Jake Abel is an American actor, singer, and a model, probably best known for appearing in ”Percy Jackson”, playing a recurring role in the show ”Supernatural“, and as musician Mike Love in a biographical drama ”Love & Mercy“. Today, Jake is also a husband and a father.
Early life, family, educational background
Jacob Allen Abel was born on 18 November 1987, in Canton, Ohio USA, to his mother Kim and father Mike Abel, and of German, Swiss-German and English descent. He has a brother named Shaun. Not much is known about Jake’s early life, apart from the fact that he was home-schooled by his mother, and finished high school in his birthplace.
As a child, he was acting in commercials, but his ‘real’ professional acting career started after he matriculated from high school.
Abel’s acting career started in 2005, when he got his first role playing Spencer in the Disney Channel movie “Go Figure”. After that, he had a recurring role in CBS’s science fiction series “Threshold”, and a few guest-starring roles in other TV shows, including “Cold Case”, “ER”, and “CSI:Miami”.
In October 2008, at the 16th Hamptons International Film Festival Jake won the Rising Star Award for playing Dennis in the film “Flash of Genius”.
In 2009 Jake was cast in the CW show “Supernatural”, playing the recurring role of the main characters’ half-brother Adam Milligan and Archangel Michael. However, his first big role came in 2010, when he was cast as Luke Castellan in “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief“, for which Jake was nominated for MTV Movie Award and Teen Choice Award for Best Fight Scene. He also appeared in the sequel ”Percy Jackson: Sea Monsters” in 2013.
In 2011 he played Mark James in the movie adaptation ”I Am Number Four”, and in 2013 Jake appeared in the adaptation of Stephanie Meyer’s ”The Host”, playing the character of Ian O’Shea, alongside Soarsie Ronan and Max Irons, whom he stayed good friends with well after the filming was finished. Stephanie Meyer was previously known for writing ”Twilight’,’ which was later adapted into movies. Stephanie Meyer would later work with Jake again, and that collaboration was his narration of her ”Midnight Sun” for the audiobook version.
In 2014 he appeared in ”Good Kill”, ”Love & Mercy”, ”Made In Hollywood” and ”Against The Sun”, and in 2016 in ”Almost Friends”. In 2018 he appeared in the adaptation of Christopher Goffard’s ”Dirty John”, and in the comedy-drama ”Shrimp”, and in the following year he had a role in ”An Affair To Die For”, and in the sci-fi TV drama ”Another Life”. In 2020 he appeared in the drama/biography ”Son Of The South” playing Doc, and most recently a role in the horror/thriller ”Malignant’,’ which was scheduled to be released in 2020, but was postponed and comes out in 2021.
Personal life, wife, children
Jake Abel is a family man today, married to writer Allison Wood. Jake told People magazine that Allie and he met when they were still teenagers, he 17 and she 19. “I was a kid and she was in a relationship.”. The couple became engaged on New Year’s Eve 2013 – they were in Times Square when Jake proposed: “She turned around and I was on my knee…Out of a million people there we were alone.”. They married on 9 November 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana, People magazine reporting that it was a traditional, romantic ceremony. The couple was twirling umbrellas and was followed by a brass band as they were walking down the street. Since they knew each other for a long time, they have a lot of common interests – one being music.
Jake and Allie formed a band with Boyd Holbrook, named “The Mumblers”, and on 29 March 2013 released a CD entitled “Black Magic”.
In June of 2019, the couple announced on their social media accounts that they were expecting a child. Sadly, the boy they were expecting and had already chosen a name for, Owen Alvin, was stillborn on 7 November 2019. Allie became pregnant again, and on 8 March 2021, Jake took to Instagram to announce that the couple had welcomed a boy they named Henry Alvin sometime in early February.
Allison Wood was born in 1985 in the USA. Not much is known about her personal life, aside from the fact that she was an actress and her main occupation now is a writer.
She’s written two books – ”Anna Dressed In Blood, Alone” in 2007 and ”Color Me Olden” in 2009. She also founded and writes for the website ”Style File Daily”.
Hobbies, favorite things, and interesting facts
Jake is frequently active on social media. His Instagram and Twitter accounts have about 100,000 followers each.
Jake’s hobbies include making cocktails, and cooking and baking, which he’s made into a kind of series on his Instagram account, called “Jake & Bake” in which he shows us his favorite food recipes, and “Jake & Shake” showing his favorite cocktail recipes.
Even though he’s bound to travel for his work, Jake doesn’t enjoy traveling very much.
Appearance, clothing style
Jake is 6ft 1in (185cm) tall and weighs about 164lbs (74kgs) which gives him a slim build. He has prominent cheekbones and piercing blue eyes.
Net worth and salary
Jake Abel’s main source of income is his acting career; his net worth is estimated to be around $2 million as of mid-2021.