Sam Jaeger is an American actor best known for his role as Matt Dowd, a ruthless lawyer, in the television dramedy series Eli Stone, from 2008-2009.
He also starred as Joel Graham on the comedy-drama television series Parenthood.
Jaeger's credits include the A&E biopic The Riverman, opposite Carey Elwes and Bruce Greenwood, and the indy hit Lucky Number Slevin, opposite Bruce Willis and Josh Hartnett, which was seen at Sundance Film Festival in 2006 and opened nationally to critical acclaim.
Jaeger began his professional career in New York while attending college, landing a guest-starring role on Law & Order. He also spent several seasons doing theatre in NY before making the move to Los Angeles.
Once in LA, he landed parts in two feature films: Traffic and Behind Enemy Lines. After those standout roles, he won the powerful role opposite Bruce Willis and Colin Farrell in Hart's War.
In the years following, Jaeger has built 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 2008 he began playing the series regular role of Matt Dowd on Eli Stone.
In addition to his film and small screen credits, Jaeger has also co-written and co-produced two short films. The first, Quiz Bowl, caught the eye of actress Kate Bosworth (Superman), who later agreed to star in his next short, Advantage Hart.
Advantage Hart had its premiere at The Hollywood Film Festival. Jaeger is currently working on his feature directorial debut, Take Me Home.
Jaeger is a passionate humanitarian and works tirelessly towards conservation of the environment. He currently resides in Los Angeles.