Elias was born in Houston, Texas but grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is an avid soccer player. He lived in Spain at the age of 15 and speaks fluent Spanish. In 2006, he presented Kays Al-Atrakchi the award for Best Music at the 2006 Milan International Film Festival. In 2008, he was featured on "HDnet" regarding his experience at Sundance Film Festival. He currently attends the Beverly Hills Playhouse.