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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 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 (1988), 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

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Mar 11, 1961 In Montréal, Québec, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Crime Story 1986-09-18
Latest Project:
Series Chicago P.D. 2014-01-08

5 wins & 7 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Chicago Fire
Poster of The Killing
Poster of Conviction
Poster of The Sopranos
Chicago P.D. Alvin Olinsky 106 episodes, 2014-2018 2014-01-08
Chicago Fire Unknown 2012
Combat Hospital Col. Xavier Marks, MD, CF 13 episodes, 2011 2011
Unforgettable Unknown 2011-09-20
The Killing Unknown 2011-04-03
Saving Grace Unknown 2007-07-23
Conviction Unknown 2006-03-03
American Dad! Unknown 2005-02-06
CSI: NY Unknown 2004-09-22
House Unknown 2004-11-16
The Sopranos Unknown 1999-01-10
Crime Story Unknown 1986-09-18