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ACTOR
Yelchin
Name Anton Viktorovich Yelchin
Birth Date March 11, 1989
Birth Place Leningrad, USSR
Years Active 1998-2016

Anton Yelchin was a Russian-born actor.

BiographyEdit

He was the son of figure skaters Irina Korina and Viktor Yelchin. He was born in Leningrad (now known as St. Petersburg, Russian Federation) and raised in the U.S. Anton's parents were disallowed from competing in the Olympic games for the Russian team due to their Jewish heritage, and had hopes of competing for the U.S. team. He started acting at age 9, doing various bit parts in minor films and stage productions. As well as Criminal Minds, he portrayed Johnny Atkins in the 2003 Without A Trace episode "The Bus". He made his transition to major film work with his role in Along Came a Spider in 2001, starred as the titular character in Charlie Bartlett in 2008, and portrayed Pavel Chekov in the 2009 Star Trek movie, a role he repeated in its two sequels, Star Trek: Into Darkness and Star Trek Beyond.

In addition to his acting work, Anton also played acoustic guitar and was a big fan of Blues. He enrolled in The University of Southern California to study film production.

On June 19, 2016, at age 27, he was killed in a fatal traffic collision.

On Criminal MindsEdit

Anton portrayed murder suspect Nathan Harris in the Season Two episode Sex, Birth, Death.

AwardsEdit

  • Best Performance in a Feature Film for Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
  • Leading Young Actor at the Young Actor Awards (2002)

FilmographyEdit

  • 15 Minutes - Boy in Burning Building (2001)
  • Along Came a Spider - Dimitri Starodubov (2001)
  • Hearts in Atlantis - Bobby Garfield (2001)
  • Taken - Jacob Clarke (2002)
  • House of D - Tommy Warshaw (2005)
  • Fierce People - Finn Earl (2005)
  • Alpha Dog - Zach Mazursky (2007)
  • Charlie Bartlett - Charlie Bartlett (2008)
  • Middle of Nowhere - Dorian Spitz (2008)
  • You and I - Edvard Nikitin (2008)
  • Star Trek - Pavel Chekov (2009)
  • Terminator Salvation - Kyle Reese (2009)
  • Odd Thomas - Odd Thomas (2013)

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