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Rob Cohen
Miami Vice Director
March 12, 1949, Cornwall, New York
Barbara Cohen, three children
One son from previous relationship

Rob Cohen (born March 12, 1949) is an American producer, writer and director, who made his TV debut by directing the episodes "Made for Each Other", "Evan", and "Definitely Miami" for the show Miami Vice.


Cohen was born in Cornwall, New York. He has had an extensive career in screenwriting, directing and producing movies and TV shows. Following is a selected filmography:

  • Mahogany (1975, producer, film debut)
  • Thank God It's Friday (1978, producer)
  • The Wiz (1978, producer)
  • A Small Circle of Friends (1980, directorial and screenwriting debut)
  • Scandalous (1984, director)
  • The Legend of Billie Jean (1985, producer, with Keith Gordon and Dean Stockwell)
  • Light of Day (1987, producer, with Thomas G. Waites)
  • The Witches of Eastwick (1987, producer, with Veronica Cartwright and Richard Jenkins)
  • Ironweed (1988, producer, with Nathan Lane and Margaret Whitton)
  • The Serpent and The Rainbow (1988, producer, with Brent Jennings)
  • Hooperman (TV, 1989, director, with Alix Elias)
  • Disorganized Crime (1989, producer, with Ed O'Neill, Ruben Blades, Lou Diamond Phillips and William Russ)
  • thirtysomething (TV, 1988 and 1990, director, 1990 episode with Stanley Tucci)
  • The Hard Way (1991, producer, with Conrad Roberts and Luis Guzman)
  • Relentless: Mind of a Killer (TV movie, 1993, producer, with Giancarlo Esposito)
  • Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993, screenwriter and director)
  • Vanishing Son I - IV (TV movies, 1994, producer, directed by John Nicolella, with Dr. Haing S. Ngor)
  • The Skulls (2000, director)
  • The Fast and the Furious (2001, director, with Vyto Ruginis)
  • xXx (2002, director)
  • xXx: State of the Union (2005, producer)
  • The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008, director)
  • The Boy Next Door (2015, director)
  • The Hurricane Heist (2018, producer/director)

Personal Life

Cohen is married to his wife, Barbara, and in 2008 had triplets: Daughters Jasi ad Zoe, and son Sean. He has another son, Kyle (born 1978) from a previous relationship.