Harvey Cohen famous by his stage name “Herschel Savage” was born on November 25, 1952, is an American porn actor and director. He is often recognized for his work in the T.V show called on “Just Shoot Me “and in the movie on “What Gets Me Hot!” (1984). Savage joined the military at the age of 18. He was part of an elite force. Once during the raid, he took the bullet shot saving the life of his fellow team members and was hospitalized. Due to his bravery, he got the Purple Heart award. Discharged from the Navy, he started looking to work as the actor to follow his dream. His main dream was to become a stage as well as a screen actor, so Savage begin to study acting under the actress Uta Hagen (Broadway movie) and renowned acting teacher known as Stella Adler. Later than due to the number of auditions and competition in the industry, he was disappointed for the respective roles.
During 1976 his girlfriend was a friend of porn organizer R. Bolla, so she arranged the meeting with an agent and Savage started his career. Savage shot his first hard-core loop, and a career was born. To combine a 'Smart Jewish identity' with that of a gentleman Jamie Gillis created "Herschel Savage." During the 1970s and 1980s his hard work and determination paid off, and he became one of the greatest stars of the "Golden Age of Porn." At that time he would only be paid $150 per day only for appearing in the classics known as "Debbie Does Dallas." He has appeared in many films "Rambone Does Hollywood, Expose Me Now, and Bodies in Heat." Herschel became a successful comedian and also appeared many times on the reality show like Family Business. Till now, he has done more than 1725 as a porn actor and directed ten movies.
Savage retired from the scene in 1988 to settle down with his new wife. Due to the multiple marriages, he has only one child from the first wife. But due to some circumstances, their marriage did not go well, and by 1995 he was left and became single once again and was looking for other things to fill his time. Due to his high popularity in the porn industry, Savage got selected for Adult Video News. His friend David Christopher (Pussyman) convinced him that he got the things to go back to porn, so Savage decided to work with the young talents, to once again start the career as a pornstar. Herschel's was happy after returning in the industry. He ensured that he would be getting the roles till he decided to work. Savage performed with about most starlet the scene which had churned out over the past 25 years. Till now, Savage has received five AVN awards, and he is a member of the XRCO and AVN Halls of Fame.