South Florida native Matt Cohen spent his high school years excelling in sports as well as academics and attended Florida State University to pursue a business degree. At FSU, he decided to include some theatre classes into his curriculum. Within a short time, Cohen decided to plunge head first into his newfound passion for the arts.
In 2005, Cohen moved out to Los Angeles and within the year signed on with The N network, a programming arm of MTV Networks, as a series regular on the award-winning “South of Nowhere.” Cohen played the charismatic golden boy Aiden. The show was produced by the Tom Lynch Company and completed three seasons.
In 2007, Cohen transitioned to film with the lead in Columbia Picture’s Boogeyman 2, directed by Jeff Betancourt and written by Brian Sieve. Cohen plays the charming Henry Porter in the sequel to Screen Gem’s successful 2005 film. Cohen continued to excel in his acting endeavors with numerous guest-starring roles and a high-profile recurring guest roles on The CW’s “Supernatural” as young John Winchester (Jeffrey Dean Morgan).
In 2009, Cohen went on to secure lead roles in several feature films including Chain Letter, written and directed by Deon Taylor, Almont Films’ drama The Outside, written and directed by Ari Davis, and Dark House, directed by Darin Scott and written by Darin Scott and Kerry Douglas Dye. Later that year, Cohen joined producer Josh Schwartz (“The OC,” “Gossip Girl,” “Chuck”) for his innovative angst-filled comedy web series “Rockville, CA” as the sexy bassist/bartender Syd.
Cohen went on to secure a recurring role in The CW’s “90210” as Jeremy in 2011. In 2015, he landed the role of Levi Sutter in a large four-episode arc on ABC’s award-winning drama, “How to Get Away with Murder,” and reprised his role of young John Winchester on The CW’s “Supernatural,” bringing the span of this role to eight years.
In 2016, Cohen joined the prestigious cast of ABC’s “General Hospital” where he made his debut as Dr. Griffin Munro and remained a contract player for three years. During that time, in 2017, he also appeared in a three-episode arc on “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” where he played the son of Gary Sinise’s character. Immediately following, Cohen took on a co-starring role in the independent feature film The Husband, produced and directed by Emmy® award winning Lane Shefter Bishop.