Rob Cohen (Film director) Net Worth

Rob Cohen (Film director) Net Worth is
$20 Million

Rob Cohen (Film director) Biography

Rob Cohen is a film director, producer and screenwriter, born on 12th March 1949 in Cornwall, New York State, USA. Some of his best-known projects include films such as “XXX”, “Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story”, “Dragonheart” and “The Fast and the Furious” franchise.

Have you ever wondered how rich Rob Cohen is? According to sources it has been estimated that Rob Cohen’s overall net worth is $20 million, as of late 2017, accumulated through a successful career in the entertainment industry, which started in the mid ‘70s. Since he is still very active in all the fields of his career, his net worth continues to grow.

Rob Cohen Net Worth $20 Million

Cohen studied anthropology and visual studies at Harvard University, and graduated magna cum laude. His senior thesis was inspired by his first filmmaking endeavor – a project for Harvard’s Admissions Office in 1970. After finishing his studies, he traveled to Los Angeles to work for Martin Jurow as a screenwriter, but as the plan failed he found himself unemployed. Several months later he found a job as a reader for agent Mike Medavoy and six months into his tenure at International Famous Agency he discovered an unheralded script in some neglected screenplays.

He decided to write a cover of it, although he was threatened with losing his job, however, Universal bought it for a record price and it became the Academy Award winning movie “The Sting” (1973). That same year 20th Century Fox Television hired him as Head of Current Programming to help out with the first year of “M*A*S*H”, perhaps the most popular series of all time, and so he eventually advanced to the title of Vice President of TV Movies. His net worth was now firmly established.

After meeting record label founder Berry Gordy who was trying to bring his company Motown into the film business, Rob was hired as the Executive Vice President of Motown’s motion picture division. His first idea for a Motown movie about African American Super Models – “Mahogany” – was sold to Paramount and filmed in Chicago and Rome. He also adapted Bill Brashler’s novel “The Bingo Long Travelling All-Stars & Motor Kings” into a movie. Cohen left Motown in 1978 and went to produce and direct TV series and films including “Miami Vice”, “Ironweed”, “The Wiz” etc. He started directing full-time from 1990, and many of his early efforts achieved considerable success, including “Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story”, “Daylight”, “Dragonheart” and “The Rat Pack” which won a Golden Globe award. In 2001 he directed probably his most commercially successful movie – “The Fast and The Furious” – which opened with $40 million at the box office in its first weekend, and starred Paul Walker and Vin Diesel. Cohen and Diesel teamed up again to make “XXX” and the later sequels of “The Fast and The Furious”. Some of his most recent films include “The Boy Next Door” (2015) starring Jennifer Lopez, and “The Hurricane Heist” a movie which he wrote and directed and is set for release in 2018.

Privately, Rob has residencies in Bali, Indonesia and Los Angeles, and is an avid surfer. He has four children from three marriages. His first wife is unknown, and his second was Diane Mitzner to whom he was married for a year in the mid ‘80s. Since March 2006, Cohen has been married to Barbara Cashulin.

Full NameRob Cohen
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 12, 1949
DiedFebruary 1, 2012, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Place Of BirthCornwall, New York State, USA
ProfessionFilm director
EducationHarvard University
SpouseBarbara Cohen (m. 2006), Diane Mitzner (m. 1986–1987)
ChildrenKyle Cohen, Jasi Cohen, Sean Cohen, Zoe Cohen
SiblingsJackie Burch
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing - Variety Series, Gemini Award for Best Dramatic Mini-Series or TV Movie, Writers Guild of America Award - The Robert Meltzer Award, Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program, Emmy Award for Outstanding Ind...
NominationsDGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television Film/Miniseries
MoviesThe Fast and the Furious, XXX, The Boy Next Door, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Alex Cross, Stealth, Dragonheart, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, Daylight, The Skulls, The Rat Pack, The Wiz, Jewel of India, A Small Circle of Friends, Bird on a Wire, The Hard Way, The Legend of Billie Jean, Sca...
TV ShowsVanishing Son
1Often directs high-energy action films (Daylight (1996), The Fast and the Furious (2001), xXx (2002), Stealth (2005), The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)).
2[Cameo] Usually makes a small appearance in his films
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)$300,000
1Be happy or die.
2No two directors make the same film the same way.
3I wanted a woman who had the body and the power of a real pilot. I interviewed hundreds of woman, but Jessica just seemed perfect for the part. I couldn't get her out of my head. I continued to bother her and she finally gave in.
1Rob Cohen aka Rob Cashulin, his original family name, is the father of four children, Kyle, 29, by his third wife and his triplets, Zoe, Sean and Jasi, 8, by his fourth, Barbara. He currently resides in Sofia, Bulgaria and London, England where he is making his new film "Riders on the Storm" and lives with his girlfriend, Roma Da Molin Taylor, a documentary producer.
2Brother of Jackie Burch.
3In August 2002 he was negotiating to possibly direct Dwayne Johnson in a film based on the life of Hawaii's King Kamehamha.
4Daughter Zoe and sons Jasi and Sean Cohen born 20 March 2008.
5Became an avid surfer in 2006.
6Uses Randy Edelman scores.
7Ranked #95 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List.
8Father of Kyle Cohen
9Graduated from Harvard University.


Topless Prophet2014TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Lemonade: Detroit2013Documentary short producer
NextWorld2008-2009TV Series documentary executive producer - 7 episodes
xXx: State of the Union2005executive producer
The Last Ride2004TV Movie executive producer
Vanishing Son1995TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
Vanishing Son IV1994TV Movie executive producer
Vanishing Son III1994TV Movie executive producer
Vanishing Son II1994TV Movie executive producer
Vanishing Son1994TV Movie executive producer
Knight Rider 20101994TV Movie executive producer
Relentless: Mind of a Killer1993TV Movie executive producer
The Hard Way1991producer
Bird on a Wire1990producer
Disorganized Crime1989executive producer
The Serpent and the Rainbow1988executive producer
Ironweed1987executive producer
The Running Man1987executive producer
The Monster Squad1987executive producer
The Witches of Eastwick1987executive producer
Light of Day1987producer
The Legend of Billie Jean1985producer
The Razor's Edge1984executive producer
Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill1979TV Movie executive producer
The Wiz1978producer
Almost Summer1978producer
Thank God It's Friday1978producer
Scott Joplin1977TV Movie executive producer
The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings1976producer
Ghoul2015executive producer


Category 52017filming
The Boy Next Door2015
Alex Cross2012
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor2008
Rammstein: Lichtspielhaus2003Video documentary video "Feuer Frei!"
The Fast and the Furious2001
The Skulls2000
The Rat Pack1998TV Movie
The Guardian1997TV Movie
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story1993
The Antagonists1991TV Series 1 episode
Eddie Dodd1991TV Series 1 episode
Nasty Boys1990TV Series 1 episode
Thirtysomething1988-1990TV Series 2 episodes
Hooperman1989TV Series 1 episode
A Year in the Life1987TV Series 1 episode
Private Eye1987TV Series 4 episodes
Miami Vice1985-1986TV Series 3 episodes
A Small Circle of Friends1980


xXx2002Colombian Horseman (uncredited)
The Fast and the Furious2001Pizza Hut Delivery Guy (uncredited)
The Skulls2000College Lecturer (uncredited)
Flash Gordon1996-1997TV SeriesAdditional Voices
Daylight1996Elliott (uncredited)
Vanishing Son IV1994TV MovieTeacher Benton
Vanishing Son1994TV MovieTeacher Beaton
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story1993Enter the Dragon Director


Topless Prophet2014TV Series creator - 3 episodes
The Last Ride2004TV Movie story
xXx: A Filmmaker's Diary2002Video documentary short
The Guardian1997TV Movie
Vanishing Son1995TV Series creator - 13 episodes
Capitol Critters1995TV Series written by - 1 episode
Vanishing Son1994TV Movie creator / written by
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story1993screenplay
Scandalous1984screenplay / story


The Boy Next Door2015writer: "The Hong Kong Cha-Cha"
Alex Cross2012writer: "All Our Secrets Are the Same" - as Rob Cashulin
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor2008lyrics: "My Sweet Eternal Love"
Rush Hour 22001writer: "The Hong Kong Cha Cha"
The Rat Pack1998TV Movie writer: "Candy's Song" - as 'Cat' Cohen / writer: "The Least I Can Do"
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story1993lyrics: "Hong Kong Cha Cha"

Assistant Director

The Hard Way1991second unit director
Bird on a Wire1990second unit director
The Serpent and the Rainbow1988second unit director
The Legend of Billie Jean1985second unit director

Music Department

The Rat Pack1998TV Movie music producer

Production Manager

Ordeal1973TV Movie production supervisor


1997 MTV Movie Awards1997TV Special documentary additional consultant


Consult and Conquer2016Short special thanks
The Making of 'The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor'2008Video short special thanks
The Endgame Study2007Short special thanks
Austin Powers in Goldmember2002the film-makers wish to extend their personal thanks: for their contribution to the making of this movie
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me1999the film-makers wish to extend their personal thanks: for their contribution to the making of this movie


A Classy Broad2016DocumentaryHimself
Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall2016DocumentaryHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2015TV SeriesHimself
Most Craved2015TV SeriesHimself
Top 40 Ultimate Action Movies2014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Director, The Fast & the Furious
The Psychologist and the Butcher: Adapting and Filming Alex Cross2013Video shortHimself
IMPACT! On Machinima2012TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood's Best Film Directors2010TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee / Film Director
This Week in Comedy2010TV SeriesHimself
How Bruce Lee Changed the World2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
2 Fast 2 Furious: Hollywood Impact2009Video shortHimself
The Fast and the Furious: Dom's Charger2009Video shortHimself
The Movie Loft2009TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor'2008Video shortHimself
HBO First Look2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Hollywood Science2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Harnessing Speed2005Video documentaryHimself
Music of 'Stealth'2005Video documentary shortHimself
Movies' Greatest Cars2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Shootout2005TV SeriesHimself
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing2004DocumentaryHimself
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments2004TV MovieHimself
The Fast and the Furious: Tricking Out a Hot Import Car2003Video shortHimself
Designing the World of 'xXx'2002Video documentary shortHimself
xXx: A Filmmaker's Diary2002Video documentary shortHimself
The Fast and the Furious: Editing for the MPAA2002Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'The Fast and the Furious'2002Video shortHimself
Player$2002TV SeriesHimself
+ de cinéma2001TV Series documentary shortHimself
Spotlight on Location: The Skulls2000Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'Daylight'1998Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'Dragonheart'1997Video documentaryHimself
Días de cine1996TV SeriesHimself
Wiz on Down the Road1978ShortHimself - Producer

Won Awards

2005ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USADirector of the Year

Nominated Awards

1999DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for TelevisionThe Rat Pack (1998)
1999OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Direction of a Motion Picture or MiniseriesThe Rat Pack (1998)
1996Best FilmSitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalDragonHeart (1996)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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