Jake McDorman

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Jake McDorman
Born John Allen McDorman IV
(1986-07-08) July 8, 1986 (age 28)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2003–present

John Allen "Jake" McDorman IV (born July 8, 1986) is an American actor, best known for his role as Evan Chambers in the ABC Family teen drama series Greek (2007-2011). He also starred in the NBC short-lived sitcom Are You There, Chelsea?, and played the role of Mike Pratt in the Showtime comedy-drama Shameless. In 2014, McDorman starred in the ABC romantic-comedy drama Manhattan Love Story.

Early life[edit]

McDorman was born in Dallas, Texas, the son of Deborah Gale (née Stallings) and John Allen McDorman III. He has a younger sister, Morgan, and an older half-sister, Amanda. After dropping out of the Boy Scouts of America to pursue his acting career, he booked his first job playing a Boy Scout in an industrial film about the importance of Scouting.[1] McDorman studied acting at the Dallas Young Actors Studio and attended Richardson High School, Westwood Junior High and Northwood Hills Elementary in Texas.


McDorman starred in the Fox sitcom Quintuplets from 2004 to 2005, and later guest-starred on House, CSI: Miami and Cold Case.[2] He made his film debut in the 2005 thriller Echoes of Innocence, and later has appeared in Aquamarine, Bring It On: All or Nothing and Live Free or Die Hard. From 2007 to 2011, McDorman starred as Evan Chambers in the ABC Family teen drama series Greek. He also played the lead role in the 2011 Lifetime movie The Craigslist Killer.[3][4]

In 2012, McDorman played the male lead role opposite Laura Prepon in the short-lived NBC sitcom Are You There, Chelsea?.[5] He later joined the cast of Showtime comedy-drama, Shameless as Mike Pratt.[6] He starred in the film See You in Valhalla opposite Sarah Hyland,[7] and in 2014 co-starred in Clint Eastwood's film American Sniper.[8] Also in 2014, McDorman was cast in the male lead role opposite Analeigh Tipton in the ABC romantic comedy series, Manhattan Love Story.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Echoes of Innocence Dave
2006 Aquamarine Raymond
2006 Bring It On: All or Nothing Brad Warner
2007 Live Free or Die Hard Jim
2008 Moment Man
2010 See You on the Other Side James Short film
2011 The Craigslist Killer Philip Markoff Television film
2014 See You in Valhalla Magnus Burwood
2014 American Sniper Ryan Job
2015 Me Him Her Griffin


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Run of the House Scott Banks Episodes: "Pilot" and "Kiss & Tell"
2004-2005 Quintuplets Parker Chase Series regular, 22 episodes
2006 House Dan Episode: "Safe"
2006 CSI: Miami Carl Thornton Episode: "Going, Going, Gone"
2007 Cold Case Tanner Episode: "Knuckle Up"
2007-2011 Greek Evan Chambers Series regular, 74 episodes
2011 Memphis Beat Shane Vereen Episode: "Inside Man"
2012 Are You There, Chelsea? Rick Miller Series regular, 12 episodes
2012 The Newsroom Tate Brady Episode: "The Blackout, Part 2: Mock Debate"
2013-2014 Shameless Mike Pratt Series regular, 10 episodes
2014 Manhattan Love Story Peter Series regular, 13 episodes
2015 Limitless Brian Finch Series regular


  1. ^ "Jake McDorman Biography". Tvguide.com. Retrieved 2014-05-31. 
  2. ^ "Jake McDorman Credits". Tvguide.com. Retrieved 2014-05-31. 
  3. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/03/arts/television/03craigslist.html?_r=0
  4. ^ "Lifetime's 'Craigslist Killer' uses trite tabloid-to-TV tactics, lacks three-dimensional characters". NY Daily News. 2011-01-03. Retrieved 2014-05-31. 
  5. ^ "Are You There, Chelsea?: cancelled, no season two | canceled + renewed TV shows". TV Series Finale. 2012-05-12. Retrieved 2014-05-31. 
  6. ^ "'Shameless' Casts 'Greek' Alum as Fiona's New Boss (Exclusive)". Hollywood Reporter. 2012-09-19. Retrieved 2014-05-31. 
  7. ^ "'Modern Family's' Sarah Hyland to Produce, Star in Indie Dramedy (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. 2013-07-26. Retrieved 2014-05-31. 
  8. ^ "'Greek' Star Jake McDorman, Real Navy SEALs Join Bradley Cooper's 'American Sniper' (Exclusive)". TheWrap. 2014-03-20. Retrieved 2014-05-31. 
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Jake McDorman To Star In ABC's Jeff Lowell Comedy Pilot". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2014-05-31. 

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