Seth Gabel
General Information
Full Name

Seth Cosentino


Hollywood, Florida, United States


Cotton Mather


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Seth Gabel is an American film and television actor. In Salem he portrays Cotton Mather.

Early and Personal Life

Gabel was born in Hollywood, Florida of Jewish descent. 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.

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 16 February 2007) and daughter Beatrice Jean (born 19 January 2012).


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.

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.

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. 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. He returned 7 episodes later after getting caught during his first episode.



Year Title Role Notes
2000 Tadpole Mike Uncredited
2006 The Da Vinci Code Michael
2006 Beyond David Wuhlman TV movie
2008 Good Dick Kissing Man
2009 Jerry Jerry's friend #2 Short film
2010 Jonah Hex Adviser
2011 Take Me Home Tonight Brent Tufford
2012 Allegiance Lt. Danny Sefton


Year Title Role Notes
2002 100 Centre Street James Bass Episode "It's About Love"
2002 Sex and the City Sweet Young Sailor Episode "Anchors Away"
2003 The Lyon's Den Beau Van Hessche Episode "Beach House"
2004 The Division Mikhail Ominsky Episode "Acts of Desperation"
2004 Nip/Tuck Adrian Moore Recurring role, 5 episodes
2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Gavin "Rex" Layne Episode "Formalities"
2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Garrett Perle Episode "Game"
2005 The Closer Nikolai Koslov Episode "The Big Picture"
2007-2009 Dirty Sexy Money Jeremy Darling Main cast, 23 episodes
2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Larry Colton Episode "Unshockable"
2010 United States of Tara Zach Recurring role, 4 episodes
2010-2013 Fringe Lincoln Lee Main cast, 34 episodes
2013 Arrow Count Vertigo Recurring role, 3 episodes
2013 Gothica Roderick Usher TV pilot
2014 Salem Cotton Mather Main Cast
2015 American Horror Story Hotel Jeffrey Dahmer Special Guest cast, 2 episodes



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