Elias Koteas - Biography

Last Modified: Mar 14, 2022

Elias Koteas
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: Chicago P.D. (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : March 11, 1961 (age 62)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Elias Koteas
Birth Place: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Horoscope: Pisces
Father's Name: Dimitrios Koteas
Mother's Name: Theoni Koteas
Siblings: 1

Maria Koteas (older sister)

High School: Centennial Regional High School
University: American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Vanier College
Ethnicity: Greek
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced

Jennifer Rubin (1987-1990)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.78 meter (5 feet 10 inch)
Weight: 77 kg (169.76 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Elias Koteas?

Elias Koteas is an actor by profession and Canadian by nationality. He is best known for starring in the films Ararat, Shutter Island, The Prophecy, Collateral Damage, Chicago P.D.

Elias Koteas – Age, Parents, Siblings

Elias Koteas was born on March 11, 1961, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. His mother’s name is Theoni Koteas, who worked as a millinery and his father Dimitrios Koteas worked as a mechanic for the Canadian National Railways. His Greek parents raised him alongside his older sister named Maria Koteas.

young Elias Koteas with his parents and sister (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Elias Koteas attended Centennial Regional High School in Greenfield Park, Quebec, and graduated from the same. He also went to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, graduating in 1983, and Vanier College in Montreal. His ethnicity is Greek.

Elias Koteas – Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Elias Koteas married his longtime girlfriend Jennifer Rubin on 2 December 1987. However, their marriage was short-lived as he and his now (ex) wife divorced in 1990. They did not have any children together.

Since then he has kept his personal life away from the public as there have been no records of his other romantic relationships.

Elias Koteas in The Thin Red Line (Image: IMDb)

Elias Koteas – Career

Early Days

Koteas’ debut screen role was as Eddie in the 1985 film One Magic Christmas. This was followed by appearances in the films Gardens of Stone (1987), Malarek (1989), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990), The Adjuster (1991), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993), Exotica (1994), Hit Me (1996), The Thin Red Line (1998), among others, in episodes of TV series Crime Story (1988), TV films Onassis: The Richest Man in the World (1988), Sugartime (1995), Shot in the Heart (2001).

Films, Series

Since 2000, Elias Koteas has portrayed characters in the episode(s) of the TV series Traffic (2004), American Dad!  (2005-2006), CSI: NY (2008), Combat Hospital (2011), The Killing (2011), Goliath (2021), among others. He has been portraying Alvin "Al" Olinsky in the TV series Chicago Fire (2013-2017), Chicago P.D. (2014-2018), Chicago Med (2016-2018), Chicago Justice (2017).

Moreover, since 2000, he has starred in the films Lost Souls (2000), Ararat (2002), The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005), Skinwalkers (2007), The Girl in the Park  (2007), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), The Fourth Kind (2009), Shutter Island (2010), Now You See Me (2013), My Days of Mercy (2017), to name a few.


On the set of Chicago P.D., Elias Koteas has worked alongside Patrick John Flueger, Marina Squerciati, Jesse Lee Soffer, Tracy Spiridakos, Jon Seda.

Elias Koteas, Sarah Carter in Skinwalkers  (Image: IMDb)

Elias Koteas – Awards, Nominations

He was nominated for Canada's Genie Awards for his work in Ararat and Exotica. He won Canada's Genie Awards- the lead actor category in Malarek (1989).

Elias Koteas – Net Worth, Salary

The figure on the net worth and annual salary of Elias Koteas is under review.

Elias Koteas – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On Instagram, Koteas is followed by thousands of followers but is absent from Twitter and Facebook.

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