Date of Birth : Mar 11th 1989
Yelchin’s earliest roles include playing Jackson in A Time for Dancing, Milo in Delivering Milo, Tommy Warshaw in House of D, and “Jacob Clarke” in the mini-series Taken. He made a guest appearance as Stewart, Cheryl David’s nephew and a self-described magician (who only knows one card trick), in a season four episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, and starred as Byrd Huffstodt, the fourteen year-old son of Dr. Craig “Huff” Huffstodt (Hank Azaria) on the television series Huff, which ran from 2004 to 2006. In 2006, he also had a role on an episode of the series Law & Order: Criminal Intent, playing the son of a dead doctor. His biggest film recognition came for the role of Bobby Garfield in Hearts in Atlantis (2001), for which he won Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actor at the 2002 Young Artist Awards.
Yelchin’s most recent role was in Alpha Dog, a crime thriller that received a U.S. release on January 12, 2007. In the film, he played Zack Mazursky, who is based on real-life kidnap and murder victim Nicholas Markowitz. USA Today’s review described the performance as “heartbreakingly endearing”. Yelchin felt awkward appearing in the swimming pool-set sexual scene in the film, specifying that he felt “uncomfortable” for his co-stars and that he could not “imagine enjoying it or taking pleasure” in filming the scene. Fierce People, a drama co-starring Yelchin, Diane Lane and Donald Sutherland, received a limited release on September 7 of that year. Yelchin will next appear in the films Charlie Bartlett (scheduled to be released on February 1, 2008), in which he plays the title role of a wealthy teenager in a public high school opposite actors Robert Downey Jr., Hope Davis and Kat Dennings, Finding t.A.T.u., which was filmed in Moscow during the summer of 2007, Middle of Nowhere, opposite Susan Sarandon and Justin Chatwin, and the eleventh Star Trek film, in which he will portray Pavel Chekov.