Bio

CAST
Camille Braverman
Jasmine Trussell
Jabbar
Max Braverman
Julia Braverman-Graham
Sarah Braverman
Drew Holt
Joel Graham
Adam Braverman
Zeek Braverman
Kristina Braveman
Sydney Graham
Crosby Braverman
Amber Holt

Sam Jaeger

Joel Graham

Sam Jaeger portrays Joel Graham on NBC's drama series "Parenthood." Joel is Julia's (Erika Christensen) loyal husband. Jaeger's inherent talent and carefully selected roles have him poised to arrive as a major leading man in Hollywood.

On the horizon for Jaeger is the highly anticipated Spike Jonze film, "Her," which audiences will see in November of 2013. Jaeger plays Dr. Johnson and stars alongside Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson. Also coming up is his appearance in the independent dramatic thriller "Emanuel and the Truth about Fishes," starring Jessica Biel and Alfred Molina and scheduled to be released in the fall of 2013. In previous film roles, Jaeger played Dennis opposite Jennifer Garner and Kevin Smith in "Catch and Release" and Nick Fisher opposite Bruce Willis and Josh Hartnett in the indie hit "Lucky Number Slevin," which screened at the Sundance Film Festival in 2006. Additionally, Jaeger appeared in the TV movie "The Riverman," opposite Carey Elwes and Bruce Greenwood.

Jaeger got his television start with a series of strong guest roles and eventually landed as a series regular on the popular and enlightening ABC legal drama "Eli Stone." Starring opposite Victor Garber and Johnny Lee Miller, Jaeger played Miller's arrogant and combative co-worker. Success has also found Jaeger behind the camera with his critically acclaimed, award-winning feature film directorial debut "Take Me Home." Jaeger also wrote and starred in the movie along with Amber Jaeger, Victor Garber and Bree Turner.

While attending college in New York, Jaeger began his professional career by landing a guest-starring role on "Law & Order." He also spent several seasons doing theater in New York before making the move to Los Angeles, where he was cast in the feature films "Traffic" and "Behind Enemy Lines." After those standout roles, he won a powerful part opposite Bruce Willis and Colin Farrell in "Hart's War." In the years following, Jaeger built up an impressive television resume, including roles in such hits as "ER," "CSI," "The West Wing," "NYPD Blue," "Scrubs," "That's Life" and "Girls Club."

In addition to his film and television credits, Jaeger has co-written and co-produced two short films. The first, "Quiz Bowl," caught the eye of actress Kate Bosworth, who later agreed to star in his next short, "Advantage Hart." "Hart" had its premiere at the Hollywood Film Festival and toured on the film festival circuit.

Jaeger enjoys engaging with his community and focuses much effort toward the conservation of the environment. He currently resides in Los Angeles.