Elias Koteas

1961 - Today

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Elias Koteas (; Greek: Ηλίας Κοτέας; born March 11, 1961) is a Canadian actor. He is known for playing Alvin "Al" Olinsky in the Chicago franchise, as well as appearing in lead and supporting roles in numerous films. He won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film Ararat (2002). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elias Koteas has received more than 5,006,891 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Elias Koteas is the 3,187th most popular actor (up from 3,245th in 2019), the 245th most popular biography from Canada (up from 251st in 2019) and the 72nd most popular Canadian Actor.

Memorability Metrics

  • 5.0M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 50.92

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.57

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.48

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Elias Koteas by language

Over the past year Elias Koteas has had the most page views in the with 612,193 views, followed by Spanish (63,339), and Italian (47,879). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Catalan (89.54%), Finnish (44.55%), and Egyptian Arabic (32.82%)


Among actors, Elias Koteas ranks 3,187 out of 13,578Before him are William Sanderson, Anémone, Kenneth Welsh, Stephen Collins, Ed Begley, and Henry Ian Cusick. After him are Ingeborga Dapkūnaitė, Anton Diffring, Alain Souchon, Akira Terao, Gorden Kaye, and Inger Stevens.

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Among people born in 1961, Elias Koteas ranks 162Before him are Uhuru Kenyatta, Harry Gregson-Williams, Vince Neil, Phil Campbell, Christopher Atkins, and David Heyman. After him are Michel Martelly, Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, Graham McTavish, Andrey Korotayev, Mikhail Shishkin, and Vladimir Potanin.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Elias Koteas ranks 245 out of 1,622Before him are Louise Penny (1958), David Shore (1959), Ann Rutherford (1917), Allan Dwan (1885), Phil Esposito (1942), and Kenneth Welsh (1942). After him are Daniel Lavoie (1949), Gordon R. Dickson (1923), Paul Bley (1932), Linda Thorson (1947), Michael Wincott (1958), and Roddy Piper (1954).

Among ACTORS In Canada

Among actors born in Canada, Elias Koteas ranks 72Before him are August Schellenberg (1936), Marie Dressler (1868), Colleen Dewhurst (1924), Michael Ontkean (1946), Ann Rutherford (1917), and Kenneth Welsh (1942). After him are Linda Thorson (1947), Michael Wincott (1958), Barry Pepper (1970), Alexandra Stewart (1939), Walter Pidgeon (1897), and Alan Thicke (1947).

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