Brother Stephen is a filmmaker.
His father was the legendary bookie and Las Vegas Casino owner/manager/executive Carl Cohen (1913-1986) best remembered for punching Frank Sinatra's in the face at The Sands in 1967. A belligerent Sinatra got tough and was yelling threateningly at Cohen because he was denied casino credit - unaware of new casino rules just put into effect. The Sands was known as the "playpen" of the "Rat Pack" and Sinatra was a longtime Sands attraction at the time of the incident. Within a week Sinatra took his show to Caesar's Palace. Cohen later became a vice-president at both the Sands and MGM Grand hotels.
Son of Carl Cohen.
Third cast member of the film Rebel Without a Cause (1955) to have died within the first six months of 2010. He was predeceased by cast mates Steffi Sidney and Dennis Hopper.