- Began singing in film and television roles in his late teens.
- In 2005, made TV-acting debut playing the role of Spencer in the Disney Channel original movie Go Figure.
- Auditioned for the role of Edward Cullen in Twilight.
- First role on the big screen was in the 2008 comedy Strange Wilderness.
- Received a Rising Star award at the 16th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival in 2008 for his work in the film Flash of Genius.
- Started a band with close friend and actor Kyle Gallner called the Third Kind.
- Nominated with costar Logan Lerman for 2010's MTV Movie Award for Best Fight and the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Fight for Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief.
- Allie Wood — Wife
- Kim Abel — Mother
- Shaun Abel — Brother
- Mike Abel — Father