<p>Patrick Elyas (born July 30, 1990) is a American actor. He began acting early in 2003 when he was chosen to play the role of Aden in the made-for-IMAX Disney film, The Young Black Stallion. Currently, he is working on a web miniseries called Beverly Dr with close friend Gregory Kim. Elyas was born in Los Angeles, California, where he also grew up. He attended Notre Dame Academy Elementary School, which was across the street from his home. He attended NDAE from Kindergarten to 8th grade.
After Patrick's uncle saw an advertisement on an Egyptian television station, searching for a 12-year-old Arabic boy, to play a part in an upcoming movie, Patrick auditioned for the part of Aden in The Young Black Stallion (2003). For his youthful charm and celebrity-like smile, the casting directors immediately chose to cast him, for the part and Patrick left school for almost 3 weeks to film in places around South Africa. Patrick had his voice re-taped by another child actor, because of its "Arabic-ness". Disney casted a white film actor Eric Grucza (Picture:http://www.youngartistawards.org/winners/AlexGould.jpg) for the voice-over part, for which he later won a Young Artist Award for Best</p>