Abel was born in Canton, Ohio. He is perhaps best known for his roles in Go Figure as Spencer, and in Threshold. He also played Kirk in an episode of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. He has also finished shooting three films due to be released in 2008 -- Strange Wilderness, Tru Loved, and Flash of Genius. He has finished filming The Lovely Bones directed by Peter Jackson, which is set to release in 2009.