Five Acres Charity: giving every child a home

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Five Acres Charity: giving every child a home

I got involved with a charity called "Five Acres" this year and the one thing I was always looking for with--I've always wanted to be involved with a charity organization, but I always felt like the objectives weren't clear or there wasn't action taken. Everybody's intentions are good, but how is the best way to serve our community? And Five Acres does a wonderful job. They cater to at-risk young from 3 all the way to teen years trying to find foster care and adoptive care for these kids. We have 18,000 children in the foster care system in Los Angeles alone. That's the equivalent of the entire state of New York, and I just was so startled by that, that whenever we think of adopting we think of other countries, and here I am in my own backyard, there's all these kids that need that attention, that love, and that support. This organization's been around for 125 years so they have the research and the knowledge of what works to really make a home permanent, and that includes not only being there for the child that's walking into this new world, but also being there for the families and how best to raise a kid, to be a sibling to a kid that is not your own blood, and I think being a step-father made it--there's an innate reason for me to be involved with it and I get to see these kids find comfort and find lasting solutions to this problem that we have not just in our country, but in the world.

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Sam Jaeger portrays Joel Graham on NBC's drama series "Parenthood." Joel is Julia's (Erika Christensen) loyal husband and a stay-at-home dad. 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 the his appearance in the independent dramatic thriller film "Emanuel and the Truth about Fishes,." He starrings alongside Jessica Biel and Alfred Molina in theand scheduled dramatic thriller to be released in the fall of 2013. In other previous film roles, Jaeger played Dennis opposite Jennifer Garner and Kevin Smith in the feature film "Catch and Release" also starring Jennifer Garner and Kevin Smithand 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 has such credits asappeared in 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 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 entitled "Eli Stone." Jaeger sStarringed opposite Victor Garber and Johnny Lee Miller in the enlightening series, playing Jaeger played Miller'san arrogant and combative co-worker to Miller. Success has also found Jaeger behind the camera with his critically acclaimed, award-winning feature film directorial debut "Take Me Home." Jaeger also wrote, directed, and starred in his featurethe movie film directorial debut along with Amber Jaeger, Victor Garber, and Bree Turner. The film was met with great critical acclaim.

While attending college in New York, Jaeger began his professional career in New York while attending collegeby, 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. Once in Los Angeles he landed partswas cast in two the feature films, "Traffic" and "Behind Enemy Lines." After those standout rolesroles, he won a powerful role 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 small screen television 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.

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

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