Remembering Anton Yelchin
In an unfortunate accident, actor Anton Yelchin, 27, passed away on June 19. The Star Trek actor was found pinned between his car and mail post by friends that morning. While it has been described as a freak accident, officials are investigating the car for defects, the model having been recalled earlier this year.
With the tragedy of losing a young, iconic actor, we take a look at his most notable work to honor his life.
Starting at a young age, Yelchin had been in single episodes of various series including Law and Order and Criminal Minds. It was in Steven Spielberg's Emmy Award winning mini series, Taken, that propelled the child actor. In 2007, he starred in a film called Alpha Dog. His performance was praised and he moved on to star in films such as Charlie Bartlett and Middle of Nowhere prior to his claim to fame role as Pavel Chekov in the reboot Star Trek series. He landed another sci-fi role in Terminator: Salvation. Yelchin also lent his voice in The Smurf movies as well as The Pirates! Band of Misfits.
Yelchin was born in Russia to celebrity figure skaters in 1989 and moved to the United States shortly after. He enjoyed playing the guitar, writing, and film. Although he had landed roles in big films, he still enjoyed acting in independent movies.
Yelchin will appear in several upcoming movies posthumously including Star Trek Beyond which will hit theaters on July 22.