With two highly anticipated films in 2013, JAKE ABEL (Ian) will soon establish himself among Hollywood's next generation of up and coming actors.
Abel will star in 20th Century Fox's "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters," the second film in the Percy Jackson series, directed by Thor Freudenthal. The film will be released on August 16, 2013. The first film, "Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief," directed by Christopher Columbus, grossed over $230 million worldwide and was released February 12, 2010.
Abel's start in feature films was in 2008 with a role in "Strange Wilderness," a feature film produced by Adam Sandler starring Steve Zahn. Also in 2008, Abel was seen in the Universal Pictures film "Flash of Genius," directed by Marc Abraham. The film stars Greg Kinnear, Alan Alda, Dermot Mulroney and Lauren Graham. The film won the auspicious Sloan Award at the Hamptons Film Festival where Abel was also recognized for his performance by being selected as a "Rising Star" where he was among only 6 international actors and actresses chosen. Also in 2008, Abel starred alongside Jane Lynch in the independent film "Tru Loved" directed by Stewart Wade, which opened the 20th Annual Newfest Film Festival in New York.
In 2010, Abel was seen in the Dreamworks film "The Lovely Bones," directed by Peter Jackson and starred Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz and Saoirse Ronan. The film was adapted from the best-selling novel by Alice Sebold and was released on January 15, 2010.
In 2011, Abel was seen in the Dreamworks film "I Am Number Four," directed by D.J. Caruso. His costars included Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant and Dianna Agron. The film was released on February 18, 2011.
His television credits include roles on "ER," "CSI: NY," "Grey's Anatomy" and an arc on the CW's "Supernatural." Abel started taking theater classes while growing up in Ohio. When he was fifteen, his family moved to South Carolina where he began taking improvisation classes at the Charleston Stage Theater. Once realizing his passion for acting, he moved to Los Angeles where he studied at The Groundlings.
Jake Abel currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
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