Savage appeared in many television shows in the mid-to-late ’90s. He appeared on a wrestling-themed episode of Baywatch that aired in 1996 with fellow WCW wrestlers Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Big Van Vader, and Kevin Sullivan. In 1999, he appeared on popular television shows Walker, Texas Ranger and Mad About You.
Savage appeared in his first theatrical film in 2000 making an appearance as his Macho Man character in the movie Ready to Rumble where David Arquette daydreams a sequence fighting Savage at a gas station. Savage’s most famous film role was in the 2002 film Spider-Man as the wrestler Bonesaw McGraw (based on the comics character Crusher Hogan).
Savage’s memorable voice gave him voice acting roles for various television and film projects. He voiced the rogue alien wrestler “Rasslor” in the Dexter’s Laboratory shorts Dial M for Monkey. He also provided his voice in many other shows including the voice for “Gorilla” in an episode of King of the Hill and the voice of Space Ghost’s grandfather in an episode of Space Ghost Coast To Coast. Savage served as the voice of “The Thug”, in Disney’s Academy Award-nominated 2008 animated film Bolt, which was his last theatrical film appearance. Savage reprised the role in Super Rhino in 2009 for the short film featuring the cast of Bolt.
Dexter’s Laboratory (1996)
Space Ghost Coast to Coast (1997)
The Jeff Foxworthy Show (1997)
The Weird Al Show (1997)
Walker, Texas Ranger (1999)
Mad About You (1999)
College University (2003)
Duck Dodgers (2003)
Whatever Happened to Robot Jones (2003)
The X’s (2005)
King of the Hill (2007)
Cars Race-O-Rama (2009)