Elias Koteas

Actor
A handsome Canadian supporting player of Greek parentage, Elias Koteas began his career on stage appearing in NYC productions of "Holy Ghosts", "The Changing Room", "Life Class" and "The Lady's Not for Burning" at the ... Read more »
Born: 03/11/1961 in Montreal, Quebec, CA

Filmography

Actor (77)

Chicago PD 2013 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Devil's Knot 2014 (Movie)

Jerry Driver (Actor)

Jake Squared 2014 (Movie)

Jake Klein (Actor)

Prisoner 2014 (Movie)

Jailer (Actor)

Chicago Fire 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Last Days on Mars 2013 (Movie)

Charles Brunel (Actor)

Winnie 2013 (Movie)

De Vries (Actor)

Unforgettable 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

3 Backyards 2011 (Movie)

John (Actor)

A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas 2011 (Movie)

Sergei Katsov (Actor)

Combat Hospital 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Dream House 2011 (Movie)

Boyce (Actor)

Let Me In 2010 (Movie)

The Policeman (Actor)

My Own Love Song 2010 (Movie)

Dean (Actor)

Shutter Island 2010 (Movie)

Laeddis (Actor)

The Killer Inside Me 2010 (Movie)

Joe Rothman (Actor)

Defendor 2009 (Movie)

Chuck Dooney (Actor)

I Come With the Rain 2009 (Movie)

Hasford (Actor)

Saving Grace 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Fourth Kind 2009 (Movie)

Abel Campos (Actor)

The Haunting in Connecticut 2009 (Movie)

Reverend Popescu (Actor)

Two Lovers 2009 (Movie)

Ronald Blatt (Actor)

CSI: New York 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dark Streets 2008 (Movie)

Lieutenant (Actor)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008 (Movie)

Monsieur Gateau (Actor)

Shooter 2007 (Movie)

Jack Payne (Actor)

Skinwalkers 2007 (Movie)

Jonas (Actor)

The Girl in the Park 2007 (Movie)

Doug (Actor)

Zodiac 2007 (Movie)

Sergeant Jack Mulanax (Actor)

Conviction (NBC) 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

House 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Dad 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Greatest Game Ever Played 2005 (Movie)

Arthur Ouimet (Actor)

Ararat 2002 (Movie)

Ali/Jedvet Bey (Actor)

Collateral Damage 2002 (Movie)

Agent Brandt (Actor)

Harrison's Flowers 2002 (Movie)

Yeager Pollack (Actor)

S1M0NE 2002 (Movie)

Hank Aleno (Actor)

Dancing At the Blue Iguana 2001 (Movie)

Sully (Actor)

Novocaine 2001 (Movie)

Harlan Sangster (Actor)

Lost Souls 2000 (Movie)

John Townsend (Actor)

Apt Pupil 1998 (Movie)

Archie (Actor)

Fallen 1998 (Movie)

Edgar Reese (Actor)

Hit Me 1998 (Movie)

Sonny (Actor)

Living Out Loud 1998 (Movie)

The Kisser (Actor)

The Thin Red Line 1998 (Movie)

Captain Staros (Actor)

Crash 1997 (Movie)

Vaughan (Actor)

Divorce, a Contemporary Western 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Gattaca 1997 (Movie)

Antonio (Actor)

Exotica 1995 (Movie)

Eric (Actor)

Sugartime 1995 (Movie)

Butch Blasi (Actor)

The Prophecy 1995 (Movie)

Tommy Dagget (Actor)

Camilla 1994 (Movie)

Vincent Lopez (Actor)

Chain of Desire 1993 (Movie)

Jesus (Actor)

Contact 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Power of Attorney 1993 (Movie)

Paul Diehl (Actor)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III 1993 (Movie)

Casey Jones (Actor)

Cyborg II: Glass Shadows 1992 (Movie)

Colton "Colt" Ricks (Actor)

The Adjuster 1992 (Movie)

Noah Render (Actor)

Almost an Angel 1990 (Movie)

Steve (Actor)

Backstreet Dreams 1990 (Movie)

Wizard (Actor)

Desperate Hours 1990 (Movie)

Wally Bosworth (Actor)

Look Who's Talking Too 1990 (Movie)

Stuart (Actor)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1990 (Movie)

Casey Jones (Actor)

Blood Red 1989 (Movie)

Silvio (Actor)

Friends, Lovers & Lunatics 1989 (Movie)

Davey (Actor)

Malarek 1989 (Movie)

Victor Malarek (Actor)

Full Moon in Blue Water 1988 (Movie)

Jimmy (Actor)

Tucker: the Man and His Dream 1988 (Movie)

Alex Tremulis (Actor)

Gardens of Stone 1987 (Movie)

Pete Deveber (Actor)

Some Kind of Wonderful 1987 (Movie)

Skinhead (Actor)

One Magic Christmas 1985 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

Private Sessions (TV Show)

Actor

Shot In The Heart (TV Show)

Actor

The Habitation of Dragons (TV Show)

Actor

Traffic: The Miniseries (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A handsome Canadian supporting player of Greek parentage, Elias Koteas began his career on stage appearing in NYC productions of "Holy Ghosts", "The Changing Room", "Life Class" and "The Lady's Not for Burning" at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and "Terry Neal's Future" and "Rainbow Dancing" at the Actors Studio. Producer Fred Roos spotted the intense young actor at the latter and quickly cast him in the Disney holiday film "One Magic Christmas" (1985). Since then, Koteas has become a recurring face on screen, while still remaining loyal to his theater roots (i.e., performing in the 1988 Yale Repertory Company's dramatic adaptation of "Kiss of the Spider Woman").

Relationships

Heather Graham Actor

Companion
no longer together

EDUCATION

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

New York , New York 1981

Actors Studio

New York , New York
studied under Ellen Burstyn and Peter Masterson

Vanier College

Montreal , Quebec
left to attend AADA

Milestones

2011

Appeared in "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas"

2010

Appeared in Martin Scorsese mystery thriller "Shutter Island"

2010

Cast in the horror feature "Let Me In"

2009

Featured in the thriller "The Haunting in Connecticut"

2007

Co-starred in the werewolf tale "Skinwalkers"

2007

Cast in David Fincher's crime drama "Zodiac"

2005

Cast in Bill Paxton's "The Greatest Game Ever Played" as the father of Francis Ouimet, an amateur who defeated reigning champion Harry Vardon in the 1913 U.S. Open

2002

Cast in the historical feature "Ararat"

2002

Co-starred in the feature "Simone"

2000

Supported Winona Ryder in Janusz Kaminski's "Lost Souls"

2000

Co-starred in the Broadway play "True West"

1998

Reteamed with producer DeVito (who also co-starred) for "Living Out Loud"

1998

Had featured role as the laywer-turned-soldier Captain Staros who refuses to risk the lives of the men under his command in "The Thin Red Line"

1997

First collaboration with producer Danny DeVito, Andrew Niccol's "Gattaca"

1996

Played hotel bellboy who becomes embroiled in a heist in "Hit Me"

1996

Starred as Vaughn, the de facto leader of a group who get sexual thrills reenacting famous accidents in David Cronenberg's "Crash"

1995

Appeared in the HBO biopic "Sugartime"

1994

Performed in Egoyan's "Exotica"

1993

Reprised Casey Jones for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III"

1992

Headlined fellow Canadian Atom Egoyan's examination of voyeurism "The Adjustor"

1990

Portrayed Casey Jones, a man among terrapins, in the blockbuster "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

1988

Played young Ari in the ABC miniseries "The Richest Man in the World: The Story of Aristotle Onassis"

1988

Starred as Valentin in the original dramatic stage version of "Kiss of the Spider Woman," presented by the Yale Repertory Company

1988

Acted in "Tucker: A Man and His Dream," directed by Coppola and produced by Roos

1988

Episodic TV debut, "Crime Story" (NBC)

1987

Reteamed with Roos for Francis Ford Coppola's "Gardens of Stone"

1985

TV-movie debut, "Private Sessions" (NBC)

1985

Spotted by producer Fred Roos at the Actors Studio; cast in "One Magic Christmas" (feature debut)

1981

Moved to NYC

Appeared in stage productions of "The Changing Room" and "The Lady's Not for Burning" while studying at the AADA

Raised in Montreal, Canada

Bonus Trivia

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"I just wish that you...weren't so alone in this. You just go to work, and you're just alone. You just go home, and at 3:30 in the morning, you're just f*cking alone."If anything, I've become more uptight, man. The past year, two years, all I am is just a...all I want to do is just relax. And I can't. If this is going to be my life as an actor, I don't want it." – Koteas in Premiere, April 1990

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