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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."

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