Yanic Truesdale

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Yanic Truesdale
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Yanic Truesdale
Born (1970-03-17) March 17, 1970 (age 49)
Years active1991–present

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".[1]


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.


Year Title Role Notes
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
1999 The Sentinel Patrolman
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!"


  1. ^ "Variety names its 10 Actors to Watch". Variety magazine. October 7, 2001. Retrieved February 6, 2010.

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