Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Assaf Cohen grew up in Palo Alto, lived for a number of years in the Middle East, and attended UC Berkeley where he earned a Bachelors degree in Integrative Biology. Later, he continued his classical training by earning a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, under the instruction of renowned acting instructor William Esper. Regional theater credits include leading roles at South Coast Rep, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Marin Shakespeare Festival, Marin Theatre Company, TheatreWorks, PCPA Theaterfest and The Magic in San Francisco. Cohen practices Tae Kwon Do and speaks Hebrew, Arabic and Spanish.