Gareth David-Lloyd is a Welsh actor best known for his role as Yanto Jones in the British sci-fi series Torchwood.
The future actor was born on March 28, 1981 in Newport, Wales, United Kingdom. He first appeared on stage as a robot in a school production, and as a teenager joined the troupe of the Gwent Young People’s Theater in Abergavenny. And later he joined the troupe of The Dolman Youth Theater in Newport. There he worked with actor Matthew Woodyatt and singer Nia Lynn. You know, there he took part in several productions, and in Macbeth, Threepenny Opera and King Henry V played the main roles. When former Labor leader Neil Kinnock saw young Gareth in a performance at Monmouth Castle, he sent him £ 250 to develop his acting career.
While attending Coleg Gwent Gareth appeared in various local productions at the Dolman Theater in Newport and the Sherman Theater in Cardiff.
Before moving to Reading to continue his acting studies at The Rep College, Gareth completed an internship at the National Youth Theater. Among others, he played the role of Sebastian in the Twelfth Night production, and also took part in the television shows Absolute Power, Catastrophe, Rosemary & Thyme and A Very English Murder.