Canadian actor, Yani Gellman has earned his name as of the most talented movie and TV actors in the American entertainment industry. He has been involved in the industry for more than two decades and has worked in several hit projects, including movies like 47 Meters Down (2017), Jason X (2001), and TV shows like Wild Card (2003) and 90210 (2008).
Yani Gellman’s Bio: Age
Yani Gellman was born on 2nd September 1985 in Miami, Florida, USA. As a child, Yani moved with his family members to various places like Australia, Spain, and Texas before finally settling in Toronto, Canada, since his late father, David Henry Gellman, worked as a reporter.
Adding to that, his father, David, was a Canadian, whereas his mother, Marilyn L, is an Australian. He also has an older sister named Dara in his family.
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Talking about his education, Yani has a university degree with a major in political science.
Yani Gellman is currently dating Jacqui Kotyk.
Yani Gellman with his girlfriend, Jacqui Kotyk on 27th January 2020 (Source: Yani Gellman's Instagram)
Yani shared the social media darlings' first public picture on Instagram on 13th June 2017.
Career (Movies & TV Shows)
Yani Gellman began his career at the age of 13 by appearing in a couple of episodes in the horror TV show, Goosebumps, in 1998. In the same year, he appeared in an episode of TV series, Animorphs, as Brad.
However, his big-screen debut only came in 2000 when he was cast as Ron in the movie Urban Legends: Final Cut. He also appeared as Mederic in the TV film, Children of My Heart in the same year.
After that, Yani began to get various major roles in movies, including the character of Romeo in Sex, Lies & Obsession (2001), and Young Paul Castellano in Bosses (2001). Likewise, he landed his big break roles when he was cast as Michael Medina, a recurring role in the TV show, Guinevere Jones in 2002 and as Paolo in the movie, The Lizzie McGuire Movie in 2003.
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From 2006 to 2007, he appeared as Antonio in the series, Monster Warriors; and from 2008 to 2011, he portrayed the major role of Rafe Torres in the TV series, The Young and the Restless. He also performed the role of Garrett Reynolds in the TV show, Pretty Little Liars, from 2011 to 2012.
Furthermore, 2017 saw him as Louis in the movie, 47 Meters Down, and as Doyle Cosentino in the TV movie, The Saint. In 2019, he starred as Jose Esquivel Jr. in the series, Bosh.
Yani Gellman was named after a family friend, writer Jan Joors.
He is of Sephardic (Spanish Jewish) ancestry.
He can speak in Spanish since he learned it while living in Spain.
He credits his father as a major driving force to begin his acting career. When he first shared his passion for becoming an actor, his father happily encouraged him.
When he first applied for the Claude Watson Program at Earl Haig Secondary School in New York, his application got rejected. However, his father persuaded the faculty members, and after that, his application was accepted.
He played the gay role as Rafe Torres in the CBS’s soap opera, The Young and the Restless (2008-2011).