Recently, SOFREP had the opportunity to interview actor Jake Lockett. A trained pilot of Cessna 152 and VFR 172-class aircraft, Jake was considering a career in the Central Intelligence Agency or the military before the attractions of acting lured him to Hollywood. With an Aerospace Engineering degree from Texas A&M University, Jake worked at Boeing for several years before turning to acting. His acting career includes large guest-starring roles in Masters of Sex, NCIS: LA, Hawaii Five-O, Scorpion, and SEAL Team on CBS. In the episode of SEAL Team that he plays, Jake’s story resembles that of U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.

 

What made you quit Boeing and get back to acting?