Jun 20, 2016
Born in Leningrad in 1989, Yelchin moved to the U.S. with his parents and began acting professionally at age 10, in the tv series ER.
On a 2003 episode of Without a Trace, he plays a shy, gay-coded boy who is kidnapped along with his classmates.
Starring roles in Jack, Fierce People, and Alpha Dog followed, plus a tv series, Huff.
The Star Trek reboots with Kirk and company just out of Star Fleet Academy, have occupied Yelchin's time for the past several years. When I was a kid, I thought that Chekhov and Sulu were a romantic couple.
Yelchin still managed to find some independent vehicles, such as a remake of Fright Night, the heterosexist paranormal saga Odd Thomas and the spy caper Dying of the Light (where he buddy-bonds with Nicholas Cage)
See also: Star Trek