Yannick was born in Montreal, Canada on May 16th, 1969. At the age of 8 he moved to the US with his parents, where he lived in Florida, then Texas. At the age of 13 he moved back to Canada, this time residing in Toronto, where he took up acting lessons and started getting parts in commercials.
In 1984 Yannick got his big break when he was offered a part in Hockey Night
. From there he has gone on to play various roles, on TV and the big screen, including roles in High Tide
, Soul Food
and Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye
Yannick lives in Toronto with his wife and three children.