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Anton Yelchin stars in "Like Crazy," opposite Felicity Jones and Jennifer Lawrence, as Jacob.

Anton Yelchin is one of Hollywood's hottest rising young stars. With his highly acclaimed performances in "Charlie Bartlett," "The Beaver," "Star Trek" and a slew of starring roles in major film roles this year Yelchin is quickly becoming a household name.

Yelchin was last seen on the big screen starring in the Disney/Dreamworks thriller "Fright Night." The film is a remake of the 1985 comedy-horror
Anton Yelchin in "Like Crazy"
Anton Yelchin Like Crazy
picture about a teenager who discovers his neighbors are vampires. In the film, Yelchin stars as Charley Brewster, opposite Colin Farrell and Toni Collette.

Yelchin was recently seen in "The Beaver." The film co-stars Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster, who also directed, and centers around a man (Gibson) who is depressed and finds solace by wearing a beaver hand puppet. Yelchin plays the son of Gibson and Foster. The script, written by Kyle Killen, topped the Blacklist in December 2009. Entertainment Weekly praised Yelchin's exceptional acting ability in its review for the film. "A great live-wire performance from the consistently wonderful Anton Yelchin." –Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly.

Yelchin can be heard as the voice of Clumsy Smurf in Sony's "The Smurfs" movie. The film boasts an all-star cast including Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Sofia Vergara, Katy Perry and George Lopez. "The Smurfs" exceeded expectations at the box office grossing over $35 million opening weekend. The film currently stands with box offices sales of over $131 million worldwide.

Yelchin will next be seen in "Odd Thomas." In the film Yelchin will play the title character of Odd Thomas, a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities that encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark and threatening forces. In the film Yelchin will star alongside Willem Dafoe, Addison Timlin and Patton Oswalt. "Odd Thomas" is set to be released in 2012.

Yelchin's past projects include his role in the film "New York, I Love You," in which 12 filmmakers directed short films illustrating the universal theme of encountering love within the five boroughs of New York City. The all-star cast includes Ethan Hawke, Robin Wright Penn, Shia LaBeouf, Orlando Bloom, James Caan, Julie Christie, Andy Garcia and Natalie Portman

Yelchin starred as Kyle Reese in "Terminator: Salvation" opposite Christian Bale and Sam Worthington. The film, directed by McG is set in post-apocalyptic 2018. "Terminator: Salvation" grossed $370 million worldwide.

Yelchin also appeared in "Star Trek" as Pavel Chekov with Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto. The film, directed by J.J. Abrams, received rave reviews. "Star Trek" chronicled the early days of James T. Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members and grossed $383 million worldwide. 

Yelchin was seen in "Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesia" with Emma Roberts. The film was shot on location in Tokyo, Japan and was released in Japan on March 27, 2010.

Yelchin costarred opposite Susan Sarandon in the film "Middle of Nowhere" which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 6, 2008. The film tells the story of an irresponsible mother who spends her eldest daughter's college fund on her younger daughter's modeling campaign.

Yelchin starred in "Charlie Bartlett" as the title character opposite Robert Downey Jr. and Kat Dennings. The film centers around a wealthy teenager (Yelchin) trying to fit in at a new public high school. "Anton Yelchin brings an irresistible mix of suppressed anger and longing, innocence and precocity to his role…" remarked the Los Angeles Time's of his portrayal of Charlie Bartlett. The witty dark comedy received much acclaim by both critics and audiences alike.

Yelchin began to act professionally in 1999 at the age of nine. He made his film debut in the independent film "A Man Is Mostly Water." Earlier in his career, Yelchin won a Young Artist Award for Best Performance by a Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film for his performance in "Hearts in Atlantis," opposite Anthony Hopkins. He also received the Explosive Talent Award at the 2002 Giffoni Film Festival in Italy. He has had roles in "Delivering Milo" opposite Albert Finny and Bridget Fonda, "15 Minutes" with Robert De Niro and Ed Burns, "A Time for Dancing" with Peter Coyote and "Along Came a Spider" with Morgan Freeman; Roland Joffe's "You and I," with Mischa Barton; and in David Duchovny's feature directorial debut "House of D" with Robin Williams, in which he earned a Breakthrough Award from Hollywood Life for his performance.

In 2006 Anton Yelchin starred in "Alpha Dog," directed by Nick Cassavetes, based on the life of drug dealer Jesse James Hollywood and also starring Justin Timberlake and Sharon Stone; and "Fierce People," opposite Diane Lane and Donald Sutherland.

Yelchin has appeared on some of television's most critically acclaimed dramas. He starred for two seasons on the critically acclaimed Showtime series "Huff" as Byrd, Hank Azaria's teenage son. He has also had guest-starring roles on a number of hit drama series, most recently including "ER," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Without A Trace," "The Practice," "Judging Amy" and "NYPD Blue," "Criminal Minds" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."

His other television credits include the Showtime original "Jack," alongside Ron Silver and Stockard Channing; the Disney musical telefilm "Geppetto," with Drew Carey; and the USA Network miniseries "Taken," executive produced by Steven Spielberg.

Yelchin currently resides in Los Angeles.

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Age: 27 years old
Birthday: March 11, 1989
Height: 5' 9"
Full Name / Real Name: Anton Viktorovich Yelchin
Birthplace: Leningrad, USSR (now St. Petersburg, Russia)
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA

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