He was born Anton Viktorovich Yelchin on March 11, 1989, in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, Soviet Union. His father, Viktor Yelchin, and his mother, Irina, were a successful pair of professional figure-skaters in Leningrad, and his grandfather was also a professional sportsman, a soccer player. Yelchin was only a 6-month-old baby when he emigrated to the United States, where his parents eventually developed coaching careers.
1. Speaks fluent Russian.
2. Is an only child.
3. Plays the piano and the guitar.
4. Hope Davis has played his on-screen mother in two movies: Hearts in Atlantis (2001) and Charlie Bartlett (2008).
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5. Has played younger versions of two classic science fiction film characters. Played Pavel Chekov in "Star Trek"(2009) and Kyle Reese in "Terminator: Salvation" (2009).