Elias Koteas

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Elias Koteas
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Koteas in 2010
Born (1961-03-11) March 11, 1961 (age 60)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Years active1985–present

Elias Koteas (Greek : Ηλίας Κοτέας; born March 11, 1961) is a Canadian actor. He is best known for acting in either supporting or leading roles in films from the United States and Canada.


Early life

Koteas was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, to a father who worked as a mechanic for the Canadian National Railways and a milliner mother. [1] His parents are both of Greek descent. [2] Koteas is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York as well as Vanier College in Montreal. [3]


Koteas has played major roles in Some Kind of Wonderful (1987), [4] The Adjuster (1991), [5] Exotica (1994), [6] Crash (1996), [7] Fallen (1998), [8] and The Thin Red Line (1998), [9] among other films. Koteas is also known for playing the lead role of Thomas Daggett in the American film The Prophecy (1995) [10] and for portraying sports-crazed vigilante Casey Jones in two of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films. [3] [11] In 2010, he played major roles in Let Me In [12] and Defendor , a Canadian superhero film starring Woody Harrelson. [13]

On television, he appeared in Season Four of The Sopranos as Dominic Palladino and in the Season Two finale of House as a man who shoots Dr. Gregory House. [14] From 2014 to 2018, Koteas starred on the NBC Chicago Fire spin-off Chicago P.D. where he played Alvin "Al" Olinsky, a longtime undercover detective in the Intelligence Unit. [15] [16] [17]



1985 One Magic Christmas Eddie
1987 Some Kind of Wonderful Duncan
1987 Gardens of Stone Pete Deveber
1988 Tucker: The Man and His Dream Alex Tremulis
1988 Full Moon in Blue Water Jimmy
1989 Malarek Victor Malarek
1989 Blood Red Silvio
1989Friends, Lovers & LunaticsDavey
1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Casey Jones
1990 Backstreet Dreams Wizard
1990 Desperate Hours Wally Bosworth
1990 Look Who's Talking Too Stuart Jensen
1990 Almost an Angel Steve Garner
1991 The Adjuster Noah Render
1992 Chain of Desire Jesus
1993 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III Casey Jones / Whit
1993 Cyborg 2 Colton Ricks
1994 Exotica Eric / Club's DJ
1994 Camilla Vincent Lopez
1995 The Prophecy Thomas Dagget
1995Power of AttorneyPaul Dellacroce
1996 Crash Vaughan
1996 Hit Me Sonny Rose
1997 Gattaca Antonio Freeman
1998 Fallen Edgar Reese
1998 Apt Pupil Archie
1998 Living Out Loud The Kisser
1998 The Thin Red Line Capt. Staros
1998Divorce: A Contemporary WesternMatt
2000 Dancing at the Blue Iguana Sully
2000 Harrison's Flowers Yeager Pollack
2000 Lost Souls John Townsend
2001 Novocaine Harlan Sangster
2002 Collateral Damage Peter Brandt
2002 Ararat Ali / Jevdet Bay
2002 Simone Hank AlenoUncredited
2005 The Greatest Game Ever Played Arthur Ouimet
2005 The Big Empty The Specialist
2007 Skinwalkers Jonas Talbot
2007 Zodiac Sgt. Jack Mulanax
2007 Shooter Jack Payne
2007 The Girl in the Park Raymond
2008 Two Lovers Ronald Blatt
2008 Dark Streets The Lieutenant
2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Monsieur Gateau
2009 The Haunting in Connecticut Reverend Popescu
2009 I Come with the Rain Hasford
2009 Defendor Chuck Dooney
2009 The Fourth Kind Abel Campos
2010 The Killer Inside Me Joe Rothman
2010 3 Backyards John
2010 Shutter Island Andrew Laeddis
2010 My Own Love Song Dean
2010 Die Mark Murdock
2010 Let Me In The Policeman
2011 Winnie Mandela Major de Vries
2011 Dream House Boyce
2011 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas Sergei Katsov
2013 The Last Days on Mars Charles Brunel
2013 Now You See Me Lionel ShrikeUncredited
2013 Devil's Knot Jerry Driver
2013 Jake Squared Jake Klein
2017 My Days of Mercy Simon Moro


1985 Private Sessions Johnny O'ReillyTelevision film
1988 Crime Story Jerry TraversEpisode: "Roadrunner"
1988 Onassis: The Richest Man in the World Young Aristotle Onassis Television film
1995 Sugartime Butch BlasiTelevision film
2001 Shot in the Heart Gary Gilmore Television film
2002 The Sopranos Dominic PalladinoEpisode: "The Strong, Silent Type"
2004 Traffic Mike McKay3 episodes
2005–2006 American Dad! Jim (voice)2 episodes
2006 Conviction Mike RandolphEpisode: "Pilot"
2006 House Jack MoriartyEpisode: "No Reason"
2008 CSI: NY Joe / Douglas Anderson2 episodes
2009 Saving Grace William DrughEpisode: "The Live Ones"
2011 Combat Hospital Colonel Xavier Marks13 episodes
2012 Unforgettable Sam RhodesEpisode: "A Man in the Woods"
2013 The Killing James Skinner11 episodes
2013–2017 Chicago Fire Alvin "Al" Olinsky4 episodes
2014–2018 Chicago P.D. Alvin "Al" OlinskyMain cast; 106 episodes
2016–2018 Chicago Med Alvin "Al" Olinsky3 episodes
2017 Chicago Justice Alvin "Al" OlinskyEpisode: "Fake"
2021 Goliath Tom TrueSeason 4
Recurring cast [18] [19]

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