Matt Cohen grew up in South Florida where he played high school football and track at, competed in auto racing and motor-cross, and graduated with honors. He went on to study business at Florida State, where he enrolled in theater classes and discovered his passion for acting. Shortly thereafter, he moved out to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams.
Within ten months of being on the West Coast, Matt booked a lead role as the sensitive jock, Aiden Dennison on SOUTH OF NOWHERE, which ran 4 seasons. Since then he has starred and guest stared on various television shows such as HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, CRIMINAL MINDS, CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS, GENERAL HOSPITAL, KINGS OF CON, THE OC, MEDIUM, NCIS: LA, ROCKVILLE-CA, 90210, THE CLIENT LIST, MELISSA & JOEY, and SUPERNATURAL. Some of his theatrical credits include lead roles in BOOGEYMAN 2, CHAIN LETTER, DARK HOUSE, TRIGGER and THE OUTSIDE.
In addition to being in front of the camera Matt also has stepped behind it, as a producer of THE OUTSIDE and as one of the directors of COWGIRL UP season 1 & 2, created by his close friend and writer of SOUTH OF NOWHERE, Nancylee Myatt. In addition, Matt has most recently directed the big action, high octane, short film/proof of concept, mama bear, starring much of the cast from supernatural.
While Matt has a passion for high-powered studio films that have a strong impact on mass audiences, his personal goal is to take on original projects where he has the artistic freedom to affect niche audiences through indie films and productions. Projects like Josh Schwartz’s and Alexandra Patsava’s, groundbreaking web-series, Rockville, CA, and Richard Speight Jr. and Rob Benedict's, Kings of Con, have given Matt the opportunity to reach audiences in a very personal way.
In the years that Matt has been a professional actor he has worked with some remarkable and outstanding directors and producers that include Thomas J. Wright, Bethany Rooney, Rob Hardy, John Terlesky, Stephen Williams, Stephen Cragg, Norman Buckley, Robert Townsend, Paul Hoen, Jeff Betancourt, Darin Scott, Steve Boyum, Charles Randolph-Wright, and more.