Anton Yelchin filmography and biography
Date of birth: 11 March 1989, Leningrad, USSR [now St. Petersburg, Russia]
Anton Yelchin biography
Anton Yelchin is an American actor best known for starring as Bobby
Garfield opposite Anthony Hopkins in
Hearts in Atlantis, and as Tommy opposite
Robin Williams (I) in the House of D.
He was born Anton Viktorovich Yelchin on March 11, 1989, in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, Soviet Union. His father, Viktor Yelchin, and his mother, Irina, were a successful pair of professional figure-skaters in Leningrad, and his grandfather was also a professional sportsman, a soccer player. Yelchin was only a 6-month-old baby when he emigrated to the United States, where his parents eventually developed coaching careers.
Young Anton Yelchin demonstrated his strong personality from the early age of 4, he 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. Since his school years, he attended acting class in Los Angeles, and eventually he was noticed by casting agents. In 2000, at the age of 10, Yelchin made his debut on television, appearing as Robbie Edelstein in _ER: Be Still My Heart (2000 TV episode)_.
At the age of 11, Yelchin shot to fame as Bobby Garfield co-starring opposite Anthony Hopkins in Hearts in Atlantis, and earning himself the 2002 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film as Leading Young Actor. Over the course of his short acting career, he already played roles in more than twenty feature films and television productions. He is billed as Pavel Chekov in the latest installment of the 'Star Trek' franchise, Star Trek.
Outside of his acting profession, Anton Yelchin loves reading, he is also fond of playing chess. He writes music and performs with a band where he also plays piano and guitar. He is living in Los Angeles, California.
Anton Yelchin trivia
- Immigrated to the United States from Russia with his figure-skater parents when he was 6 months old.
- Dad, Victor, mom, Irina.
- Is an only child.
- Loves playing chess and reading.
- Plays the piano and the 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 (2008).
- Was ranked #12 on Moviefone's 'The 25 Hottest Actors Under 25'(2008).
- One of People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People 2009.
- He graduated high school at Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies in Reseda, California.
- He and Walter Koenig (I), who preceded him as Pavel Chekov, are both of Russian and Jewish ancestry.
- Has played younger versions of two classic science fiction film characters. Played Pavel Chekov in "Star Trek"(2009) and Kyle Reese in "Terminator: Salvation" (2009).
Anton Yelchin quotes
- 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.
Anton Yelchin filmography
|The Winter Queen||2012|
|Untitled Star Trek Sequel||2012|
|Keep Coming Back||2011|
|Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac||2010|
|You and I||2010|
|New York, I Love You||2009|
|Star Trek: Gag Reel||2009|
|Charlie Bartlett: Restroom Confessional||2008|
|Middle of Nowhere||2008|
|Up Close with Carrie Keagan||2007|
|Building the 'House of D'||2005|
|The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson||2005|
|House of D||2004|
|'Huff': Around the Edges||2004|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live!||2003|
|Without a Trace||2002|
|Hearts in Atlantis||2001|
|Along Came a Spider||2001|
|Law & Order: Criminal Intent||2001|
|A Man Is Mostly Water||2000|
|A Time for Dancing||2000|
|Curb Your Enthusiasm||2000|