Rotten Tomatoes

Movies / TV


      No Results Found

      View All
      Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes
      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

      72% American Sniper 68% The Eyes of Tammy Faye 60% Hart's War 53% Brave New Jersey
      52% Lucky Number Slevin
      38% The Truth About Emanuel
      22% Catch and Release


      Sam Jaeger Sam Jaeger at arrivals for 2015 TV LAND AWARDS, The Saban Theatre, Beverly Hills, CA April 11, 2015. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Sam Jaeger at arrivals for TELL ME A STORY Premiere on CBS All Access, Metrograph, New York, NY October 23, 2018. Photo By: Jason Smith/Everett Collection Sam Jaeger at arrivals for LAW & ORDER TRUE CRIME: THE MENENDEZ MURDERS at 11th Annual Paleyfest, The Paley Center for Media, Beverly Hills, CA September 11, 2017. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Sam Jaeger at arrivals for INHERENT VICE Premiere, TCL Chinese 6 Theatres (formerly Grauman''s), Los Angeles, CA December 10, 2014. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Parenthood, Sam Jaeger (L), Mae Whitman (R), 'Let's Be Mad Together', Season 5, Ep. #5, 10/24/2013, ©NBC CATCH AND RELEASE, Sam Jaeger, Kevin Smith, 2006. ©Sony Pictures Parenthood, Erika Christensen (L), Sam Jaeger (R), 'Happy Birthday, Zeek', Season 6, Ep. #2, 10/02/2014, ©NBC Parenthood, Sam Jaeger, 'Lean In', Season 6, Ep. #9, 11/20/2014, ©NBC Parenthood, Sam Jaeger, 'May God Bless and Keep You Always', Season 6, Ep. #13, 01/29/2015, ©NBC Parenthood, Sam Jaeger (L), Erika Christensen (R), 'May God Bless and Keep You Always', Season 6, Ep. #13, 01/29/2015, ©NBC Parenthood, Sam Jaeger, 'Jump Ball', Season 5, Ep. #13, 01/16/2014, ©NBC Parenthood, Sam Jaeger (L), Erika Christensen (R), 'Happy Birthday, Zeek', Season 6, Ep. #2, 10/02/2014, ©NBC Parenthood, Sam Jaeger, 'The Pontiac', Season 5, Ep. #22, 04/17/2014, ©NBC Parenthood, Sam Jaeger, 'It Is What It Is', Season 3, Ep. #14, 01/17/2012, ©NBC Parenthood, Sam Jaeger, 'Orange Alert', Season 2, Ep. #6, 10/19/2010, ©NBC Parenthood, Sam Jaeger, 'Amazing Andy and His Wonderful World of Bugs', Season 2, Ep. #16, 02/15/2011, ©NBC Parenthood, Sam Jaeger (L), Erika Christensen (R), 'Wassup', Season 1, Ep. #4, 03/23/2010, ©NBC Parenthood, Erika Christensen (L), Sam Jaeger (C), Savannah Paige Rae (R), 'The Deep End of the Pool', Season 1, Ep. #3, 03/16/2010, ©NBC Parenthood, Sam Jaeger, 'Let's Go Home', Season 6, Ep. #11, 01/15/2015, ©NBC



      68% 86% The Eyes of Tammy Faye Roe Messner (Character) $2.4M 2021
      No Score Yet 56% Asylum: Twisted Horror and Fantasy Tales Unknown (Character) - 2020
      No Score Yet 22% S.W.A.T.: Under Siege Travis Hall (Character) - 2017
      53% 33% Brave New Jersey Paul Davison (Character) $14.1K 2016
      No Score Yet 49% 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
      38% 35% The Truth About Emanuel Thomas (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 58% 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
      52% 87% Lucky Number Slevin Nick Fisher (Character) $22.5M 2006
      No Score Yet 25% The Riverman Dave Reichert (Character) - 2004
      60% 48% Hart's War Capt. R.G. Sisk (Character) $19.1M 2002


      83% 57% The Handmaid's Tale Mark Tuello (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      2018 2021-2022
      50% 29% Devil in Ohio Peter (Character) 2022
      76% 89% Why Women Kill Rob Stanton (Character) 2019
      No Score Yet 67% 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
      78% 60% Drop Dead Diva Barry Schuester (Guest Star) 2009
      60% 100% Eli Stone Matt Dowd (Character) 2008-2009
      39% No Score Yet Notes From the Underbelly Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
      83% 93% NYPD Blue Kamal 'Tim Garrity' Muhammad (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet 82% 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
      81% 95% The West Wing Bill Kelley (Guest Star) 2000