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's In 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 as The Day the Earth Stood Still and Cloverfield. He appeared in episodes of The Unit and CSI: 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 in Safe 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.

Cloverfield (2008)

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Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most surreal, horrifying ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Reeves
CAST:  Lizzy Caplan  •  Jessica Lucas  •  Odette Annable  •  Michael Stahl-David

Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most surreal, horrifying ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Reeves
CAST:  Lizzy Caplan  •  Jessica Lucas  •  Odette Annable  •  Michael Stahl-David

Black Dog, Red Dog (2015)

Follows the life of Stephen Dobyns as he deals with life, women, and his move from journalism to poetry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Franco  •  Jon Matthews  •  Charles Rogers  •  Brian Lannin  •  Adriana Cepeda Espinosa  •  Anastasia Frank  •  Pedro Gómez Millán  •  Zachary Kerschberg  •  Leonora Lonsdale  •  Isabella Wing-Davey
CAST:  James Franco  •  Olivia Wilde  •  Chloë Sevigny  •  Logan Marshall-Green

Follows the life of Stephen Dobyns as he deals with life, women, and his move from journalism to poetry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Franco  •  Jon Matthews  •  Charles Rogers  •  Brian Lannin  •  Adriana Cepeda Espinosa  •  Anastasia Frank  •  Pedro Gómez Millán  •  Zachary Kerschberg  •  Leonora Lonsdale  •  Isabella Wing-Davey
CAST:  James Franco  •  Olivia Wilde  •  Chloë Sevigny  •  Logan Marshall-Green

Savages (2012)

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Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Blake Lively  •  Taylor Kitsch  •  Aaron Taylor-Johnson  •  Benicio del Toro

Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Blake Lively  •  Taylor Kitsch  •  Aaron Taylor-Johnson  •  Benicio del Toro

Warrior (2011)

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The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament – a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gavin O'Connor
CAST:  Tom Hardy  •  Jennifer Morrison  •  Nick Nolte  •  Joel Edgerton

The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament – a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gavin O'Connor
CAST:  Tom Hardy  •  Jennifer Morrison  •  Nick Nolte  •  Joel Edgerton

Chasing a Dream (2009)

When high school football player Cam Stiles loses his best friend, he decides to drop football and focus on attaining his friend's goal of running a mile in under four minutes. Cam's decision tears apart his relationship with former teammates and his father—who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Burton Morris
CAST:  Joanna Going  •  Treat Williams  •  Jake McLaughlin  •  Andrew Lawrence

When high school football player Cam Stiles loses his best friend, he decides to drop football and focus on attaining his friend's goal of running a mile in under four minutes. Cam's decision tears apart his relationship with former teammates and his father—who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Burton Morris
CAST:  Joanna Going  •  Treat Williams  •  Jake McLaughlin  •  Andrew Lawrence

The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

A representative of an alien race that went through drastic evolution to survive its own climate change, Klaatu comes to Earth to assess whether humanity can prevent the environmental damage they have inflicted on their own planet. When barred from speaking to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Derrickson
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Mousa Kraish  •  Shaine Jones

A representative of an alien race that went through drastic evolution to survive its own climate change, Klaatu comes to Earth to assess whether humanity can prevent the environmental damage they have inflicted on their own planet. When barred from speaking to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Derrickson
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Mousa Kraish  •  Shaine Jones

Forever (2015)

An investigative reporter finds the will to live again after discovering an enigmatic commune.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tatia Pilieva
CAST:  Deborah Ann Woll  •  Luke Grimes  •  Ioan Gruffudd  •  John Diehl

An investigative reporter finds the will to live again after discovering an enigmatic commune.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tatia Pilieva
CAST:  Deborah Ann Woll  •  Luke Grimes  •  Ioan Gruffudd  •  John Diehl

The Frontier (2012)

Set in the 1840s, show centers on a group that follows their dreams and heads west from Missouri across the uncharted country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Schlamme
CAST:  Ethan Embry  •  Bridget Regan  •  Clancy Brown  •  Nathan Gamble

Set in the 1840s, show centers on a group that follows their dreams and heads west from Missouri across the uncharted country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Schlamme
CAST:  Ethan Embry  •  Bridget Regan  •  Clancy Brown  •  Nathan Gamble

In the Valley of Elah (2007)

A career officer and his wife work with a police detective to uncover the truth behind their son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Haggis
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Charlize Theron  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Frances Fisher

A career officer and his wife work with a police detective to uncover the truth behind their son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Haggis
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Charlize Theron  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Frances Fisher

Another Time (2018)

Just because a journey leads you somewhere you didn't expect, doesn't mean you ended up in the wrong place.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Hennessy
CAST:  Justin Hartley  •  Arielle Kebbel  •  Chrishell Stause  •  Alan Pietruszewski

Just because a journey leads you somewhere you didn't expect, doesn't mean you ended up in the wrong place.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Hennessy
CAST:  Justin Hartley  •  Arielle Kebbel  •  Chrishell Stause  •  Alan Pietruszewski

Home (2021)

An ex-felon returns home from prison and must confront the demons of his past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franka Potente
CAST:  Kathy Bates  •  Jake McLaughlin  •  Lil Rel Howery  •  James Jordan

An ex-felon returns home from prison and must confront the demons of his past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franka Potente
CAST:  Kathy Bates  •  Jake McLaughlin  •  Lil Rel Howery  •  James Jordan

Homestead

A young couple who have fled the city in search of peace and serenity in the mountains must contend with dangers both close to home as well as on a much larger scale.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marcos Efron
CAST:  Leven Rambin  •  Shane West  •  Jake McLaughlin

A young couple who have fled the city in search of peace and serenity in the mountains must contend with dangers both close to home as well as on a much larger scale.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marcos Efron
CAST:  Leven Rambin  •  Shane West  •  Jake McLaughlin