Jake Ballard

Played by Scott Foley
Character Biography

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. Jake is the former stand-in-the-sun partner of Olivia Pope. Not to mention, he was Command of the black-ops team B613. You can take the man out of the darkness, but you can’t take the darkness out of the man. Jake sees the laws of the country as mere guidelines—which means no one can ever predict what he’ll do next to save the people he loves.

Characters: Olivia Pope | President Fitzgerald Grant | First Lady Mellie Grant | Jake Ballard | Abby Whelan | Huck | Quinn Perkins | Cyrus Beene | David Rosen | Elizabeth North | Marcus Walker

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Actor Biography

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 three children. 

Cast: Kerry Washington | Tony Goldwyn | Bellamy Young | Scott Foley | Darby Stanchfield | Guillermo Diaz | Katie Lowes | Jeff Perry | Joshua Malina | Portia de Rossi | Cornelius Smith Jr.

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