Jake McLaughlin

After leaving the military, McLaughlin worked on a crab boat in Oregon and as a security guard at Universal Studios. He was living in Chico, California, doing concrete work and had only $200 in his checking account when he heard about the casting session for Paul Haggis'sIn the Valley of Elah. Being a former dismount infantry S.A.W. gunner in Iraq in real life, he thought he would read for the role after hearing that Haggis was auditioning actual vets for several parts.

After the success of his first movie, McLaughlin made cameo appearances in movies such asThe Day the Earth Stood StillandCloverfield. He appeared in episodes of The UnitandCSI: Crime Scene Investigation. He got his first major role on TV in 2009, when he was cast in the television remake of the Oscar-winning film, Crash. In the following years he made many appearances on television. In 2011, he was cast in Warrior which was followed by a supporting role inSafe House.

In February 2013, McLaughlin was cast as the male lead in Believe, a television pilot by Alfonso Cuarón which was picked to series in May 2013.The show premiered on NBC in March 2014.

In March 2015, he was cast in the television pilot, Quantico which was picked to series in May.[

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Cast Credits

Quantico (2015)
Starring as Ryan Booth (57 episodes)
Scorpion (2014)
Guest starring as Lt. James Corbin
Believe (2014)
Starring as William Tate (12 episodes)
NCIS: Los Angeles (2009)
Guest starring as Keith Rush
The Philanthropist (2009)
Guest starring as Cpl. Michael Whitmere
Leverage (2008)
Guest starring as Corporal Robert Perry
Crash (2008)
Starring as Bo Olinville
In Plain Sight (2008)
Guest starring as John A. Shears
Heroes (2006)
Guest starring as Sligo
Criminal Minds (2005)
Guest starring as Officer Tom Kayser
Grey's Anatomy (2005)
Guest starring as Aaron Karev
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Guest starring as Matt Bartley