Yan England-Girard (born 2 February 1979) is a Canadian actor, television and radio presenter, screenwriter, film producer and director of short films. From the age of eight, he was known for his role of Einstein in the youth program Watatatow during 13 years.[1]

Yan England
Yan England at Beverly Hills, Los Angeles
Yan England at Beverly Hills, Los Angeles
Yan England-Girard

(1979-02-02) 2 February 1979 (age 41)
Television / radio presenter
Film producer
Film director
Years active1990–present
Notable work
Une Grenade Avec Ça /Henry
Les Rescapés
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Minuit, le soir
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Parent(s)Michel Girard
Diane England
AwardsPrix Gémeaux, best Presentation for a Youth series Fan club (2012)
Prix Artis, best supporting role in a youth series in Une grenade avec ça? (2011)

His short film Henry was nominated for an Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards ceremony in the "Best Live Action Short Film" category.[2] 1:54 is his debut long feature film.


Born in Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Yan England is the son of Michel Girard, economic journalist and Diane England, producer at Zone 3 media group.

Since the age of eight, England has participated in several television series and youth-oriented programs, including Les Débrouillards, Watatatow, Headquarters: Warsaw and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. At the age of eighteen, he moved to Beverly Hills for five years where he studied theatre to get rid of his French accent.[3]

He worked simultaneously in several television series and in August 2013, he became the new morning man at CKOI-FM.[4] On January 10, 2013, one of his films, Henry, was nominated for an Academy Award. The short film of 21 minutes in the "Best Live Action Short Film" category.[5]



  • 2015: Le Dep
  • 2003: Premier juillet, le film: Nick
  • 2003: I Witness: Jud
  • 2000: La vie après l'amour: Bob Miron


  • 2013-2016 : L'appart du 5e: Théophile "Théo" Langevin
  • 2013 : House of Versace: Michael
  • 2012: KARV, l'anti.gala: presenter
  • 2010 - 2012: Les Rescapés: Viateur Bolduc
  • 2010: KARV, l'anti.gala: co-presenter
  • 2009- : Trauma: Étienne Labrie
  • 2009- : Yamaska : Brian Harrison
  • 2009: Bakugan Battle Brawlers: Baron Letloy (voice)
  • 2008- : Fan club: presenter
  • 2007-2008: Les Soeurs Elliot: David Cohen
  • 2006-2008: Minuit, le soir: Tom
  • 2006: Getting Along Famously: Randy Ramone
  • 2006: 15/Love: Lucas (2 episodes)
  • 2005: Annie et ses hommes: Max (1 episode)
  • 2005-2011: Providence: Syd
  • 2005: Why George: Zach
  • 2005-2011: Une grenade avec ça?: Darius Léveillé
  • 2004: Naked Josh: Josh
  • 2004: Family Misgivings: Frank
  • 2003-2006: Ramdam: Antoine Laurin
  • 2002: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: O'Donnell (1 episode)
  • 2001: Ayoye!: Kenneth De Grandpré
  • 2000: Haute Surveillance: Maxime Lamarre
  • 1999-2002: Les Débrouillards: Yan
  • 1999: Opération Tango
  • 1999: Headquarters: Warsaw: Joshua
  • 1998: La Part des anges: Karim
  • 1993: Ent'Cadieux: Marc-André
  • 1990: Watatatow: Einstein


  • 2016: 1:54 (also screenwriter)
  • 2011: Henry (also producer and screenwriter)
  • 2007: Moi (also producer and screenwriter)



  1. ^ "Bravo Einstein... euh... Yan England!". Radio-Canada. Retrieved 24 February 2013. From the age of 8 years, England became known on the small screen in the role of Einstein, the best friend of Michel Couillard, one of the main characters of the youth series Watatatow. He held this role for ... 13 years!
  2. ^ a b Oscar nominee Yan England's ‘amazing morning’, Brendan Kelly, The Montreal Gazette, January 11, 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  3. ^ Yan England savoure chaque minute avant les Oscars, Marie-Joëlle Parent, Agence QMI, 19 February 2013. "I met Yan between two appointments in Beverly Hills, the neighborhood where he lived at the age of 18 years. Los Angeles is a city where it feels like home since he stayed there five years. He studied theater in the city of cinema to get rid of his French accent."
  4. ^ Yan England arrive sur les ondes de CKOI, Pénélope McQuaid, Radio-Canada, August 9, 2012. "Besides he will make its radio debut shortly, becoming radio presenter at CKOI-FM, a huge challenge he intends to take from 20 August."
  5. ^ Yan England nominé aux Oscars: «Wow, c'est magique!»), Zabmag, Huffington Post Québec, January 10, 2013.
  6. ^ ICI.Radio-Canada.ca, Zone Arts -. "" Apparences " remporte les honneurs au gala des prix Gémeaux". Radio-Canada.ca (in French). Retrieved 2017-12-18.

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