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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 11 March 1989Leningrad, Russian SFSR, USSR [now St. Petersburg, Russia]
Birth NameAnton Viktorovich Yelchin
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Anton Yelchin is an American actor, known for playing Bobby in Hearts in Atlantis (2001), Chekov in the Star Trek (2009) reboot, Charlie Brewster in the Fright Night (2011) remake, and Jacob in Like Crazy (2011).

He was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, USSR, to a Jewish family. His parents, Irina Korina and Viktor Yelchin, were a successful pair of professional figure skaters in Leningrad, and his grandfather was also a professional sportsman, a soccer player. Anton was a six-month-old baby when he emigrated to the United States, where his parents eventually developed coaching careers. He demonstrated his strong personality from the early age of four, and declined his parent's tutelage in figure skating, because he was fond of acting, and he knew exactly what he wanted to do in his life.

Yelchin attended acting classes in Los Angeles, and eventually was noticed by casting agents. In 2000, at the age of 10, he made his debut on television, appearing as Robbie Edelstein in the medical drama ER (1994). At the age of 11, he shot to fame as Bobby Garfield, co-starring opposite Anthony Hopkins in Hearts in Atlantis (2001), and earning himself the 2002 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film as Leading Young Actor. Over the course of his acting career, Yelchin has already played roles in more than twenty feature films and television productions, including Pavel Chekov in the hugely successful franchise reboot Star Trek (2009), and its sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness (2013).

Outside of his acting profession, Anton loves reading, and is also fond of playing chess. He writes music and performs with a band, where he also plays piano and guitar. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Steve Shelokhonov

Trade Mark (2)

Distinctive hoarse voice
Sparkling green eyes

Trivia (17)

Immigrated to the United States from Russia with his figure-skater parents when he was 6 months old.
Parents are Viktor and Irina Yelchin.
Is an only child.
Is a huge fan of acoustic blues music.
Loves playing chess, reading, plays piano and plays guitar.
Both his parents are still involved in figure skating. His father Viktor is a coach in California and his mother Irina is a figure skating choreographer.
His parents were both well-known figure skaters in the Soviet Union, considered national celebrities as stars of the Leningrad Ice Ballet for 15 years. The two qualified for the 1972 Winter Olympics, but because they were Jewish, were not permitted to attend by the Soviet authorities.
Nephew of Jay Brazeau.
Hope Davis has played his on-screen mother in two movies: Hearts in Atlantis (2001) and Charlie Bartlett (2007).
Was ranked #12 on Moviefone's "The 25 Hottest Actors Under 25" (2008).
One of People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People in the World (2009).
Attended and graduated from high school at Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies in Reseda, California.
He and Walter Koenig, who preceded him as Pavel Chekov, are both of Russian Jewish ancestry.
Has played younger versions of two classic science fiction film characters. He played Pavel Chekov in Star Trek (2009) and Kyle Reese in Terminator Salvation (2009).
Anton Yelchin's uncle is Eugene Yelchin, an illustrator, character designer and storyboard artist for movies and television, who is also a novelist and children's books author.
He and Mika Boorem were on-screen sweethearts in two completely unrelated movies in the same year - Dimitri and Megan in Along Came a Spider (2001) and Bobby and Carol in Hearts in Atlantis (2001).
Currently lives in Burbank, California.

Personal Quotes (3)

Russia is very complicated. It is one of the most complicated histories. I could go on about this forever. It produces Dostoyevsky and Rachmaninoff and then it produces Stalins and Lenins. It is such a strange combination. I don't know why that rant about Russia was necessary.
I have an aversion to remakes, which is ironic because I'm in two of them right now. When I went back and watched T3 recently, I thought we need to make a better movie. I can't say I'm a fan.
I was a horrible athlete. My parents are athletes; they tried me to get me to do that, but I just couldn't. I sucked. First I wanted to be a scientist, and I set our bathroom on fire. Then I wanted to be a basketball player and I'm a not-very-tall white, Russian Jewish kid. So that didn't work out either.

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