(written from a Production point of view)
Elias studied acting at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts in Palm Beach, Florida, and at the L.A. Acting Workshop in Los Angeles, California. During his time in Florida, he performed in several plays at the Township Center of Performing Arts, including Grease, Bye Bye Birdie, and South Pacific. He also acted in productions of Little Shop of Horrors and Guys and Dolls at the Coral Springs City Center.
After moving to Los Angeles, Elias made his television debut as a co-star in a 2006 episode of the short-lived ABC series In Justice. Shortly thereafter, he landed a central role in a pilot for a proposed television series for ABC entitled A House Divided. Bill Smitrovich had a role in the pilot, as well. ABC did not pick up the series, however, and the pilot was never aired.
Elias was next seen in an episode of the FOX Network drama series Vanished, along with Robert Pine, the father of Elias' Star Trek co-star Chris Pine. Elias' most notable television role to date is that of the ghost of a dead corporal in the CBS drama series Ghost Whisperer. He has since held co-starring roles on such shows as Private Practice, Moonlight, and Numb3rs.
Star Trek was Elias' first feature film. He has since filmed a lead role in an independent film called Spoken Word, also due for release in 2009.