Known for movies

Short Info

DiedDecember 2, 1999, Toronto, Canada
SpouseMandy Musgrave
FactHas a son, Macklin, with wife, Mandy Musgrave who was born in April 2015.


Who is Matt Cohen?

Matthew Joseph Cohen was born on 28 September 1982, in Miami, Florida, USA, and is an actor, best known for his role in the show “South of Nowhere” in which he played the character, Aiden Dennison. He also played the role of a young John Winchester in “Supernatural”, and Griffin Munro in the soap opera “General Hospital”.

The Riches of Matt Cohen

As of early-2020, Matt Cohen’s net worth is estimated to be over $2 million, earned through a successful career in acting. He’s been appearing in films and television shows since 2005, and worked on several online programs and web series, as well as some directing work..

Early Life and Education

Matt grew up in Miami in a Jewish family, and at a young age dreamt of becoming an athletic star. During his youth, he participated in several sports such as American Football, during high school playing for his school’s team and also ran track. He attended the American Heritage School, and afterwards enrolled at Florida State University located in Tallahassee.

Cohen pursued a degree in business, but also developed an interest in motocross – he loved racing vehicles but it was more of a hobby.

Eventually, he decided that he wanted to become an actor, though he still went on to complete his degree. Following graduation, he moved to Los Angeles and began attending auditions.

Acting Beginnings

In 2005, he landed his first big role playing one of the lead characters the television series “South of Nowhere”; the show follows the lives of a family and the relationships among the younger members as well as their friends, tackling issues of sexuality which caused a bit of controversy at the time. It was then that he became close friends with co-stars Danso Gordon and Marisa Lauren, playing characters who were much younger, despite all of them being in their 20s.

While working on the show, he gained several other opportunities, including his first film project called “Boogeyman 2”, though it didn’t receive a theatrical release and instead went straight to video. He also had a few guest roles in shows such as “The OC” and “Medium”.

He had gained a significant following from his work in “South of Nowhere”, and continued to build his reputation in 2008 when he was cast in “Supernatural”, playing a younger version of John Winchester who is played primarily by Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

Afterward, he worked on the horror film “Dark House”, marking a string of horror projects – the film starred him alongside Meghan Ory, and is set in an old house that was once a foster home for children where grisly murders occurred. He also appeared in the horror film “Chain Letter”, which as the name denotes tells the story of a chain letter that kills people if not passed on.

Continued Acting Projects

Over the next few years, Matt committed to working consistently on television, taking up guest roles in “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “Nite Tales: The Series”.

Matt Cohen

He also appeared in several independent films, including “Sunnyview” and “Tai Chi & Qi Gong Basics”. In 2011, he gained a recurring role during the fourth season of “90210”, which marked his first longer-term role since ending his run with “South of Nowhere”. He worked on another teen series based on the “Beverly Hills, 90210” franchise, telling the story of wealthy students who live in the luxurious Beverly Hills community in California.

Two years later, he appeared in the psychological thriller “Windsor Drive”, the directorial debut of Natalie Bible.

The film follows Tommy O’Reilly’s character, an actor who is haunted by his past, with Matt playing a fictional version of himself. Afterwards he had guest roles in “Criminal Minds”, “Melissa & Joey”, and ‘The Client List”. In 2015, he gained another recurring role, cast during the second season of “How to Get Away with Murder”, playing the role of Levi Sutter.

General Hospital and Recent Projects

In 2016, Cohen gained another big role when he was cast as Griffin Munro in the long-running medical soap opera “General Hospital”, actualy the second longest-running soap in the US after “Guiding Light”.

It was originally set in a general hospital, following the story of people who found their lives intertwined with the location. Later on, the show expanded to feature a stable set of characters, mostly families associated with one another. His character Griffin is a former colleague of Lucas Jones played by Ryan Carnes. He stayed with the show for three years, when his character was written out of the show as he left town to look for a more peaceful life.

Meantime Matt had a recurring role in “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders”, a spin-off from “Criminal Minds” and the third in the franchise.

The show ran for two seasons, but was eventually canceled due to low ratings. Late in 2019, it was reported, that Matt would become a full-time anchor and correspondent for the popular weekend show “Entertainment Tonight”, which follows various news and stories from Hollywood, from television projects to new films. They also showcase interviews and trailers.

Personal Life

Matt befriended and later started a relationship with actress Mandy Musgrave, whom he met on the set of “South of Nowhere”, and the two married in 2011. She subsequently became a part of the web show “Giltrash!” as Misty Monroe, and also reprised her role in the film “Girltrash: All Night Long”. Like her husband, she has appeared on numerous programs as a guest. They have a child together, and there have been no negative rumors surrounding their relationship.

General Info

Full NameMatt Cohen
DiedDecember 2, 1999, Toronto, Canada
Height1.81 m
ProfessionActor, Film producer
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseMandy Musgrave
ChildrenMacklin Cohen

Accomplishments

AwardsGovernor General's Award for English-language fiction
MoviesWindsor Drive, Chain Letter, Jordon Saffron Taste This!, The Outside, Dark House, Boogeyman 2, Sunnyview, Peep Show
TV ShowsSouth of Nowhere, General Hospital, Rockville, CA

Social profile links

Quotes

#Quote
1On the difference between himself and his character 'Aiden' on "South of Nowhere": I guess I would handle some situations a bit differently. He tends to be a bit more relaxed in certain situations. In the first season he's definitely got the bad hand in a couple fistfights, which I'm not a big fighter but I found that very unrealistic. I would hope that I would be able to defend myself a little better than Aiden does.
2On why he doesn't really date: See, I don't do a lot of dating. I guess its kind of like everyone is always trying to set me up with somebody so we go out and hang out at a club or somewhere. I think dates are weird. Everything about a date is weird, especially if it's a new person you don't really know. You want to take them somewhere you think they're going to like but you don't want to ask that question because you want to look like you're in control of the situation. So I think dates are just weird in general.
3On the most romantic thing he has ever done for a girl: I've done a lot of things that are semi-romantic and kind of cheesy with writing and that stuff. I designed a tattoo for a girl once and she got it, which I thought was pretty cool. We no longer speak. She'll always remember me, though, I can guarantee that.

Facts

#Fact
1Has a son, Macklin, with wife, Mandy Musgrave who was born in April 2015.
2Filming another guest spot on Supernatural. [November 2009]
3Loves to race dirt bikes and motorcycles. Says he is an adrenaline junkie.
4Remains close friends with "South of Nowhere" co-stars Mandy Musgrave, Gabrielle Christian, and Maeve Quinlan.
5Engaged to long time girlfriend and co-star Mandy Musgrave.

Pictures

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders2017TV SeriesRyan Garrett
General Hospital2016-2017TV SeriesGriffin Munro
Kings of Con2016-2017TV SeriesMatt Cochran
Supernatural2008-2015TV SeriesYoung John Winchester / Michael
How to Get Away with Murder2015TV SeriesLevi Sutter
Guidance2015TV SeriesJim
Windsor Drive2015Matt
The Hillywood Show2015TV Mini-Series shortDancer
Criminal Minds2014TV SeriesJohn Franklin
Melissa & Joey2014TV SeriesVic Spinelli
Hard Crime2014Vick Hammer
Cowgirl Up2011-2013TV SeriesSheriff B. Calhoun
The Client List2013TV SeriesVictor Collins
Trigger2012Ryan
Chutes and Ladders2012ShortPrincipal
902102011TV SeriesJeremy
Sunnyview2010ShortMiguel
NCIS: Los Angeles2010TV SeriesMarine Private First Class James Winston
Chain Letter2009Johnny Jones
Nite Tales: The Series2009TV SeriesJon
The Outside2009Travis
Dark House2009Rudy
Rockville CA2009TV SeriesSyd King Syd
South of Nowhere2005-2008TV SeriesAiden Dennison
Medium2008TV SeriesRyan Haas
Boogeyman 22007Henry Porter (as Matthew Cohen)
The O.C.2006TV SeriesJim
Complex2005TV MovieJacques

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hard Crime2014producer
Cowgirl Up2013TV Series producer - 6 episodes
Chutes and Ladders2012Short producer
The Outside2009co-producer

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cowgirl Up2013TV Series 6 episodes

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kings of Conversation2016TV SeriesHimself
Extra2016TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Insider2017TV SeriesHimself
Supernatural2010TV SeriesYoung John Winchester

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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