Cameron Mathison

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Cameron Mathison
Cameron Mathison Super soap weekend 2008 016.JPG
Cameron Mathison at ABC Super Soap Weekend 2008.
Born Cameron Arthur Mathison
(1969-08-25) August 25, 1969 (age 46)
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
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 on All My Children — 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 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. He followed up this appearance with a leading role in the Canadian independent movie Washed Up. Around 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 and earned Daytime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 2002 and 2005. In 2000, Mathison was named by People magazine as one of America's 100 most eligible bachelors.

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

Mathison began expanding his career outside of acting: he worked as host for I Wanna Be a Soap Star (2004) and Instant Beauty Pageant (2006), and as a correspondent for Extra. As he continued acting on All My Children, he also became engaged with the host and correspondent areas of television. He was a contestant on season 5 of ABC's Dancing With The Stars in September 2007. After being eliminated just one week shy of the semifinals, he appeared as a guest on Good Morning America and it was during this time that his relationship as their correspondent began to form.

Mathison has 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 hosts the GMA Live Halloween specials as well as other live events. Mathison signed with GMA in January 2009 as a regular correspondent.[1] He regularly reports on GMA on the entertainment, lifestyle, fitness, and extreme outdoor segments he is involved in.

After AMC went off the air Mathison continued as a host and correspondent for GMA, Entertainment Tonight, the Emmy-nominated series Ultimate Proposal, and others. He is currently hosting the renovation reality show Game of Homes.[2] Mathison also acts 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.


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Any Mother's Son Rich Eastman TV Movie
1998 The Defenders: Choice of Evils Mike Murphy TV Movie
1998 54 Atlanta Miramax
2000 Washed Up Conman Independent
2003 See Jane Date Gary Babcock TV Movie
2012 The Wife He Met Online Bryant Meyers TV Movie
2013 The Surrogate Jacob Kelly Independent
2013 The Carpenter's Miracle Josh Camden TV Movie
2013 The Christmas Ornament Tim TV Movie
2013 Window Wonderland Kenneth TV Movie
2013 Holidaze Carter TV Movie
2014 Along Came a Nanny Mike Logan TV Movie
2014 My Gal Sunday Henry Parker TV Movie
2015 Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder Mystery Mike TV Movie
2015 Murder, She Baked: A Plum Pudding Murder Mystery Mike TV Movie
1997 F/X: The Series Masked Man Episode: "House of Horrors"
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"
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
2008 Your Place or Mine Host TLC
2008 Daytime Emmy Awards Host ABC-TV
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"
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"
Year Title Role Notes
2011-2012 Ultimate Proposal Host Fishbowl Media
2012 Dallas Behind the Scenes Host TNT
2012-2013 Backstage Pass to the Oscars Host ABC-TV

Interview List
Name Name Name Name Name
Jennifer Aniston Halle Berry Bradley Cooper Ryan Gosling Will Smith
Robert Downey Jr. Chris Hemsworth Scarlett Johansson Matthew McConaughey Liam Neeson
Chris Evans Christopher Waltz Mark Ruffalo Gary Oldman Steve Carell
Ricky Gervais Adam Sandler Chevy Chase Jim Carrey Seth MacFarlane
Reese Witherspoon Ty Burrell Mark Wahlberg Channing Tatum Lady Gaga
Katy Perry Jennifer Lopez Celine Dion Sir Elton John Carrie Underwood
Penélope Cruz Sophia Vergara One Direction Pharrell Mel Gibson
Richard Gere Sylvester Stallone Jeremy Renner Matt Bomer Andy Circus
Kelsey Grammer Julianne Hough Laura Dern Jimmy Kimmel Ty Burrell
Diana Ross Jason Statham Jason Bateman Jason Clark Andy Samberg
Billy Bob Thornton P Diddy Russell Brand Blake Shelton John Duhamel
Kellan Lutz Anne Rice Kareem Abdul Jabbar Wesley Snipes Robin Roberts
Gisele Bundchen Kim Kardashian Mario Lopez Catherine Zeta Jones Ellen DeGeneres
Kelly Ripa Michael Strahan Sherri Sheperd Brooke Burke Miley Cyrus
Sam Smith Rick Fox Kirstie Alley Betty White Fergie

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.[3]


  1. ^ Quirk, Mary Beth (2009-01-15). "Cameron Mathison Spreads His Wings". OK!. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  2. ^ Elavksy, Cindy (October 23, 2014). "Celebrity Extra". King Features. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  3. ^ Cameron Mathison Baby News

External links[edit]

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