Anton Yelchin

Anton Yelchin

Movie Actor

Anton Viktorovich Yelchin was an American actor. Born in the Soviet Union to a Russian Jewish family, he immigrated to the United States with his parents at the age of 6 months.

Full Name
Mar 11, 1989
Jun 19, 2016
5′ 9″
Net Worth


Anton Viktorovich Yelchin was born on March 11, 1989 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. His parents were figure skaters who had emigrated to the United States when Anton was a baby. He began acting at the age of 9 and appeared in numerous television shows, movies, and video games.

Yelchin's breakout role came in 2006 when he starred as Bobby Garfield in the film adaptation of Stephen King's novel Hearts in Atlantis. After his success with that film, he starred in several other films such as Alpha Dog (2007), Charlie Bartlett (2007), Star Trek (2009), Terminator Salvation (2009), Fright Night (2011) and Like Crazy (2011).

He won several awards for his performances, including a Best Male Lead award from the Independent Spirit Awards for his performance in Like Crazy. In 2016, he posthumously received a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Chekov in Star Trek Beyond.

Yelchin tragically passed away on June 19th, 2016 due to injuries sustained from an accident involving his car rolling backwards down his driveway. He was only 27 years old at the time of his passing and left behind an impressive body of work and many grieving fans around the world.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1989</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Anton Yelchin is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On March 11, 1989, Anton Yelchin was born in Leningrad, Soviet Union (now St. Petersburg, Russia).</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2000</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Moves to the United States</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Yelchin and his family moved to Los Angeles, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2002</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut Film Performance</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Yelchin's debut film performance was in A Man Is Mostly Water.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2006</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Stars in Alpha Dog</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Yelchin stars as Zack Mazursky in Alpha Dog, a critically acclaimed crime drama.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Star Trek Reboot</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Yelchin plays the role of Pavel Chekov in the Star Trek reboot directed by J.J. Abrams.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Portrays Kyle Reese in Terminator Genisys</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Yelchin portrays Kyle Reese in the fifth installment of the Terminator franchise.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Tragic Death at Age 27</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Yelchin tragically passed away on June 19th, 2016 due to a freak automobile accident.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He was a Versatile Actor</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Anton Yelchin was a versatile actor who could play both comedic and dramatic roles. He could make us laugh and cry with his performances, and he proved that talent is no barrier to being successful in the entertainment industry.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He Had Natural Charisma</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Anton had a natural charisma that made him stand out from other actors. He had an infectious charm that made everyone around him smile and laugh. His presence lit up the screen, and he was an incredibly talented actor.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He Was Passionate About Movies</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Anton was passionate about movies and the art of filmmaking. He was always looking for ways to grow as an actor and learn more about the craft. He was a true lover of cinema, and his work will be remembered for generations to come.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Was a Chess Prodigy</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Anton Yelchin was a chess prodigy who won the Under-10 State Championship in California when he was just 9 years old.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Appeared on Law & Order: SVU</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">At the age of 13, Anton Yelchin appeared as an extra on an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, making it his first ever acting role.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Wrote and Directed a Short Film</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2008, Anton Yelchin wrote and directed a short film entitled "Off The Rails" which won several awards at various film festivals.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Voiced a Character in an Animated Movie</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2009, Anton Yelchin voiced the character Clumsy Smurf in the popular animated movie "The Smurfs".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Was a Punk Rocker</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In his teens, Anton Yelchin was part of a punk rock band called "The Hammerheads" which he formed with some of his friends.</p></div>


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