1. He played Pavel Chekov in three Star Trek films, including the 2009 reboot film of the same name, along with the sequels, Star Trek Into Darkness and the posthumously released Star Trek Beyond .
2. Born to a Russian Jewish family in Leningrad, Yelchin relocated to the United States, where he began performing in the late 1990s, appearing in several television and film roles, and received recognition in Hearts in Atlantis .
3. In June 2016, Yelchin died in a car incident in Studio City, California.
4. His biggest film recognition came for the role of Bobby Garfield in Hearts in Atlantis , in which he won Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actor at the 2002 Young Artist Awards.
5. In 2006, he guest-starred in the Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode “Tru Love”, as a boy who falls in love with his teacher.
6. He also appeared in the Criminal Minds episode “Sex, Birth & Death” as Nathan Harris, a boy who has fantasies about killing prostitutes.
7. In the American version of Alpha Dog, Yelchin played Zack Mazursky, a character based on the death of Nicholas Markowitz. Yelchin subsequently headlined Fierce People, which received a limited release on September 7, 2007.
8. In 2008, he played the title role in Charlie Bartlett, a film about a wealthy teenager in a public high school. and co-starred with Susan Sarandon and Justin Chatwin in Middle of Nowhere.
9. He starred in two films released in May 2009, including the eleventh Star Trek film as teenage navigator Pavel Chekov and Kyle Reese in Terminator Salvation.