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Dan Savage Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Daniel Keenan Savage was born on the 7th October 1964, in Chicago, Illinois USA, and is an author, journalist, theatre director, and LGBT activist, best known for his weekly syndicated sex-advice column called Savage Love. His career started in 1991, when he began working as a columnist.

Have you ever wondered how rich Dan Savage is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Savage’s net worth is as high as $3 million, an amount earned through his successful career in writing and journalism.

Dan Savage Net Worth $3 Million

Dan Savage was one of four siblings to parents Judith and William Savage, Sr; his mother was a Loyola University professor. He possesses Irish and German heritage, and was raised Catholic. He educated at Quigley Preparatory Seminary North, but now identifies as an agnostic, or atheist. After matriculating, he enrolled at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, from where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in theatre.

Savage’s career started slowly, working as a video store manager after he settled in Madison, Wisconsin, having lived abroad in Europe for a few years. However, he soon became friends with one of the founders of the satirical news organization, The Onion, who decided to include an advice column section into his new media venture, The Stranger, per Savage’s advice. Savage landed that job when he wrote a trial piece, demonstrating in which direction he wanted to take the column. It revolved around giving sarcastic relationship and sex advice to heterosexual people, since so many heterosexual columnists could never answer the questions of the LGBT community very well. Yet, he also offered his opinion and advice on matters such as contraception and HPV vaccine, noting that conservativism is threatening the health and rights of homosexual and heterosexual people alike.

In addition to his column, Savage decided to try his hand in book writing, starting with his first non-fiction book “Savage Love: Straight Answers from America’s Most Popular Sex Columnist” (1998), which included a collection of his previous columns. He wrote three more non-fiction books, each detailing some aspect of experiences and difficulties he encountered as a gay person. For his third book, “Skipping Towards Gomorrah” (2002) he won a Lambda Literary Award. Besides his own work, Savage also contributed to numerous publications and collections of essays, writing prefaces, forewords, or a chapter of his own.

Additionally, he proved his creativity as a theatre director, often working under the pseudonym Keenan Hollohan. He founded Seattle’s Greek Active Theater, and incorporated many bizarre interpretations of classic works in his plays. His last production was the play “Letters from the Earth” (2003), dedicated to Mark Twain and his posthumous letters. Savage is also no stranger to media appearances, acting as a media pundit for Steven Colbert on “The Colbert Report”, and Bill Maher on “Real Time with Bill Maher”.

Regarding his personal life, Savage is married to Terry Miller, and they have one adopted son. They first married in Canada, but then received a marriage license in Washington, once the US legalized same-sex marriage. Both he and his husband are active supporters of LGBT rights, and causes such as preventing bullying of gay teenagers. He started a non-profit organization called It Gets Better in order to fight bullying, and prevent suicide among gay youth.


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Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
It Got Better2014-2016TV Mini-Series documentary executive producer - 18 episodes
The Real O'Neals2016TV Series executive producer - 12 episodes
It Gets Better 22012TV Series executive producer
It Gets Better2012TV Movie executive producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dan Savage's New Threat to Rick Santorum2011Short
Twenty Gay Stereotypes Confirmed2004Short#8
Crocodile Tears1998Carl

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dan Savage's New Threat to Rick Santorum2011Short
This American Life Live!2009TV Movie written by

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mr. Angel2013Documentary special thanks
2011: Year in Review2011TV Movie thanks
Cthulhu2007special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
This American Life Live!2009TV MovieHimself
Facing a New Age2008Documentary shortHimself
D.L. Hughley Breaks the News2008TV SeriesHimself
Electile Dysfunction: Inside the Business of American Campaigns2008DocumentaryHimself
Bi the Way2008DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
Ain't Easy Being Green2007DocumentaryHimself
The Al Franken Show2005TV SeriesHimself
Loving & Cheating2005TV Movie documentaryHimself - Advice Columnist
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentaryHimself
SexTV1998-1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Monogamish2014Documentary post-productionHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2005-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Panelist / Himself - Guest
Finding Kim2016DocumentaryHimself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself
The Outs2016TV SeriesHimself
Not Safe with Nikki Glaser2016TV SeriesHimself
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
CBS News Sunday Morning2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Relationship Expert
The Seventies2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Author and Activist
Tellement Gay! Homosexualité et pop culture2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Chroniqueur
StarTalk2015TV SeriesHimself
Do I Sound Gay?2014DocumentaryHimself
PoliticKING with Larry King2014TV SeriesHimself - guest
Portlandia2014TV SeriesHimself
Russian Broadway Shut Down2014ShortHimself (voice)
To Be Takei2014DocumentaryHimself
Q&A2013TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Sex Box2013TV SeriesHimself - Panellist
The Hour2013TV SeriesHimself
Now with Alex Wagner2013TV SeriesHimself
The Colbert Report2006-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself / Himself - Sex-Advice Columnist
Outlook TV2013TV SeriesHimself
How Sex Changed the World2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Syndicated Sex Advice Columnist
Mr. Angel2013DocumentaryHimself
UnHung Hero2013DocumentaryHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHimself
RuPaul's Drag Race2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge
Savage U2012TV SeriesHimself
(A)sexual2011DocumentaryHimself - Sex Columnist
Making the Boys2011DocumentaryHimself - Writer, The Kid
Savage Love2010TV MovieHimself - Host
Curb: The Discussion2010TV SeriesHimself
I Saw U2010Documentary shortDan Savage
Undateable2010TV Mini-Series documentary
The Adults in the Room2010DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hour2010TV SeriesHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Wilde Wit of the YearGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition ProgramIt Gets Better (2012)· Christy Spitzer Thornton (executive producer)
· Shannon Fitzgerald (executive producer)
· John Ferriter (executive producer)
· Brian Pines (executive producer)
· Ted Skillman (executive producer)
· Belisa Balaban (executive producer)


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#Fact
1Writes a syndicated sex advice column, "Savage Love," as well as columns for ABCNEWS.com, gay.com, and OUT magazine.

#Quote
1To leave the house as the incredibly swishy, fierce gay hairdresser takes a lot more courage than to leave the house as Jason Collins.I really like Jason Collins and respect him. But the world became safe for the gender-conforming basketball player to come out because the hairdressers couldn't hide. And I think that is masculine as all fucking hell.
2I give a wicked blow-job. "I don't like it" isn't a good enough reason to use the force of the state to stop it. I don't like cunnilingus. I'm not going to use the force of the state to prevent that from happening.
3[ on his and his partner's website dedicated to assist troubled lesbian, gay, bisexual and transcended youths] One day, when your daughter or son tells you that they were watching 'It Gets Better' videos under the covers in the middle of the night when you were failing your child so spectacularly, you will realize that we stepped in and stepped up and were the parent in that moment that you couldn't be, and you will thank us for loving your child.
4[on the marriage equality victories for same-sex marriage, 2012] Rights are rights. They shouldn't be put up for a vote. And we shouldn't have to say 'thank you' when they're recognized. The sad fact is that we have had to fight for our rights. But here's the happy fact: we didn't have to fight this one alone. Thousands and thousands of straight people stood with us and fought for us. We had help. And that's what we should thank the straight-people for. Not for granting our rights - rights are rights - but for joining our fight.
5Sex in porn bears about as much resemblance to real-life sex as action movies bear to real-life life.


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