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Elias Koteas


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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Known For

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
(2008)
Shutter Island
Shutter Island Laeddis
(2010)
The Thin Red Line
The Thin Red Line Capt. James 'Bugger' Staros
(1998)
Gattaca
Gattaca Antonio Freeman
(1997)

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 2013-2016 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
Boyce
 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
John
 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
The Lieutenant
 2007 The Girl in the Park
Raymond
 2007 Prisoner
Jailer
 2007/I Shooter
Jack Payne
 2005-2006 American Dad! (TV Series)
Jim
- Homeland Insecurity (2005) ... Jim (voice)
 2006 House (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
 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
Archie
 1996 Hit Me
Sonny Rose
 1996 Crash
Vaughan
 1995 Sugartime (TV Movie)
Butch Blasi
 1995 Power of Attorney (Video)
Paul Dellacroce
 1994 Camilla
Vincent Lopez
 1994 Exotica
Eric
 1992 Contact (Short)
Mohannan
 1992 The Habitation of Dragons (TV Movie)
Wally Smith
 1992 Chain of Desire
Jesus
 1991 The Adjuster
Noah
 1990 Almost an Angel
Steve Garner
 1989 Blood Red
Silvio
 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
Eddie
 1985 Private Sessions (TV Movie)
Johnny O'Reilly
 1980 Atlantic City
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Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

[2011, on Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)] Unfortunately, I was at a place in my life with a lot of chaos, a lot of distractions. It was a couple of years later, I think. I was playing "Alex Tremulis", who was a real guy, who designs the car. [Francis Ford Coppola] seems to bring people together that he's worked with before - a lot of family, closeness, togetherness, a lot of love, lot of ... See more »

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He is frequently confused for actor Christopher Meloni, although Koteas is less beefy and Meloni is of Italian-French descent rather than Greek. See more »

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