- Emigrated from the Soviet Union as an infant with his figure skater-parents Viktor and Irina Yelchin, who were granted political asylum in the United States.
- Took acting lessons as a child in order to overcome shyness.
- First professional acting assignment: a Chuck E. Cheese commercial.
- Won a Young Artist Award for Hearts in Atlantis.
- Was a member of the L.A.-based band The Hammerheads.
- Irina Yelchin — Mother
- Viktor Yelchin — Father
- Eugene Yelchin — Uncle
- Birth Name: Anton Viktorovich Yelchin
- Birth Place: Leningrad, Soviet Union
- Died: June 19, 2016
- Profession: Actor
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