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Way Library hosts Sam Jaeger on May 29

Posted May 20th, 2013 by Rose Mills  Category: Arts & Entertainment

 

Way Library will welcome Sam Jaeger, a native of Perrysburg and Perrysburg High School graduate for a hometown visit on Wednesday, May 29 at 7:00 p.m. The actor, director and writer will narrate selected clips from some of his work and participate in a question and answer session with the audience.
Sam Jaeger’s inherent talent and carefully selected roles have him poised to arrive as a major leading man in Hollywood. He can be seen in a regular role in the critically acclaimed television series “Parenthood” portraying Joel Graham, a dedicated husband and father navigating a somewhat non-traditional life within a very traditional family. “Parenthood” has recently been renewed for a fifth season on NBC.
Jaeger graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1995 and began his professional career in New York while attending college, 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. Once in Los Angeles, he landed parts in two feature films, “Traffic” and “Behind Enemy Lines.” After those standout roles, he won a powerful role 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.”
Jaeger will be seen in the 2013 Sundance premiere of the independent film “Emmanuel and the Truth about Fishes” He stars alongside Jessica Biel and Alfred Molina in the dramatic thriller. In other film roles, Jaeger played Dennis in the feature film “Catch and Release,” also starring Jennifer Garner and Kevin Smith. Additionally, Jaeger has such credits as the TV movie “The Riverman,” opposite Carey Elwes and Bruce Greenwood, and the indie hit “Lucky Number Slevin,” opposite Bruce Willis and Josh Hartnett. “Slevin” was also seen at the Sundance Film Festival in 2006.
Jaeger has also had success behind the camera with his award winning feature film “Take Me Home.” Jaeger wrote, directed, and starred in his feature film directorial debut along with Amber Jaeger, Victor Garber, and Bree Turner. The film was met with great critical acclaim.
In addition to his film and small screen credits, Jaeger has also co-written and co-produced two short films. The first of which, “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.
A play written by Jaeger when he was attending Otterbein College was recently staged at Perrysburg High School. In its February 2012 Winter One Acts, Perrysburg High School’s Theatre Department performed Jaeger’s “Working It Out.” Jaeger and another PHS alumnus, Jeff Passino, rewrote the play especially for the 2012 performance.
Jaeger is a passionate humanitarian, and works tirelessly towards the conservation of our environment. He currently resides in Los Angeles.
This special event at Way Library is free of charge and open to the public.

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