The pride of the Canadian Rockies, writer/director Robert Cohen has over 20 years of experience in network sitcoms, sketch comedy, variety, improvisation, animation, and motion pictures. Most of it positive.
Cohen’s comedy writing stints include The Ben Stiller Show (for which he won an Emmy), Just Shoot Me!, The Big Bang Theory, The Wonder Years, Saturday Night Live, MADtv, and The Simpsons. This last opportunity also enshrined him for most of eternity as the visual inspiration for Bart Simpson’s best friend Milhouse, to whom he still bears a striking resemblance.
Feature film work includes the Austin Powers films, all three Shrek films, Dodgeball, Madagascar; Tropic Thunder, and Anchorman 2.
As a commercial director, Cohen created Ford’s Doug the Puppet campaign, worked with Ashton Kutcher for Popchips, and recently helmed spots for AT&T U-Verse and Kraft/Rotel.
He has also directed pilots and short films for MTV, Comedy Central, and HBO; six episodes of the critically acclaimed IFC series Maron; studio feature campaigns for Paramount, Sony, Warner Bros., and 20th Century Fox; a music video for Aimee Mann; and multiple promos starring Tom Cruise, Ben Stiller, Mike Myers, Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, and Robert Downey, Jr. His comedic documentary feature film Being Canadian will be released in 2014.
His turn-ons are honesty, cold pizza, and moderately short bios.