Episode 17-Michael Cohen
This week on Hold the Drama, host Alison Robertson, sits down with down with Michael Cohen. Please do not mistake him with the other Michael Cohen who’s been making the news, we do get in to that in the interview. This is the fantastic actor who can currently be seen on Nickelodeon’s hit sit-com Henry Danger as Schwoz. Michael has appeared on other hit shows like Modern Family, 2 Broke Girls and way more then I have time to mention in this intro. This is a man who is the definition of working actor. He loves his job and fully understands how this business works. So much so that he teaches a class on it at the University of Texas at Austin in Los Angeles. If you’ve ever wondered how you make a living acting, this is the episode you can’t miss. Make sure you’re settled in and ready, because this is going to be a ride.
Michael D. Cohen is an actor and acting teacher. He can be seen regularly as the character Schwoz on Nickelodeon’s hit sit-com Henry Danger and has appeared on shows such as Modern Family, The Real O’Neals, 2 Broke Girls, The Mindy Project, Powerless, Angie Tribeca, Backstrom, Eagleheart, Austin & Ally and many others. Recent film credits include the upcoming Coen Brothers comedy Suburbicon directed by George Clooney, the Oscar-nominated film Whiplash, as well as the Canadian Screen Award-nominated film It Was You Charlie, for which he was nominated for an ACTRA Award for Outstanding Lead Performance. Michael has dozens of commercial credits including Mini Starburst, FedEx, Capital One, Boston Market, Honda with Patrick Warburton, and the Super Bowl Hulu Plus campaign with Will Arnett. Michael served as Co-Chair of the SAG-AFTRA Hollywood Conservatory at the American Film Institute and is a member of the National SAG-AFTRA Conservatory Committee . He has a Masters degree in Adult Education focusing on transformative education for performers. He offers acting workshops and private audition coaching for actors in L.A., Toronto and around the world.
Michael is also on faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in Los Angeles. He teaches advanced on camera technique, business of acting and also directed their senior year industry showcase at the Matrix theatre.