Anton Yelchin -- who has played Chekov in the first Star Trek film, Star Trek Into Darkness and now Star Trek Beyond -- was born in Leningrad, Russia to parents who were professional figure skaters. The family emigrated to the U.S. when Yelchin was six months old. Deciding not to follow in his parents’ professional footsteps, Yelchin began acting at the age of nine. He made his film debut a year later in the independent film A Man is Mostly Water, and has worked continuously ever since, appearing in such films as Hearts in Atlantis, Delivering Milo, 15 Minutes, Along Came a Spider, Terminator Salvation, Like Crazy, Fright Night, Only Lovers Left Alive and Burying The Ex. His upcoming films include Experimenter, The Driftless Area and The Greens Are Gone.
On television he has made guest starring appearances in NYPD Blue, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Practice, Curb Your Enthusiasm, ER and the miniseries Taken. He also was a cast member in the Showtime series Huff, with Hank Azaria.