Talk:Anton Yelchin

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Ahhh, why all the bolding, wiki practice usually just bolds the name of the page. I am going to go ahead and unbold all this and revert. --Geppy 05:36, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

Why was the bit about his band taken out? He is, in fact, in the LA band called The Hammerheads. Also, why is none of the adding/deleting of it recorded in the history? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:34, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

Birth date[edit]

A few web sites say he was born on June 23 (though these are the minority), while most say he was born March 11, as ours does. Does anyone know for sure? Mad Jack O'Lantern 04:56, 4 May 2006 (UTC)

March 11 is correct; he and I attend the same school. Trumpetboy8282 23:56, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

He is now 23 as of 11th March 2012. This should be updated to reflect that. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:01, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

the practice[edit]

i believe he was in early season 7 —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:03, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Criminal Minds[edit]

He was in an episode about two or three weeks back. I just figured whoever runs this page might want to update. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:34, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

"Olympic qualification"?[edit]

I have seen many newspapers repeat that his parents qualified for the 1972 Olympics, but were not allowed to go. Does anyone know how they were to have qualified? The Soviet Olympic pairs team in '72 was very deep: they won two medals and the third place team (who were the Soviet national champions) placed 6th. I have not seen his parents names on any results list from that period. Does anyone have more information or is this just senior-level pair skaters claiming they were competitive for Olympic spots, when they were actually not in the running for the team at all?

This is not to say that Soviet Jewish athletes were not left behind, this is simply a question if this is a true claim. We see many times in every country that high-level athletes claim that they were competing for a spot on the Olympic team, even though they were not, and then blame the fact that they did not qualify on some external factor. In the US, this is sometimes called playing the race card. Is that the case here? Again, I am sure his parents were great professional skaters. But I would like proof they were in contention for the Olympic team other than that they said they were. (talk) 20:18, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

The 1989 L.A. Times article cited (citation #1) states "In 1972, as the nationally third-ranked pair team, they qualified for the Olympics but were not permitted to go because of their religion". Would adding their ranking to the article help explain it? All Hallow's Wraith (talk) 20:34, 13 June 2009 (UTC)
It's unclear how the L.A. Times came up with that ranking. Ludmila Belousova / Oleg Protopopov were the Soviet national bronze medalists that year, not Yelchin's parents. What is the L.A. Times' "nationally third-ranked" statement based on? Hergilei (talk) 05:14, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Lead section[edit]

I think the Lead section went into too much detail regarding the actor's film appearances. I have edited the section accordingly and this information is available in the body of the article for interested readers.--Soulparadox 15:58, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

Excellent. Thank you. All Hallow's Wraith (talk) 16:46, 19 June 2012 (UTC)


Erm.. How is he soley American? — Preceding unsigned comment added by SamGallagherWright (talkcontribs) 13:26, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

Is there any evidence that he is a citizen of any other country? All Hallow's Wraith (talk) 20:08, 13 October 2012 (UTC)