- Date of Birth:
- March 11, 1987
- 5' 9"
- Los Angeles
Anton Yelchin (born Anton Viktorovich Yelchin on March 11, 1989) was a famous young Russian/American actor who starred in such films as the Star Trek reboot franchise, as well as Fright Night, and The Smurfs. He was the son of a successful pair of professional figure skaters in Russia, who brought him to America when he was 6 years old. His family moved to LA, where he very early on took acting lessons. His first role was at 10 years of age, in a guest sting on E.R. A promising star, Anton was suddenly and tragically killed early Sunday morning on June 19, 2016 after getting pinned by his own car in his garage.
Best Known For:
Anton Yelchin is best known for reinventing the role of Pavel Chekov in the rebooted franchise of Star Trek, starring alongside Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and Zoe Saldana.
Anton Yelchin was rumored to be dating both Mika Boorem (a fashion/runway model) and Imogen Poots (actress & model) for a time. It is not known if he was dating anyone seriously at the time of his tragic death.