|Born||Joshua David Saviano
March 31, 1976
White Plains, New York
|Occupation||Former Child Actor; Present Lawyer|
Joshua David "Josh" Saviano (born March 31, 1976) is an American lawyer and former child actor who played Kevin Arnold's best friend, Paul Joshua Pfeiffer, in the comedy-drama television show The Wonder Years.
Life and career
Saviano was born in White Plains, New York and raised in Northern New Jersey, the son of Jane, who is Jewish and Ralph Saviano, an Italian American who is a financial consultant. His role in The Wonder Years was one of his few television or movie roles. His first television appearance was a one-liner role in a commercial for Aim toothpaste. Other roles were as Kid Belz in the movie The Wrong Guys in 1988 and Max Plotkin in the made-for-TV movie Camp Cucamonga in 1990. He guest starred on the show The Ray Bradbury Theater in 1989 as Willie and on Reading Rainbow and Fun House as himself. Saviano once starred in a television commercial for the Oldsmobile Silhouette.
Saviano majored in Political Science at Yale University where he became president of Sigma Nu fraternity. Upon graduation in 1998 he worked for a while as a paralegal for a New York City law firm. In 2000, he worked for an Internet firm before entering Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in August of the same year. He was admitted to the bar in New York. He joined the law firm Morrison Cohen LLP, becoming a Senior Counsel in 2011 and Partner in 2013. He left Morrison Cohen in 2015 to found two start-up endeavors: law firm JDS Legal and celebrity brand consultancy Act 3 Advisors.
In 2014, Saviano returned to television to play a lawyer on an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.