Elias Koteas

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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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The Thin Red Line Capt. Staros
The Prophecy Thomas Dagget
Shooter Jack Payne
Crash Vaughan


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  Cipher (TV Movie) (filming)
Hal Berek
 2014-2018 Chicago P.D. (TV Series)
Alvin Olinsky
- Homecoming (2018) ... Alvin Olinsky
- Allegiance (2018) ... Alvin Olinsky
- Saved (2018) ... Alvin Olinsky
- Payback (2018) ... Alvin Olinsky
- Ghosts (2018) ... Alvin Olinsky
 2016-2018 Chicago Med (TV Series)
Alvin Olinsky
- Down by Law (2018) ... Alvin Olinsky
- Naughty or Nice (2017) ... Alvin Olinsky
- Extreme Measures (2016) ... Alvin Olinsky
 2017 My Days of Mercy
 2013-2017 Chicago Fire (TV Series)
Alvin Olinsky
- Take a Knee (2017) ... Alvin Olinsky
- Deathtrap (2017) ... Alvin Olinsky
- On the Warpath (2016) ... Alvin Olinsky
- You Will Hurt Him (2013) ... Alvin Olinsky
 2017 Chicago Justice (TV Series)
Alvin Olinsky
- Fake (2017) ... Alvin Olinsky
 2013 Jake Squared
Jake Klein
 2013 Devil's Knot
Jerry Driver
 2013 The Killing (TV Series)
James Skinner
- The Road to Hamelin (2013) ... James Skinner
- From Up Here (2013) ... 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)
 2013 The Last Days on Mars
Charles Brunel
 2012 Unforgettable (TV Series)
Sam Rhodes
- A Man in the Woods (2012) ... Sam Rhodes
 2011 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas
Sergei Katsov
 2011 Dream House
 2011 Winnie Mandela
Major de Vries
 2011 Combat Hospital (TV Series)
Col. Xavier Marks, MD, CF
- Do No Harm (2011) ... Col. Xavier Marks, MD, CF
- Triage (2011) ... Col. Xavier Marks, MD, CF
- Brothers in Arms (2011) ... Col. Xavier Marks, MD, CF
- Reason to Believe (2011) ... Col. Xavier Marks, MD, CF
- Shifting Sands (2011) ... Col. Xavier Marks, MD, CF
 2011 Lights Out (TV Series)
Clay Tarpin
- Unaired Pilot ... Clay Tarpin
 2010/I Let Me In
The Policeman
 2010/II Die
Mark Murdock
 2010 My Own Love Song
 2010 Shutter Island
 2010 3 Backyards
 2010 The Killer Inside Me
Joe Rothman
 2009 The Fourth Kind
Abel Campos
 2009 Defendor
Chuck Dooney
 2009 I Come with the Rain
 2009 The Haunting in Connecticut
Reverend Popescu
 2009 Saving Grace (TV Series)
William Drugh
- The Live Ones (2009) ... William Drugh
 2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Monsieur Gateau
 2008 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Joe / Douglas Anderson
- Veritas (2008) ... Joe
- Hostage (2008) ... Joe / Douglas Anderson
 2008 Dark Streets
The Lieutenant
 2008 Two Lovers
Ronald Blatt
 2007 The Girl in the Park
 2007 Prisoner
 2007/I Shooter
Jack Payne
 2007 Zodiac
Sgt. Jack Mulanax
 2005-2006 American Dad! (TV Series)
- Homeland Insecurity (2005) ... Jim (voice)
 2006 House (TV Series)
Jack Moriarty
- No Reason (2006) ... Jack Moriarty
 2006 Skinwalkers
Jonas Talbot
 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
- Episode #1.3 ... Mike McKay
- Episode #1.2 ... Mike McKay
- Episode #1.1 ... Mike McKay
 2002 The Sopranos (TV Series)
Dominic Palladino
- The Strong, Silent Type (2002) ... Dominic Palladino
 2002 S1m0ne
Hank Aleno (uncredited)
 2002 Ararat
Ali / Jevdet Bay
 2002 Collateral Damage
Peter Brandt
 2001 Shot in the Heart (TV Movie)
Gary Gilmore
 2001 Novocaine
Harlan Sangster
 2000 Lost Souls
John Townsend
 2000 Harrison's Flowers
Yeager Pollack
 1998 The Thin Red Line
Capt. Staros
 1998 Living Out Loud
The Kisser
 1998 Apt Pupil
 1998 Fallen
Edgar Reese
 1997 Gattaca
 1996 Hit Me
Sonny Rose
 1996 Crash
 1995 Sugartime (TV Movie)
Butch Blasi
 1995 Power of Attorney (Video)
Paul Dellacroce
 1995 The Prophecy
Thomas Dagget
 1994 Camilla
Vincent Lopez
 1994 Exotica
Eric / Club's DJ
 1993 Cyborg 2: Glass Shadow (Video)
Colton Ricks
 1993 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
Casey Jones / Whit
 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
 1990 Look Who's Talking Too
 1990 Desperate Hours
Wally Bosworth
 1990 Backstreet Dreams
 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Casey Jones
 1989 Blood Red
 1988 Malarek
Victor Malarek
 1988 Tucker: The Man and His Dream
Alex Tremulis
 1988 Onassis: The Richest Man in the World (TV Movie)
Young Aristotle Onassis
 1988 Crime Story (TV Series)
Jerry Travers
- Roadrunner (1988) ... Jerry Travers
 1988 She's Having a Baby
Elias Koteas (uncredited)
 1987 Gardens of Stone
Pete Deveber
 1987 Some Kind of Wonderful
 1985 One Magic Christmas
 1985 Private Sessions (TV Movie)
Johnny O'Reilly
 1980 Atlantic City
Extra (uncredited)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (6 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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[2011, on Cyborg 2: Glass Shadow (1993)] That's another movie I wish I had a chance to go back and redo. Angelina Jolie came in, she was 17-years-old, just beautiful and so raw and open to anything and trying different things. Smart. You never can tell where someone's gonna go, but she did have this energy around her which was pretty magical. Making that movie for me was six weeks of nights ... See more »


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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