Cameron Mathison

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Cameron Mathison
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Mathison in 2022
Cameron Arthur Mathison

(1969-08-25) August 25, 1969 (age 53)
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Alma materMcGill University
Years active1997–present
Vanessa Mathison
(m. 2002)

Cameron Arthur Mathison (born August 25, 1969)[1] is a Canadian-American actor and television host. From 1997 to 2011, he played the role of Ryan Lavery on All My Children.

Early life and personal life[edit]

Mathison was born on August 25, 1969, in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada,[1] the second of two sons of parents Bill and Loretta.[2] 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.[3]

On July 27, 2002, he married model Vanessa Marie Arevalo, having proposed in Vail, Colorado.[4] They have a son, Lucas (b. April 20, 2003), and a daughter, Leila (b. July 7, 2006).[2]

On September 9, 2019, he announced that he had been diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma and would be taking several weeks off to receive treatment.[5]


After graduating from McGill, he 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. He followed up this appearance with a leading role in the Canadian independent movie Washed Up. About this time, December 1997, he was hired to play the role of Ryan Lavery on All My Children 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]

In 2007, Cameron was on season five of Dancing with the Stars where he placed 5th with pro Edyta Śliwińska.[10][11]

After working freelance with Good Morning America for several years, Mathison signed with GMA in January 2009 as a regular correspondent. 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. Mathison continued to work as a host and correspondent for GMA, the Emmy-nominated series Ultimate Proposal,[12] and the renovation reality show Game of Homes.[13][14][15]

Mathison also continues to act in both comedic and dramatic roles. He has appeared on Castle, Desperate Housewives, Hot in Cleveland, Drop Dead Diva, the EXes, 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 novels starring opposite Alison Sweeney.[16][17]

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] On July 26, 2018, Mathison was named the new co-host of Home & Family, alongside Debbie Matenopoulos; he assumed his position in September with the launch of the seventh season.[19]

In April 2021, Deadline Hollywood announced Mathison had joined the cast of General Hospital as Drew Cain.[20] He debuted in the role in the final moments of the August 16, 2021 episode.[21]



Year Title Role Notes
1998 54 Atlanta Miramax
2000 Washed Up Conman Independent


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Any Mother's Son Rich Eastman TV Movie
1997 F/X: The Series Masked Man Episode: "House of Horrors"
1998 The Defenders: Choice of Evils Mike Murphy TV Movie
1998–2011 All My Children Ryan Lavery ABC-TV
2002 The Job Brad Episode: "Telescope"
2002 The Drew Carey Show Kirk Episode: "Kate's Wedding"
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Danny Pasqualle Episode: "Recipe for Murder"
2003 JAG Lt. Stanley Mitchell Episode: "Empty Quiver"
2003 What I Like About You Noah Episode: "The Fix Up"
2003 See Jane Date Gary Babcock TV Movie
2004 Hope & Faith Dillon Smith 3 episodes
2004–2007 I Wanna Be a Soap Star Host Soapnet
2006 Daytime Emmy Awards Host ABC-TV
2006–2008 Instant Beauty Pageant Host Style Network[22]
2008 Your Place or Mine Host TLC
2008 Daytime Emmy Awards Host ABC-TV[23][24][25]
2009–2015 Good Morning America Correspondent & Host ABC-TV
2011 Castle Vince Powers Episode: "One Life to Lose"
2012 Desperate Housewives Greg Episode: "What's the Good of Being Good"
2012 Drop Dead Diva Jonah Pierce Episode: "Pick's and Pakes"
2012 The Wife He Met Online Bryant Meyers Lifetime TV Movie[26][27]
2013 The Surrogate Jacob Kelly Independent[28][29]
2013 The Carpenter's Miracle Josh Camden TV Movie[30]
2013 The Christmas Ornament Tim Pierce Hallmark Channel TV Movie
2013 Window Wonderland Kenneth Hallmark Channel TV Movie
2013 Holidaze Carter TV Movie[31]
2013 Hot in Cleveland Bill Episode: "The Anger Games"
2013 Belle's PR Rep Episode: "One Big Happy Family"
2014 Game of Homes Host W Network
2014 The Exes Rob Lutz Episode: "Oh Brother Here Art Thou"
2014 Along Came a Nanny Mike Logan Hallmark Movies & Mysteries TV Movie[32][33][34]
2014 My Gal Sunday Henry Parker Hallmark Movies & Mysteries TV Movie[35]
2015–2017 Murder, She Baked series Mike Kingston Hallmark Movies & Mysteries TV Movie series; 5 movies [36]
2016 A Christmas To Remember John Blake Hallmark Movies & Mysteries TV Movie[37]
2017 At Home in Mitford Tim Kavanaugh Hallmark Channel TV Movie [38]
2018 Very, Very Valentine Henry Hallmark Channel TV Movie
2018 A Summer to Remember Will Hallmark Channel TV Movie [39]
2018–2021 Home and Family Co-host Hallmark Channel
2018 Love, Of Course Noah Ferris Hallmark Channel TV Movie [40]
2019 The Christmas Club Edward Taylor Hallmark Channel TV Movie
2021– General Hospital Drew Cain
2021 Hannah Swensen Mysteries Mike Kingston Hallmark Channel TV Movie
2021 A Kindhearted Christmas Scott Morris Great American Channels Family


Year Title Role Notes
2011–2012 Ultimate Proposal[41] Host Fishbowl Media
2012 Dallas Behind the Scenes Host TNT
2012–2013 Backstage Pass to the Oscars[42] Host


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  2. ^ a b "Cameron Mathison". Soap Opera Digest. Archived from the original on May 2, 2019. Retrieved September 10, 2019.
  3. ^ "Five Things You Didn't Know About Cameron Mathison". TVOvermind. 13 September 2017.
  4. ^ Mathison, Cameron (July 27, 2017). "#tbt to July 27 2002". Cameron Mathison verified Instagram account. Archived from the original on 2021-12-24. this photo was taken moments after we said 'I do'.
  5. ^ "Hallmark Channel host Cameron Mathison reveals he is battling renal cancer". WGN-TV. 2019-09-11. Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  6. ^ "Soap Opera Digest 1999". Soap Opera Digest. 14 April 2003.
  7. ^ "Here are the Daytime Emmy nominations". Entertainment Weekly. 18 March 2002.
  8. ^ "Daytime Emmy Nominees Are..." CBS News. 2 March 2005.
  9. ^ "America's Most Wanted". People Magazine. 10 July 2000.
  10. ^ "Cameron Mathison eliminated from 'Dancing with the Stars'". NewsChannel10. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Cameron Mathison eliminated from 'Dancing With the Stars'". The Orange County Register. 13 November 2007.
  12. ^ "Yahoo's 'Ultimate Proposal' Starts Strong with 1.75M Views". Tubefilter. 2011-10-10.
  13. ^ "W Network's Big Competition Series Game Of Homes Announces Cameron Mathison As Host". Corusent. 22 September 2014.
  14. ^ "We're Watching Cameron Mathison In Game Of Homes. You Should Be, Too". WDish. Archived from the original on 11 January 2018. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  15. ^ "Soap star sells off sprawling Harlem brownstone". New York Post. 25 November 2015.
  16. ^ "'Murder She Baked' Is a New Culinary Murder-Mystery From the Hallmark Channel". Eater. 19 February 2015.
  17. ^ "FIRST LOOK: Alison Sweeney And Cameron Mathison In 'Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery'". Soap Opera Network. 7 April 2015.
  18. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (5 April 2015). "'Entertainment Tonight' Names Cameron Mathison Weekend Co-Anchor & Correspondent". Variety. Retrieved 2016-03-18.
  19. ^ "Cameron Mathison to Co-Host Hallmark's Home & Family". Soap Opera Digest. United States. July 26, 2018. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  20. ^ Petski, Denise (April 5, 2021). "General Hospital: Home & Family's Cameron Mathison Joins Cast of ABC Drama". Deadline Hollywood. United States: Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on April 5, 2021. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  21. ^ Rice, Lynette (August 8, 2021). "See how General Hospital will introduce Cameron Mathison". Entertainment Weekly. United States: Meredith Corporation. Retrieved August 8, 2021.
  22. ^ "Mathison Signs On For "Instant Beauty Pageant". 1 February 2007.
  23. ^ "'Stars' Contestant Cameron Mathison to Host Daytime Emmys With 'The View's' Sherri Shepherd". Fox News. 27 May 2008.
  24. ^ "THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES ANNOUNCES 35th ANNUAL DAYTIME ENTERTAINMENT EMMY® AWARD NOMINATIONS". Archived from the original on 18 September 2020. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  25. ^ "Hollywood prepares for Daytime Emmys". Today. 20 June 2008.
  26. ^ "Wife Strife". New York Post. 21 April 2012.
  27. ^ "Saturday's Highlights: 'The Wife He Met Online' on Lifetime". Los Angeles Times. 18 May 2012.
  28. ^ "Lifetime Movie The Surrogate Is Juno Meets Misery Meets The Craziest Thing You've Ever Watched On TV". Alloy. 3 March 2013. Archived from the original on 11 January 2018. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  29. ^ "Psycho with a Baby Bump". Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  30. ^ "Interview with Cameron Mathison: 'The Carpenter's Miracle'". Digital Journal. 26 March 2013.
  31. ^ "BWW Interviews: Cameron Mathison Chats ABC Family Original Movie HOLIDAZE". BroadwayWorld. 22 November 2013.
  32. ^ "Cameron Mathison to Star in Hallmark Channel Movie ALONG CAME A NANNY". Broadway World. 15 August 2014.
  33. ^ "'AMC's' Cameron Mathison Stars In 'Along Came A Nanny;' World Premiere Happens This Sunday!". Soap Opera Network. 9 October 2014.
  34. ^ "Sarah Lancaster comes along as a 'Nanny' for Hallmark". BryanTimes. 11 October 2014.
  35. ^ "Jack Wagner, Rachel Blanchard and Cameron Mathison to Star in Hallmark's MY GAL SUNDAY Pilot". Broadway World. 22 July 2013.
  36. ^ "Murder, She Baked: A Peach Cobbler Mystery Hallmark Movies and Mysteries". Hallmark Movies and Mysteries. Retrieved 2016-03-18.
  37. ^ "ALL MY CHILDREN's Cameron Mathison Stars With Mira Sorvino in 'A Christmas to Remember'!". Soaps In Depth. 25 October 2016. Retrieved November 22, 2021.
  38. ^ "'At Home in Mitford' Star Andie MacDowell Says Small-Town Life Is About Love and Community". Country Living. 7 August 2017.
  39. ^ "About A Summer To Remember". Hallmark Channel. 11 June 2018. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  40. ^ "Hallmark's 'Love, Of Course': Cast, Discussion, Time & Photos". 20 October 2018.
  41. ^ "Cameron Mathison's Ultimate Proposal a Huge Hit For Yahoo". Daytime Confidential. 11 October 2011.
  42. ^ "Sherri Shepherd, Cameron Mathison, Jake Whetter and Shira Lazar to Host Oscars' 'Backstage Pass' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. 15 February 2012.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by Dancing with the Stars (US) quarter-finalist
Season 5 (Fall 2007 with Edyta Sliwinska)
Succeeded by