Oct. 7th, 1982
Paradise, California, USA
Jake McLaughlin's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2008 - Cloverfield
2008 - The Day the Earth Stood Still
2007 - In the Valley of Elah
Guest TV Roles
Cpl. Robert Perry
Cpl. Michael Whitmere
Officer Tom Kayser
MSNBC reporter David Bloom was The Battalion reporter for his unit before his tragic death in Iraq.
Served in the same battalion as Audie Murphy.
Was a security guard at universal Studios, Hollywood before joining the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division.
Photo was featured in a 2003 issue of "Soldier Of Fortune" magazine.
He was written about in the 2004 novel by author David Zucchino "Thunder Run". Which talks about the push to Baghdad, Iraq.
Served as a dismount infantry S.A.W. gunner during the invasion of Iraq.
Was awarded the army commendation medal,combat infantry badge, global war on terrorism service medal, global war on terrorism expeditionary medal, army good conduct medal, and four army achievement medals for his service during Operation Iraqi freedom.
Is a qualified expert marksmen on the m-249 s.a.w., m-240 bravo, 50 cal. machine gun, and the m-16 & m-4 assault rifles.
Was born in Paradise, California and raised in Chico, California.
Is nephew of commercial actor Kevin Gregg.
Is a huge fan of Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, who directed such films as The Seven Samurai and The Hidden Fortress.
Was named one of "Falls Fresh New Faces" by Hollywood.com in 2009.
While filming Oliver Stone's Savages, McLaughlin was involved in an automobile accident in one of the films transportation vans. The van lost control on its way down a hillside in Mystery Mesa ranch, California, and rolled off a ravine landing on its roof.
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