New York born, Abbott Alexander inherited the mantle of acting from his father, Philip Abbott, veteran character actor whose many film credits include; THE INVISIBLE BOY (cult classic), BACHELOR PARTY, SPIRAL ROAD, SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH and star of the successful nine-year Quinn Martin ABC television series, THE FBI.
Alexander starred in the NBC daytime dramas, LOVERS and FRIENDS, and FOR RICHER, FOR POORER. He played drums in a punk band, was a conjurer in a street circus, and received scholarships to New York ballet studios -- a precursor to his famous physicality on stage that makes him a stand-out in many of his theatrical reviews.
He is a member of the Actors Studio and his many award winning stage performances include the west coast premiere of Hugh Leonard's Irish legacy, A LIFE. The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle nominated him as best actor in Tennessee William's KINGDOM OF EARTH. His acclaimed one-person show, SONATA FOR RIMBAUD ran for six months in Hollywood and played the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland. THE ROUTINE, Alexander's play about a mind reader, was selected as one of the best plays in the 74th annual Otis Guernsey-Burns Mantle Theatre Yearbook.
Alexander played the "Anthem Sprinter - Doone" in Ray Bradbury's Irish Comedy hit, FALLING UPWARD! at Garry Marshall's Falcon Theatre.
Alexander stars as Vincent Van Gogh in the Independent Feature Film, STARRY NIGHT, by Paul Davids. STARRY NIGHT had it's World Premiere at the Montreal Film Festival and is in distribution through Universal Pictures VHS and DVD and plays on STARZ-ENCORE Cable.
He starred in Theatre West's 40th year anniversary revival of SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY written by Edgar Lee Masters (adapted by Charles Aidman), directed by (original Broadway cast members) Betty Garrett and Joyce Van Patten. Alexander played the same numerous roles his father, Philip Abbott, played 20 years previous, also at the legendary landmark, Theatre West.