Matthew Joseph "Matt" Cohen is an American actor, producer, and director best known for his portrayal of Aiden Dennison on South of Nowhere.


Cohen was born in Miami, Florida, on September 28, 1982. He grew up in South Florida, where he played football and track in high school, from which he graduated with a 3.8 GPA. Afterwards, he studied business at Florida State University, but also took some theatre classes. From his experience, Cohen decided he wanted to become an actor and switched careers. From this, he subsequently moved to Los Angeles, California. Ten months after his relocation, Cohen managed to book a lead role as the sensitive jock, Aiden Dennison, on the teen drama TV series South of Nowhere. Since then, he has guest-starred on a number of various TV shows, including The OC, Medium, and Supernatural. Cohen also landed a few roles in feature films, including one of the lead roles in Boogeyman 2.

On Criminal Minds

Cohen portrayed John Franklin, the fourth victim of childlike serial killer Claire Dunbar, in the Season Ten episode If the Shoe Fits. He then portrayed Ryan Garrett, the son of Jack Garrett, starting in an episode of Beyond Borders.


  • Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders - 3 episodes (2017) TV episodes - Ryan Garrett
  • General Hospital (2016-present) as Griffin Munro (103 episodes)
  • Kings of Con (2016-2017) as Matt Cochran (5 episodes)
  • Supernatural (2008-2015) as Young John Winchester/Michael (3 episodes)
  • How to Get Away with Murder (2015) as Levi Sutter (4 episodes)
  • Guidance (2015) as Jim (2 episodes)
  • Windsor Drive (2015) as Matt
  • The Hillywood Show (2015) as Dancer (TV miniseries short)
  • Criminal Minds - If the Shoe Fits (2014) TV episode - John Franklin
  • Melissa & Joey (2014) as Vic Spinelli
  • Hard Crime (2014) as Vick Hammer
  • Cowgirl Up (2011-2013) as Sheriff B. Calhoun (3 episodes)
  • The Client List (2013) as Victor Collins
  • Trigger (2012) as Ryan
  • Chutes and Ladders (2012) as Principal (short)
  • 90210 (2011) as Jeremy (4 episodes)
  • Sunnyview (2010) as Miguel (short)
  • NCIS: Los Angeles (2010) as Marine Private First Class James Winston
  • Chain Letter (2009) as Johnny Jones
  • Nite Tales: The Series (2009) as Jon
  • The Outside (2009) as Travis
  • Dark House (2009) as Rudy
  • Rockville CA (2009) as Syd King (15 episodes)
  • South of Nowhere (2005-2008) as Aiden Dennison (42 episodes)
  • Medium (2008) as Ryan Haas
  • Boogeyman 2 (2007) as Henry Porter (credited as Matthew Cohen)
  • The O.C. (2006) as Jim (credited as Matthew Cohen)
  • Complex (2005) as Jacques


  • Hard Crime (2014) - Producer
  • Cowgirl Up (2013) - Producer (6 episodes)
  • Chutes and Ladders (2012) - Producer (short)
  • The Outside (2009) - Co-Producer


  • Cowgirl Up (2013) - 6 episodes


For an up-to-date filmography, see here.

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