|Full Name Robert Cohen|
Siblings Joel H. Cohen
|Name Robert Cohen|
Occupation Writer, director
|Spouse Janeane Garofalo (m. 1992–2012)|
Marriage location Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing - Variety Series
Movies and TV shows The History of Canadian, The Love Guru, On the Spot
Similar People Janeane Garofalo, Ben Stiller, Jeff Kahn, Joel H Cohen, Judd Apatow
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Robert "Rob" Cohen is a Canadian comedy writer and director. He was raised in Calgary, Alberta and has written for The Simpsons, The Wonder Years, The Ben Stiller Show, The Big Bang Theory, and many other shows.
Robert's writing career has covered every form of TV, from sketch to multi-camera, single-camera and animation. He has also written for many high-profile awards shows and specials, including multiple times for the Academy Awards and Emmy Awards.
He won a Primetime Emmy Award for his work on The Ben Stiller Show. He and frequent collaborator Dana Gould co-created the 1998 cult show Super Adventure Team for MTV. His career as a TV comedy writer has covered every format, from multi-camera and single-camera, to sketch and animation. Robert has also written for and produced on multiple Emmy Award, Academy Award and MTV Movie Award shows.
Robert currently works as a TV and commercial director. He has directed and won awards for commercial campaigns for Ziploc, Kraft, HBO, Ford and many others. Some of the TV shows he has directed are "Lady Dynamite", "Maron", "Speechless", "Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return", "Stan Against Evil", and others.
Robert has also written and directed pieces starring Will Smith, Tom Cruise, Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, Robert Downey Jr., and more.
He also wrote, produced and directed the 2015 feature film documentary, "Being Canadian", which chronicles his humorous-yet-genuine attempt to find out what it really means to be Canadian. The film sprang from decades of his personal experience dealing with endless misconceptions and stereotypes about his homeland. "Being Canadian" has screened to sold-out crowds at film festivals around the world, from New York to China, and has been hailed by people such as Michael Moore. It has been personally selected and screened by Canada's Governor General, was added to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Library, and was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award.
Rob is the inspiration for the Simpsons character Milhouse.
He is a published author, with pieces in multiple books, ranging from comedic essays, to the album artwork of the iconic band Rush.
He is an NFL team owner, having one share of the Green Bay Packers.
As a child, he created a superhero, Crystal Kid, that was used in 22 issues of DC comic books.
He has his own official trading card, as an actor in "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me".