Abroms was born in Los Angeles, and he studied film at the University of Southern California before dropping out to go to work.
He was nominated at the 56th Academy Awards for his work on the film Blue Thunder in the category of Academy Award for Best Film Editing, his nomination was shared with Frank Morriss.
He received Primetime Emmy Awards for editing the My Sweet Charlie World Premiere in 1970 and the Columbo NBC Mystery Movie in 1972 He shared the 2006 American Cinema Editors Career Achievement Award. He also directed for the 1978-1979 NBC television series The Eddie Capra Mysteries.
On February 13, 2018, Abroms died of heart failure in Los Angeles, California. He was 82.