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Jake Ballard

Played by Scott Foley

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Jake Ballard is a captain in the U.S. Navy who lives to serve his country though not always at the pleasure of the President. He comes from a large family in the Middle of Nowhere, Indiana. Jake is linked to B613, a covert division of the CIA he once headed as Command. Through his duties with B613, he became involved with Olivia Pope. Their attraction and passion for each other has always been undeniable. Also undeniable are the feelings Olivia has for the third member of their love triangle, his old navy pal, Fitzgerald Grant. Lethally sensitive, Jake is a Navy man. Navy men don’t give up. Jake has assured Olivia that he doesn’t play second fiddle to anyone, not even the President of the United States. 

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Scott Foley was most recently seen at the Geffen Playhouse as Michael Astor in Donald Margulies' "The Country House." Foley currently stars in ABC's hit drama "Scandal" as Jake Ballard. In film, Foley will next be seen in the comedy, "Let's Kill Ward's Wife," which he wrote, directed and produced. 

Foley's television credits include the critically acclaimed WB series "Felicity," "True Blood," "Grey's Anatomy," "The Unit," "A.U.S.A.," and "Scrubs."

Foley made his feature film debut in Wes Craven's "Scream 3" for Dimension Films. He followed that with a leading role in Dimension Films' "Below" opposite Matthew Davis, and the indie feature "Rennie's Landing" opposite Ethan Embry and Peter Facinelli.

Foley made his Broadway debut in "The Violet Hour."

Born in Kansas City, Kansas, Foley lived all over the world, including Sydney, Australia, and Tokyo, Japan. Foley attended high school in St. Louis, Missouri, performing in school and community theater productions. After graduating high school, he bought a one-way plane ticket to Los Angeles.

Foley currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.