Critically acclaimed and prolific actor ANTON YELCHIN, who
passed away in June 2016, was recently seen reprising the character of Pavel
Chekov in 2016's Star Trek: Beyond.
Audiences can see Anton in the thriller Green Room alongside Patrick Stewart,
in which Anton stars as the head of a punk band who witnesses a murder, and in
The Driftless Area for director Zachary Sluser. In 2016, Anton voiced the
character of Jim Lake Jr. in Guillermo del Toro's animated Netflix series "Trollhunters."
Anton's final work as an actor can be seen in the 2017 films Rememory, We Don't
Belong Here and Porto.
In 2015, Yelchin starred alongside Ethan Hawke and Ed Harris in Cymbeline,
the modern-day telling of the William Shakespeare story, which premiered at the
Venice Film Festival; in Broken Horses with Vincent D'Onofrio and Chris
Marquette; in the romantic comedy 5 to 7 with Glenn Close and Frank Langella,
which premiered to rave reviews at the Tribeca Film Festival; Rise, alongside
Sarah Dumont & Guy Wilson for director David Karlak; The Greens are Gone in
which he plays Catherine Keener's son who suddenly goes missing; and the
narrative drama Port Mon Amour for director Gabe Klinger and producer Jim
In 2014, he co-starred in Burying the Ex for director Joe Dante, which
premiered at the Venice Film Festival; The Dying of the Light for director Paul
Schrader; and Rudderless for director William H. Macy, alongside Laurence
Fishburne, Billy Crudup and Felicity Huffman, for which he won the Chicago
International Film Festival Award for Best Actor; The Experimenter alongside
Winona Ryder and Peter Sarsgaard; and Only Lovers Left Alive, alongside Tilda
Swinton, Tom Hiddleston and Mia Wasikowska. He also garnered critical acclaim
for his starring role in Stephen Sommer's Odd Thomas.
In 2013, audiences saw Anton reprise his role as Pavel Chekov in Paramount's
Star Trek: Into Darkness and his role as Clumsy Smurf in Sony's Smurfs 2. Anton
also voiced the lead character in the English version of the film From Up On
Anton received critical acclaim for his starring role in Drake Doremus' film
Like Crazy, for which he was honored with the Artist to Watch Award at 2011
Aspen Film Festival and the Hollywood Spotlight Award at the 2011 Hollywood Film
Anton also garnered praise from critics for his performance as Porter Black
in The Beaver, co-starring with Mel Gibson and director Jodie Foster.
Anton's film credits include a starring role opposite Colin Farrell and Tony
Collete in the Disney/Dreamworks thriller Fright Night; he voiced the character
of Albino Pirate in the animated
feature The Pirates Band of Misfits, starring Hugh Grant and Salma Hayek; he
starred as Kyle Reese in Terminator Salvation opposite Christian Bale and Sam
Worthington; and he starred in Charlie Bartlett as a title character opposite
Robert Downey Jr.
Additional films include Alpha Dog opposite Bruce Willis; Hearts in Atlantis
opposite Anthony Hopkins; Fierce People opposite Diane Lane; Middle of Nowhere
opposite Susan Sarandon; House of D opposite Robin Williams and New York, I Love
Anton also appeared on some of television's most critically acclaimed dramas
including the Showtime series "Huff" for two seasons; he also appeared in
guest-starring roles on "Criminal Minds" and "Law and Order."
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