Anton Yelchin, 27, was an actor who was beloved by many — and had quite the career. His June 19 death was absolutely shocking. Here’s everything you ned to know about the late star.
Anton Yelchin passed away in the early hours of June 19 after a terrifying accident outside his home in San Fernando Valley; his friends found him pinned between his car and a brick mailbox. So, who was Anton?
1. Anton Was From Russia.
Born in Saint Petersburg on March 11, 1989, Anton was part of a somewhat famous upbringing. His parents were actually celebrity figure skaters, Irina and Viktor Yelchin, who starred in the Leningrad Ice Ballet.
2. He was working on multiple films at the time of his death.
The actor had finished filming the following: Thoroughbred, Porto, Star Trek Beyond, Rememory and We Don’t Belong Here; he also was set to be a voice on the TV series, Trollhunters.
3. He started acting at age 9.
His first film was an independent movie, A Man is Mostly Water. His big breakout movie role was in Hearts of Antlatis in 2001 which he won an award for at the Young Artist Awards. In 2007, he starred in the thriller Alpha Dog which he was praised for. He also starred in Charlie Bartlett, the remake of Fight Night, the rom-com Like Crazy and most famously, the role of Pavel Chekov.
4. He’s musically talented as well.
He was once in a punk band called The Hammerheads, and stated that he liked playing the guitar and loved acoustic music. During an interview with ScreenRant, he explained that the used his experience when making his film, Green Room.
5. He attended film school.
He actually went to the Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies in Tarzan, California. Afterward, he studied film at USC in 2007.