Elias Comfort McConnell (born 1985) is an American actor from Portland, Oregon. In 2003 he played a character of the same name in Gus Van Sant's film "Elephant". Three years later in 2006 he was cast in the role of Elie (segment "Le Marais") in the anthology film "Paris, Je t'aime" which had 22 different directors. In 2008 Elias played a small role as "Telephone Tree #8" in the Gus Van Sant directed biographical film "Milk". Followed closely by his 2009 role as "Young Hippy Boy" (Elias Comfort) in Jean-Claude Schlim's Luxembourgian-German drama film "House of Boys". Elias has an upcoming role in the Kevin Foong film "Casting Room" (2012) which is currently in post-production. Elias McConnell is now living in Brooklyn, New York.