraine, the son of Meyer Friedman and Zella Fish. Esther was the daughter of Joseph Rosenbaum and Sarah Kaestlin.

Ben’s maternal grandmother was named Mitzie Lempert (the daughter of Abraham Lempert and Tillie). Mitzie was born in New York.

Sources: Genealogy of Ben Savage –

Obituary of Ben’s father –

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