To many people, Yanic Truesdale is just another actor who was lucky enough to catch a good break in one television series. This is because the Canadian-born American actor has been largely unsuccessful in replicating such highly rated performance in his other roles, as he is mostly known for that particular one. The film happens to be the comedy-drama series, Gilmore Girls, where he portrayed the character of Michel Gerard. For his wonderful performance, Yanic earned a spot on Daily Variety’s list of “10 Actors to Watch.” Read on to find out more about his journey to Hollywood as well as details about his personal life.
Yanic Truesdale Biography
Yanic Truesdale was born as Xavier Samuel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and his birth took place on the 17th of March, 1970. Details about his childhood and early education are not known, but it is said that he stumbled into acting just after leaving high school.
Truesdale began acting after he and his friends suddenly decided to audition for acting school at around the age of seventeen. To his surprise, he was accepted into the program, which he attended as he went on to build a passion for the art form. He went on to enroll at the National Theatre School of Canada, after which he kicked off his acting career.
He got his first acting role in the 1986 series, He Shoots, He Scores. In the following years, Truesdale played the roles of Joseph Brousseau in the television film Lance et Compte: All for One (1991), Michel in Prince Lazure (1992), and Philippe Tessier in Major and Vaccinated (1995), among others. For his performance in the Québécois sitcom, Roommates, he was nominated for a Gemini Award.
By the late 1990s, Yanic Truesdale left Canada for the United States to further master his craft at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute in New York. After completing his studies, he moved to Los Angeles, California to continue with his acting career. He landed the main cast role in the comedy series, Gilmore Girls (2000-2007) as well as in the movies See Jane Date (2003) and All About Me (2006).
In recent time, Truesdale has appeared in Bad Karma (2012), Mohawk Girls (2014), The Theory of K.O. (2014-2015), and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (2016) among others. He has also chosen to move back to Montreal, Canada, where he opened a spin studio called SpinEnergie.
Is He Gay?
Following the sequel of the web series Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (2016), Yanic Truesdale’s character of Michel Gerard, who was previously portrayed as straight, as he had been shown to have displayed interest in members of the opposite sex, and also gone out on a few dates with them, was revealed to be gay. It was further revealed that the character which many fans had previously suspected to be gay, was married to a man called Frederick.
As things would pan out, the revelation of the sexual orientation of the actor’s character, prompted speculation that he himself could actually be a closeted gay man. The jury is still out when it comes to his true sexual orientation, as it is not clear if Truesdale is gay or not.
Is Yanic Truesdale Dating or Married, Who Is His Partner?
While there is a huge possibility that Yanic Truesdale might be single, there are rumors that he might also be in a relationship, of which those details are not known to the public. The actor has clearly put in extra effort to make sure that no one knows anything about who he is dating, or if indeed he has gone a step further to get married. He has made sure not to answer questions in interviews that would help give an answer to the matter and no one has so far been able to discover who the supposed mystery woman in his life is.
Yanic Truesdale is far off from being the tallest person you would ever come across, even though he stands at an impressive 6 feet 0 inches. The dark brown eye colored and black hair colored African-Canadian further weighs about 74 kg. His other body measurements are not known.