About to start work on Joanna Arnow’s feature THE FEELING THAT THE TIME FOR DOING SOMETHING HAS PASSED his work has included the Marcia Clark series THE FIX for ABC, THE AMERICANS which garnered him a SAG Award nomination, THE SINNER, THE BOLD TYPE, THE EQUALIZER with Queen Latifah, POWER, and THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL along with the Sundance Jury Prize winner AS YOU ARE, directed by Miles Joris Peyrafitte. Cohen recently starred in the NBC series, “Alllegiance”, opposite Hope Davis. He just starred in and Executive Produced Ramin Serry’s web series FILM U, a comedy of errors based in a dysfunctional university film school.
Cohen is recognizable from his many character portrayals in television, theater and film. A very versatile actor, Cohen has garnered rave reviews for his varied, wide range of performances.
Cohen wrapped the third season of the USA hit, “Necessary Roughness”, where he played “Nico”, the a mysterious fixer. At the same time Cohen recurred on “The Carrie Diaries” for the CW as a smooth ladies man. In other series television, he starred on Showtime’s “Street Time” with Rob Morrow, in the FOX sitcom “The Return of Jezebel James” opposite Parker Posey, and the Law & Order spin off, “Trial by Jury”. Cohen has a loyal following for his role as Max Medina on “Gilmore Girls” and his turn as WOLF for the now cult classic “The 10th Kingdom”. Other television credits include ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm“, “Elementary”, “Person of Interest”, “Pan Am”, “Hawaii Five-0”, and “Unforgettable”. Scott’s many made-for-television movies include Mitch Albom’s “For One More Day” presented by Oprah Winfrey, “Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America,” “GIA” with Angelina Jolie, “Gotti” with Armand Assante, and “Kiss My Act” opposite Camryn Manheim.
Some of Cohen’s film projects include “Jack of the Red Hearts” opposite AnnaSophia Robb, as well as Tim Blake Nelson’s “Anesthesia”, Manu Boyer’s “To Whom it May Concern”, Lola Kirke’s “Lake City” and Josh Mond’s “James White”. He starred opposite Natalie Portman in Don Roos’ film adaptation of “Love and Other Impossible Pursuits”. He also appeared in the Robert DeNiro film, “Everybody’s Fine”, in Nicole Holofcener’s project, “Please Give,” and Ed Zwick’s film, “Love and Other Drugs”. He also stars in the indie drama “Iron Cross” with the late Roy Scheider and alongside Mel Gibson and Peter Stormare in “Get the Gringo.” Cohen starred in the hit film and critical favorite, “Kissing Jessica Stein” opposite Jennifer Westfeldt and also appeared in “Jacob’s Ladder,” “A Brother’s Kiss,” “The Mambo Kings,” “Private Parts,” and “Brother’s Shadow”.
On stage, Cohen starred in the Broadway comedy “Losing Louie” for the Manhattan Theater Club, in David Ives’ “The Other Woman” and “A Nervous Smile” opposite Amy Brenneman. He starred with John Spencer in “Glimmer, Glimmer and Shine,” Warren Leight’s follow-up to “Side Man,” also at the Manhattan Theatre Club. Cohen’s prolific stage work also counts numerous appearances at the Williamstown Theater Festival, including “The Big Knife” and “La Ronde,” both directed by Joanne Woodward. Cohen was also seen in Voice and Vision’s production of Anastasia Traina’s “In Audela”; he starred in Playwrights Horizons production of Nicky Silver’s play “Three Changes” alongside Dylan McDermott and Maura Tierney; and appeared in the American premiere of Caryl Churchill’s “Drunk Enough To Say I Love You” with Sam West directed by James McDonald at the Public Theater.
Along with his acting projects, Cohen is producing Anastasia Traina’s play SEAGULLS ON SULLIVAN STREET with the Director’s Company in NY. He is also producing a number of television series; THREADS and SILK CITY, with award winning documentarian Marc Levin, “The 10th Kingdom 2” with screenwriter Simon Moore, a docudrama about the music industry, entitled “Scouts”, and a series called “The Widower” penned by Anastasia Traina, along with helping Ms. Traina and David Caudle bring their children’s book BITSY and RAFF to life. Cohen has delved into the directing world by taking on USA’s NECESSARY ROUGHNESS web series; THE NICO FILES. Cohen
also serves on the Film Columbia Film Festival’s Advisory Board, teaches acting at Hunter College, and is on the Board of the NY International Children’s Film Festival. Cohen resides in Columbia County, NY with his wife, Anastasia Traina. His son is seeking his Phd in Condensed Matter Physics along with breaking down the meaning of life via one scientific theory at a time.