TV commercial for DirecTV (10/2006) as Commander Pavel Chekov from Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991); appears on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise with William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk, Leonard Nimoy as Captain Spock, DeForest Kelley as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy, James Doohan as Captain Montgomery "...
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Did You Know?
I didn't watch Star Trek
(1966) the first year it was on, before I was on the show. I took one look at the Styrofoam rocks and said: "There's no way I'm going to watch this!".
His Star Trek character's full name was Pavel Andreievich Chekov, which leads to some interesting coincidences regarding the character's namesake and both actors who have played him. Pavel Chekov was the name of playwright Anton Chekov's father, and the Star Trek character was later played by Anton Yelchin
. His middle name, Andreievich, means "Son of Andrew." Andrew was the name of Walter's son.
Unique Chekov accent in which he pronounces V as W, e.g. "nuclear vessels" becomes "nuclear wessels"