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.
Yanic is of African and Caucasian descent.
Yanic made his American television debut on the WB series, Gilmore Girls, where he plays Michel Gerard and his Canadian television debut on the popular television series, He Shoots, He Scores.
Yanic says his name is pronounced "Ya-NEEK" and hates it when people mispronounce it "Ya-NICK."
As of 2002, Yanic resides in Los Angeles.
Yanic is bilingual and can speak French and English fluently.
Yanic's hobbies include traveling and writing.
Yanic describes himself as a "movie maniac" because he sees several films each week.
Yanic has a dual citizenship in Canada and the United States.
At the age of 17, Yanic accidentally fell in love with acting when he decided to audition for acting school with his friend.
Yanic was listed on Daily Variety's "10 Actors to Watch" for his role of Michel Gerard on Gilmore Girls.
Yanic played the Patrolman in 2006 movie, The Sentinel, starring Eva Longoria and Kiefer Sutherland.
Yanic is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada as well as New York's Lee Strasberg Theater Institute.