Scott Cam at the Australian Man of Steel Premier
25 November 1962
Scott is a qualified carpenter who did a three-year apprenticeship with his brother’s business.
Scott grew up in Sydney's Bondi and attended school at Waverley College with Rodney Allen. After completing school and his carpentry apprenticeship, set off in an old four-wheel drive to explore Australia. He worked on sheep and cattle stations, at a remote coastal resort at Exmouth in Western Australia, built boats and worked in Fremantle's docklands.
In 1990, after a five-year stint working and travelling around Australia, he set up his own building business, which now employs four people.
Television (and media) career
Cam first appeared on Nine's Backyard Blitz in 2000 alongside Jamie Durie doing building segments until the show's cancellation in 2006. In between, he appeared on the successful Renovation Rescue (2004–present) before appearing in his own live lifestyle program Our Place, however this was cancelled after just five episodes in 2005. Since 2008 he appears on Domestic Blitz.
In addition to his television work, he has written two books on building and renovating: Out The Back and the follow-up, Home Maintenance For Knuckleheads. He is also a presenter on the Triple M Saturday morning breakfast show Wrong Side of the Bed.
He enjoys camping and fishing and on spare weekends manages to escape with his family to their farm at Mudgee, New South Wales.
Scott Cam met his wife Ann on what was supposed to be a brief visit home to Sydney while travelling and working around Australia. He decided to stay in Sydney. Three years later they married and now have three children, Charlie, 15, and twins Sarah and Bill, 12.
His Kelpie cross, Lizzie, was seen in each episode of Backyard Blitz until she died in 2004. She had the title of 'Site Manager'. He currently has a Red Cattle mix, called Rosie.
Scott Cam is a passionate supporter of the Sydney Roosters rugby league club, and in 2010 appeared on the photographic image on the club's plastic season ticket card, handed out to season seat holders.
In June, 2011, during a radio interview with The Kyle & Jackie O Show Cam revealed that he had nearly severed his right-hand index finger during a bandsaw accident. Although the saw cut through to Cam's bone, he was still able to drive himself to hospital. Cam required 24-stitches.
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- Scott Cam thinks showing The Block five nights a week is a ratings winner, thetelegraph.com.au, 14 June 2011
- "Joy of Sets". Fixplay. ninemsn. Retrieved 21 September 2011.
- "Dogs in Australian Television". Australian TV. Fun Trivia. 14 Dec 2009. Retrieved 20 January 2010.