Thursday, March 13, 2008

Whatever Happened To...Josh Saviano

Paul Pfeiffer was my favorite character on one of my all-time favorite TV shows, The Wonder Years. Best friend and sidekick to lead Kevin Arnold, Paul evolved from a nerdy stereotype to a complex character of intelligence, resolve and loyalty.

Originally a peripheral character created to enhance the ain't-he-adorable factor of Kevin Arnold, Paul eventually developed the confidence to go his own way. Josh Saviano played the role perfectly, and then did what most child stars with lots of TV money should--but almost never--do:

He got the hell out!

Contrary to rumors, Saviano did not grow up to be Marilyn Manson. He did, however, graduate from Yale with a degree in Political Science.

After working for a few years as a paralegal in New York, Saviano graduated from law school and was admitted to the New York state bar.

I don't know any former TV stars who make public
their contact information. Due to the nature of his work, I suppose Saviano must. (Careful: Your home page gets X's out when you click on the link. It's a safe link, though.)

I bet he gets slammed with questions about Winnie Cooper all the time.

Tell him The Film Geek thinks he was terrific.


Ian C. said...

The "Marilyn Manson is Paul from 'The Wonder Years'" rumor might be my favorite pop culture rumor/urban legend ever. It was so disappointing when that was finally dispelled.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

At least he didn't go the Dustin Diamond (Screech from "Saved by the Bell") route. Look it up if you need, but it involves the Dirty Sanchez. I just gotta see that!