Michael Abbott Jr. Celebrates Success of Appearance on “Fear the Walking Dead” Next up is Co-Starring in Horror Film “The Dark and The Wicked”
20-years dedicated to acting have led to Michael Abbott Jr.’s ‘overnight success’ on “Fear The Walking Dead”. Now with interest higher than ever, Michael is pushing forward with a number of new projects on the way.
New York, NY (PRUnderground) October 16th, 2020
Never doubt the popularity, reach, and influence of The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead franchises. Actor Michael Abbott Jr. and his management recently experienced this first hand. In exciting news, Michael was a guest star on the highly anticipated Season Six premiere of Fear the Walking Dead on AMC Sunday night. His character, Issac, was the focus of the episode and judging by the enthusiastic response Michael made a remarkable impression on the shows always-devoted following. He couldn’t be happier.
“RIP Isaac,” commented the actor with two decades plus experience. “Being on the show was great fun and the response to my being on Fear the Walking Dead has been energizing!”
His Fear the Walking Dead appearance is a follow up to Michael’s starring in the 2019 Sundance dark comedy cult hit, The Death of Dick Long (directed by Daniel Scheinert). The film won a great deal of praise, with GQ even calling it “2019’s Funniest Movie”.
Quite often Michael has found himself collaborating with writer/director/producer, Jeff Nichols. This includes appearing in Jeff’s debut film Shotgun Stories (2007), along with Mud, Loving and In The Radiant City (2016) which Nichols produced. Michael’s performance in In The Radiant City won him a spot on the “Top 12 Performances at TIFF” list published by industry insiders Paste Magazine.
Next up Michael is co-starring (alongside Marin Ireland) in the highly anticipated psychological thriller/horror film The Dark and The Wicked, written and directed by Bryan Bertino (The Strangers). The film opens nationwide in theaters and on Shudder on November 6th, 2020. Many critics are calling it the scariest movie of 2020 after seeing it at its Fantasia Fest premiere.
About Michael Abbott Jr.
Michael is an East Tennessee native and a graduate of The North Carolina School of the Arts Drama School. He has appeared in numerous stage productions in New York City and in productions across the country in some of the nations most prestigious regional theaters. He is also a proud member of John Houseman’s Tony-honored, Acting Company.