Abbott appeared on the Bob Rivers Show (95.7 KJR - Seattle) on June 13, 2012. Bob Rivers asked him how old he was, as the information was not available at the IMDb, and he replied, "I'm 26 years old".
Lives in Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, NY, and when he came to NYC he worked odd jobs including helping out a carpenter friend.
LIke his fellow male cast members on Girls (2012), he cites John Cassavetes as a major model for the creative life he'd like to achieve.
His mother is of Italian descent.
Studied drama at Herbert Berghof HB Studio in Greenwich Village, New York City.
Personal Quotes (9)
It's one of the most beautiful things in the world, to go off and make a film. At the heart of it, making a film - it's pretend. It's a silly thing to do. But it can be important, and to have that experience with people you love is one of the best things you can do.
Doing a play, you have a little bit more time, obviously. You rehearse for a month before you get up in front of people. It's a totally different energy. With film, TV, you want to try to capture lightning-in-a-bottle moments. I don't try to rehearse as much with that stuff, because you want those sparks of something to come out, if they do.
In the future, I kind of like the idea of doing music for film. I think that would be a nice job. I've always liked the sound aspect in movies. I guess once I have more instruments under my belt, it could be something I could do.
I've never been in a band, but I've hung out with a lot of musicians and helped them with their shows. It's something that I'm really drawn to.
I was in 'Martha Marcy May Marlene,' and I got to do a song for the soundtrack.
I loved movies growing up. I went to the movies with my uncle all the time. But being an actor? I didn't even think about it until I was about twenty years old. I took a class at the college I was at. I don't know why - I just wanted to take a class, and I kind of fell in love with it there.
I went to college in Connecticut, which was when I still lived at home. I worked at a video store, a wine store, and did odd jobs here and there like landscaping.
Once I realized I wanted live in New York, I saved enough money that I wouldn't have to get a job right away. That was important to me, to focus on acting; I didn't want to come here and just fall into the mix.
We just weren't a family that gathered around the TV. I grew up in a town where everyone was outside all the time. I was mostly in Connecticut; I spent a lot of time in Tennessee in the summers, but I was in Stamford, Connecticut.