Zachary Burr Abel is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Carter Anderson in Make It or Break It.


Abel was born and raised in Middletown, Indiana, on September 4, 1980. As an adult, he studied finance and international business at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. At some point, he developed an interest in acting, and started a career by appearing in a guest-star role in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. From 2009 to 2011, Abel portrayed Carter Anderson in the ABC Family-produced drama series Make It or Break It. For this role, he was nominated for a 2010 Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer TV Star Male. Abel stopped acting in 2012, but returned with guest-star roles on episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Criminal Minds.

On Criminal MindsEdit

Abel portrayed Bill Seavers, the homosexual husband of serial killer Mark Tolson, in the Season Twelve episode A Good Husband.


  • Criminal Minds - A Good Husband (2017) TV episode - Bill Seavers
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014) as Tad
  • je vous adore (2012) as Claire's Boyfriend (short)
  • The One 'N Done (2012) as Rich
  • Shelter (2012) as Mitchell Taylor
  • The Secret Circle (2011) as Luke (2 episodes)
  • Awkward. (2011) as James McKibben (2 episodes)
  • Night Club (2011) as Justin Palma
  • Make It or Break It (2009-2011) as Carter Anderson (26 episodes, credited as Zachary Burr Abel)
  • 90210 (2010) as Zach (credited as Zachary Burr Abel)
  • The Subpranos (2010) as Jackson (2 episodes)
  • The Big Bang Theory (2009) as Todd
  • Forget Me Not (2009) as Chad
  • Hot Sluts (2009) as Kale
  • The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2009) as Max (4 episodes, credited as Zachary Burr Abel)
  • My Alibi (2008) as Jonah Madigan (14 episodes)
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2007) as Male Lover


For an up-to-date filmography, see here.

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