April 19, 1969 |
Toledo, Ohio, United States
|Alma mater||Northern Michigan University|
|Occupation||Television presenter, actor, model, carpenter, personal trainer, Home Improvement Contractor|
|Years active||2000 - present|
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.
Acting & modelling
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.
Hosting & carpentry
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.
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.
Cameron was born in Toledo, Ohio, 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. 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.
|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"|