J.J. Cohen shot to fame in the 1980s, he was in such popular demand that his movie credits that he was in are just as impressive as the ones he turned down. His early roles were in the popular sci-fi television series V, along with the films Paradise Motel and Secret Admirer. However it was his role in Back to the Future that would give him international fame. He would become one of only six actors to appear in the entire Back to the Future trilogy. Mr. Cohen would also star in the films Fire with Fire, The Principle, Pirates of Silicon Valley, as well as Robert Englund's directorial debut 976-EVIL. His final movie was Cameron Crow's Almost Famous. He is also known for the award winning series by Steven Spielberg called Amazing Stories of which he is in two of the episodes including the The Mission where he co-stars along side Kevin Costner and Kiefer Sutherland.