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Anton Yelchin is Kyle Reese Ready

Anton Yelchin is Kyle Reese Ready

Anton Yelchin is on the brink of stardom and featured in the pages of VMAN magazine’s actor portfolio for its summer 2009 issue, on stands May 14.

The 20-year-old actor is set to be featured in what’s sure to be two of the summer’s biggest blockbusters. In Star Trek, he plays young Russian space cadet Pavel Chekov. In Terminator Salvation, he steps into the role of Kyle Reese, a character who is both the father and protégé of future-savior-of-humanity John Connor (Christian Bale).

“I hope these movies do well,” he frets. “They cost a s***-ton of money.”

Anton observes, “The opportunity to be an actor is the opportunity to experience so many things. You’re selling yourself short if you don’t don’t try as many characters as possible.”

FYI: Anton‘s parents were both star figure skaters in their native country and fled the Soviet Union when he was 6-months-old.

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Credit: Ken Miller; Photos: Mark Abrahams
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  • elle

    he was so cute in star trek. loved the funny accent.

  • mertz

    oh yeah this kid. he got the up and coming a few years back, and he’s continually gone on to get decent roles in good movies. he’s not a bad actor either, and he’s not a hot mess, and he’s hot. good for him.

  • jules

    Aw, I remember him as Jacob in Taken, awesome series. He’s all growed up now and in amazing films. lucky.

  • roosta

    yeah he was an adorable kid actor

  • Saudia

    Anton was soo good in Star Trek, adorable, can’t wait to see him in Terminator !!! awesome actor

  • penny

    that’s the kid from ‘Free People’ with Kristen Stewart !!! Loved that movie; Can’t believe he’s 20 (!!!???!) now…!

  • twifanatic Amanda

    I love this kid.

    And Penny he’s the kid from “Fierce People” with Kristen Stewart and Charlie Bartlett with Robert Downey Jr. and Kat Dennings.

  • Drew

    he’s kinda cute!

  • Marie

    I absolutely love Anton!! He was so funny in Star Trek and I can’t wait to see him in Terminator.

    And Charlie Bartlett is one of the best movies ever!!

  • hwooddood

    anton is going to have a great career i hope!

  • lula



  • Russian girl

    I love Anton. He was really funny in Star Trek and I’m glad he will be in Terminator movie. And yeahhh he looks absolutely PERFECT on foto!

  • K

    He is so cute in Star Trek. Omg loved him!
    He was one of my favourite characters!
    “Wictor, Wictor, 2, 6, 9″
    “access denied”
    So funny.

  • Bunny hug

    John Mayers younger brother….am i wrong?

  • sasha


  • rodgerlvu

    like his latest moive star trek…

  • ELLE

    his a great actor and so cute

  • movielover85

    Anton is a great actor, one of the best young actors out there today, nice to see him getting good work/

  • BLaster

    Anton is all grown up!!

    He was also the kid in Hearts of Atlantis with Anthony Hopkins.

  • Shemp lugosi

    I don’t recall any “star” figure skaters from Russia with the last name Yelchin.

  • alamokid

    His parents were popular figure skaters in the 70′s and 80′s. Irina Korina and Viktor Yelchin qualified for the 1972 Winter Olympics but were denied participation by the soviets because the couple was Jewish. They relocated to the US as political refugees. She is a skating choreographer and he is a coach now.

  • black

    Been waiting for this kid ever since “Taken”.

  • Lexxvs

    Drugs ruined your brain. Even though you can stll look for help. Do it now!

  • John

    Anton has long been a favorite young actor since Taken. Other good examples of his craft are as a son of a gay dad in Jack and as a brilliant teen in the great, but shortlived, series Huff. Wasn’t he the Amish kid in that H. Ford, Kelly McGillis thriller years ago?

  • brianm

    @John: That was Lukas Haas.

  • Vestes de Cuisine

    CUTIE :)