Emmy nominated actor and television host Cameron Mathison is celebrating his second year as co-host of Hallmark Channel’s “Home and Family” alongside Debbie Matenopoulos. He is also the co-anchor of the weekend edition of “Entertainment Tonight.” In addition to his work with “ET,” Mathison previously served as feature correspondent for “Good Morning America” and “Extra,” and he co-hosted the “35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.”
Mathison has appeared on screen in both film and television and is no stranger to television movies, starring in Hallmark Channel originals including “At Home in Mitford,” opposite Andie MacDowell, “A Summer to Remember” opposite Catherine Bell, “Very, Very, Valentine” opposite Danica McKellar, and most recently, “Love, of Course,” opposite Kelly Rutherford. In addition, he has starred in multiple projects for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, including “Murder She Baked: Just Desserts,” his fifth movie in the “Murder, She Baked” franchise, following “Murder, She Baked: A Deadly Recipe,” “Murder, She Baked: A Peach Cobbler Mystery,” “Murder, She Baked: A Plum Pudding Murder Mystery,” and “Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Mystery.” He also starred in “A Christmas to Remember” opposite Mira Sorvino. Mathison’s other television movie credits include Hallmark Channel’s “Holidaze,” “The Christmas Ornament,” “Window Wonderland,” “My Gal Sunday” and “Along Came a Nanny,” as well as Lifetime’s “The Wife He Met Online” and “Any Mother’s Son,” and ABC Family’s “See Jane Date.”
In September 2007, Mathison joined the cast of ABC’s hit competition series, “Dancing with the Stars,” advancing all the way to week nine. He has also had several pivotal guest-starring roles on top television shows, including “Hot in Cleveland,” “The Drew Carey Show,” “CSI,” “JAG,” “What I Like About You,” “F/X: The Series,” “Castle,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Hope & Faith” and “The Exes.” Mathison made his feature film debut in the 1998 Miramax release, 54, opposite Salma Hayek and Ryan Phillippe. He also starred in the Canadian independent film Washed Up, The Carpenter’s Miracle, The Surrogate and the ABC Family feature, Home Again.
Well known for his fan-favorite role as Ryan Lavery in the daytime series “All My Children,” Mathison earned great acclaim from critics and fans alike, taking home a Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Male Newcomer in 1999, and Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 2002 and 2004. Additionally, his hosting duties have included the “33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards” broadcast as the show’s Fan Zone host, ABC’s live world premiere of Walt Disney Pictures’ animated feature, Tarzan, SOAPnet’s 2001 Daytime Emmy red carpet special and various E! “Wild On!” specials. He served as the host of SOAPnet’s original reality series, “I Wanna Be a Soap Star.”
Mathison resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Vanessa, and their children, Lucas and Leila.