Alumni of Otterbein University's Department of Theatre and Dance regularly work on Broadway as well as the big and small screens.

Alumni of Otterbein University's Department of Theatre and Dance regularly work on Broadway as well as the big and small screens.

For fans of alumnus Sam Jaeger, who just wrapped up six seasons as Joel Graham on NBC's Parenthood, fear not: You can still catch him in two movies at the box office.

Jaeger, who graduated in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in acting, appeared in the series finale Jan. 29.

According to Otterbein, Jaeger has roles in the current movies American Sniper and Inherent Vice. He plays Navy Seal Lt. Martin in the former, which stars Bradley Cooper as sniper Chris Kyle. In Inherent Vice, which stars Joaquin Phoenix, he plays Agent Flatweed.

Among his other screen credits, Jaeger wrote, directed and produced Take Me Home (2011), in which he portrays a New York City cabbie hired by a woman who wants to go to California. The woman is played by his wife, Amber Jaeger, a graduate of Otterbein and Westerville South High School.

Other Otterbein alumni with starring roles in current TV shows include Cory Michael Smith, a 2009 graduate with a bachelor's in musical theatre who portrays The Riddler on Fox's Gotham, and Jeremy Bobb, who plays Herman Barrow on Steven Soderbergh's Cinemax drama The Knick (2003). Bobb, a 2003 Otterbein grad with a bachelor's in acting, is also a Dublin Coffman graduate. Read more about both alums.

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- Julanne Hohbach