Sam Jaeger

Sam Jaeger

Highest Rated: 72% American Sniper (2014)

Lowest Rated: 22% Catch and Release (2006)

Birthday: Jan 29, 1977

Birthplace: Perrysburg, Ohio, USA

Sam Jaeger was an American actor who was best known for playing stay-at-home dad Joel Graham on the comedy-drama "Parenthood" (NBC 2010-15). Born and raised in the small Ohio suburb of Perrysburg, Jaeger grew up about as far away from Hollywood as one could be. Still, ever since he was young, he always dreamt of making his living as an actor. When it came time to enter college, Jaeger enrolled in Otterbein College, where he studied acting. During his four years at Otterbein, Jaeger honed his craft by performing in numerous stage plays in and around the university. He graduated from the college in 1999, and soon after moved to New York to pursue acting in earnest. To make ends meet, Jaeger took a job at a casting office, which gave him the freedom and flexibility to go on auditions. He nabbed his first guest spot on long-running procedural "Law & Order" (NBC 1990-2010), while appearing in various Off-Broadway plays. After a few years in New York, however, Jaeger decided to pack it up and head to Hollywood. It didn't take him very long before he started nabbing guest spots on "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006) and "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009), as well as small roles in the films "Hart's War" (2002) and "Blood Work" (2002). In 2002, Jaeger appeared in his first recurring TV role on "Girls Club" (FOX, 2002), but the show was quickly cancelled during its first season due to low ratings. Undeterred, Jaeger continued to appear in mostly TV guest spots throughout the remainder of the 2000s, before landing his big break in 2010 on "Parenthood." Jaeger played Joel Graham, a stay-at-home-dad, on all 103 episodes of the show, which ended its six-season run in the winter of 2015.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Eyes of Tammy Faye Unknown (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Asylum: Twisted Horror and Fantasy Tales Unknown (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 25% S.W.A.T.: Under Siege Travis Hall (Character) - 2017
50% 37% Brave New Jersey Paul Davison (Character) $14.1K 2016
No Score Yet 47% October Kiss Ryan (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Dust Return John Reynolds (Character) - 2015
72% 84% American Sniper Lt. Martin (Character) $350.1M 2014
37% 35% The Truth About Emanuel Thomas (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 59% Miss Dial Kyle (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 67% Take Me Home Thom (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$15K 2011
No Score Yet 27% Within Nathan Weiss (Character) - 2009
51% 87% Lucky Number Slevin Nick Fisher (Character) $22.5M 2006
22% 55% Catch and Release Dennis (Character) $15.3M 2006
No Score Yet 26% The Riverman Dave Reichert (Character) - 2004
59% 48% Hart's War Capt. R.G. Sisk (Character) $19.1M 2002

TV

Credit
67% 94% Why Women Kill Rob Stanton (Character) 2019
60% 70% Tell Me a Story Tim Sherman (Character) 2018-2019
53% 78% Reverie Chris (Guest Star) 2018
88% 78% The Handmaid's Tale Mark Tuello (Guest Star) 2018
64% 86% Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murderers Detective Les Zoeller (Character) 2017
82% No Score Yet When We Rise Richard (Guest Star) 2017
88% 96% Parenthood Joel (Character),
Director
2010-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arsenio Hall Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Nate Berkus Show Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Uncensored Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kilborn File Guest 2010
72% 56% Drop Dead Diva Barry Schuester (Guest Star) 2009
60% No Score Yet Eli Stone Matt Dowd (Character) 2008-2009
39% No Score Yet Notes From the Underbelly Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
83% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Kamal 'Tim Garrity' Muhammad (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 85% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
83% 87% Scrubs Steve Larkin (Guest Star) 2003
83% No Score Yet That's Life Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
75% 94% The West Wing Bill Kelley (Guest Star) 2000

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