Separated at Birth: Christopher Meloni and Elias Koteas

Another in my continuing series.

Seperated at Birth: Christopher Meloni and Elias Koteas

I may not be the first to think of this one, but I’ve got better data!

Plus, I seriously thought Meloni was in the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie until I learned otherwise last week. The two look so similar AND sound similar; it’s eerie!

See the tale of the tape below and feel free to add your comments or point me to better instances.

  Elias Koteas Christopher Meloni
  Elias Koteas Chris Meloni
DOB 03/11/61 04/02/61
Height 5′ 10 ½” 6′ 0 ½”
Hair Balding Thinning
Eyes Brown Blue

74 thoughts on “Separated at Birth: Christopher Meloni and Elias Koteas

  1. Brian Hernandez says:

    I just saw that’s TMNT 1 again yesterday and thought the same thing until I saw the credits. Insane how similar they look and sound.

  2. Jena Brunson says:

    Meloni is way sexier, but Koteas has a million $ smile, & looks like he would be a lot of fun. Both great actors, & i still get them confused if i come into the middle of a movie & didn’t see beginning credits. Seems like their voices are different…need to listen to more audio. Wonder if they are friends? So close in age!

  3. Mary Edmonson says:

    I’ve been watching “Combat Hospital” and not only is the resemblance uncanny, but the voices are the same! I’ve had to double take!

  4. Roma M Buchanan says:

    Elias is very cool, easy going and I love this guy. He’s sexy and plays his part in Chicago PD extremely well. He isn’t cocky or rude, just a great guy and actor.

  5. jenw says:

    Right before I saw this I had looked up casey jones from teenage mutant ninja turtles because I thought meloni had played him!!!! Freaky!

  6. Brenda says:

    The resemblance between Koteas and Meloni has naggled my husband and I to the point I had to try to look up a connection between the two. The one thing I felt so sure would pin them as brothers is their voice tone and inflection. So uncanny that they are less than a month apart in age as well.
    Even more surprising are the number of people who are questioning the resemblance and voices of these two fine actors.

  7. ron harrison says:

    Yes, I used to think the same thing. I saw Koteas in a movie years ago with Christopher Walken ((Satan). When I finally saw Meloni, I would have lost the house on that bet. My best friend and his wife were mistaken, also.

  8. Lora L Cotton says:

    I first saw Koteas in a movie a few yrs ago that I kept questioning myself whether it was Meloni or not! Then having a rerun of Chicago PD on while checking my phone, I HEARD – what I THOUGHT was Meloni speaking, ONLY TO SEE it was Koteas! This REALLY FREAKED ME OUT, because I have a thing for voices and usually EASILY differentiate actors/actresses by their voices! Sure CAN’T do that with these two!!!

  9. Cathy says:

    I totally thought they were the same person…thought they made him look a little more scruffy…so he wouldn’t look exactly like Elliott, lol.

  10. Karen Smith Peters says:

    I’m a big fan of the movie “Fallen”. I only recently learned that the actor who plays the condemned killer in the beginning of the film was NOT Christopher Meloni. UNCANNY resemblance!

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