He has written a number of one-act plays, with a couple of which have been produced in small theatres.
He studied drama with the University of Toronto Theatre Program.
He confesses his singing and dancing skills are less than average.
His first major theatre role was in Boss of Bosses.
He was a regular on the Australian television series, Guinevere Jones.
He went on to have a large part as Matthew Shepard's love interest in the movie, The Matthew Shepard Story.
In his lifetime so far, Yani has lived in Australia, Spain, and Toronto.
His mom is from Australia, and his dad is from Canada.
He is a teenage heartthrob in Australia.
He played the lead in the Canadian movie, Children of my Heart.
His first acting role was a ten year old at a summer camp.
He also like the show Lizzie McGuire.
Yani graduated from the university with a degree in political science.
Yani is not his actual real name; it's Jan-Jorris, but his parents changed his name when he was little because his name sounded too much like "Jenny", so they changed it to "Yani".
Yani learned Spanish while living in Spain.
His favorite TV show is The Simpsons.
When he was little, his family always moved due to his dad being a reporter.
His dad was a reporter.
When he was young, he moved to Australia with his family.
Yani's dad is from Canada.
Yani describes himself as a attentive, friendly, outgoing guy.
Yani: I picture myself as a fat, balding actor in fifteen years and it's good to be able to go into another field.
Yani: (talking about his future) I may go into writing.
Yani: You just got to integrate yourself into your culture.
Yani: Our politicians are the best and worst actors.