Who is Corey McLaughlin? Facts About Caleb McLaughlin’s Father

By Aarone Hernandez | Published on: February 25, 2024 | Updated on: February 25, 2024
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Corey McLaughlin is the father of the American actor Caleb McLaughlin. In addition to being a celebrity dad, Corey is also a businessman and currently working as a business partner at Supreme Burger. Further, McLaughlin is a doting husband and father to three more children.  

Needless to say, the dad-and-son duo shares a close relationship with Caleb calling Corey the ‘best dad ever.’

Key Takeaways

  • Corey is an American businessman and a licensed preacher.
  • He is married to April McLaughlin and the couple are blessed with four children, two sons and two daughters.
  • His son Caleb and daughter Caitlyn both are well-known artists. His son gets popularity from Stanger Things.
  • McLaughlin and his April wife are grandparents too.
  • His youngest daughter started performing in theatre at the age of four.

Birth And College Details

Corey was born on March 9, 1969, in the Bronx, New York. The New York native also spent most of her early life there with his family members. Talking about his educational background, naMcLaughlin studied psychology at The College of New Rochelle from 2002-2004.

What Does Do?

Corey is a business partner at Supreme Burger in Decatur, Georgia, United States since January 2019. Also, Celeb’s father Corey has been president at C Frost Entertainment since February 2015.

In addition, as a devoted Christian, McLaughlin served as a pastor at Baptist Church and also worked as an associate pastor at Mt. Olivet Tabernacle Baptist for four years at West Philadelphia. He there worked for over four years from Sep 2014 – Jan 2019.

Corey’s Job Lists In The Past

Besides, working as an entrepreneur and serving as a pastor, the celebrity dad has experience in other fields. Below is the list of his working experience:

Company Name Position Duration
NYC Department Of Correction Correctional Officer June 1990 – September 2010
Maco Consultant CEO January 2012 – February 2022

He Is Also A Dancer And Singer

Many sources claim that Corey is a dancer and a talented singer too. He previously used to share many of his artistic clips on his social media handles.

Apart from all that, the licensed preacher is also a relationship counselor and mentor.

Who Is Wife?

Corey is married to April McLaughlin, a marketing specialist at MACO Marketing Solution since September 2009. His wife graduated from Columbia University in Publishing and studied Business Administration and Management at the State University of New York at Fredonia.

Completing her studies, April first started her career at Time Inc. as a Sales Development Manager for one year from 1999-2000. She has experience working in different media fields. Below is the list of her working experience:

Company Name Position Duration
Media Networks Inc. Sales Development Manager April 2003 – April 2007
Dow Jones Senior Sales Development Manager


Sr. Marketing Manager at the Wall Street Journal

April 2007 – September 2007


September 2007 – May 2009

The Wall Street Journal Marketing Consultant June 2009 – February 2012

Corey And April Are Parents Of Four Children

The loving duo who is married for over a decade and more is the parents of four children Corey McLaughlin Jr, Caleb McLaughlin, Caitlyn Laughlin, and Crystal Laughlin. Like any father, Corey is also a loving dad to all of his kids.

On June 19, 2017, on the occasion of Father’s Day, Caleb posted a picture of him and his father with the caption “Happy Father’s Day to the original Chocolate Daddy! thank you for being in my life and caring for me and loving me.”

Further, as doting parents, both the McLaughlin couple often accompanies their popular son during his functions and events. In 2017, Corey along with his son went to attend the 2017 Emmy Awards, where Caleb opted for a purple suit and his dad looked dashing in a black outfit.

Here are the details of all of their kids one by one.


McLaughlin Jr is the eldest brother of the actor Caleb. He was born in 1989 in Carmel, New York. He is a DJ by profession. McLaughlin Jr. completed high school at John F. Kennedy and studied at Morgan State University.

Caleb McLaughlin

Caleb is a well-known actor who rose to prominence after playing a role in the Netflix series Stanger Things. He was born on October 13, 2001, in New York and spent his childhood with his brother.

He has won several awards for his best performance, including the BET Young Stars Award and the NAACP Image Award. However, despite his immense popularity, Caleb doesn’t seem to have a girlfriend right now. But, the actor was once rumored to be in a relationship with rapper Ice Spice

Crystal McLaughlin

Crystal was born in 1993 and is 30 years old currently. Currently, Crystal is a defect manager at Amdocs since September 2021. She completed her bachelor’s degree from the City University of New York – Herbert H. Lehman College.

Caitlyn McLaughlin

Caitlyn is an actress like her brother. She also loves singing and dancing too. She began her acting career at age four, performing at the Glimmerglass Opera House.

In 2016, during the second Annual Elsie Fest at Ford Amphitheatre, Caitlyn along with his brother performed together.

Net Worth

Corey has an estimated net worth of $1 million. He earns his major source of income from his business career. Further, his preaching profession also plays a major role to add his fortune.


How Long Have Corey And His Wife April Been Married?

The loving duo has been married since the mid-1980s.

Where Does Corey Live Now?

He currently resides in the New York City Metropolitan Area with his family.