Elias Koteas stars as undercover Det. Alvin Olinsky, in the drama Chicago P.D. Koteas broke out as an international sensation after his starring role in Crash, which was awarded a special prize at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival. Koteas has worked on several occasions with one of Canada’s most accomplished directors, Atom Egoyan. He starred in Egoyan’s The Adjuster and Exotica, for which Koteas garnered a Genie nomination for best-supporting actor. Koteas has portrayed notable roles in many films, including Hit Me, Gattaca, Fallen, Apt Pupil, Living Out Loud, and The Thin Red Line.
On television, Koteas was previously seen playing the pivotal role of Lt. James Skinner on the drama The Killing. Prior to that, he was a series regular on the series Combat Hospital. Koteas has starred in numerous theater productions, including Paula Vogel’s Hot ‘N’ Throbbing at the Signature Theatre, Kiss of the Spider Woman at the Yale Repertory Theater and True West on Broadway, directed by Matthew Warchus.
Koteas is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and a member of the prestigious Actors’ Studio.