- Appeared in his first commercial for Master Facial Cleanser in 1995 while he was still a student at the De La Salle University.
- Was one of the original members in Star Magic Batch 1 (1995).
- Built his reputation as a charming Matinee Idol during the late 1990s especially with roles like Ricky Salveron on Gimik (1996) and Gabriel Maglayon on Mula Sa Puso (1997).
- Debuted on the big screen in the movie Radio Romance (1996).
- His final movie was Got 2 Believe (2002) where he starred alongside his real-life girlfriend Claudine Barreto.
- Received Best Male Star award in 1997 from Movie Star Magazine for his role in Gimik.
- Was the first official youth spokesman for the Department of Education and Culture in Sports in 1998 where he promoted education among the youth.
- Was the first Philippine National Red Cross Pledge 25 spokesperson in 1999.
- Died at the age of 27 due to acute hemorrhagic pancreatitis.
- Bobby Yan — Brother
- Roberto Yan — Father
- Geraldine Yan — Brother
- Tina Yan — Sister
- Teresita Castro Yan — Mother
- Claudine Barreto — Ex-significant Other
- De La Salle University, Malate, Manila, Philippines (Marketing Management, 1997)
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