Dr. Griffin Monroe has been missed, but his life was one heck of a mess when he was on General Hospital, especially after his lady love, Kiki Jerome, was murdered and her mother, Ava Jerome (who was also his ex), was furious and heartbroken, but actor Matt Cohen has plenty to celebrate!
Matt Cohen Celebrates His Birthday
That’s because Cohen was born on September 28, 1982, in Miami, Florida, which means he’s turning 39 today! He played football and track in high school and later studied business at Florida State, where he also took some theatre classes.
He moved to Los Angeles in 2005 to pursue his dream of becoming an actor and within the year he signed on with The N network (a programming arm of MTV Networks) as a series regular on the award-winning South of Nowhere, playing charismatic golden boy Aiden.
In 2007, he landed the lead in Columbia Picture’s Boogeyman 2. Cohen also had a recurring role on the CW’s Supernatural as young John Winchester (Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s character).
In 2009, the handsome actor starred in such feature films as Chain Letter, The Outside, and Dark House. He later had a recurring role in CW’s 90210 as Jeremy in 2011.
In 2015, he played Levi Sutter in a large four-episode arc on ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder and reprised his role on Supernatural, bringing the span of this role to eight years.
But it was in 2016 that soap fans got to know him when he joined General Hospital as Griffin Monroe, the sexy priest-turned-doctor-turned-ex-priest — and the son of fan-favorite Duke Lavery (Ian Buchanan). He left the show in 2019 and that same year joined Entertainment Tonight as a correspondent and co-hosting duties.
On the personal front, Cohen married Mandy Musgrave in 2011 and together they have one child, a son — Macklin, who was born in 2015.
Soap Hub wishes Matt Cohen the happiest of birthdays and you can too by clicking the link below. General Hospital (GH) airs weekdays on ABC. Check your local listings for airtimes. For more about what’s coming up in Port Charles, check out all the latest that’s been posted on GH spoilers, and for an in-depth look at the show’s history, click here.