Seth Gabel

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Seth Gabel
Seth Gabel by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Gabel at the 2012 WonderCon in March 2012.
Born(1981-10-03) October 3, 1981 (age 33)
Hollywood, Florida, United States
Spouse(s)Bryce Dallas Howard
ChildrenTheodore Howard-Gabel
Beatrice Howard-Gabel
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Seth Gabel
Seth Gabel by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Gabel at the 2012 WonderCon in March 2012.
Born(1981-10-03) October 3, 1981 (age 33)
Hollywood, Florida, United States
Spouse(s)Bryce Dallas Howard
ChildrenTheodore Howard-Gabel
Beatrice Howard-Gabel

Seth Gabel (born October 3, 1981) is an American actor. Gabel is known for his roles of agent Lincoln Lee on Fox's television series Fringe, and Cotton Mather on WGN America series Salem.


Gabel drew attention for his portrayal of Adrian Moore, the sexually confused adopted son of Ava Moore (portrayed by Famke Janssen) on the FX series Nip/Tuck. The story arc garnered much attention for their incestuous and emotionally abusive relationship.[1]

On the big screen Gabel completed production on the Universal Pictures coming-of-age drama, Take Me Home Tonight, starring Topher Grace. He appeared in the 2006 film version of Dan Brown’s novel, The Da Vinci Code, directed by his father-in-law Ron Howard.

Additional television credits include recurring and guest starring roles on United States of Tara, The Closer, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Sex and the City and 100 Centre Street, directed by Sidney Lumet.

He also starred in Dirty Sexy Money as Jeremy Darling, the charming, rebellious and exceedingly idiosyncratic son of the privileged and powerful Darling family, and the fraternal twin of socialite Juliet Darling, played by Samaire Armstrong.[1]

During the 2010–11 TV season, Gabel appeared on the FOX series Fringe as Lincoln Lee, a supporting character who is a member of the Fringe Division on the alternate universe. During the third season of the show, he began appearing in a supporting role as the two Lincoln Lees from both universes. Gabel was promoted to the main cast for the fourth season.[2] His character was written off at the end of that season before returning briefly for the series finale.

On January 30, 2013, Gabel was cast on the episode "Vertigo" of the series Arrow as a character based on Count Vertigo, known as the Count.[3][4] He returned 7 episodes later after getting caught during his first episode.

Personal life[edit]

Gabel was born in Hollywood, Florida. He is Jewish.[5][6] He graduated from University School of Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida in 1999, and from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.[citation needed] He was raised under his adoptive stepfather's surname, "Cosentino".[7]

Gabel met actress Bryce Dallas Howard (daughter of actor/director Ron Howard) at New York University, and they dated for five years before marrying on June 17, 2006, in Greenwich, Connecticut. They have two children: son Theodore Norman ("Theo") born February 16, 2007 (2007-02-16) (age 7)[8] and daughter Beatrice Jean born January 19, 2012 (2012-01-19) (age 2).[9]


Gabel at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2010


2006The Da Vinci CodeMichael
2006BeyondDavid WuhlmanTelevision movie
2008Good DickKissing Man
2009JerryJerry's Friend #2Short film
2010Jonah HexAdviser
2011Take Me Home TonightBrent Tufford
2012AllegianceLt. Danny Sefton


2002100 Centre StreetJames BassEpisode: "It's About Love"
2002Sex and the CitySweet Young SailorEpisode: "Anchors Away"
2003The Lyon's DenBeau Van HesscheEpisode: "Beach House"
2004The DivisionMikhail OminskyEpisode: "Acts of Desperation"
2004Nip/TuckAdrian Moore5 episodes
2004CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationGavin "Rex" LayneEpisode: "Formalities"
2005Law & Order: Special Victims UnitGarrett PerleEpisode: "Game"
2005The CloserNikolai KoslovEpisode: "The Big Picture"
2007–2009Dirty Sexy MoneyJeremy Darling23 episodes
2010CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationLarry ColtonEpisode: "Unshockable"
2010United States of TaraZach4 episodes
2010–2013FringeLincoln Lee34 episodes
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Guest Starring Role on Television
2013ArrowCount Vertigo3 episodes
2013Gothica[10]Roderick UsherUnsold TV pilot
2014–presentSalemCotton Mather13 episodes


  1. ^ a b Fradkin, Lori (2010-01-08). "Seth Gabel Talks About Being Dirty, Sexy, and Moneyed". New York. Retrieved 2012-01-22. 
  2. ^ Ausiello, Michael (2011-05-11). "Fringe Exclusive: Seth Gabel Returning Full-Time". TVLine. Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  3. ^ Michael Ausiello (November 13, 2012). "Exclusive: Arrow targets Fringe's Seth Gabel to play Big Bad Vertigo". Retrieved February 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Arrow: Season 1, Episode 12, Vertigo". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved March 18, 2013. 
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  6. ^ "Bryce Dallas Howard Reveals Her Stance On Santa Claus". People. January 26, 2010. Retrieved July 27, 2011. 
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  8. ^ "15 Juicy Facts about Bryce Dallas Howard". Extra. Warner Bros. Television Distribution. 2009-07-30. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 
  9. ^ Raftery, Liz (2012-01-22). "Bryce Dallas Howard Has a Baby Girl". People. Time Warner Inc. Retrieved 2012-01-22. 
  10. ^ "Gothica (TV 2013)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved March 18, 2013. 

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