Anton Viktorovich Yelchin was an American film and television actor, known for portraying Pavel Chekov in the Star Trek reboot series, Jacob Helm in Like Crazy and for several other prominent roles.
Yelchin at the Deauville American Film Festival in September 2011
|Native name||Антон Викторович Ельчин|
|Born||Anton Viktorovich Yelchin |
March 11, 1989
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Died||June 19, 2016 (aged 27)|
Studio City, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Traumatic asphyxia|
|Resting place||Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, California, U.S.|
|Education||Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies|
|Height||175 cm (5 ft 9 in)|
|Relatives||Eugene Yelchin (uncle)|
Anton Viktorovich Yelchin (Russian: Анто́н Ви́кторович Ельчи́н; March 11, 1989 – June 19, 2016) was an American film and television actor, known for portraying Pavel Chekov in the Star Trek reboot series, Jacob Helm in Like Crazy and for several other prominent roles.
Born to a Russian Jewish family in Leningrad, Yelchin relocated to the United States as an infant. He began performing in the late 1990s, appearing in several television roles and the Hollywood films Along Came a Spider and Hearts in Atlantis (both 2001). His role as Jacob Clarke in the Steven Spielberg miniseries Taken was significant in furthering his career as a child actor. He later appeared on the television series Huff and appeared in the films Alpha Dog (2007), Terminator Salvation (2009), Charlie Bartlett (2007), Fright Night (2011), The Smurfs (2011), Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) and Green Room (2015). He appeared in Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), and the posthumously-released Star Trek Beyond (2016).
Early in the morning of June 19, 2016, Yelchin was found by friends pinned between his Jeep Grand Cherokee and a brick pillar outside his home in Studio City, California, in what was described as a "freak accident". He was pronounced dead later that day at the age of 27.