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Ableson, son of legendary crooner Frankie Vaughan, 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" and "Godspell" coming from the prestigious Edinburgh festival. He 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, further solidifying 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", and recently shot the features "Dirty Girl" co-starring Mila Jojovich & William H Macy, "Caffeine" co-starring Katherine Heigl & Mena Suvari, "The Gymnast" a recent 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", "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, international campaigns for Xelebri communications, working with David Fincher, National spots for Mini, Wendy's, Cars.com, Arby's, Jack In The Box, Ford, Microsoft, Audi, Lexus, 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.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Brenda Jones

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