Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Yanic Truesdale (born March 17, 1970 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian-American actor best known for his portrayal of Michel Gerard in the television series Gilmore Girls, a role that prompted Daily Variety to name him one of "10 Actors to Watch".
Truesdale holds dual United States and Canadian citizenship. He stumbled into acting at the age of seventeen when he decided on a whim to audition for acting school. He was accepted and soon discovered his passion for acting. He studied at the National Theatre School of Canada before he began his television acting career in the long-running Canadian series He Shoots, He Scores. He was nominated for a Gemini Award for his role on the Québécois sitcom Roommates. He also starred in another Québécois French-language series on the SRC channel called Majeur et vacciné. He was part of the Gilmore Girls cast from 2001 to 2007, and he returned for the 2016 revival of the series.
Truesdale moved to New York City and studied at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute, then moved to Los Angeles, California.
In 2011, Yanic moved back to his home city Montreal where he opened a spin studio called SpinEnergie, inspired by LA's dance style spin classes. He can also be seen in the film See Jane Date.
|1991||Lance et compte: All for one (fr)||Joseph Brousseau||TV Movie|
|1992||Prince Lazure||Michel||TV Movie|
|1995||Major and vaccinated (fr)||Philippe Tessier||Nomination - Best Acting : Comedy Series or Special|
|1996||Les héritiers Duval (fr)||Arsenio||2 Episodes|
|1997||Un gars, une fille||Le guide / Le serveur|
|2003||See Jane Date||Noah||TV Movie|
|2006||All about me (fr)||Yanic|
|2000 - 2007||Gilmore Girls||Michel Gerard||Main Cast|
|2008||Rumours (fr)||Michel||2 Episodes|
|2012||Bad Karma (fr)||Yan Patrick||5 Episodes
Nomination - Best Supporting Actor: Comedy
|2014||Mohawk Girls||Sex Shop Clerk|
|2015||The Fixer||FBI Agent Kincaid||TV Mini-series|
|2014 - 2015||The theory of K.O. (fr)||Patrick||2 Episodes|
|2016||Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life||Michel Gerard|
|2016||Sing It!||Beau Hemsworth||Web Series; Episode: "Let's be Real!"|