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  • 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

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  • Birth Name: Anton Viktorovich Yelchin
  • Birth Place: Leningrad, Soviet Union
  • Died: June 19, 2016
  • Profession: Actor

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