Jake McLaughlin Bio, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Children, Actor (Will Trent), and Net Worth

Jake McLaughlin Biography

Jake McLaughlin whose full name is Jacob Adam McLaughlin is an American veteran soldier and actor well known for his current role as Detective Michael Ormewood, in the ABC series Will Trent. He is also famous for his previous roles of interest in Paul Haggis’s film, In the Valley of Elah as Gordon Banner and Tate in the NBC series, Believe. Nevertheless, he is popular for the well-known ABC action thriller drama series Quantico as Ryan Booth.

Jake McLaughlin Age

McLaughlin was born on 7 October 1982 in Paradise, California, United States. Therefore as of 2022, Jacob Adam is 40 years.

Jake McLaughlin Height

McLaughlin stands at a height of 1.85m, and his weight is about 78 kg.

Jake McLaughlin Family

McLaughlin was born to his father John P. McLaughlin of Irish descent and his mother Rebecca Kay De Victoria of Cheyenne and Irish descent. Other than this, Jake has not shared any information concerning his siblings if he has any. Mostly because he does not necessarily find this information useful to the public. We will keep you posted should this information be available.

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Jake McLaughlin Wife

McLaughlin married his wife Stephanie McLaughlin in 2004 and together they are blessed with three daughters Rowan, Reagan, and Freya, and one son, Logan

Jake McLaughlin Career

Jacob Adam McLaughlin enrolled at Notre Dame Catholic School and Chico High School before going to southern California, earning his GED from North Hollywood High School. Afterward, he enlisted in the US Army as a Dismount Infantry Squad Automatic Weapon Gunner in 2002. As a part of the third Infantry Division, Jake saw combat in Baghdad sustaining critical injuries. Nevertheless, he is also a highly decorated US army veteran S.A.W Gunner who has been to Iraq. For his achievements, McLaughlin has received several honors and held various jobs studying to become a truck driver. After leaving the military, Jake worked on a crab boat in Oregon, Pacific NorthwWest region, and served as a security guard at Universal Studios.

Acting Career

Living in Chico, California, he did concrete work and had $200 in his checking account when he had a casting session for Paul Haggis’s, In the Valley of Elah in 2007. Since then, Jacob Adam has established himself as one of the most promising TV stars. Furthermore, Jake successfully made piece appearances in movies like the 2008 Sci-fi, The Day the Earth Stood Still and the 2008 found footage monster film, Cloverfield. Besides that, he has also appeared in episodes of the 2006 CBS action-drama, The Unit, and the CBS crime drama TV series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Additionally, McLaughlin got his first major role on TV in 2009 playing Bo Olinville in the TV remake of the crime drama Oscar-winning film, Crash. In the following years, Jake made several appearances on Tv including in 2011 as cast in the sports action film Warrior, followed by a supporting role in the action film, Safe House. In February 2013, he was the male lead cast in the NBC fantasy drama, Believe, a Tv pilot by Alfonso Cuaron picked for a series in May 2013. For portraying Gordon Bonner in Paul Haggis’s film In the Valley of Elah and Tate in the NBC series, Believe, he also appeared in TV shows like Criminal Minds, Heroes, and Scorpion. Jake also played the role of Ryan Booth on the TV pilot, thriller drama ABC series, Quantico in March 2015 which was picked for series in May 2015.

Will Trent (ABC Series)

The new series Will Trent is based on the best-selling books by Karin Slaughter. It’s about a special agent Will Trent (Ramón Rodríguez) of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) with both the highest clearance rate with cases and his own way of doing things. In the newest ABC series, Will Trent Jake McLaughlin, alias Detective Michael Ormewood when is brash, stubborn, ignorant, and abrasive. He takes advantage of his power as a detective with the Atlanta Police Department and regularly threatens and intimidates suspects and witnesses. In the ABC series that premiered on January 3, 2023, Jake will be working with:

  • Ramón Rodríguez
  • Iantha Richardson
  • Erika Christensen
  • Sonja Sohn


Besides  his notable movies, films, and series, here are some of his other works:

  • In the Valley of Elah in 2007 playing Gordon Booner
  •  CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in 2007 playing Matt Bartley
  •  CSI: Miami in 2012 playingSam Laughlin
  •  Leverage in 2008 playing Robert Perry
  • Criminal Minds in 2008 playing Tom Kayser
  •  Cold Case in 2008 playing James Addison
  • The Philanthropist in 2009 playing Michael Whitmere
  •  Crash in 2009 playing as Bo Olinville
  • NCIS: Los Angeles in 2010 playing as Keith Rush
  • Grey’s Anatomy in 2010 playing Aaron Karev
  • The Mentalist in 2011 playing Rowdy Merriman
  • L.A. Noire in 2011 playing John Dierkes
  •  In Plain Sight in 2011 playing John Shears
  •  Warrior in 2011 playing Mark Bradford
  • The Whole Truth in 2010 playing  Keith Johnson
  • Believe in 2014 playing Cooper Hale
  •  Scorpion in 2014 playing James Corbin
  • Quantico from 2015 to 2018 playing Ryan Booth
  • Black Bird in 2022 playing Gary Hall
  • Will Trent in 2023 playing Michael

Awards and Recognition

As a veteran military, McLaughlin received the Army Commendation Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and Army Good Conduct Medal. Moreover, he has also bagged the Army Achievement Medal four times for his efforts in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Despite the crucial injuries, he has not received the Purple Heart yet. However, Soldier of Fortune magazine did a piece on him and David Zucchino wrote about him in his 2004 book, Thunder Run.

Jake McLaughlin’s Net Worth

McLaughlin’s estimated net worth is $12 million. His primary source is his job as an actor and veteran soldier.

Jake McLaughlin Social Media Accounts

McLaughlin is active on social media and he/she posts personal and work-related stuff from time to time. He/she has over 83.3k followers on Instagram, 1500 on Facebook, and 2300 on Twitter.