Yani Gellman (Rafael Torres on The Young and the Restless)

Current Character: Rafael Torres

Birthday: 1985-09-02

Birthplace: Born in Miami, Florida

Marital Status: Single


Yani Gellman was born on September 2 1985 in Miami, Florida to his Canadian father and Australian mother. Yani's name comes from that of a family friend, writer Jan Joors. As his father was also a writer, the family moved often, living in Australia, Spain and Texas, as well as Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Yani began acting in a Canadian children's series called "Animorphs," in 1998. His bigger break was a role he landed in the movie, "Urban Legends: Final Cut" in the year 2000. Yani is well-known in the teenage set as the heartthrob, Paulo, from "The Lizzie McGuire Movie", which starred Hilary Duff. He was hired to play young attorney, Rafe on Y&R most recently.

Yani speaks Spanish and holds a University degree in Political Science!

Career Highlights

The Young and the Restless - Rafael Torres (December 1 2008 - July 26, 2012)
Monster Warriors - Antonio (2006 - 2007)
Zoe Busiek: Wild Card - Ryder (2003 - 2004)
The Lizzie McGuire Movie - Paulo (2003)
Urban Legends: Final Cut - Rob (2001)
Animorphs - Brad (1998)


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