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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 ... See full bio »

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 2013 Chicago Fire (TV Series)
Alvin Olinsky
 2013 Devil's Knot
Jerry Driver
 2013 The Killing (TV Series)
James Skinner
- Six Minutes (2013) ... James Skinner (credit only)
- Reckoning (2013) ... James Skinner
- Try (2013) ... James Skinner
 2013/I Now You See Me
Lionel Shrike (uncredited)
 2012 Unforgettable (TV Series)
Sam Rhodes
- A Man in the Woods (2012) ... Sam Rhodes
 2011 Dream House
 2011 Winnie Mandela
Major de Vries
 2011 Lights Out (TV Series)
Clay Tarpin
- Unaired Pilot ... Clay Tarpin
 2010/II Die
Mark Murdock
 2010 3 Backyards
 2009 Defendor
Sgt. Chuck Dooney
 2009 Saving Grace (TV Series)
William Drugh
- The Live Ones (2009) ... William Drugh
 2008 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Joe / Douglas Anderson
- Veritas (2008) ... Joe
- Hostage (2008) ... Joe / Douglas Anderson
 2008 Dark Streets
 2007 The Girl in the Park
 2007 Prisoner
 2007/I Shooter
Jack Payne
 2005-2006 American Dad! (TV Series)
- Homeland Insecurity (2005) ... Jim (voice)
 2006 House M.D. (TV Series)
Jack Moriarty
- No Reason (2006) ... Jack Moriarty
 2006 Conviction (TV Series)
Mike Randolph
- Pilot (2006) ... Mike Randolph
 2005 The Big Empty (Short)
The Specialist
 2005 The Greatest Game Ever Played
Arthur Ouimet
 2004 Traffic (TV Mini-Series)
Mike McKay
 2002 S1m0ne
Hank Aleno (uncredited)
 2002 Ararat
Ali / Jevdet Bay
 2001 Shot in the Heart (TV Movie)
Gary Gilmore
 2000 Lost Souls
John Townsend
 2000 Harrison's Flowers
Yeager Pollack
 1998 Living Out Loud
The Kisser
 1998 Apt Pupil
 1996 Hit Me
Sonny Rose
 1996 Crash
 1995 Sugartime (TV Movie)
Butch Blasi
 1995 Power of Attorney (Video)
Paul Dellacroce
 1994 Camilla
Vincent Lopez
 1994 Exotica
 1992 Contact (Short)
 1992 The Habitation of Dragons (TV Movie)
Wally Smith
 1992 Chain of Desire
 1991 The Adjuster
 1990 Almost an Angel
Steve Garner
 1989 Blood Red
 1988 Malarek
Victor Malarek
 1988 Crime Story (TV Series)
Jerry Travers
- Roadrunner (1988) ... Jerry Travers
 1987 Gardens of Stone
Pete Deveber
 1985 One Magic Christmas
 1985 Private Sessions (TV Movie)
Johnny O'Reilly
 1980 Atlantic City
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Scheduled to begin performances of Paula Vogel's play, Hot 'n' Throbbing in New York City for the Signature Theatre Company March 8th, 2005. See more »

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4 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »


5' 10½" (1.79 m)

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[2011, on Malarek (1988)] Yeah man, wow! Malarek. Back in 1988, May/June. First starring role. I had a blast! It was six weeks, a fast shoot, and Roger Cardinal, the director, trusted me, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with that part. I met the real Victor Malarek - just single-mindedness again, passionate. Filming in my hometown of Montreal. I just saw a couple of scenes recently, and aside ... See more »


Appears frequently in Atom Egoyan's films: Ararat (2002), Exotica (1994) and The Adjuster (1991). See more »

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