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Anton Yelchin

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Anton Yelchin was an American actor, known for playing Bobby in Hearts in Atlantis (2001), Chekov in the Star Trek (2009) reboot, Charlie Brewster in the Fright Night (2011) remake, and Jacob in Like Crazy (2011). He was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, USSR, to a Jewish family. His parents, Irina Korina and Viktor Yelchin, were a successful pair of professional figure skaters in Leningrad, and his grandfather was also a professional sportsman, a soccer player. Anton was a six-month-old baby when he emigrated to the United States, where his parents settled in California, and eventually developed coaching careers. He demonstrated his strong personality from the early age of four, and declined his parents' tutelage in figure skating because he was fond of acting, and knew exactly what he wanted to do in his life. Yelchin attended acting classes in Los Angeles, and eventually was noticed by casting agents. In 2000, at the age of ten, he made his debut on television, appearing as Robbie Edelstein in the medical drama ER (1994). At the age of 11, he shot to fame as Bobby Garfield, co-starring opposite Anthony Hopkins in Hearts in Atlantis (2001), and earning himself the 2002 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film as Leading Young Actor. Over the course of his acting career, Yelchin has already played roles in more than twenty feature films and television productions, including Pavel Chekov in the hugely successful reboot Star Trek (2009), and its sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness (2013). Outside of his acting profession, Anton loved reading, and was also fond of playing chess. He wrote music and performed with a band, where he also played piano and guitar. Anton lived in Los Angeles, California, until his death on the evening of June 19, 2016, outside his LA home, when his parked Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled backward on his steep driveway, pinning him against a brick pillar and security fence.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Anton Yelchin -- Dealership Fires Back at Parents ... Your Son Caused His Own Death

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Anton Yelchin's death was his own fault because he misused the Jeep that ended up rolling back and killing him ... at least according to his local dealership. The Valencia, CA Chrysler dealership… READ MORE >

Anton Yelchin's Parents -- Sue Chrysler ... Your Defective Shifter Killed Our Son (VIDEO)

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Sue Chrysler ... Your Defective Shifter Killed Our Son

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Anton Yelchin -- Left No Will ... Parents to Control Estate

Anton Yelchin
Left No Will ... Parents to Control Estate

Anton Yelchin died without writing a will and now his parents are filing to take over his estate. Irina and Victor Yelchin filed probate docs in L.A. County on Monday which list the 27-year-old… READ MORE >

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Anton Yelchin -- Parents to Sue Over Car Death

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Parents to Sue Over Car Death

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Anton Yelchin -- Death Triggers Class Action Jeep Lawsuit

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Death Triggers Class Action Jeep Lawsuit

Anton Yelchin's horrifying death is now the centerpiece of a class action lawsuit filed by Jeep owners who says they've been betrayed and suffered economic loss in the wake of the actor's death.… READ MORE >

- 423 days ago
Anton Yelchin -- Death Certificate ... Minimal Suffering (DOCUMENT)

Anton Yelchin
Death Certificate Minimal Suffering

Anton Yelchin did not suffer much before his tragic death this past weekend ... this according to the death certificate obtained by TMZ. The document restates Anton's death was caused by… READ MORE >

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Anton Yelchin -- Jeep Recalls Backed Up ... Customers Fear Fatalities

Anton Yelchin
Jeep Recalls Backed Up ... Customers Fear Fatalities

Anton Yelchin's death is sending Jeep owners into a tailspin as they scramble to repair the flaw that likely caused the actor's fatal freak accident. Several Jeep dealerships around the country… READ MORE >

- 425 days ago
Anton Yelchin -- Died Quickly After Jeep Accident

Anton Yelchin
Died Quickly After Jeep Accident

Anton Yelchin died within a minute of being pinned between his Jeep and his security gate ... this according to sources connected with the investigation. Yelchin, who was found dead early Sunday… READ MORE >

- 426 days ago
Anton Yelchin -- Chrysler Had JUST Rolled Out Recall 'Fix'

Anton Yelchin
Chrysler Had JUST Rolled Out Recall 'Fix'

A crucial repair to Anton Yelchin's Jeep -- that ultimately might have saved his life -- was made available to the public just days before his death ... TMZ has learned. As we've told you ...… READ MORE >

- 427 days ago
Anton Yelchin -- Recall Repair Never Completed

Anton Yelchin
Recall Repair Never Completed

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