Kw-logo-smaller

Anton Yelchin Biography

Anton Yelchin stars as Charlie Bartlett.
Anton Yelchin

Birthdate: March 11, 1989
Birthplace: Leningrad, USSR

Anton Yelchin made an impact in Alpha Dog and now stars in Charlie Bartlett. Kidzworld takes a closer look at this young actor.

Skater Boy

Anton Yelchin was born in the USSR, where his parents were stars of the Leningrad Ice Ballet for 15 years and qualified to participate in the 1972 Olympics. In 1989, Anton and his family moved to the United States. Though his parents wanted him to be a figure skater as well, he soon made it very clear that he wanted to be an actor and started taking acting classes.

Work It!

At the age of nine, Anton had his first part in an independent film called A Man is Mostly Water. From then on, the work came steadily and Anton played many different roles on TV hits like ER and Law and Order. His first big break came when he starred alongside Anthony Hopkins in Hearts in Atlantis. He also got rave reviews for playing a kidnapping victim alongside Justin Timberlake in Alpha Dog.

Psych!

Right now, Anton stars as Charlie Bartlett, a wealthy teenager who tries to fit into his high school[/KWLINK] by giving other students psychological advice. Anton also has several other films on the go including playing the Pavel Chekov, in the upcoming Star Trek film. Right now Anton Yelchin is one of Hollywood’s most likeable and best young actors. We think you’re going to see a lot of this talented guy on the big screen in the future.

Did U Know?

  • Anton is an only child.
  • He loves playing chess and reading.
  • He plays the piano and the guitar.
  • Anton’s Dad was Sasha Cohen’s first skating coach.
  • Anton started college at USC in the fall of 2007, studying film.

  • Anton Says...

    "For me the most important thing was to capture the spirit of Chekov, I mean he was always this weird comic relief, and really funny and strange. There are episodes when Chekov is doing absolutely no work and just macking on his girlfriend."

    Related Stories:

  • Freddie Highmore Biography
  • Michael Cera Biography
  • Ellen Page Biography
  • More Biographies of Your Fave Celebs!
  • >
    >

    readers voted!

    Comments

    JennyD

    JennyD wrote:

    Cool
    commented: Fri Jul 12, 2013

    there are 1 more comments

    Please login or register to add comments

    share with your friends


    Twitter Facebook Myspace Digg


    like this article?
    get more just like it in your email

    Freddiepoll

    Who is Your Favorite Young Actor?

    • Michael Cera.
    • Shia LaBeouf.
    • Emile Hirsch.
    • Daniel Radcliffe.

    related stories

    latest videos

    Entertainment in the forums

    Crisanna
    Crisanna posted in Movies:
    The Host was pretty awful. it was so long and not much happened in it
    reply about 4 hours
    Team Audi #46
    Team Audi #46 posted in Movies:
    "-Karpov-" wrote: "Thundertoronto" wrote: I could argue about sharknado, though. It WAS produced by the asylum, all their stuff is bad. Intentionally bad intended to be comical.  Me and my brother watched that and stopped about 30 minutes in. Ever watch Metal Tornado. We watched that all the way through but not Sharknado. It was worse than it intended to be. 
    reply about 4 hours
    -Karpov-
    -Karpov- posted in Movies:
    "Thundertoronto" wrote:I could argue about sharknado, though. It WAS produced by the asylum, all their stuff is bad. Intentionally bad intended to be comical. 
    reply about 4 hours
    Thundertoronto
    Thundertoronto posted in Movies:
    Yep, just another chapter in world decimation
    reply about 5 hours
    Team Audi #46
    Team Audi #46 posted in Movies:
    Anything that ends up immediately on SyFy is bad.
    reply about 5 hours

    play online games

    Candy-100

    A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

    1515_gl_kidzworld_100x100_jpg_fz

    Intriguing planets, weird and wonderful characters; challenge friends and find a...

    100x100_ra_logo_girl

    Uncle George has left you his farm, but unfortunately it’s in pretty bad shape. ...

    _thumb_100x100

    Shoot blobs with different properies to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be re...

    _thumb_100x100

    We have all played the famous game Sudoku, now play it online with this Classic ...