Scott Cohen (actor)

Scott Cohen is an American actor. 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.

Scott Cohen
Born(1961-12-19)December 19, 1961[1]
Years active1990–present

Life and careerEdit

In 1990, Cohen was offered a breakthrough role in Adrian Lyne's Jacob's Ladder. In the video game Ripper, he portrays protagonist Jake Quinlan. He appeared in the movie Gia with Angelina Jolie, as a parole officer in the Showtime original series Street Time with Rob Morrow, had a recurring role as Det. Harry Denby in the seventh season of NYPD Blue, and was featured in the 2005 NBC series Law & Order: Trial by Jury as Det. Chris Ravell.

In 2000 Cohen had a co-starring role as Wolf in the hit miniseries The 10th Kingdom, where he played a mythical character from a land of fairy tales. He starred opposite Kimberly Williams, John Larroquette, Dianne Wiest, Daniel Lapaine, Ed O'Neill, and Rutger Hauer. The miniseries won many awards,[citation needed] such as the 2000 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Design.

Also in 2000 Cohen played Max Medina, in the hit TV series Gilmore Girls, as a teacher at Chilton high school where the main character's daughter went to school. Medina became the boyfriend of Lauren Graham's character, Lorelai, in season one and fiancé in season two.

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 played Jack Woolf in the movie The Other Woman with Natalie Portman and Charlie Tahan. He starred in the British thriller Iron Cross.[citation needed] 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.

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



Year Title Role Notes
1990 Jacob's Ladder Resident Doctor
1992 The Mambo Kings Bernadito
1993 Sweet Evil Mike Video
1995 Roommates Attending Intern
1996 Final Vendetta Michael Miller
Vibrations Simeon Video
1997 Private Parts Friend
Camp Stories Schnair
A Brother's Kiss Rapist
Fall Derick
1998 Better Living Larry
1999 Cross-Eyed Melville
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 The Circle Stan
Confess Media Executive
2006 Brother's Shadow Jake Groden
2007 Mitch Albom's For One More Day Len Benetto
2008 The Understudy Jonny
2009 Fortune Gabriel Leguard
Freud's Magic Powder Philipp Freud Short film
Winter of Frozen Dreams Barbara's Lawyer
The Other Woman Jack
Everybody's Fine Music Conductor
Moonlight Serenade David Volgler Video
Iron Cross Ronnie
2010 Meet My Boyfriend!!! Unknown Short film
Please Give Dr. Lerner
Capture the Flag Luke Edwards Short film
Love & Other Drugs Ted Goldstein
2011 I'm Coming Over Werner Short film
Loveless Ricky
3 Weeks to Daytona Chuck Weber
2012 Get the Gringo Jackson
Magic: The Gathering - The Musical Dark Stranger Short film
2013 Louder Than Words Nick Spano
2015 To Whom It May Concern Mike
Anesthesia Dr. Laffer
James White Barry White
2016 As You Are Tom
Jack of the Red Hearts Mark Adams
2017 Who We Are Now Sam
Active Adults Mick
2018 Write When You Get Work Guy Brinckerhoff
Braid Detective Siegel
The Week Of Ron Elliman
2019 South Mountain Edgar
All the Little Things We Kill Gary Anderson


Year Title Role Notes
1994 NYPD Blue Eddie Reyna Episode: "Double Abandando"
One Life to Live Ray Martino Unknown episodes
1995 New York News Greg Wilson Episode: "The Using Game"
The Wharf Rat Matt Martin TV film
1996 Gotti Gene Gotti TV film
1997 Feds Rod Nesbitt Episode: "Missing Pieces"
Law & Order Eddie Newman 3 episodes
Oz FBI Agent Jeremy Goldstein Episode: "God's Chillin'"
Dellaventura Unknown Episode: "Music of the Night"
F/X: The Series Michael Lopez 2 episodes
1998 Gia Mike Mansfield TV film
New York Undercover Petrello Episode: "Mob Street"
2000 Silent Witness Soriano TV film
Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder Steve Thomas TV film
The 10th Kingdom Wolf TV miniseries; 10 episodes
NYPD Blue Detective Harry Denby Recurring role; 9 episodes
2000-2003 Gilmore Girls Max Medina Recurring role; 13 episodes
2001 Kiss My Act Michael True TV film
2002 The Practice Assistant District Attorney Mitchell 'Mitch' Wheeler 2 episodes
2002-2003 Street Time James Liberti Main role; 20 episodes
2004 The Men's Room Charlie 4 episodes
Without a Trace Bernie Scoggins Episode: "Malone v. Malone"
2005 Numb3rs James Grace Episode: "Soft Target"
2005-2006 Law & Order: Trial by Jury Detective 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 Len Benetto TV film
2008 Cashmere Mafia Nicholas Branch Episode: "Stay with Me"
The Return of Jezebel James Marcus Sonti 4 episodes
2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Neil Hayes-Fitzgerald Episode: "Playing Dead"
CSI: NY Aaron Lesnick Episode: "Yahrzeit"
The Amazing Mrs. Novak Simon Wright TV film
2010 The Untitled Michael Jacobs Pilot Josh TV pilot
Castle Lieutenant Stan Holliwell Episode: "Den of Thieves"
Grey's Anatomy Dr. Tom Evans Episode: "Hook, Line and Sinner"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Aaron Custer Episode: "Doctor Who"
The Glades Senator Donald Chapman Episode: "Exposed"
Hawaii Five-0 Roland Lowry Episode: "Ohana"
Blue Bloods Dr. Warren Wakefield Episode: "Chinatown"
2011 Justice for Natalee Holloway John Q. Kelly TV film
Curb Your Enthusiasm Ira Episode: "Car Periscope"
Unforgettable Dr. Sam Barlow Episode: "Spirited Away"
Pan Am Everett Henson 2 episodes
2011-2013 Necessary Roughness Nico Careles Main role; 26 episodes
2012 Pan Am Everett Henson Episode: "Romance Languages"
Person of Interest Inspector Doug Rasmussen Episode: "Risk"
2013-2014 The Carrie Diaries Harlan Silver 6 episodes
2014 Elementary Nolan Sharp Episode: "Corpse De Ballet"
2015 Allegiance Mark O'Connor Main role; 13 episodes
2016 The Mysteries of Laura Vince Santiani Episode: "The Mystery of the End of Watch"
The Good Wife Jeffrey Nachmann Episode: "Unmanned"
2016-2018 Billions Pete Decker 3 episodes
2017 I'm Dying Up Here Roy Brenner 2 episodes
2018 Taken Kasparov Episode: "Strelochnik"
The Americans Glenn Haskard 6 episodes
2019 The Fix Ezra Wolf Main role
Bluff City Law James Marshall Episode: "25 Years to Life"
2020 The Bold Type Miles Shaw Episode: "Stardust"
2021 The Equalizer Robert Harrington, Sr. Episode: "It Takes a Village"
2022 The Resident Dr. Robert Porter Episode: "Now You See Me"


Year Title Role Role
1996 Ripper Jake Quinlan


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