Elias Koteas

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Birth Place: Montréal, Québec, Canada
Birth Date: March 11, 1961
Occupation: Actor, Producer

Elias Koteas Biography

Elias Koteas was born on March 11, 1961, in Montreal, Canada. Both his parents are of Greek descent. Elias attended Vanier College in Montreal before leaving to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City in 1981, of which he is a graduate. He also attended the Actors Studio in New York City, where he studied acting under Ellen Burstyn and Peter Masterson. His film debut was in One Magic Christmas (1985). He has also appeared on stage in "Kiss of the Spider Woman," "Death of a Salesman," "Bent" and "The Cherry Orchard." In 1989 he was nominated for a Genie (Canada's Academy Award) for best actor in Malarek (1989), a true story in which he plays a troubled street-kid-turned reporter for a Canadian newspaper. A somewhat of a breakthrough role for Elias happened in 1990, when he got the role of vigilante Casey Jones in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) and its sequels. He is one of Canada's most popular actors and frequently appears in films by Canadian directors Atom Egoyan and David Cronenberg. It was Cronenberg's controversial movie Crash (1996) that had Cannes all abuzz in 1996. Elias played Vaughan, a self-appointed "mad scientist" with an unusual fetish - sexual delight in car crashes! The past two years have been busy ones for Koteas, adding six more roles to his resume. As Capt. James Staros, the commanding officer of Charlie Company in The Thin Red Line (1998), he brought sensitivity and compassion to his portrayal of a man who cared about the safety of his men--even at the risk of his own career. In 2000 he appeared in Lost Souls (2000), a thriller starring Winona Ryder, and starred on Broadway with Josh Brolin in the Sam Shepard play "True West."

Elias Koteas Movies / TV-Shows

Chicago Justice (2017)
Chicago Med (2015)
Chicago P.D. (2014)
Jake Squared (2013)
The Last Days on Mars (2013)
Devil's Knot (2013)
Now You See Me (2013)
The Iceman (2012)
Chicago Fire (2012)
A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011)
The Killing (2011)
Winnie Mandela (2011)
Unforgettable (2011)
Dream House (2011)
Lights Out (2011)
Combat Hospital (2011)
The Killer Inside Me (2010)
A Letter to Elia (2010)
3 Backyards (2010)
Die (2010)
Let Me In (2010)
Shutter Island (2010)
My Own Love Song (2010)
I Come with the Rain (2009)
The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)
Defendor (2009)
The Fourth Kind (2009)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Dark Streets (2008)
Two Lovers (2008)
Zodiac (2007)
Shooter (2007)
Saving Grace (2007)
Prisoner (2007)
The Girl in the Park (2007)
Skinwalkers (2006)
Conviction (2006)
The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
The Big Empty (2005)
American Dad! (2005)
House (2004)
CSI: NY (2004)
Ararat (2002)
Rosy-Fingered Dawn: a Film on Terrence Malick (2002)
S1m0ne (2002)
Collateral Damage (2002)
Shot in the Heart (2001)
Novocaine (2001)
Lost Souls (2000)
Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000)
Sodan kukat (2000)
The Sopranos (1999)
Fallen (1998)
Apt Pupil (1998)
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Divorce: A Contemporary Western (1998)
Living Out Loud (1998)
Gattaca (1997)
Crash (1996)
Sugartime (1995)
Power of Attorney (1995)
The Prophecy (1995)
Exotica (1994)
Camilla (1994)
Cyborg 2: Glass Shadow (1993)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)
Chain of Desire (1992)
The Adjuster (1991)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
Almost an Angel (1990)
Desperate Hours (1990)
Backstreet Dreams (1990)
Look Who's Talking Too (1990)
Blood Red (1989)
Friends, Lovers, & Lunatics (1989)
Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
Full Moon in Blue Water (1988)
She's Having a Baby (1988)
Onassis: The Richest Man in the World (1988)
Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
Gardens of Stone (1987)
Crime Story (1986)
One Magic Christmas (1985)
Atlantic City (1980)

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