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Joel Graham

Played by: Sam Jaeger in Parenthood

Joel Graham (Sam Jaeger) is Julia's husband and Sydney and Victor's father. He is a stay-at-home father, and is popular among the stay-at-home mothers in their social circle at Sydney's school, a fact which sometimes puts strains on his marriage. He is shown to be very capable domestically and hosts a regular playdate that is very popular.[10] Though he's 100% committed to the job of raising his daughter, he sometimes finds himself starved for adult interaction. He is a licensed contractor and he and Julia agreed that he would stay home with Sydney after he couldn't afford to keep paying his crew. In season two, it is revealed that his mother died when he was younger, something that affects his faith and belief in an afterlife. In the season finale of season 3, Julia and Joel adopted a young boy named Victor. In season 4, Julia becomes a stay-at-home mom while Joel returns to work as a contractor. In season 5, Joel moves into his own apartment because he can't cope with Julia's behavior affecting their marriage. It is also revealed during their separation that his father cheated on his mother, which may be the reason why Julia's behavior is affecting him so much. Source: Wikipedia