Matt Cohen (actor)

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Matt Cohen
Born Matthew Joseph Cohen
(1982-09-28) September 28, 1982 (age 35)
Miami, Florida, United States
Other names Matthew Cohen
Occupation Actor
Years active 2000–present
Mandy Musgrave (m. 2011)
Children 1

Matthew Joseph Cohen (born September 28, 1982) is an American film and television actor best known for playing young John Winchester and the archangel Michael in Supernatural, Aiden Dennison on the teen drama series South of Nowhere, and his current role as Griffin Munro on the ABC daytime soap General Hospital.

Early life[edit]

Cohen was born in Miami, Florida.[1] He played football and ran track in high school.[1] Cohen competed in auto racing and motocross.[1] He graduated with honors. Cohen went to Florida State where he studied business.[1] While in college, he enrolled in acting classes.[1] After finishing college, Cohen moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting.[1]


Cohen has starred in several films such as Boogeyman 2, Dark House and he played lead character Aiden Dennison on The N's South of Nowhere. He played Syd on Rockville CA, a WB web series created by The O.C 's Josh Schwartz. In 2009, he co-produced The Outside, which starred Nia Peeples, Michael Graziadei, Dante Basco and South of Nowhere's Rob Moran.[2] In late 2008, he had a guest-starring role in the third episode of The CW's fourth season of Supernatural as a young John Winchester, which he later reprised in the fifth-season episode “The Song Remains the Same” and the eleventh-season episode "Baby." He portrayed Johnny Jones in the slasher–thriller film Chain Letter.[3] He guest-starred in the fourth season of 90210 as Jeremy, after replacing Drew Seeley in the role.[4] It was announced on August 11, 2015, that Cohen was to recur in the second season of How to Get Away with Murder as Levi, who is described as a sexy, edgy, working-class guy. He will first appear in the second episode and will appear in a total of three episodes.[5] In 2016, he joined the cast of General Hospital as Griffin Munro.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Cohen married his South of Nowhere co-star, Mandy Musgrave, on May 18, 2011.[7][8] Mandy gave birth to their son, Macklin, in April 2015.[8]



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Boogeyman 2 Henry Porter A direct-to-video horror film directed by Jeff Betancourt.
2009 The Outside Travis
Dark House Rudy A supernatural horror film directed by Darin Scott.
2010 Chain Letter Johnny Jones A horror film directed by Deon Taylor.[9]
Sunnyview Miguel Short film directed and written by Courtney Rowe.
2011 Tai Chi & Qi Gong Basics Lead role Directed by James Wvinner.
2012 Trigger Ryan
  • Directed and co-written by Matt Sinnreich.
  • Co-written by Lee Ehlers.
Chutes and Ladders Principal
  • Co-producer
  • Short film directed and written by Lee Ehlers.
2013 Windsor Drive Matt American surrealist psychological thriller film directed by Natalie Bible' in her directorial debut.[10][11][12]
2014 Hard Crime Vick Hammer Directed and written by Lee Ehlers.
2016 Liquorice Bentley Edison
  • Post-production
  • Directed by Natalie Bible


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Complex Jacques Television film
2005–2008 South of Nowhere Aiden Dennison Main role
2006 The O.C. Jim Episode: "The Undertow" (3.18)
2008 Medium Ryan Haas Episode: "Lady Killer" (4.11)
2008, 2010, 2015 Supernatural John Winchester (young), Michael Episodes: "In the Beginning" (4.03; credited as Matthew Cohen), "The Song Remains the Same" (5.13), "Baby" (11.04)
2009 Nite Tales: The Series Jon Episode: "Black Widow" (2.09)
2010 NCIS: Los Angeles Marine Private First Class James Winston Episode: "Special Delivery" (2.04)
2011 90210 Jeremy Recurring role (season 4)
2011–2013 Cowgirl Up Sheriff B. Calhoun Episodes: #1.6, #2.1, #2.6
2013 The Client List Victor Collins Episode: "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy" (2.09)
2014 Melissa & Joey Vic Spinelli Episode: "House Broken"
2014 Criminal Minds John Franklin Episode: "If the Shoe Fits" (10.06)
2015 How to Get Away with Murder Levi Sutter Recurring role (season 2)
2015 Guidance Jim 2 episodes
2016–present General Hospital Griffin Munro Contract role
2017 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Ryan Garrett Recurring role

Other work[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Rockville CA Syd King Web series
2013 Cowgirl Up Director Six episodes
2016–2017 Kings of Con Matt Cochran Web series, Five episodes[13]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Matt Cohen". Matt Cohen 4 real. Retrieved January 16, 2016. 
  2. ^ South of Nowhere cast: Matthew Cohen
  3. ^ Trailer Debut for Bloody Slasher 'Chain Letter'!
  4. ^ Jeffery, Morgan (July 14, 2011). "Matt Cohen replaces Drew Seeley on '90210'". Digital Spy. Retrieved July 26, 2011. 
  5. ^ Petski, Denise (August 11, 2015). "Matt Cohen Joins 'How To Get Away With Murder". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved March 10, 2016. 
  6. ^ Eades, Chris (January 16, 2016). "EXCLUSIVE: GENERAL HOSPITAL Casts Matt Cohen As New Doctor". ABC Soaps In Depth. Bauer Media Group. Retrieved January 16, 2016. 
  7. ^ "South of Nowhere's Mandy Musgrave and Matt Cohen Are Newlyweds!". May 18, 2011. Retrieved January 16, 2016. 
  8. ^ a b Burtt, Kristyn (January 19, 2016). "7 Things to know about General Hospital's Matt Cohen". Soaps She Knows. United States: SheKnows Media. Retrieved April 17, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Nikke Reed Chain Letter Gets a New Movie Trailer". Shockya. May 3, 2010. Retrieved February 5, 2016. 
  10. ^ Hunter, Craig (April 14, 2015). "Striking & Surreal Trailer For Psychological Indie Thriller WINDSOR DRIVE". Screen Relish. Retrieved February 6, 2016. 
  11. ^ CHARKINZIE (October 11, 2012). ""Windsor Drive" & Part of the Team Behind Absinthe Productions". Impedimenta. Retrieved February 6, 2016. 
  12. ^ Paduano, Michael (January 16, 2015). "Filmmakers plan desert projects". The Desert Sun. Gannett Company. Retrieved February 6, 2016. 
  13. ^

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