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8 Things to Know About General Hospital‘s Matt Cohen

When the announcement came down last year that there would be a new doctor checking into General Hospital, we were a little skeptical — but the second we caught a glimpse of Matt Cohen’s baby blues, we knew that Dr. Griffin Munro would be welcome in Port Charles forever.

And now that he’s been a resident for over a year, we’re just as in love with him now as we were when we first laid eyes on him. But Cohen’s good looks aren’t the only thing we love about the guy. Dude’s got personality for days.

Here are a few things you need to know about him.

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1. He gave us a good scare

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Image: CBS

Was anyone else freaking out when they heard Cohen would be recurring on Season 2 of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders? I mean, sure, we’re happy that the guy is getting work, but after jumping from daytime to nighttime TV, actors typically leave their soap gigs. Thankfully, that hasn’t been the case yet for Cohen. And we have to admit, watching him play a completely different character at night is pretty fun.

2. He’s smart

He’s a college graduate who studied business at Florida State University. He enrolled in acting classes in school and moved to Los Angeles after graduation.

3. He was a teen heartthrob

He got his start in the entertainment industry as Aiden Dennison in the teen show South of Nowhere. The show aired on The N from 2005 to 2008.

4. He’s taken, ladies

He married his co-star from South of Nowhere, Mandy Musgrave. She’s also familiar to soap audiences as Chelsea Benson on Days of Our Lives from 2004 to 2005. The couple married in 2011 and had their first child in April 2015.

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5. Instagram quotables

Most of his Instagram posts feature inspirational quotes. He always uses the hashtag #You before each one.

In a January 2015 interview with SPN Survivors, Cohen explained the meaning behind the hashtag.

“It started with me talking to myself. I would get sad or depressed or discouraged and I would find a quote that was inspiring or uplifting and I would post it to #you, being me,” he said. “It was and continues to be my way of self-motivation and self-happiness.”

6. He takes care of himself

The former high school athlete played football and ran track, but you’re more likely to find him in the boxing ring to stay in shape these days. After a good workout session, you might just find him detoxifying his skin with a seaweed mask.

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7. His Supernatural fandom is legendary

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Image: The CW

He has recurred as the young John Winchester on Supernatural since 2008. Not only does he participate in the fan conventions, he engages in karaoke parties and often sings with Louden Swain, the house band for Salute to Supernatural conventions.

8. #DadLife

His social media posts prove not only is he a proud dad, but he’s a hilarious dad. He relishes his role as a father and the pictures prove that he takes it all in stride.

Originally published January 2016. Updated April 2017.

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