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Anton Viktorovich Yelchin/Анто́н Ви́кторович Ельчи́н (b. March 11, 1989) is a Russian American film and television actor. His parents, [[ToughActToFollow champion figure skaters]], fled the former Soviet Union when he was 6 months old. Immediately sucking at figure skating, Anton found a calling in acting, in which his parents supported him. He has always played mostly in intense dramas, and developed his career playing cute little boys, and then complex young men [[ComingOfAgeStory coming of age]] (see below). A major HeyItsThatGuy at least until [[Film/StarTrek summer]] [[Film/TerminatorSalvation 2009]].
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This actor and his roles provide examples of:
* ActorSharedBackground: Like Walter Koenig and Chekov, he is of Russian Descent.
* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Many of his early roles. He still has it when he plays Chekov.
* AManIsNotAVirgin: Prepare to watch Anton's character lose his virginity a few times.
* ChekovsGun: Inherited thanks to be being the new Chekov in ''Film/StarTrek''.
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Of his earliest works, this trope is most noticeable in ''DeliveringMilo'' and ''Literature/HeartsInAtlantis''.
* ComingOfAgeStory: Many of his roles are in these.
* FakeAmerican: He was born in Russia. Although raised in America, he is still fluent in the language.
* FormerChildStar: (averted)
* HeAlsoDid: Lead singer and guitarist of punk band The Hammerheads.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Wasn't he in that JustinTimberlake [[AlphaDog movie]]?
* {{Lzherusskie}}: Anton has said many times that the Russian language does contain the W sound, but played [[Film/StarTrek Ensign Chekov]] with the W/V switch out of respect to Walter Koenig's version, and because it was [[RuleOfFunny funnier]].
--> "Vodka is, like, the easiest word to say."
* OhCrap: Anton built his career on this facial expression (gets a particularly awesome one in ''NewYorkILoveYou'').
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: He has a tendency to speak extra slowly and clearly in some of his earlier roles to mask his very thick California accent.

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