Abe is part of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (B.P.R.D.), along with Hellboy and Liz Sherman, the pyrokinetic. Abe is played by Doug Jones in the movie version. Doug also played Norrin Radd/The Silver Surfer in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) and El Fauno & The Pale Man in Pan's Labyrinth (2006).
Hellboy won't be complete without his teammates.