Having trained and worked as a barrister Costas has a brilliant mind. Combined with his acting skills gained from roles in famous Aussie films has made him the consummate Emcee. He is able to retain amazing amounts of information and mould it into communications with any audience to command their respect, entertain and inform. He also delivers keynote speeches with the degree of research and passion you would expect from a true court room performer. Costas film roles include The Castle, The Wog Boy, Head On, The Wannabes, and Kings Of Mykonos, Wog Boy 2. Costas has also been prolific on Television with roles in Neighbours, Blue Heelers, Sea Change, Pizza, Kick, Race Relations and City Homicide.
Born and bred in then working class Port Melbourne, Costas Kilias was educated at Melbourne University and has worked as a barrister since 1989, specializing in crime.
When he is not performing in the court room, Costas has been seen in a number of guises across the entertainment industry.
On film he has built an impressive roster of roles in The Castle, The Wog Boy, Head On, The Wannabes, Two Fists One Heart and most recently Kings Of Mykonos, Wog Boy 2.
Costas has also been prolific on Television with roles in Neighbours, Blue Heelers, The Adventures of Lano and Woodley 11, Sea Change, Pizza, Kick, Race Relations and City Homicide.
No stranger to speaking, Costas has MC’d and been guest speaker at various corporate and sporting functions and was the host for “Onside Soccer" functions at Crown Casino.
On radio Costas was the host of The Big Conspiracy on 3AB, a weekly guest on 3AK and a weekend presenter on 3AK. Currently Costas can be heard on SBS radio on the weekly soccer program The World Game.
Being a barrister gives Costas a great background for adapting to any brief.
Costas has the ability to host, facilitate and guest speak at a wide range of functions.
From sporting events, to awards nights, debates, hypotheticals - he can handle them all.
2011 Great Western, Grogan, Great Western Films
2010 Big Mamma’s Boy, Mr Cotoletta, Bruno/Lotito , director Frank Lotito
2009 Kings Of Mykonos, Tony Ugoslav, KOM Productions, director Peter Andrikidis
2008 Two Fists One Heart – role, Costa Akidis, Palm Beach Pictures, Director Shawn Seet
2005 Wil – role, Colin, Quixotic Films, director Jeremy Weinstein
2002 The Wannabe’s – role, Adrian, director Nick Giannopoulos
2002 Fat Pizza – role, Russian Mob Boss, director Paul Fenech
2002 Roy Holdstotter Live – role, Lionel, director Matthew Saville
1999 The Wog Boy – role, Tony the Ugoslav, director Alexsi Vellis
1997 Head On – role, The Taxi Driver, director Ana Kokinos
1996 The Castle – role, Farouck, director Rob Sitch
2010 City Homicide, Kostas Emmanouel, Network Seven, director
2009 Race Relations, Rabbi for ABC TV
2006 KICK – role of George, Storm Productions for SBS
2004 Regular Melbourne Guest Presenter for the Today Show, Channel 9
2001 Pizza – role Wrestler Husband, director Paul Fenech
1998 The Adventures of Lano & Woodley 11 – role, Postman Rob
1998 Sea Change - role, Dave Jennings
1998 Neighbours - role, Police Sgt. Walker, director Nic Buffalo
1998 Blue Heelers – role, Osman Denir, director Richard Jasek
2002 Commonwealth Bank “Equity Mate"- TheThreeSixZero Partnership
1997 Red Rooster – Saatchi & Saatchi
2010 Weekly analyst on The World Game SBS Radio
2002 Weekend Presenter on 3AK, Saturday 12pm-6pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm
2001 Weekly guest on 3AK Drive with Nick Pappas
1998 Host of ‘The Big Conspiracy’ at 3AB