Costas Carras was born in 1938, in Athens, Greece. He studied Political Sciences (in London) and acting at the Drama School of the National Theater of Greece. He graduated from the Drama School of Pelos Katselis in 1963 and the same year he made his stage debut in Agatha Christie' "The Mouse Trap". He then started a fruitful collaboration with Ellie Lambeti, appearing in, among others, Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park" (as Paul Parker) and Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" (as Stanley Kowalski). He then created personal stage groups and scored personal hits in Gogol's "The Diary of a Madman" and Noël Coward's "Blithe Spirit" (as Charles). He also appeared in several movies; he made his movie debut in 1961 and gave his best screen performance in Iphigenia (1977) as Menelaus. From 2000 to 2007 he had also been a member of the Greek Parliament.