11 march, 1989
Anton Yelchin is an American actor best known for starring as Pavel Chekov in the re-imagining of Star Trek (2009), Kyle Reese in Terminator Salvation (2009), Charlie Brewster in the remake of Fright Night (2011), Bobby Garfield opposite Anthony Hopkins in Hearts in Atlantis (2001), and as Tommy opposite Robin Williams in House of D (2004). He was born Anton Viktorovich Yelchin on March 11, 1989 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, Soviet Union. His father, Viktor, 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. He demonstrated his strong personality from the early age of four, 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, Yelchin attended acting class in Los Angeles, and eventually he 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 short acting career, Yelchin has already played roles in more than twenty feature films and television productions. He was cast as Pavel Chekov in the hugely successful franchise reboot Star Trek (2009).
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.