Cameron Mathison

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Cameron Mathison
Cameron Mathison Super soap weekend 2008 016.JPG
Cameron Mathison in 2008
Born Cameron Arthur Mathison
(1969-08-25) August 25, 1969 (age 47)
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Residence Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actor
Years active 1997–present
Spouse(s) Vanessa Mathison (m. 2002)
Children 2
Relatives Scott Mathison (brother)

Cameron Arthur Mathison (born August 25, 1969) is a Canadian actor and television host, perhaps best known for his role as Ryan Lavery[1] on All My Children [2]— a role which he played from December 15, 1997 to 2002, and from 2003 to 2011.

Early life and career[edit]

Cameron Arthur Mathison was born on August 25, 1969 in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. Cameron is the younger of two children; he has an older brother, Scott. At an early age, he was diagnosed with Legg-Calve-Perthes disease and spent nearly four years with braces on his legs.

Mathison attended Thornlea Secondary School in Thornhill, Ontario and McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. He graduated in 1993 with a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering.

After graduating from McGill, Mathison began working as a model and started acting in commercials in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. This led to taking acting classes and the beginning of his acting career in Toronto.

Mathison made his feature film debut in 54.[3] He followed up this appearance with a leading role in the Canadian independent movie Washed Up.[4] Around this time, December 1997, he was hired to play the role of Ryan Lavery on All My Children[5] filming his first scenes on December 15. Mathison first appeared on-screen in the January 12, 1998 episode.

Mathison won the Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Male Newcomer in 1999[6] and earned Daytime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 2002[7] and 2005.[8] In 2000, Mathison was named by People magazine as one of "America's 100 Most Eligible Bachelors.[9]"

On July 27, 2002, he married model Vanessa Marie Arevalo.

After working freelance with Good Morning America for several years, Mathison signed with GMA in January, 2009 as a regular correspondent,[10] while still working full-time on All My Children. Mathison worked on many events for GMA: The Oscars; Grammys; Golden Globes; American Music Awards; MTV Movie Awards; MTV Video Music Awards; and the Country Music Awards. He also hosted the GMA Live Halloween specials as well as other live events. Mathison was the go to correspondent for entertainment, lifestyle, fitness, and extreme outdoor segments.

In August, 2011, All My Children went off the air, Mathison had played the character Ryan Lavery for 13 years. Mathison continued to work as a host and correspondent for GMA, the Emmy-nominated series Ultimate Proposal,[11] and the renovation reality show Game of Homes.

Mathison also continues to act in both comedic and dramatic roles. He has appeared on Castle,[12] Desperate Housewives,[13] Hot in Cleveland,[14] Drop Dead Diva,[15] the EXes,[16] and numerous independent and television movies.

In 2014, Mathison joined the Hallmark/Crown Media family. Mathison signed on to appear in 9 movies based on the Murder She Baked[17] novels.

In April 2015, Mathison signed with CBS's Entertainment Tonight. He is currently serving as a full-time correspondent and weekend co-anchor for the entertainment newsmagazine.[18]


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Any Mother's Son[19] Rich Eastman TV Movie
1998 The Defenders: Choice of Evils[20] Mike Murphy TV Movie
1998 54[21] Atlanta Miramax
2000 Washed Up[22] Conman Independent
2003 See Jane Date[23] Gary Babcock TV Movie
2012 The Wife He Met Online[24] Bryant Meyers TV Movie
2013 The Surrogate[25] Jacob Kelly Independent
2013 The Carpenter's Miracle[26] Josh Camden TV Movie
2013 The Christmas Ornament[27] Tim TV Movie
2013 Window Wonderland[28] Kenneth TV Movie
2013 Holidaze[29] Carter TV Movie
2014 Along Came a Nanny[30] Mike Logan TV Movie
2014 My Gal Sunday[31] Henry Parker TV Movie
2015 Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder Mystery[32] Mike Kingston TV Movie
2015 Murder, She Baked: A Plum Pudding Murder Mystery[33] Mike Kingston TV Movie
2016 Murder, She Baked: A Peach Cobbler Mystery[34] Mike Kingston TV Movie
2016 Murder, She Baked: A Deadly Recipe[35] Mike Kingston TV Movie
1997 F/X: The Series[36] Masked Man Episode: "House of Horrors"
1998–2011 All My Children[37] Ryan Lavery ABC-TV
2002 The Job[38] Brad Episode: "Telescope"
2002 The Drew Carey Show[39] Kirk Episode: "Kate's Wedding"
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation[40] Danny Pasqualle Episode: "Recipe for Murder"
2003 JAG[41] Lt. Stanley Mitchell Episode: "Empty Quiver"
2003 What I Like About You[42] Noah Episode: "The Fix Up"
2004 Hope & Faith[43] Dillon Smith 3 episodes
2004–2007 I Wanna Be a Soap Star[44] Host Soapnet
2006 Daytime Emmy Awards[45] Host ABC-TV
2006–2008 Instant Beauty Pageant[46] Host Style Network
2008 Your Place or Mine[47] Host TLC
2008 Daytime Emmy Awards[48] Host ABC-TV
2009–2015 Good Morning America[49] Correspondent & Host ABC-TV
2011 Castle[50] Vince Powers Episode: "One Life to Lose"
2012 Desperate Housewives[51] Greg Episode: "What's the Good of Being Good"
2012 Drop Dead Diva[52] Jonah Pierce Episode: "Pick's and Pakes"
2013 Hot in Cleveland[53] Bill Episode: "The Anger Games"
2013 Belle's[54] PR Rep Episode: "One Big Happy Family"
2014 Game of Homes[55] Host W Network
2014 The Exes[56] Rob Lutz Episode: "Oh Brother Here Art Thou"
Year Title Role Notes
2011–2012 Ultimate Proposal[57] Host Fishbowl Media
2012 Dallas Behind the Scenes[58] Host TNT
2012–2013 Backstage Pass to the Oscars[59] Host ABC-TV
Name Name Name Name Name Name Name Name
Donna Mills Shania Twain Wolfgang Puck Alyssa Milano Stephan Spielberg Tom Hanks Alan Cummings Vanessa Williams
Julianne Margulies Seal Mariah Carey David Hasselhoff Vin Diesel Chelsey Handler Kerry Washington Tony Goldwyn
Ariana Grande Candace Cameron Bo Derek Beverly Johnson Ted Danson Marge Helgenberger Johnny Depp Matt Damon
Will Farrell Ben Stiller Kristin Wiig Justin Theroux Matthew Perry Viola Davis Leonardo DiCaprio Taraji P. Henson
Brie Larson Bryan Cranston Jennifer Lawrence Jon Hamm Carol Burnett Idris Elba Alicia Vikander Eddie Redmayne
Jennifer Aniston Halle Berry Bradley Cooper Ryan Gosling Will Smith Emily Blunt Jessica Chastain Julianne Moore
Robert Downey Jr. Chris Hemsworth Scarlett Johansson Matthew McConaughey Liam Neeson Chris Evans Christopher Waltz Mark Ruffalo
Ricky Gervais Adam Sandler Chevy Chase Gary Oldman Steve Carell Fergie Betty White Kirstie Alley
Mario Lopez Sherri Sheperd Wesley Snipes Jim Carrey Seth MacFarlane Rick Fox Sam Smith Kelly Ripa
Reese Witherspoon Ty Burrell Mark Wahlberg Channing Tatum Lady Gaga Michael Strahan Brooke Burke Miley Cyrus
Katy Perry Jennifer Lopez Celine Dion Sir Elton John Carrie Underwood Billy Bob Thornton P Diddy Russell Brand
Penélope Cruz Sophia Vergara One Direction Pharrell Mel Gibson Kellan Lutz Anne Rice Kareem Abdul Jabbar
Richard Gere Sylvester Stallone Jeremy Renner Matt Bomer Andy Circus Gisele Bundchen Kim Kardashian Catherine Zeta Jones
Kelsey Grammer Julianne Hough Laura Dern Jimmy Kimmel Ty Burrell Blake Shelton John Duhamel Robin Roberts
Diana Ross Jason Statham Jason Bateman Jason Clark Andy Samberg Ellen DeGeneres

Personal life[edit]

Cameron and Vanessa Mathison currently live in Los Angeles, California. They have two children: son Lucas Arthur Mathison, born on April 20, 2003, and daughter, Leila Emmanuelle Mathison, born on July 7, 2006.[60]


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Billy Ray Cyrus & Karina Smirnoff
Dancing with the Stars (US) quarter-finalist
Season 5 (Fall 2007 with Edyta Sliwinska)
Succeeded by
Mario & Karina Smirnoff