Elias Koteas

Biography

Date of Birth 11 March 1961, Montréal, Québec, Canada Height 5' 10½" (1.79 m) Mini 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." IMDb Mini Biography By: Mary Camacho Spouse Jennifer Rubin (1987 - 1990) (divorced) Trivia Appears frequently in Atom Egoyan's films: Ararat (2002), Exotica (1994) and The Adjuster (1991). He is frequently confused for actor Christopher Meloni, although Koteas is less beefy and Meloni is of Italian-French descent rather than Greek. Speaks Greek fluently, as well as French. Is a Greek/Canadian Personal Quotes I would think I'd accomplished it all if I could get to play Quasimodo. I play guys who are willing to go really far. If the dung really hits the fan, I don't know if I could walk the talk. But anyone who isn't willing to die for his convictions isn't worth living. My characters, no matter how demented they are, they have their convictions. (Screenmancer.com, 2001)

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Birth Name

Elias Koteas

Birth Place

Montreal, Canadá

Birth Date

3/11/1961
Known For
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Casey Jones

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III

Casey Jones / Whit

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Collateral Damage

Peter Brandt

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The Prophecy

Thomas Dagget

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Crash

Vaughan

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The Last Days on Mars

Charles Brunel

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The Greatest Game Ever Played

Arthur Ouimet

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Defendor

Chuck Dooney

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Skinwalkers

Jonas

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Dream House

Boyce

Starring In
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Janet Planet

Avi

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The Baker

Vic

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My Days of Mercy

Simon

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Jake Squared

Jake Klein

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Devil's Knot

Jerry Driver

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The Last Days on Mars

Charles Brunel

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A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas

Sergei Katsov

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Dream House

Boyce

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Winnie Mandela

Major de Vries

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Die

Mark Murdock

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Let Me In

The Policeman

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The Killer Inside Me

Joe Rothman

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Shutter Island

Laeddis

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A Letter to Elia

Elia Kazan (voice)

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My Own Love Song

Dean

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The Fourth Kind

Abel Campos

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The Haunting in Connecticut

Reverend Popescu

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Defendor

Chuck Dooney

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I Come with the Rain

Hasford

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Monsieur Gateau

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Two Lovers

Ronald Blatt

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The Girl in the Park

Raymond

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Shooter

Jack Payne

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Zodiac

Sgt. Jack Mulanax

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Skinwalkers

Jonas

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The Greatest Game Ever Played

Arthur Ouimet

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American Dad: The New CIA

Jim (3 episodes, 2005-2006)

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Hit Me

Sonny Rose

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S1m0ne

Hank Aleno (uncredited)

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Ararat

Ali / Jevdet Bay

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Collateral Damage

Peter Brandt

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Novocaine

Harlan Sangster

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Shot In The Heart

Gary Gilmore

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Dancing at the Blue Iguana

Sully

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Harrison's Flowers

Yeager Pollack

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Lost Souls

John Townsend

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The Thin Red Line

Capt. Staros

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Apt Pupil

Archie

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Living Out Loud

Der Küssende

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Fallen

Edgar Reese

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Divorce: A Contemporary Western

Matt

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Gattaca

Antonio

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Crash

Vaughan

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Hit Me

Sonny Rose

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The Prophecy

Thomas Dagget

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Power of Attorney

Paul Dellacroce

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Sugartime

Butch Blasi

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Camilla

Vincent Lopez

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Exotica

Eric / Club's DJ

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Cyborg 2

Colson 'Colt' Ricks

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III

Casey Jones / Whit

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The Adjuster

Noah

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Almost an Angel

Steve

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Look Who's Talking Too

Stuart

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Casey Jones

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Desperate Hours

Wally Bosworth

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Backstreet Dreams

Wizard

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Blood Red

Silvio

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Malarek

Victor Malarek

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Tucker: The Man and His Dream

Alex Tremulis

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She's Having a Baby

Himself (uncredited)

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The Blue Iguana

Sully

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Full Moon in Blue Water

Jimmy

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Gardens of Stone

Pete Deveber

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Some Kind Of Wonderful

Skinhead

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One Magic Christmas

Eddie

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Private Sessions

Johnny O'Reilly

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Atlantic City

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