Aug. 25th, 1969
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Cameron Mathison's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1998 - 54
Guest TV Roles
Lt. Stanley Mitchell
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.
Cameron Mathison was born on August 25, 1969 in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, the younger of two boys and he has one brother, Scott Mathison. At an early age, he was diagnosed with Perthes disease, and spent nearly four years with braces on his legs. As a result of early treatment, Mathison has avoided the arthritis that is usually representative of Perthes disease cases. 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.
He was also captain of the Red Men Basketball team (tied Terrell Owens in the celebrity slam-dunk competition at the NBA All Starr weekend). A member of the Celebrity Players Tour, which travels to over 16 cities across the USA, fans may catch a glimpse of Mathison on their local golf courses and on the Golf Channel, carrying an average handicap of five.
Mathison made his feature film debut in the 1998 Miramax release, 54 (1998), and also appeared in the Canadian independent film, Washed Up (2000). His television credits include The Drew Carey Show (1995), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), J.A.G., What I Like About You (2002), F/X: The Series (1996), the television movie, Any Mother's Son (1997), with 'Bonnie Bedelia' and on August 16th can been seen on the ABC Family Channel's See Jane Date (2003). He hosted ABC's live world premiere of Walt Disney's animated feature, Tarzan, Soap Net 2001 Daytime Emmy red carpet special, and E! Wild On! specials. Most recently, he guest-starred on ABC's Hope & Faith (2003).
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. At this time he is a co-host of Instant Beauty Pageant which is on the Style Network. On November 15–16, 2008, Mathison headlined the final ABC Super Soap Weekend in place of All My Children costar 'Susan Lucci', who will be competing on the seventh season of Dancing With The Stars.
As of January 15, 2009, Mathison has signed on as a correspondent for Good Morning America. As of January 2010, he portrays Dr. Dan as part of a series of Brighten Bay soap parody shorts advertising for Cheer laundry detergent. On March 21, 2011, he portrayed Vince Bowers in the episode "One Life to Lose" Season 3 (Episode 18) of Castle on ABC. His All My Children co-star 'Rebecca Budig' also guest stars in the episode as Mandy Bronson.
Mathison also hosted the reality show, I Wanna Be a Soap Star, as he has since its 2004 debut on SoapNet, and the game show Your Place or Mine?, which debuted in June 2008 on TLC. Mathison was featured as a celebrity dancer on the fifth season of ABC's Dancing With The Stars, where he and his professional partner, 'Edyta Śliwińska', were eliminated just one week shy of the semifinals. He serves as a special correspondent for the television show Extra, and co-hosted the 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in 2008.
Mathison hosts an online Dallas after show after every new episode of Dallas on its website.
Mathison is married to Vanessa Arevalo. They have two children, Lucas Arthur Mathison (son, born 2003), Leila Mathison (daughter, born 2006).
- Graduated from McGill University (in Montreal) with a Bachelors in civil engineering
- Older brother, Scott
- Son Lucas Arthur Mathison, born April 20, 2003.
- attended Thornlea High School in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada.
- Brown hair and blue eyes.
- Appeared on the cover of Playgirl magazine, February 1999.
- June 2000 Voted one of America's 100 most eligible bachelors in People Magazine.
- Cameron and his wife Vanessa welcomed their first child, a boy, Lucas Arthur Mathison, on April 20, weighing in at 6 pounds, 13 ounces.