Scott Cohen (actor)

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Scott Cohen
Born Scott E. Cohen
(1961-12-19) December 19, 1961 (age 53)
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1990–present
Spouse(s) Anastasia Traina (1989-present; 1 child)

Scott E. Cohen (born December 19, 1961) is an American actor.

Life and career[edit]

Cohen was born in The Bronx, New York City, the son of Leatrice, a teacher, and Jack Cohen, a jazz musician.[1] In 1990, he was offered his breakthrough role in Adrian Lyne's Jacob's Ladder. He is known for his portrayal of Wolf in the 2000 NBC miniseries The 10th Kingdom, his performance as detective Steve Thomas in Perfect Murder, Perfect Town, his recurring role as Lorelai Gilmore's love interest Max Medina on the WB series Gilmore Girls, and his role as Josh in the indie romantic flick Kissing Jessica Stein. He also appeared in the movie Gia with Angelina Jolie, as a parole officer in the Showtime original series Street Time with Rob Morrow, and was featured in the 2005 NBC series Law & Order: Trial by Jury as Det. Chris Ravell. In the video game Ripper, he portrays protagonist Jake Quinlan. In 2002-2003, he made some appearances on the game show Pyramid, hosted by Donny Osmond. He guest-starred in the premiere episode of the eighth season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, playing the role of a city politician with a dark family secret and whose daughter is a drug addict involved with a drug dealer boyfriend killed mysteriously in the opening scene.

Cohen also played Jack Woolf in the movie The Other Woman with Natalie Portman and Charlie Tahan.

In 1989, Cohen married model Anastasia Traina. Their son, Liam, was born in May 1995.

Cohen also stars in British thriller Iron Cross which is in post-production and was slated for release in late 2010. The release was rescheduled for March, 2011,[2] but remains unreleased as of August, 2011. In the film he plays Ronnie, whose father, Joseph, is played by Roy Scheider.

Cohen was on USA Network's drama series, Necessary Roughness, as the fixer, Nico.

Most recently he has had a role in The Carrie Diaries as Carrie's dad's old friend starting in Season 1 Episode 3. He gives Carrie her internship as his law firm in New York City, and Carrie dates his son. He also courts and eventually marries Larissa, Carrie's boss at Interview magazine.

Cohen also starred opposite Hope Davis in the NBC drama Allegiance.



Year Title Role Notes
1990 Jacob's Ladder Resident Doctor
1992 Mambo Kings, TheThe Mambo Kings Bernadito
1993 Sweet Evil Mike Video
1995 Roommates Attending Intern
1996 Final Vendetta Michael Miller
1996 Vibrations Simeon Video
1997 Private Parts Friend
1997 Camp Stories Schnair
1997 Brother's Kiss, AA Brother's Kiss Rapist
1997 Fall Derick
1998 Better Living Larry
1999 Cross-Eyed Melville
2000 The 10th Kingdom Wolf
2000 King of the Jungle Officer Norman Turner
2001 Kissing Jessica Stein Josh Meyers
2003 Psychoanalysis Changed My Life Nick Zurmer Short film
2004 Knots Dave Siegel
2005 Circle, TheThe Circle Stan
2005 Confess Media Executive
2006 Brother's Shadow Jake Groden
2008 Understudy, TheThe Understudy Jonny
2009 Fortune Gabriel Leguard
2009 Freud's Magic Powder Philipp Freud Short film
2009 Winter of Frozen Dreams Barbara's Lawyer
2009 Other Woman, TheThe Other Woman Jack
2009 Everybody's Fine Music Conductor
2009 Moonlight Serenade David Volgler Video
2009 Iron Cross Ronnie
2010 Meet My Boyfriend!!! Short film
2010 Please Give Dr. Lerner
2010 Capture the Flag Luke Edwards Short film
2010 Love and Other Drugs Ted Goldstein
2011 I'm Coming Over Werner Short film
2011 Loveless Ricky
2011 3 Weeks to Daytona Chuck Weber
2012 Get the Gringo Jackson
2012 Magic: The Gathering - The Musical Dark Stranger Short film
Post-production After the Fall Nick Spano
2014 Anesthesia (film) Dr. Laffer Completed


Year Title Role Notes
1994 NYPD Blue Eddie Reyna Episode: "Double Abandando"
1994 One Life to Live Ray Martino TV series
1995 New York News Greg Wilson Episode: "The Using Game"
1995 Wharf Rat, TheThe Wharf Rat Matt Martin TV film
1996 Ripper Jake Quinlan (voice) Video game
1996 Gotti Gene Gotti TV film
1997 Feds Rod Nesbitt Episode: "Missing Pieces"
1997 Law & Order Eddie Newman Episodes: "D-Girl", "Turnaround", "Showtime"
1997 Oz Agent Jeremy Goldstein Episode: "God's Chillin'"
1997 Dellaventura Episode: "Music of the Night"
1997 F/X: The Series Michael Episodes: "Siege", "Spanish Harlem"
1998 Gia Mike Mansfield TV film
1998 New York Undercover Petrello Episode: "Mob Street"
2000 Silent Witness Soriano TV film
2000 Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder Steve Thomas TV film
2000 10th Kingdom, TheThe 10th Kingdom Wolf TV miniseries
2000 NYPD Blue Det. Harry Denby Recurring role (9 episodes)
2000-2001 Gilmore Girls Max Medina Recurring role (11 episodes)
2001 Kiss My Act Michael True TV film
2002 Practice, TheThe Practice Asst. Dist. Atty. Mitchell 'Mitch' Wheeler Episodes: "Eyewitness", "M. Premie Unplugged"
2002-2003 Street Time James Liberti Main role (20 episodes)
2003 Gilmore Girls Max Medina Episodes: "The Big One", "Keg! Max!"
2004 Men's Room, TheThe Men's Room Charlie Episodes: "22, 32, 42", "The Kid Stays in the Picture", "Sports",
"Money for Something"
2004 Without a Trace Bernie Scoggins Episode: "Malone v. Malone"
2005 Numb3rs James Grace Episode: "Soft Target"
2005-2006 Law & Order: Trial by Jury Det. Chris Ravell Main role (10 episodes)
2006 Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America Governor Mike Newsome TV film
2007 Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's For One More Day TV film
2008 Cashmere Mafia Nicholas Branch Episode: "Stay with Me"
2008 Return of Jezebel James, TheThe Return of Jezebel James Marcus Sonti Episodes: "Pilot", "Paragraph Two, Section Three", "Frankenstein Baby",
"Needles and Schlag"
2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Neil Hayes-Fitzgerald Episode: "Playing Dead"
2009 CSI: NY Aaron Lesnick Episode: "Yahrzeit"
2009 Amazing Mrs. Novak, TheThe Amazing Mrs. Novak Simon Wright TV film
2010 The Untitled Michael Jacobs Pilot Josh TV pilot
2010 Castle Lt. Stan Holliwell Episode: "Den of Thieves"
2010 Grey's Anatomy Dr. Tom Evans Episode: "Hook, Line and Sinner"
2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Aaron Custer Episode: "Doctor Who"
2010 Glades, TheThe Glades Senator Donald Chapman Episode: "Exposed"
2010 Hawaii Five-0 Roland Lowry Episode: "Ohana"
2010 Blue Bloods Dr. Warren Wakefield Episode: "Chinatown"
2011 Justice for Natalee Holloway John Q. Kelly TV film
2011 Curb Your Enthusiasm Ira Episode: "Car Periscope"
2011 Unforgettable Dr. Sam Barlow Episode: "Spirited Away"
2011 Pan Am Everett Henson Episodes: "One Coin in a Fountain", "The Genuine Article"
2011-2013 Necessary Roughness Nico Careles Main role (26 episodes)
2012 Pan Am Everett Henson Episode: "Romance Languages"
2012 Person of Interest Inspector Doug Rasmussen Episode: "Risk"
2013-2014 Carrie Diaries, TheThe Carrie Diaries Harlan Silver 6 episodes
2014 Elementary Nolan Sharp Episode: "Corpse De Ballet"
2015 Allegiance Mark O'Connor Main role


  1. ^ "Scott Cohen Biography (1964-)". Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Iron Cross (2009) at IMDB". Retrieved 6 August 2011. 

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