PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS
JAKE ABEL (Luke) 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. He moved to Los Angeles to further pursue his passion for acting.
Abel's feature film debut was in 2008's "Strange Wilderness," produced by Adam Sandler, and Steve Zahn. Also in 2008, he was seen in Universal Pictures' "Flash of Genius," directed by Marc Abraham, starring alongside Greg Kinnear, Alan Alda, Dermot Mulroney and Lauren Graham. "Flash of Genius" went on to win the auspicious Sloan Award at the Hamptons Film Festival. Abel was one of only six international actors and actresses recognized as an official Hampton's International Film Festival's "Rising Star."
He starred alongside Jane Lynch in the independent film "Tru Loved," directed by Stewart Wade, which opened the 20thAnnual Newfest Film Festival in New York.
Abel was seen in the Dreamworks film "The Lovely Bones," directed by Peter Jackson and starring Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz and Saoirse Ronan. The film was adapted from the best-selling novel by Alice Sebold.
Abel then appeared in "The Host," a science fiction thriller adapted from Stephenie Meyers' (best known for her "Twilight" trilogy) bestselling novel of the same name. The film is directed by Andrew Niccol and also stars Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Diane Kruger and William Hurt.
The first of the Rick Riordan novels to be made into a motion picture "Percy Jackson &the Olympians: The Lightning Thief," in 2010 saw Jake Abel as Luke, directed by Chris Columbus.
In 2011, Abel starred in the DreamWorks film "I Am Number Four," directed by D.J. Caruso. His costars included Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant and Dianna Agron.
Abel recently filmed "The Ghost of The Pacific," directed by Brian Falk. This feature film is from a true story of three American soldiers surviving a disaster during World War II.
Abel's television credits include roles on "ER," "CSI: NY," "Grey's Anatomy" and has a continuing arc on the CW's "Supernatural."
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