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Also Known As: Anton Viktorovich Yelchin Died:
Born: March 11, 1989 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Russia Profession: actor

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

Ever since he decided to perform onscreen at four years old, Russian-born actor Anton Yelchin was on the fast track to stardom starting with his breakthrough role in "Hearts in Atlantis" (2001). Though he had his start on the big screen, Yelchin earned his stripes on television, landing several guest spots on long-running shows before being cast as a series regular on the short-lived comedic drama, "Huff" (Showtime, 2004-06). Despite the critical acclaim for the show and a few awards for co-star Blythe Danner, "Huff" was finished after only two seasons. Undeterred, Yelchin continued to rack up an impressive number of credits in several television and feature projects, though true celebrity still eluded him. But that all changed when Yelchin scored the role of Pavel Chekov in the blockbuster feature remake of "Star Trek" (2009), which practically guaranteed that the young actor instant stardom.

Ever since he decided to perform onscreen at four years old, Russian-born actor Anton Yelchin was on the fast track to stardom starting with his breakthrough role in "Hearts in Atlantis" (2001). Though he had his start on the big screen, Yelchin earned his stripes on television, landing several guest spots on long-running shows before being cast as a series regular on the short-lived comedic drama, "Huff" (Showtime, 2004-06). Despite the critical acclaim for the show and a few awards for co-star Blythe Danner, "Huff" was finished after only two seasons. Undeterred, Yelchin continued to rack up an impressive number of credits in several television and feature projects, though true celebrity still eluded him. But that all changed when Yelchin scored the role of Pavel Chekov in the blockbuster feature remake of "Star Trek" (2009), which practically guaranteed that the young actor instant stardom.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Green Room (2015)
2.
 Vincent & Roxxy (2015)
4.
5.
 Driftless Area (2015)
6.
 Rudderless (2014)
7.
 Burying the Ex (2014)
8.
 Cymbeline (2014)
10.
 Smurfs 2, The (2013)
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Milestones close milestones

1990:
At age six months, emigrated with parents from Russia to the U.S.
1998:
At suggestion of family friend, began taking acting lessons
2000:
Made TV debut with a guest role on "ER" (NBC)
2000:
Feature acting debut in "A Man Is Mostly Water"
2000:
TV-movie debut, a role in the ABC musical "Geppetto"
2001:
Played title role in the festival-screened "Delivering Milo"
2001:
Cast in bit part in "15 Minutes," starring Robert De Niro and Edward Burns
2001:
Cast as the son of a Russian diplomat in the thriller "Along Came a Spider"; first screen pairing with actress Mika Boorem
2001:
Re-teamed with Boorem for "Hearts in Atlantis"
2002:
Cast in the Sci Fi Channel miniseries "Taken," produced by Steven Spielberg
2004:
Cast as Hank Azaria's son on the Showtime series "Huff"
2005:
Starred in David Duchovny's directorial debut "House of D"
2007:
Co-starred in the Nick Cassavetes directed "Alpha Dog," a true crime tale co-starring Emile Hirsch and Justin Timberlake
2008:
Portrayed the title role of a wealthy teenager in "Charlie Bartlett" opposite Robert Downey Jr. and Hope Davis
2009:
Cast as Pavel Chekov, the Starship Enterprise's navigator in J. J. Abrams directed "Star Trek"
2009:
Played a teenage Kyle Reese in "Terminator Salvation"
2011:
Starred in the remake of "Fright Night"
2011:
Voiced the character Clumsy in feature adaptation of "The Smurfs"
2011:
Played Mel Gibson¿s son in "The Beaver," directed by Jodie Foster
2011:
Cast opposite Felicity Jones in the romantic drama "Like Crazy"
2013:
Featured in "Star Trek Into Darkness"
2013:
Voiced Clumsy again for "The Smurfs 2"
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Notes

Asked why he didn't become an ice skater like his parents, Anton Yelchin told People (October 15, 2001): "I didn't understand the point of skating around in a circle. I wasn't good at it either."

Family close complete family listing

father:
Victor Yelchin. Skating coach, former figure skater. Russian; born c. 1948; emigrated to USA in 1990.
father:
Victor Yelchin. Had seven; survived him.
mother:
Irinia Yelchin. Figure skating choreographer, former figure skater. Russian; born c. 1950; emigrated to USA in 1990.
mother:
Irinia Yelchin. Riverboat actor. Died when Talbot was an infant.
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