Jason Cameron

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Jason Cameron
Born (1969-04-19) April 19, 1969 (age 45)[1]
Toledo, Ohio, USA
Alma mater Northern Michigan University
Occupation Television presenter, actor, model, carpenter, personal trainer, Home Improvement Contractor
Years active 2000 - present
Spouse(s) Maryanne Cameron
Website
http://www.jasoncamerononline.com/

Jason Cameron (born April 19, 1969) is an American television presenter and actor most notable for his role on the TLC reality show, While You Were Out and is currently hosting Man Caves and Desperate Landscapes for the DIY Network.

Career[edit]

Acting & modelling[edit]

In 1999, Cameron moved to New York City to pursue an acting career. He landed a few minor roles to date including on Sex and the City, The Guiding Light and All My Children. At the same time, he became a print model appearing in Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Maxim and GQ.[2]

Hosting & carpentry[edit]

Cameron has developed a passion for carpentry and construction at a young age, and worked as a construction worker after college to make ends meet. In 2003, he auditioned as an on-screen carpenter for the TLC renovation program, While You Were Out. He got the job and joined the cast in season two, staying on until the end of the show's run in 2006.

After the show's end, Cameron became a licensed contractor and was approached by DIY Network to host their landscape makeover show Desperate Landscapes in 2007. Since then, he has also been hosting Man Caves and Project Xtreme for the network.[3]

Fitness[edit]

Cameron is a certified personal trainer, specializing in strength and conditioning. He has competed in numerous bodybuilding competitions and has worked as a fitness model, appearing in Men's Health, Men’s Fitness and Muscle Media. He is currently a representative and the Fitness Expert for Men’s Fitness.[2][4]

Personal life[edit]

Cameron was born in Toledo, Ohio,[2] the eldest of three boys. He graduated from Republic-Michigamme High School in Republic, Michigan in 1987, and holds a bachelor's degree from the Northern Michigan University in criminal justice.[4] He met his wife Maryanne while pursuing an acting career in New York in 1999. His amateur hobbies include mountain biking, hiking, volleyball, and softball.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2000 "Sex and the City" Man with Big Arms HBO 1 episode - Episode 2.03: "Politically Erect"
2003 "Guiding Light" Police officer CBS 1 episode - "Episode dated 4 March 2003"
2003–2006 "While You Were Out" Carpenter TLC 20 episodes (Season 2 to Season 4)
2007 "Trading Spaces" Carpenter TLC 1 episode - "While You Were Out crossover"
2007–present "Desperate Landscapes" Host DIY 91 episodes
2007–present "Man Caves" Host/Lead Carpenter DIY 73 episodes
2008–present "Project Xtreme" Host DIY 21 episodes
2010 "Ace of Cakes" Self Food 1 episode - Episode 8.01: "Man Caves"

References[edit]

  1. ^ IMDb entry for Jason Cameron
  2. ^ a b c TLC - Jason Cameron profile Retrieved on March 11, 2010
  3. ^ DIY Network - Jason Cameron profile Retrieved on March 11, 2010.
  4. ^ a b Jason Cameron Official Website - Biography Retrieved on March 11, 2010

External links[edit]

Jason Cameron at the Internet Movie Database