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Cameron Arthur Mathison

(1969-08-25) August 25, 1969 (age 54)
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Alma mater McGill University
Occupation Actor
Years active 1997–present
Vanessa Mathison
(m. 2002)
Children 2

Cameron Arthur Mathison (born August 25, 1969) 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

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

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

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.


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 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".

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

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, and the renovation reality show Game of Homes.

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.

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. 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.

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



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
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"
2012 The Wife He Met Online Bryant Meyers Lifetime TV Movie
2013 The Surrogate Jacob Kelly Independent
2013 The Carpenter's Miracle Josh Camden TV Movie
2013 The Christmas Ornament Tim Pierce Hallmark Channel TV Movie
2013 Window Wonderland Kenneth Hallmark Channel TV Movie
2013 Holidaze Carter TV Movie
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
2014 My Gal Sunday Henry Parker Hallmark Movies & Mysteries TV Movie
2015–2017 Murder, She Baked series Mike Kingston Hallmark Movies & Mysteries TV Movie series; 5 movies
2016 A Christmas To Remember John Blake Hallmark Movies & Mysteries TV Movie
2017 At Home in Mitford Tim Kavanaugh Hallmark Channel TV Movie
2018 Very, Very Valentine Henry Hallmark Channel TV Movie
2018 A Summer to Remember Will Hallmark Channel TV Movie
2018–2021 Home and Family Co-host Hallmark Channel
2018 Love, Of Course Noah Ferris Hallmark Channel TV Movie
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 Host Fishbowl Media
2012 Dallas Behind the Scenes Host TNT
2012–2013 Backstage Pass to the Oscars Host

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