Dave Cohen (sportscaster)

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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.[1]



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.

TV Sportscaster[edit]

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.[1]


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.[1]


He won an Emmy Award in 1996 for his commentary on Dwight Gooden's no-hitter.[2]


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