Anton Yelchin

Anton Yelchin

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1989-03-11 · Deathday: 2016-06-19 (27 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Leningrad, USSR (St. Petersburg, Russia)

52 Movies · 9 TV shows

Also Known As: Anton Viktorovich Yelchin · Антон Ельчин · Anton Elchin · Анто́н Ви́кторович Ельчи́н · Анто́н Ельчи́н · Αντόν Βίκτωροβιτς Γιέλτσιν · Αντόν Γιέλτσιν · 안톤 옐친

Biography

Anton Viktorovich Yelchin (Russian: Антон Викторович Ельчин, IPA: [ɐnˈton ˈvʲiktərəvʲɪtɕ ˈjelʲtɕɪn]; March 11, 1989 – June 19, 2016) was an American actor. He played Pavel Chekov in three Star Trek films: Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), and the posthumously released Star Trek Beyond (2016) and voiced Clumsy Smurf in the Smurfs films. Yelchin was born in Leningrad to a Russian Jewish family, who moved to the United States when he was a baby. In the late 1990s, Yelchin began appearing in television and film roles. His role in Steven Spielberg's miniseries Taken helped further his career. Yelchin also starred in Huff, the films Fright Night, Hearts in Atlantis, Alpha Dog, Like Crazy, Green Room, and the posthumously released Trollhunters.

Personal Life

Yelchin enjoyed playing guitar, which he said gave him fulfillment, and was a fan of acoustic blues music. He once played for a punk band called the Hammerheads. He was also interested in photography. In January 2018, an exhibit of Yelchin's photography entitled Anton Yelchin: Provocative Beauty was displayed at New York City's De Buck Gallery.Yelchin's photography has since been critically acclaimed by various magazines around the world as exhibits continue.

Early Life

Yelchin was born on March 11, 1989, in Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Saint Petersburg, Russia). His parents, Irina Korina and Viktor Yelchin, were pair figure skaters who were stars of the Leningrad Ice Ballet for 15 years. His family is Jewish and were subjected to religious and political oppression in the Soviet Union. Yelchin said that his grandparents "suffered in ways [he] can't even begin to understand under Stalin". Nationally, Yelchin's parents were the third-ranked pair team; they thus qualified for the 1972 Winter Olympics, but were not permitted to participate by the Soviet authorities. Yelchin said the reason was unclear: "I don't exactly know what that was – because they were Jewish or because the KGB didn't want them to travel."Yelchin's family left for the United States in September 1989, when Anton was six months old, and were thereafter granted refugee status from the Department of State. His mother worked as a figure skating choreographer and his father as a figure skating coach, having been Sasha Cohen's first trainer. Yelchin's uncle is the children's author and painter Eugene Yelchin. In an article published in the Los Angeles Times in December 1989, Yelchin's mother stated, "A woman came up, saw Anton, and said, 'He's beautiful. He will be actor.'" Yelchin stated that he "wasn't very good" at figure skating, his parents' profession.Yelchin was born with cystic fibrosis. However, details of his medical condition were only revealed in 2017 after his death by a foundation established in his name, the Anton Yelchin Foundation.Yelchin attended the Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies in Tarzana, California, and enrolled at the University of Southern California in the fall of 2007 to study film.

Movies & TV shows

2019.

1 Movie
Love, Antosha

Love, Antosha

2019
From a prolific career in film and television, Anton Yelchin left an indelible legacy as an actor. Through his journals and other writings, his photography, the original music he wrote, and interviews...

2018.

1 Movie
Thoroughbreds

Thoroughbreds

4.5
2018
The two teenage girls are together again. One of their problems might be solved by a murder, but not the other.

2017.

4 Movies
Dark

Dark

2017
Paul wasn't allowed to make a version of "Dying of the Light" that he wanted. He could modify the studio cut with his artistic license. The film "Dark" focuses on Evan Lake's last mission as he begins...
Porto

Porto

2017
Jake and Mati are two people who have never been to Porto before. A mystery remains about the moments they shared, and in searching through memories, they relive the depths of a night.
We Don't Belong Here

We Don't Belong Here

6
2017
The disappearance of the matriarch's son pushed her over the edge.
Rememory

Rememory

4
2017
The invention that could record and play a person's memory was discovered by the widow of a wise professor.

2016.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia

Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia

6.75
2016
An average teen assumes an unlikely destiny and sets out to save two worlds.
Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond

5.98
2016
In the farthest reaches of unexplored space, the crew of the Enterprise encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them in danger, and everything the Federation stands for to be tested.
Rise

Rise

2016
In the near future, sentientrobots are targeted for elimination after they develop emotional symmetry to humans and a revolutionary war for their survival begins.
Green Room

Green Room

6.29
2016
A punk rock band is trapped in a venue after finding a scene of violence. The band was attacked by a group of skinheads who wanted to destroy evidence.

2015.

6 Movies
Unity

Unity

2015
The advent of science, literature, technology, philosophy, religion, and so on has not mitigated humankind from killing one another, the animals, and nature. We can't seem to get along in this film.
Broken Horses

Broken Horses

2015
The bonds of friendship, the laws of loyalty, and the futility of violence in the shadows of the US Mexico border gang wars are some of the things that come to mind.
Court of Conscience

Court of Conscience

2015
During life, your conscience may draw on divine knowledge or precepts that help direct you toward right action and warn against wrong action. But in death, your conscience will be that of a record, th...
Kiss Kiss Fingerbang

Kiss Kiss Fingerbang

2015
A nice guy learns his dark side when his girlfriend reveals her weakness.
The Driftless Area

The Driftless Area

2015
Pierre Hunter returned to his hometown after his parents died. Pierre is pulled into a cat-and-mouse game that involves a duffel bag full of cash, a criminal and a mystery that will determine their fa...
Experimenter

Experimenter

2
2015
Yale University was founded in 1961. A psychology experiment in which people think they are delivering electric shocks to a stranger strapped into a chair in another room is still relevant today. The ...

2014.

7 Movies
Cymbeline

Cymbeline

2014
As a drug lord tries to protect his empire, war erupts between cops and bikers.
5 to 7

5 to 7

7.8
2014
A young writer is having an affair with an older woman from France who is married to a diplomat. to 7 p.m.
Dying of the Light

Dying of the Light

6
2014
Evan Lake, a veteran CIA agent, has been ordered to retire. When Lake learns that his nemesis, the terrorist Banir, has reappeared, Lake goes rogue, embarking on a perilous, intercontinental mission t...
Automobile Waltz

Automobile Waltz

2014
Two protagonists riding around a set in vintage cars, arriving at different locations reminiscent of those in old Hollywood movies.
The Apprentice

The Apprentice

2014
Wayne is working as a mortuary assistant. When his supervisor leaves him alone and in charge for the night, Wayne decides to make the most of it. Yelchin's short film was cut from the movie because it...
Rudderless

Rudderless

2014
A grieving father in a downward spiral stumbles across a box of his son's demo tapes and lyrics. He formed a band because he was shocked by the discovery of this talent.
Burying the Ex

Burying the Ex

2014
It seemed like a good idea when nice guy Max and his girlfriend moved in together. Max knows it's time to call it quits when Evelyn turns out to be a nightmare. He doesn't want to break up with her. M...

2013.

6 Movies
Star Trek Into Darkness

Star Trek Into Darkness

5.99
2013
When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization that has destroyed the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our ...
The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol

The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol

2013
The Smurfs of Christmas Past, Present, and Future teach Grouchy Smurf to appreciate Christmas when he behaves badly.
Odd Thomas

Odd Thomas

6
2013
A cook with clairvoyant abilities encounters a man with a link to dark, threatening forces in a California desert town.
The Smurfs 2

The Smurfs 2

6.04
2013
The evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers tha...
The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow

The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow

4
2013
When Brainy Smurf is favored to win the annual Smurfberry Hunt for the ninth year in a row, Gutsy Smurf sets out to discover how Brainy wins every year. Gutsy’s investigation takes him into spooky Smu...
Only Lovers Left Alive

Only Lovers Left Alive

6.5
2013
A depressed musician and his lover are outside. Their romance has lasted for hundreds of years, but it is tested by the arrival of her younger sister.

2012.

2 Movies
So You Want To Be A Pirate!

So You Want To Be A Pirate!

2012
With the help of his trusted dodo Polly, the Pirate Captain presents fun-loving and hilarious tips and advice on pirating. Learn how to remember where you buried your treasure, get an inside look at p...
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!

5.33
2012
The pirate captain is afraid of the high seas. With a rag-tag crew at his side, and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his bitter rivals Bla...

2011.

5 Movies
You and I

You and I

2011
Janie Sawyer has to live in Moscow because of her father's job. Janie is trying to escape her lonely life in Moscow through her love of music and the internet. Two people meet on a fan site. Lana, who...
Fright Night

Fright Night

6
2011
A teenager thinks his neighbour is a vampire. Unable to convince anyone, he tries to get the help of a vampire hunter and magician in this remake of the 1985 comedy-horror classic.
The Smurfs

The Smurfs

6.09
2011
Gargamel chases the Smurfs out of their village in the middle of Central Park. The Smurfs are stuck in New York and need to get back to their village before Gargamel finds them.
The Beaver

The Beaver

2011
Walter Black, the CEO of the toy company, is suffering from a severe case of depression and uses a hand puppet to help him open up to his family. Porter wants his parents to get a divorce because of h...
Like Crazy

Like Crazy

9.5
2011
A British college student falls in love with an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. She overstayed her visa.

2010.

1 Movie
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

2010
A high school junior wakes with no recollection of the last four years, after diving to save a camera from a fall down a flight of stairs. Naomi needs to figure out who she wants to be in the story of...

2009.

2 Movies
Terminator Salvation

Terminator Salvation

5.9
2009
John needs to lead the resistance. Marcus Wright's existence confuses the mission asConnor tries to determine if he is a friend or foe.
Star Trek

Star Trek

6.09
2009
The fate of the universe is not certain. James Kirk is a farm boy. Spock was raised in a society that rejected all emotion. With fiery instinct clashing with calm reason, their unlikely but powerful p...

2008.

2 Movies
New York, I Love You

New York, I Love You

2008
New York, I Love You focuses on the intimate lives of New Yorkers as they grapple with, delight in and search for love. From the Diamond District in the heart of Manhattan, through Chinatown and the U...
Middle of Nowhere

Middle of Nowhere

2008
The film follows Grace, a young woman whose irresponsible mother blows her college fund on her younger sister's beauty pageant campaign.

2007.

1 Movie
Charlie Bartlett

Charlie Bartlett

2007
Charlie has trouble fitting in at a new high school. Charlie decided that the best way to find friends was to appoint himself a resident Psychiatrist. He becomes one of the most popular guys in school...

2006.

1 Movie
Alpha Dog

Alpha Dog

6
2006
Johnny Truelove sees himself as a tough guy. He is the son of a drug dealer. Johnny likes to be aggressive when things don't go his way. Johnny and his gang kidnapped Jake's 15 year old brother when J...

2005.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Criminal Minds

Criminal Minds

5.96
2005
An elite team of FBI profilers watch over the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. David is a founding member of the BAU.
Fierce People

Fierce People

2005
Finn is trying to escape his drug-addicted mother by studying tribal people. When he gets caught scoring drugs for her, she decides to start their lives over by moving them in with her billionaire cli...

2004.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Jack

Jack

2004
Jack, in full puberty, has to deal with his parents' divorce, but also feels his world is falling apart when his dad tells him he is living with a man. When the girl he has a crush on turns out to hav...
TV
Huff

Huff

2004
Dr. Craig Huffstodt, a family man and a successful psychiatrist, gets a wake-up call after a tragedy occurs with one of his patients.
House of D

House of D

2004
Tom remembers a traumatic time in his life. Tom was hanging out with a mentally disabled man when he was a kid. As his mother battles depression after the death of her husband, the young boy is left t...

2002.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Without a Trace

Without a Trace

7.14
2002
The FBI's Missing Persons Unit in New York City was the subject of the series.
A Time for Dancing

A Time for Dancing

2
2002
Their love of dance and friendship is challenged when one of their friends is diagnosed with cancer.
TV
Taken

Taken

2
2002
Taken, also known as Steven Spielberg Presents Taken, is a science fiction miniseries which first aired on the Sci-Fi Channel in 2002 and won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries. Filmed in Vancou...

2001.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Law & Order: Criminal Intent

6.25
2001
The third iteration of the "Law & Order" franchise takes viewers deep into the minds of its criminals while following the intense psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve its crimes...
15 Minutes

15 Minutes

3
2001
When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. Whe...
Along Came a Spider

Along Came a Spider

4.79
2001
When a teacher abducts a girl from a prestigious school, homicide detective Alex Cross takes the case and teams up with young security agent, Jezzie Flannigan in hopes of finding the girl and stopping...
Delivering Milo

Delivering Milo

2001
A guardian angel has 24 hours to convince a soul that life on Earth is worth it.
Hearts in Atlantis

Hearts in Atlantis

6
2001
A mother and son are different.

2000.

2 Movies
A Man Is Mostly Water

A Man Is Mostly Water

2000
The lives of two unambitious duplex neighbors, a divorced father and a documentarian are compared. Both of them have loved ones who want them to do something.
Geppetto

Geppetto

2000
A musical remake of a Disney film and a children's book is called Geppetto. The film had Drew Carey and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in it. The score was written by Stephen Schwartz. The idea of a Mary Poppins...

1999.

1 TV show
TV
Judging Amy

Judging Amy

5.74
1999
Judging Amy is an American television drama that was telecast from September 19, 1999, through May 3, 2005, on CBS-TV. This TV series starred Amy Brenneman and Tyne Daly. Its main character is a judge...

1997.

1 TV show
TV
The Practice

The Practice

1997
Young associates at a bare-bones Boston firm are the focus of a provocative legal drama. People who walk a moral tightrope are the focus of the show.

1994.

1 TV show
TV
ER

ER

5.68
1994
Critical issues faced by the dedicated physicians and staff of the overburdened emergency room were explored in the inner workings of an urban teaching hospital.
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