Yanic Truesdale

Recent Role:

Michel Gerard on Gilmore Girls

Born:

3/17/1970, Montréal, Québec, Canada

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  • Yanic Allan Truesdale was born on March 17, 1970 in Montréal, Québec, Canada and is best known for his portrayal of Michel Gerard on the hit CW series 'Gilmore Girls.'

    Yanic started acting at age 17 when he auditioned for acting school and graduated from National Theatre School of Canada when he was 20.
    His first TV appearance was on a popular Canadian TV series about hockey called "He Shoots, He Scores". Following that, he hosted a teens talkshow called "Special Delivery" and did a six-year role on "The Duvel Family."
    Yanic received the Canadian equivilant of an Emmy (called a Gemini Award) for his part on "Roomates", a show which mirrored his real life.
    With many professional accomplishments in Canada, Yanic then decided he needed some new challanges. He studied at Lee Strasburg Theatre Institute in New York and later moved to Los Angeles where he currently resides.
    Yanic landed the role of Michel Gerard in 2000 on 'Gilmore Girls' and has turned Michel into his own.moreless

    Birth Name:

    Yanic Allan Truesdale

    Gender:

    Male

    Birth Place:

    Montréal, Québec, Canada

    Also Known As

    Yanik Truesdale

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    • He was nominated for a Gemini Award for playing a role in the Canadian sitcom Roomates.

    • Prior to acting on Gilmore Girls, Yanic worked as a busboy.

    • As a child, Yanic attended an elementary school that was almost 100% Caucasian and was the only minority in his entire school.

    • Yanic was raised predominately by his mother and his father was not a huge role in his upbringing.

    • Yanic is right handed.

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