He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, but lived in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Savol has a son named Brandon. He has been married to Risa since August 2012. The couple resides in Cleveland, where Savol continues to sing professionally.
Savol made it into the final five on Idol and then became the eighth contestant to be voted off the show, on May 4, after singing George Benson’s version of “On Broadway” and Brian McKnight’s “Everytime You Go Away” during a dual-themed week of songs written by Leiber and Stoller and songs presently on the Billboard charts. During his run on the show, Savol was affectionately dubbed “Scotty the Body” by Idol host Ryan Seacrest.