Sam Jaeger

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Sam Jaeger
Sam Jaeger Paleyfest 2013.jpg
Jaeger at the Paleyfest 2013
Born Samuel Heath Jaeger
(1977-01-29) January 29, 1977 (age 39)
Perrysburg, Ohio, U.S.
Occupation Film, television actor
Spouse(s) Amber Jaeger
Children 4

Samuel Heath "Sam" Jaeger (born January 29, 1977) is an American actor and screenwriter.

Life and career[edit]

Jaeger was born in Perrysburg, Ohio, the son of LeAnne (née Graening) and Charles Jaeger.[1][2] He is the youngest of four children.[3] He graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1995 and in 1999, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at Otterbein College. Following his graduation, Jaeger worked in a casting office in New York.[4] He married actress Amber Marie Mellott,[5] whom he met at Otterbein College,[4] on August 25, 2007,.[6] He has a son, Gus, born in 2010,[1][7] and a stepdaughter.[8] Children: Calvin, born June 26, 2016, Redford, 2, August, 6, and daughter Aubrey, 21

Jaeger started his acting career while still in college, with a small guest role in New York-based TV series Law & Order (1990). He also acted on several theater stages in New York before moving to Los Angeles and Hollywood to act in full-length movies. His career gained speed when he managed to get roles in well-known feature films as Traffic (2000) and Behind Enemy Lines (2001). After that he played a lead character against Bruce Willis and Colin Farrell in Hart's War (2002).[9] In 2009, Jaeger landed the role of Joel Graham in NBC's television series Parenthood, which premiered in 2010.[10] He wrote, directed, and starred with his wife in the 2011 film Take Me Home.


Year Title Role Notes
2015 October Kiss Ryan Larson (Male Lead) Hallmark Channel Movie
2015 Parenthood Joel Graham series regular; 2010–2015; 103 episodes
2015 To Dust Return John Reynolds Short Film
2014 American Sniper Navy Seal Lt. Martin
2014 Inherent Vice Agent Flatweed
2013 Miss Dial Kyle
2013 The Truth About Emanuel Thomas
2011 Take Me Home Thom also wrote and directed
2009 Friday Night Lights Doug episode "In the Skin of a Lion"
2009 Eli Stone Matt Dowd series regular; 2008–2009; 26 episodes
2007 Breaking Down Carla Max short film
2006 Lucky Number Slevin Nick Fisher
2006 Catch and Release Dennis
2006 S.C.R.E.W.D. The Filmmaker short film
2006 Commander in Chief Vince's Partner episode "Ties That Bind"
2004 The Riverman (TV Movie) Dave Reichert
2004 NYPD Blue Kamal 'Tim Garrity' Muhammad episode "Passing the Stone"
2003 Advantage Hart Colt Skyler short film
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Kevin the Bellman episode "Lucky Strike"
2003 Scrubs Steve Larkin episode "My Philosophy"
2002 Hart's War Capt. R.G. Sisk
2002 Blood Work Deputy
2001 Behind Enemy Lines Red Crown Operator #1
2000 The West Wing Bill Kelley episode "In This White House"


  1. ^ a b Thompson, Matt (May 20, 2013). "TV actor Sam Jaeger, a Perrysburg native, returns to hometown". Toledo Blade. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
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  3. ^ Milly, Jenna Milly (August 1, 2011). "Q&A: Parenthood Actor is a Triple Threat in Take Me Home". Script Mag. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Sam Jaeger - Sam I Am". C Magazine. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Amber Jaeger – Internet Movie Database". IMDb. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 
  6. ^ Celebrations
  7. ^ Schafer, Jenny (February 25, 2010). "Sam Jaeger & Wife Expecting Baby No. 1". Celebrity Baby Scoop. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  8. ^ Adamick, Mike (May 17, 2010). "Q&A: Sam Jaeger from "Parenthood"". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Sam Jaeger – Internet Movie Database". IMDb. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 
  10. ^ "More stars join NBC's 'Parenthood'". HitFix. April 20, 2009. Retrieved November 29, 2009. 

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