Anton Yelchin was an American actor whose most notable performance was Pavel Chekov in the reboot series Star Trek. He started as a child actor the 90’s, but the height of his career began when he was cast in a Steven Spielberg miniseries Taken, as the role of Jacob Clarke. Born in Leningrad, Soviet Union on March 11th 1989, Yelchin was six months old when his parents moved to the United States of America. Sadly, the once bright star’s career soon ended when he was killed in a freak accident right outside his house. On June 19th 2016, he was found pinned between his car and a brick pillar, he was pronounced dead on the scene. Anton Yelchin was only 27 years old when he died.
Anton was born into a Jewish family. His parents faced religion oppression during their time as figure skaters in the Soviet Union. However, after moving to the United States he appeared to move away from being religious.
Yelchin enjoyed playing the guitar during his free time and was a big fan of acoustic blues music. He even performed once for a punk band called the Hammerheads.
Yelchin was not very much interested in politics due to his upbringing. He never seemed to talk about it and never appeared to take an interest into American politics.
Not much was revealed of his personal life but there were rumors that Yelchin was involved with actress Imogen Poots. The two of them had previously worked on movies such as Fright Night (2011) and Green Room (2015).
Both Anton Yelchin’s parents were prominent figure skaters. They skated at the Leningrad Ice Ballet for 15 years before migrating to the United States. His father became a figure skating coach and was Sasha Cohen’s first trainer.