Sam Jaeger - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 16, 2022

Sam Jaeger
Profession: Actor, Screenwriter
Best Known For: The Politician (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $3 million

Personal Details

Born on : January 29, 1977 (age 46)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Samuel Heath Jaeger
Birth Place: Toledo, Ohio, USA
Horoscope: Aquarius
Father's Name: Charles Jaeger
Mother's Name: LeAnne Jaeger
Siblings: 3

two older sisters
one older brother

High School: Perrysburg High School
University: Otterbein College
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (German, English, Scottish, Irish)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: August 25, 2007
Wife's Name: Amber Marie Mellott
Children: 4

Aubrey (step-daughter)
August Jaeger (son)
Redford Jaeger (son)
Calvin Ernest Jaeger (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.83 meter (6 feet 0 inch)
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Sam Jaeger?

Sam Jaeger is an actor, screenwriter by profession, and American by nationality. He is well known for appearing in the TV series Tell Me a Story, Why Women Kill, The Politician, and the film The Eyes of Tammy Faye.

Gwyneth Paltrow, Sam Jaeger (Image: Oprah Daily)

Sam Jaeger – Age, Parents, Siblings

Sam Jaeger’s birth took place on January 29, 1977, in Toledo, Ohio, USA. His birth name is Samuel Heath Jaeger. His mother is LeAnne Jaeger and his father is Charles Jaeger. His parents raise him alongside his three older siblings- two sisters and a brother.

Education, Ethnicity

Sam Jaeger was educated at Perrysburg High School, graduating from the same in 1995. He received his higher education at Otterbein College, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 1999.

His ethnicity includes German, English, Scottish, and Irish.

Sam Jaeger – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Sam Jaeger was in a romantic relationship with actress Amber Marie Mellott for years before marrying her on August 25, 2007. He had known his step-daughter Aubrey for seven years when he had tied the knot with Mellott.

With his wife, he has three children- sons August Jaeger (born 2010), Redford Jaeger (born 2014), and Calvin Ernest Jaeger (born June 26, 2016). The couple seems to be happy with their marriage and is not plagued by rumors of divorce.

Sam Jaeger, Amber Marie Mellott (Image: Getty Images)

Sam Jaeger – Career

Early Days

Jaeger began his professional career as an actor while still a college student. His debut roles were in the episode of the TV series Law & Order (1999) and the TV film Double Platinum (1999). Post-graduation he worked in a casting office in New York and on several theatre productions of plays. He later moved to Los Angeles.

Some of Sam Jaeger’s early roles were in the TV series Girls Club (2002), NYPD Blue (2004), Eli Stone (2008-2009), and in the films Hart's War (2002), Lucky Number Slevin (2006), Catch and Release (2006).

His main role as Joel Graham in the TV series Parenthood is his breakthrough work. He starred in the series from 2010 to 2015, for a total of 99 episodes, among which he directed one.

Sam Jaeger, Erika Christensen in Parenthood  (Image: Entertainment Weekly)

Films, Series

Over the years Sam Jaeger has appeared in the films Take Me Home (2011; also director, writer, and producer), American Sniper (2014), S.W.A.T.: Under Siege (2017), The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021), etc. His other TV credits include Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders (2017), The Handmaid's Tale (2018-present), Tell Me a Story (2018-2019), Why Women Kill (2019), The Politician (2019-present), among others.


On the set of Why Women Kill, Sam Jaeger has worked with Katie Finneran, Li Jun Li, Analeigh "Lio" Tipton, Virginia Williams, and Philip Anthony-Rodriguez.

Sam Jaeger, Ginnifer Goodwin in Why Women Kill (Image: Showbiz Cheat Sheet)

Sam Jaeger – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Jaeger is estimated to be around $3 million while the figure on his annual salary is under review.

Sam Jaeger – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, Sam Jaeger is active on Instagram but is absent from Twitter, and Facebook.

List of Why Women Kill cast members

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