Savage Steve Holland

Savage Steve Holland (born April 29, 1958) is an American writer, cartoonist, producer, voice actor, animator, and film director who wrote and directed the films Better Off Dead (1985)[1] and One Crazy Summer (1986), starring John Cusack. He also directed the film How I Got into College (1989), and animated the "Whammy" on the game show Press Your Luck. He later went on to create and produce Eek! the Cat and The Terrible Thunderlizards for Fox Kids. He now manages his own studio, Savage Studios Ltd., and directs shows for Disney Channel and Nickelodeon.

Savage Steve Holland
Holland at a screening of Better Off Dead in San Francisco in 2009
Born (1958-04-29) April 29, 1958 (age 64)
OccupationFilm director, writer, producer, animator, voice actor
Years active1983–present

He studied animation at the California Institute of the Arts, where one of his student projects Going Nowhere Fast (1980), was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art show Tomorrowland: CalArts in Moving Pictures.

Selected filmographyEdit

Selected television series creditsEdit

Popular cultureEdit

Savage Steve Holland was lampooned in the episode "What Big Rewrite Notes You Have" of the cartoon Ned's Newt, as over-the-top director "Sausage Steve Finland".[2]


  1. ^ Janet Maslin (1985). "Better Off Dead". The New York Times.
  2. ^ ""Ned's Newt" New Improved Zippo/What Big Rewrite Notes You Have (TV Episode 1997) - IMDb".

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