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 38)
Perrysburg, Ohio, U.S.
Occupation Film, television actor
Spouse(s) Amber Jaeger

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] on August 25, 2007,[6] whom he met at Otterbein College.[4] He has a son Gus born in 2010[1][7] and a stepdaughter.[8]

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.



  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. 
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  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. 
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  10. ^ "More stars join NBC's 'Parenthood'". HitFix. April 20, 2009. Retrieved November 29, 2009. 

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