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.

Highest rated movies

American Sniper
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Hart's War
Lucky Number Slevin
Brave New Jersey
The Truth About Emanuel
Catch and Release




68% 87% The Eyes of Tammy Faye Roe Messner (Character) $2.4M 2021
No Score Yet 33% Asylum: Twisted Horror and Fantasy Tales Unknown (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 23% S.W.A.T.: Under Siege Travis Hall (Character) - 2017
50% 33% Brave New Jersey Paul Davison (Character) $14.1K 2016
No Score Yet 46% October Kiss Ryan Larson (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% 34% 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),
$15.0K 2011
No Score Yet 25% Within Nathan Weiss (Character) - 2009
22% 55% Catch and Release Dennis (Character) $15.3M 2006
51% 87% Lucky Number Slevin Nick Fisher (Character) $22.5M 2006
No Score Yet 26% The Riverman Dave Reichert (Character) - 2004
60% 48% Hart's War Capt. R.G. Sisk (Character) $19.1M 2002


83% 71% The Handmaid's Tale Mark Tuello (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2018 2021-2022
46% 28% Devil in Ohio Peter (Character) 2022
76% 90% Why Women Kill Rob Stanton (Character) 2019
No Score Yet 70% Tell Me a Story Tim Sherman (Character) 2018-2019
53% 78% Reverie Chris (Guest Star) 2018
64% 86% Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murderers Detective Les Zoeller (Character) 2017
82% 79% When We Rise Richard (Guest Star) 2017
88% 95% Parenthood Joel (Character),
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Nate Berkus Show Guest 2011
72% 52% 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% 83% NYPD Blue Kamal 'Tim Garrity' Muhammad (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Kevin the Bellman (Guest Star) 2003
83% 86% Scrubs Steve Larkin (Guest Star) 2003
83% No Score Yet That's Life Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
75% 95% The West Wing Bill Kelley (Guest Star) 2000