Birth Name: Jacob Adam McLaughlin
Place of Birth: Paradise, Butte, California, United States
Date of Birth: October 7, 1982
Ethnicity: Irish, likely German, and other
Jake McLaughlin is an American soldier and actor. He was a Dismount Infantry S.A.W. Gunner, and served in the Iraq War. He later became an actor, first working on the military-themed film In the Valley of Elah. His roles also include the shows Crash, Grey’s Anatomy, Believe, Quantico, and Will Trent.
He is the son of Rebecca and John McLaughlin. He is married to Stephanie, with whom he has four children.
Jake’s paternal grandfather was named John/Jack McLaughlin.
Jake’s paternal grandmother was Gerladine Giles (the daughter of Elmer James Giles and Marion/Marianna Francis McGlinchey). Geraldine was born in Pennsylvania. Elmer was the son of Edward R. Giles and Janey McNelis. Marion was the daughter of James Frederick McGlinchey and Anna Teresa Hilferty.
Jake’s maternal grandmother’s surname was Rawhause. The name might indicate German ancestry.