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Anton Yelchin Biography

Birth Name:
Anton Viktorovich Yelchin
Birth Place:
Leningrad, Soviet Union

Fast Facts

  • 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