Zachary Abel

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Zachary Abel
Zachary Burr Abel

(1980-09-04) September 4, 1980 (age 38)
Years active2007–present

Zachary Burr Abel (born September 4, 1980[1]) is an American actor, who is perhaps best known for portraying Carter Anderson in the ABC Family series Make It or Break It.[2] For his role of Carter Anderson he has been nominated for 2010 Teen Choice Awards in the category of Choice Summer TV Star Male but lost to Ian Harding of Pretty Little Liars.[3][4]

Early life[edit]

Zachary born and grew up in the small town of Middletown, Indiana. He was born on September 4, 1980, and studied finance and international business at Washington University in St. Louis.[5]


Abel began his acting career in 2007, when he was appeared in an episode of a CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. He got his major chance by playing a character of Jonah Madigan, in a web television My Alibi, a series produced by Take180.[6] In 2009, he appeared in the ABC Family drama The Secret Life of the American Teenager as a Max Enriquez, the stepbrother of Adrian Lee. He has also appeared in the 2009 horror film Forget Me Not. Abel starred in the ABC Family drama Make It or Break It as Carter Anderson.[7]

Personal life[edit]

He is in a relationship with English actress Elizabeth Henstridge.[8]


Year Title Role Notes
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Male Lover Episode: "Goodbye and Good Luck"
2008 My Alibi Jonah Madigan Web television series
2009 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Max Enriquez 4 Episodes
2009 Hot Sluts Kale 1 Episode
2009 Forget Me Not Chad
2009 The Big Bang Theory Todd Episode: The Cornhusker Vortex
2009–2011 Make It or Break It Carter Anderson Recurring character (30 episodes)
2010 90210 Zach Episode: "Best Lei'd Plans"
2011 Night Club Justin Palma Lead role
2011 Awkward Jamie McKibben 2 Episodes
2011 The Secret Circle Luke Episodes: "Loner" (1x03) and "Masked" (1x07)
2014 Agents of SHIELD Tad Deleted scene, uncredited
2017 Criminal Minds Bill Seavers Episode: A Good Husband


  1. ^ U.S. Public Records Index Vol. 2 (Provo, UT: Operations, Inc.), 2010.
  2. ^ "Burr Zachary Abel biography". Retrieved March 14, 2011.
  3. ^ Soll, Lindsay (2010-06-14). "Teen Choice Awards 2010: First Round Of Nominees Announced". Retrieved March 14, 2011.
  4. ^ "Winners of 2010 Teen Choice Awards" (PDF). Teen Choice Awards. Retrieved March 14, 2011.
  5. ^ "Biography – zachary burr abel". Retrieved March 14, 2011.
  6. ^ "Characters – Jonah Madigan". Retrieved March 14, 2011.
  7. ^ "Carter Anderson played by Zachary Burr Abel". Retrieved March 14, 2011.
  8. ^ blawson (2016-09-30). "Elizabeth Henstridge and Zachary Abel Visit Local Smile Train Partners". Smile Train. Retrieved 2017-07-18.

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