Jake McLaughlin Biography
Birthday: October 7, 1982 (Libra)
Born In: Paradise, California, United States
Jacob Adam McLaughlin is an American actor known for portraying Gordon Bonner in Paul Haggis's film ‘In the Valley of Elah’, Tate in the NBC series ‘Believe’, and Ryan Booth in the ABC thriller series ‘Quantico’. He is also a highly decorated US Army veteran who has been to Iraq. Originally from central California, McLaughlin studied at Notre Dame Catholic School and Chico High School before relocating to southern California, where he earned his GED from North Hollywood High School. He enlisted in the US Army as a Dismount Infantry Squad Automatic Weapon Gunner in 2002. As part of the 3rd Infantry Division, he saw combat in Baghdad and sustained critical injuries. For his accomplishments, he received several military honours. After returning to America, he held various jobs and studied to become a truck driver, but he had always been interested in acting. He made his screen debut in the critically acclaimed film ‘In the Valley of Elah’ in 2007. Since then, he has established himself as one of the most promising TV stars. Besides ‘Believe’ and ‘Quantico’, he also appeared in television shows like ‘Criminal Minds, ‘Heroes,’ ‘Crash’, and ‘Scorpion’.