Jake Abel

Jake Abel

Abel in 2011, photo by DFree/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Jacob Allen Abel

Place of Birth: Canton, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 18, 1987

Ethnicity: German, Swiss-German, English

Jake Abel is an American actor, model, and singer. He is known for playing Luke in the Percy Jackson films, and for his starring role in The Host (2013).

Jake is married to writer Allie Wood.

Jake’s paternal grandfather was Virgil John Abel, Jr. (the son of Virgil John Abel and Kathleen Beatrice Weaver). Jake’s grandfather Virgil was born in Ohio. Jake’s great-grandfather Virgil was the son of Jacob Winfield Scott Abel and Clara Margaret Isch. Kathleen was the daughter of George B. Weaver and Nannetie Musser.

Jake’s paternal grandmother is Betty June Bailey (the daughter of Charles Willard Bailey and Florence Lowena/Laverna Beard).

Jake’s maternal grandfather is Robert Allen Swinehart (the son of Lawrence Raymond Swinehart and AnnaBelle Sellers). Lawrence was the son of Allen Swinehart and Clara B. Reed. AnnaBelle was the daughter of Robert P. Sellers and Lillie May Myers or Edgington.

Jake’s maternal grandmother is Donna Jean Lantzer (the daughter of Earl Lee Lantzer and Ruth Ann Bissell/Johnson). Earl was the son of Lee Valentine Lantzer and Edith May Bowers.

Sources: Genealogy of Jake Abel – https://www.geni.com

Obituary of Jake’s paternal grandfather, Virgil John Abel, Jr. – http://www.shriverfuneralhomes.com

Obituary of Jake’s paternal great-grandmother, Florence Lowena/Laverna (Beard) Bailey – https://www.reedfuneralhome.com

Genealogy of Jake’s maternal great-grandfather, Earl Lee Lantzer – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

8 Responses

  1. visokozen says:

    Jewish name

  2. lelo4 says:

    He has a typical southern German look, like Bavarian.

  3. athelya says:

    he looks about average

  4. Marlene Bleddyn says:

    There are numerous attractive pictures of Jake Abel. Why this one?

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