Anton Yelchin
Date of Birth
Mar 11, 1989
Birth Place:
St. Petersburg, Soviet Union

Biography

A Russian immigrant who came to the United States with his figure-skater parents when he was merely six months old, Anton Yelchin found success in his new land since making his acting debut at the age of nine in A Man Is Mostly Water (1999). Acquiring an impressive résumé by the ripe old age of ten, Yelchin appeared in no less than three major motion pictures in 2001 alone, including 15 Minutes, Along Came a Spider, and Hearts in Atlantis opposite Anthony Hopkins. He transitioned to older roles, taking the lead in Alpha Dog (2006) and playing the title character in Charlie Bartlett (2007). In 2009, Yelchin assumed two famous roles: Pavel Chekov in Star Trek (a role he'd reprise in two sequels) and Kyle Reese in Terminator Salvation. He voiced Clumsy Smurf in the 2011 big-screen version of the film and several subsequent sequels and shorts. Yelchin died in 2016, at the age of 27, after a freak car accident. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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