More Anton Yelchin Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Huff)Born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1989, Anton Yelchin came to the United States as an infant with his parents who were Russian national pairs figure-skating champions. While Russian remains Anton's first language, over the past four years he's gone from appearing in television commercials to starring in movies such as Hearts In Atlantis, based on Stephen King's novel, for which Anton won a 2001 Young Artists Award for best performer.
Anton's acting career began when he was nine years old. After appearing in commercials for companies such as McDonald's, Citibank and Radio Shack, he landed a number of prominent guest-starring roles on the TV shows ER, The Practice, Curb Your Enthusiasm and most recently NYPD Blue. He also appeared in the David Lynch pilot Mulholland Drive, and also worked alongside Drew Carey on the Disney movie-of-the-week Geppetto.
Major roles in feature films soon followed. After landing a role in the as-yet unreleased A Man Is Mostly Water, Anton was cast in a supporting role in 15 Minutes, which starred Robert DeNiro and Ed Burns. Since then, he has played the title role in director Nick Castle's indie film Delivering Milo, worked with Albert Finney, Bridget Fonda and Campbell Scott, and starred with Morgan Freeman in Along Came a Spider. He has also appeared in the indie film A Time for Dancing. Most recently, Anton starred alongside Robin Williams in David Duchovny's directorial debut House of D, and the Showtime original film Jack, alongside Ron Silver and Stockard Channing.
Off screen, Anton manages to live the life of a regular American teenager: playing chess, learning to play Beatles songs and honing his skills on the guitar and piano.
Bio courtesy Sony Pictures Entertainment for "Huff" (03-Jan-2005)
Biography #3Russian-born Anton Yelchin immigrated to the United States at only six months of age with his parents, who were Russian national figure skating champions.
He has since achieved tremendous success and at the tender age of 11 years old, Yelchin has appeared in seven films, all within the last 2 years. Yelchin made his debut in A Man Is Mostly Water, then in New Line Cinema's 15 Minutes, with Robert De Niro and Ed Burns. He then landed the title role in Delivering Milo, an independent film by Nick Castle, opposite Albert Finney, Bridget Fonda and Campbell Scott. Next, Yelchin appeared opposite his Hearts co-star Mika Boorem in Along Came A Spider, starring Morgan Freeman and Monica Potter. He followed that with a lead role in another independent project titled A Time for Dancing, starring Peter Coyote. In addition, Yelchin appears in Mulholland Drive, directed by David Lynch.
Yelchin's many television credits include a guest-starring role on NBC's hit medical drama E.R. and a co-starring role in Disney's movie-of-the-week Gepetto, opposite Drew Carey.