Dave Cohen (sportscaster)
Dave Cohen, also known as "Coney Island Dave Cohen", (born in 1951 in Brooklyn) is an actor and sportscaster.
He attended Stuyvesant High School and Syracuse University, graduating in 1972.
He has appeared in HBO's Eastbound and Down series; films like Glory Road; Trouble with the Curve; Ruffian; and Amy & Isabelle. Also appeared in an episode of One Tree Hill.
He was also a TV and Radio sportscaster, most notably with the NY Yankees on MSG and for three decades as an ESPN freelance play-by-play talent. Debuting in 1979 on ESPN he announced men's and women's college basketball; college football; lacrosse; soccer; boxing; wrestling; track and field; college baseball; softball and crew racing. He was the creator and original host of Mets Extra in 1986 and 87; an ABC Radio Network sports anchor; producer and announcer on Costas Coast-to-Coast as well as Jim McKay's Thoroughbred Connection. His TV anchoring includes WSYR and WIXT; WABC-TV and Fox Sports South in Atlanta where he also did Atlanta Braves hosting and play-by-play.
At WSB radio he was the Braves pre and post-game host as well as a sportstalk host. Dave Cohen was also a topical promo voice of CNN; an image voice for NASCAR; and an NBA TV play-by-play voice of the Washington Bullets. His voice has appeared on hundreds of commercials and infomercials.