Jake McLaughlin

Active - 2007 - Present  |   Born - Oct 7, 1982 in Paradise, California, United States  |   Genres - Drama

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  • Joined the U.S. Army in 2002; his unit was one of the first to enter Baghdad and NBC reporter David Bloom died while embedded with the unit.
  • Injured when a grenade exploded, causing severe back and spine injuries.
  • Awarded the Army Commendation Medal.
  • Cast in Paul Haggis' In the Valley of Elah after a former neighbor who worked in the film's casting department, was looking to cast actual veterans in the film and asked McLaughlin to audition.