Sam Jaeger, an American-born actor, and screenwriter is famous for his works in TV series Eli Stone (2008- 2009), Parenthood (2010- 2015) & The Politician. Raised in Ohio, Jaeger started acting in theaters & later appeared in New York-based TV series Law & Order, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and NYPD Blue.
Professional since the late 90s, Sam also made a bunch of film appearances as well. He portrayed Navy Seal Lt. Martin in the 2014 commercial hit American Sniper.
How Much Is Sam Jaeger’s Net Worth In 2020?
Sam Jaeger mainly earns through his acting career, thanks to his career journey of 2 decades & 53 acting credits. As of July 2020, the 43-year-old actor has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
The Otterbein College graduate initially worked in a casting office in New York & subsequently began acting in theaters. Thereafter, he made on-screen appearances with guest roles in TV series Law & Order, That’s Life, and The West Wing.
By the 2000s, he moved to Los Angeles & earned his film debut with minor roles in famous feature films Traffic (2000) and Behind Enemy Lines (2001).
So on, his journey to Hollywood, as well as TV prominence, smoothened.
Jaeger’s Breakthrough Role In ‘Eli Stone’: TV Series and Movies
Throughout the early 2000s, Sam worked in TV series Girls Club (2002), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2003), and NYPD Blue (2004).
In 2008, the Perrysburg, Ohio native landed in the main role in legal comedy-drama Eli Stone. There, he portrayed Matt Dowd in 25 episodes.
Then, from 2010 to 2015, Jaeger played the main cast, Joel Graham, in Parenthood (in 99 episodes). It starred TV actors like Peter Krause, Erika Christensen, Lauren Graham, and Dax Shepard.
Further TV credits of Sam Jaeger include Law & Order: True Crime (2017, 8 episodes), The Handmaid’s Tale (2018- 2019, 5 episodes), and Tell Me a Story (2018-2019, 10 episodes).
Appearance In Films
It’s deniably true that TV series over the years has proved to be Sam’s forte. But also, film appearances are barely behind to showcase his acting talent.
Jaeger’s critically acclaimed films are Inherent Vice (2014) and American Sniper (2014). In fact, the film American Sniper, starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller, is his highest-grossing film with $547.4 million in the box-office.
His movie works include Catch and Release (2006), Take Me Home (2011), Miss Dial (2013), and S.W.A.T.: Under Siege (2017).
Acting Career Update: What Is Sam Doing Currently?
Since 2019, Sam portrays Tino as a recurring role in The Politician, a comedy-drama web TV series. On June 19, 2020, its second season premiered.
According to IMDB, the 6 ft. tall America actor is working on his upcoming film The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021, post-production). There, he shares the screen with Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, and Cherry Jones.
Jaeger Is Married & Father Of 4 Children: Who Is His Wife?
The Parenthood actor enjoys blissful married life with his wife Amber Marie Mellott, an actress. He met Amber while attending Otterbein College & started dating soon after.
Following many years of relationship, they exchanged vows on August 25, 2007. Together, the couple shares 4 children, 3 sons & a daughter.
Sam and Amber welcomed their first child, son August in 2010, and second son Redford after 4 years (born in 2014).
Already a father to grown-up step-daughter Aubrey, the actor welcomed 4th child, son Calvin Ernest on June 26, 2016. He often shares snaps of his family on Instagram.
Sam Jaeger’s Age and Family Background
Samuel Heath Jaeger was born on January 29, 1977, in Perrysburg, Ohio, the USA. As of July 2020, he is 43 years old.
He is the youngest of 4 children of Charles Jaeger and LeAnne Jaeger. After graduation from Perrysburg High School in 1995, Sam enrolled at Otterbein College. In 1999, Jaeger obtained his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.