Cameron Mathison

Cameron Mathison

Active - 1985 - 2019  |   Born - Aug 25, 1969 in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Romance

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Virtually a household name among aficionados of daytime soap operas, actor Cameron Mathison jetted to fame via his portrayal of Ryan Lavery on All My Children. The role actually represented Mathison's first significant break when he signed for it in early 1989; he subsequently left the series but returned (and thus extended the portrayal) in 2003. In addition to multi-season hosting duties on the SoapNet channel's reality program I Wanna Be a Soap Star and guest appearances on such prime-time series as CSI, The Drew Carey Show, and JAG, Mathison gave his recognition an added boost when he signed with ABC as one of the celebrity dancers on the fifth season of its reality program Dancing with the Stars. On that show, Mathison performed opposite professionally trained dancer Edyta Sliwinska.

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  • Joined the cast of All My Children as Ryan Lavery in 1998. Received the Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Male Newcomer in 1999.
  • Hobbies include basketball, golf, swimming and skiing.
  • Is a member of the Celebrity Players Tour, which travels to golf courses across the U.S.
  • As a child, was diagnosed with Legg-Calvé-Perthes syndrome, which caused bone degeneration in his hips. Wore leg braces until he was 6.
  • Was a contestant on Season 5 of Dancing With the Stars in the fall of 2007, and made it to one week shy of the semifinals.
  • Cohosted the 35th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in 2008. 
  • Moved from NYC to L.A. when All My Children shifted production from the East Coast to the West Coast in late 2009.
  • Has participated in (and sometimes hosted) the ABC and SoapNet Salute Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS benefit.
  • Is on the celebrity board of governors of the nonprofit organization Love Our Children USA, which fights violence against and neglect of children.