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Jake McLaughlin Biography

Birth Name:
Jacob Adam McLaughlin
Birth Place:
Paradise, California, United States

Fast Facts

  • 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


  • Freya -- Daughter
  • Reagan -- Daughter
  • Rowan -- Daughter
  • John McLaughlin -- Father
  • Rebecca Kay De Victoria -- Mother
  • Logan -- Son
  • Stephanie McLaughlin -- Wife