Sam Jaeger

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Sam Jaeger
Sam Jaeger Paleyfest 2013.jpg
Jaeger at the Paleyfest 2013
Samuel Heath Jaeger

(1977-01-29) January 29, 1977 (age 42)
OccupationFilm, 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] whom he met at Otterbein College,[4] on August 25, 2007.[6] He has four children, August, born in 2010, Redford, born ca. 2014, Calvin, born June 26, 2016, and stepdaughter, Aubrey.[1][7][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] Additionally, he wrote, directed, and starred with his wife in the 2011 film Take Me Home.

Jaeger's television appearances include the role of Richard on ABC's When We Rise, and the role of Tim Powell on Tell Me a Story.


Year Title Role Notes
2000 The West Wing Bill Kelley Episode: "In This White House"
2001 Behind Enemy Lines Red Crown Operator #1
2002 Hart's War Capt. R.G. Sisk
2002 Blood Work Deputy
2003 Scrubs Steve Larkin Episode: "My Philosophy"
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Kevin the Bellman Episode: "Lucky Strike"
2003 Advantage Hart Colt Skyler Short
2004 NYPD Blue Kamal 'Tim Garrity' Muhammad Episode: "Passing the Stone"
2004 Sexual Life Jerry's Best Friend
2004 The Riverman Dave Reichert TV movie
2006 Lucky Number Slevin Nick Fisher
2006 Commander in Chief Vince's Partner Episode: "Ties That Bind"
2006 S.C.R.E.W.D. The Filmmaker Short
2006 Catch and Release Dennis
2007 Breaking Down Carla Max Short
2008-2009 Eli Stone Matt Dowd 26 episodes
2008 Henry Poole Is Here Lance Uncredited
2009 Within Nathan Weiss
2009 Friday Night Lights Doug Episode: "In the Skin of a Lion"
2010-2015 Parenthood Joel Graham 99 episodes
2011 Take Me Home Thom also wrote and directed
2013 The Truth About Emanuel Thomas
2013 Miss Dial Kyle
2014 Inherent Vice Agent Flatweed
2014 American Sniper Navy Seal Lt. Martin
2015 To Dust Return John Reynolds Short
2015 October Kiss Ryan Larson (Male Lead) Hallmark Channel Movie
2016 Brave New Jersey Paul Davison
2017 When We Rise Richard, Ken Jones's lover ABC Television Miniseries
2017 S.W.A.T.: Under Siege Travis Hall
2017 Law & Order: True Crime Detective Les Zoeller 8 episodes
2018 The Handmaid’s Tale Mark Tuello Episode: "Smart Power"
2018 Reverie Dr. Chris Condera 3 episodes
2019 Shazam! Friend Uncredited


  1. ^ a b Thompson, Matt (May 20, 2013). "TV actor Sam Jaeger, a Perrysburg native, returns to hometown". Toledo Blade. Retrieved November 29, 2013.
  2. ^ "LaVada Graening Obituary - Toledo, OH | The Blade". Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  3. ^ Milly, Jenna Milly (August 1, 2011). "Q&A: Parenthood Actor is a Triple Threat in Take Me Home". Script Mag. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. 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[permanent dead link]
  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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