Jacob Allen Abel (born November 18, 1987) is an American actor and singer who is known for playing Adam Milligan in the CW series Supernatural (2009–10), Luke Castellan in the film adaptation of Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010), and its sequel, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013), Mark James in the film adaptation of I Am Number Four (2011), and Ian O'Shea in The Host (2013).

Life and career

Abel was born in Canton, Ohio, the son of Kim and Mike Abel. He has a brother, Scott.[1] His first credited role was in the Disney Channel Original Movie Go Figure, playing Spencer. He later had a recurring guest role on CBS's short lived science fiction series, Threshold. He had numerous guest starring roles including Cold Case and ER. He was honored with a Rising Star award at the 16th Hamptons International Film Festival in October 2008 for his work in the film Flash of Genius. In 2009, Abel shortly appeared in the Peter Jackson film The Lovely Bones based on Alice Sebold's novel. He also had a regular role in the web series Angel of Death which ran for 10 episodes.

In February 2009, Abel was cast in The CW hit series Supernatural playing Adam Milligan, half-brother to series protagonists Dean and Sam Winchester; and appearing in three episodes as both Adam and the Archangel Michael. In 2010, Abel had a role in the film adaptation of Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief playing Luke Castellan which released on February 12, 2010 (later returning in the sequel, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters, which was released on August 7, 2013). Afterward in 2011 Abel starred in the live-action film I Am Number Four playing Mark James. Abel starred on the social thriller film Inside co-starred by Emmy Rossum which release on July 25, 2011. He also recently appeared on ABC's medical drama Grey's Anatomy in the episode "Poker Face", playing Tyler Moser.

In 2012, Abel was chosen to play Ian O'Shea in the 2013 film adaptation of The Host, based on Stephenie Meyer's novel of the same name.

Abel married Allie Wood, a writer, on November 9, 2013.[2][3][4] On March 29, 2013, Abel and Wood released their first CD, Black Magic.[5]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Strange Wilderness Conservationist
2008 Tru Loved Trevor
2008 Flash of Genius Dennis (21 Years)
2009 The Lovely Bones Brian Nelson
2010 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Luke Castellan Nominated — MTV Movie Award for Best Fight
Nominated — Teen Choice Award for Best Fight
2011 I Am Number Four Mark James
2011 Inside Kirk Francis
2013 The Host Ian O'Shea
2013 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Luke Castellan
2014 Against the Sun Gene Aldrich
2014 Good Kill M.I.C. Joseph Zimmer
2014 Love and Mercy Mike Love
2016 Almost Friends Jack
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2005–2006 Threshold Brian Janklow Episodes: "Blood of the Children", "The Order" "The Crossing"
2005 Go Figure Spencer Disney Channel Original Movie
2006 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Kirk Episode: "Twins at the Tipton"
2006 Cold Case Doug Sommer Episode: "Saving Sammy"
2007 CSI: Miami Charlie Sheridan Episode: "Stand Your Ground"
2008 Life Tate McNeil Episode: "Not for Nothing"
2009 CSI: NY Kyle Sheridan Episode: "Rush to Judgement"
2009 ER Dylan Episode: "A Long, Strange Trip"
2009–2010 Supernatural Adam Milligan/Michael Episodes: "Jump the Shark", "Point of No Return", "Swan Song"
2011 Grey's Anatomy Tyler Moser Episode: "Poker Face"
Web series roles
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Angel of Death Cameron Downes


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