Jason Cameron

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Jason Cameron
Born (1969-04-19) April 19, 1969 (age 55)[1]
Alma materNorthern Michigan University
Occupation(s)Television presenter, actor, model, carpenter, personal trainer, Home Improvement Contractor
Years active2000–present
SpouseMaryanne Cameron

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[edit]

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.[2]

Hosting & carpentry[edit]

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.[3]


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.[2][4]

Personal life[edit]

Cameron was born in Toledo, Ohio,[2] the middle child of three boys. He graduated from Republic-Michigamme High School in Republic, Michigan in 1988, and holds a bachelor's degree from the Northern Michigan University in criminal justice.[4] 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.


Year Title Role Network Notes
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"
2014 Sledgehammer Host DIY 21 episodes
2021 Secret Celebrity Renovation Contractor/Co-Host CBS First Season (10 episodes)


  1. ^ IMDb entry for Jason Cameron
  2. ^ a b c TLC - Jason Cameron profile Retrieved on March 11, 2010
  3. ^ DIY Network - Jason Cameron profile Archived 2015-03-16 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on March 11, 2010.
  4. ^ a b Jason Cameron Official Website - Biography Archived 2010-09-24 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on March 11, 2010

External links[edit]

Jason Cameron at IMDb