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.
Koteas was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, to a father who worked as a mechanic for the Canadian National Railways and a milliner mother.His parents are both of Greek descent. Koteas is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York as well as Vanier College in Montreal.
Koteas has played major roles in Some Kind of Wonderful (1987),The Adjuster (1991), Exotica (1994), Crash (1996), Fallen (1998), and The Thin Red Line (1998), among other films. Koteas is also known for playing the lead role of Thomas Daggett in the American film The Prophecy (1995) and for portraying sports-crazed vigilante Casey Jones in two of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films. In 2010, he played major roles in Let Me In and Defendor , a Canadian superhero film starring Woody Harrelson.
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.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.
|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||Friends, Lovers & Lunatics||Davey|
|1990||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Casey Jones|
|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|
|1995||The Prophecy||Thomas Dagget|
|1995||Power of Attorney||Paul Dellacroce|
|1996||Hit Me||Sonny Rose|
|1998||Living Out Loud||The Kisser|
|1998||The Thin Red Line||Capt. Staros|
|1998||Divorce: A Contemporary Western||Matt|
|2000||Dancing at the Blue Iguana||Sully|
|2000||Harrison's Flowers||Yeager Pollack|
|2000||Lost Souls||John Townsend|
|2002||Collateral Damage||Peter Brandt|
|2002||Ararat||Ali / Jevdet Bay|
|2005||The Greatest Game Ever Played||Arthur Ouimet|
|2005||The Big Empty||The Specialist|
|2007||Zodiac||Sgt. Jack Mulanax|
|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||The Fourth Kind||Abel Campos|
|2010||The Killer Inside Me||Joe Rothman|
|2010||Shutter Island||Andrew Laeddis|
|2010||My Own Love Song||Dean|
|2010||Let Me In||The Policeman|
|2011||Winnie Mandela||Major de Vries|
|2011||A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas||Sergei Katsov|
|2013||The Last Days on Mars||Charles Brunel|
|2013||Now You See Me||Lionel Shrike||Uncredited|
|2013||Devil's Knot||Jerry Driver|
|2013||Jake Squared||Jake Klein|
|2017||My Days of Mercy||Simon Moro|
|1985||Private Sessions||Johnny O'Reilly||Television film|
|1988||Crime Story||Jerry Travers||Episode: "Roadrunner"|
|1988||Onassis: The Richest Man in the World||Young Aristotle Onassis||Television film|
|1995||Sugartime||Butch Blasi||Television film|
|2001||Shot in the Heart||Gary Gilmore||Television film|
|2002||The Sopranos||Dominic Palladino||Episode: "The Strong, Silent Type"|
|2004||Traffic||Mike McKay||3 episodes|
|2005–2006||American Dad!||Jim (voice)||2 episodes|
|2006||Conviction||Mike Randolph||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2006||House||Jack Moriarty||Episode: "No Reason"|
|2008||CSI: NY||Joe / Douglas Anderson||2 episodes|
|2009||Saving Grace||William Drugh||Episode: "The Live Ones"|
|2011||Combat Hospital||Colonel Xavier Marks||13 episodes|
|2012||Unforgettable||Sam Rhodes||Episode: "A Man in the Woods"|
|2013||The Killing||James Skinner||11 episodes|
|2013–2017||Chicago Fire||Alvin "Al" Olinsky||4 episodes|
|2014–2018||Chicago P.D.||Alvin "Al" Olinsky||Main cast; 106 episodes|
|2016–2018||Chicago Med||Alvin "Al" Olinsky||3 episodes|
|2017||Chicago Justice||Alvin "Al" Olinsky||Episode: "Fake"|
|2021||Goliath||Tom True||Season 4|
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