Born in Paradise, California, McLaughlin worked on a crab boat in Oregon and as a security guard at Universal Studios before joining the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division. He was living in Chico, California, doing concrete work and with $200 in his checking account when he heard about the casting session for In the Valley of Elah.
Since then the athletic six-foot-one actor, now 26, has played a valet-turned-killer on CSI: Miami, an Iraqi war vet shot by a civilian contractor on Leverage; a rookie cop on Criminal Minds, a drinking-contest participant alongside Hayden Panettiere on Heroes; and a military academy drill instructor breaking down new cadets on the two-part 2009 season finale of Cold Case. He also recently completed Gavin O'Connor's feature Warrior, slated for fall 2009 release.
McLaughlin was written about in the 2004 novel Thunder Run, about the push to Baghdad, Iraq. He currently lives in Los Angeles.
Jake McLaughlin Facts
|Birth Name||Jacob Adam McLaughlin|
|Birthday||October 7, 1982 (36)|
|Birthplace||Paradise, California, USA|
|Height||6' 1" (1m85) How tall is Jake McLaughlin compared to you?|