Ableson, a U.S. T.V. regular, and English native, guest-starring in many shows such as “Great News”, “NCIS Los Angeles” “Kickin’ It”, “The Shield”, “Terminator-The Sarah Connor Chronicles”, “Will & Grace”, “Medical Investigation”, as well as recurring roles on “Joan of Arcadia”, “Las Vegas”, and “Days Of Our Lives”, began his career on the London stage in sell-out productions of “The Ecstasy”, “Bent”, and “A Midsummer Nights’ Dream”, at the Globe Theatre, as well as starring in award -winning productions of musicals such as “Sweet Charity” “Oklahoma” and “Godspell”, premiering at the prestigious International Edinburgh Festival.
After two seasons on the UK sitcom “Second Thoughts”, as well as numerous commercial appearances, Ableson, son of beloved British crooning legend Frankie Vaughan, re-located to the US in 1995, landing roles immediately in “Nash Bridges” and the feature film “Boyfriends” (1996), ironically returning to the UK for his role as Owen, the films’ bad-boy.
In 2000 The West coast premieres of Mark Ravenhills’ ground-breaking play “Shopping & Fucking”, both in Los Angeles and San Francisco, won Ableson many awards for his starring role as Mark, the needy, love-hungry heroin addict. He further built on that reputation one year later, starring as legendary theatre critic Kenneth Tynan, in another multi-award-winning L.A. premiere, Austin Pendleton’s’ Pulitzer-nominated “Orsons’ Shadow”. “Torn” an acclaimed nightly-improvised play, and the multi award-winning smash musical, “The Beastly Bombing”, “End Days”, “Smoke Lilies & Jade” and “Haywire!” were other west coast premieres, as well as starring as MacHeath in the record-breaking A Noise Within production of “The Threepenny Opera”, further solidified his theatrical reputation.
Amongst many other TV and film credits since then, Ableson has the lead role in the surreal comedy “By The Soles Of Our Feet”, “Dirty Girl” co-starring Mila Jojovich & William H Macy, “Caffeine” co-starring Katherine Heigl & Mena Suvari, “The Gymnast” a festival hit, “New Suit”, as well as playing all the waiters and chefs in Robert Zemekis’ “The Polar Express” alongside Tom Hanks.
Voice credits include ‘Ug’ in Dreamwork’s “How To Train Your Dragon 2”, the evil ‘Valmont’ in two seasons of “The Jackie Chan Adventures”, as well as initial voicing of Gnomeo, in Disneys’ “Gnomeo & Juliet”, “Thor, The Dark World”, “Pirates of the Caribbean 2, Dead Man’s Chest”, “Speed Racer” “Pirates Of The Caribbean 4, On Stranger Tides” “Get Smart” not to mention numerous video games, and TV ads.
Commercial credits include an Emmy-award winning spot for NFL/Fox, Direct TV/AT&T, international campaigns for Xelebri communcations, working with David Fincher, National spots for Wendy’s, Cars.com, Mini, Arby’s, Jack In The Box, Ford, Microsoft, Audi, Lexus, HP, and the award-winning Cingular Star Wars ad with Chewbacca…
He continues to live, work, and sing, whenever he is allowed, in Los Angeles, California.