Robert Cohen (writer)

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Rob Cohen
Born Robert Cohen
Occupation Writer, director

Robert Cohen, also known as Rob Cohen, is a Canadian comedy writer. He was raised in Calgary, Alberta and has written for The Simpsons, The Wonder Years, The Ben Stiller Show, MADtv, Just Shoot Me!, Father of the Pride, and American Dad!. He has worked on The Big Bang Theory as co-executive producer (16 episodes) and writer (4 episodes). He is the older brother of recurring Simpsons writer Joel H. Cohen.

He won a 1993 Primetime Emmy Award for his work on The Ben Stiller Show.

Cohen also works as a director for television and commercials, including both seasons of the IFC show Maron.

He and frequent collaborator Dana Gould co-created the 1998 cult show Super Adventure Team for MTV, and is a frequent performer at Uncabaret.

According to Arden Myrin and Dana Gould (former writer and co-executive producer of The Simpsons), Rob Cohen inspired the Simpsons character Milhouse.[1]

Directoral credits[edit]


Year Recipient/Nominated work Award Result
1993 The Ben Stiller Show Emmys "Outstanding individual achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program" Won[2]
Year Recipient/Nominated work Award Result
2004 In recognition of extraordinary courage shown in... efforts to advance animation organizing Robert Metzler Award Won[3]


  1. ^ "The Dana Gould Hour" for 2014-10-14 around 13m30s. Retrieved 2014-11-15
  2. ^ "THE BEN STILLER SHOW". Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  3. ^ "THE ROBERT MELTZER AWARD". Retrieved 2013-01-10. 

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