As one of the newest cast members on General Hospital, Cameron Mathison certainly had a great deal to celebrate (even if his character, Drew Cain, is stuck in some ghastly Peter August-centric prison somewhere), as he’s beloved by soap fans. It’s a fact that should be celebrated, as should the milestone being recognized by the actor.
Happy Birthday, Cameron Mathison!
That’s because he was born on August 25, 1969, in Sarnia, Ontario, which means that this fan-favorite is turning 52 years old today! Upon graduating from Montreal’s McGill University, Mathison began working as a model and soon turned his attention toward acting.
He appeared in several commercials in Canada, the U.S., and Europe, and made his feature film debut in the 1998 drama 54 – the story of New York City’s infamous discotheque that also co-starred Sherry Stringfield (ex-Blake, Guiding Light). One year earlier, he had appeared in the made-for-TV movie Any Mother’s Son.
Between January 12, 1998 and 2011, Mathison starred on All My Children as Ryan Lavery. For his work on the venerable soap, Mathison received a number of award nominations including two for Outstanding Supporting Actor at the Daytime Emmys.
Mathison’s other acting credits include guest spots on F/X: The Series, The Job, The Drew Carey Show, CSI, JAG, Would I Lie to You, Desperate Housewives, Drop Dead Diva, Hot in Cleveland, and The Exes.
He had a recurring role on the sitcom Hope & Faith – which starred AMC alum Kelly Ripa – and between 2015 and 2017, he played a lead role in the five films that comprised the Murder She Baked franchise (which starred Days of our Lives star Alison Sweeney).
Cameron Mathison is the former host of series such as I Wanna Be A Soap Star, Your Place or Mine, Game of Homes, The Annual Instant Beauty Pageants, and Good Morning America; and until recently as the co-host of Home and Family. He is also a full-time correspondent for Entertainment Tonight.
Mathison has been married to model Vanessa Marie Arevalo since July 27, 2002. The couple has two children: a son, Lucas (born April 20, 2003), and a daughter, Leila (born July 7, 2006).
Soap Hub would like to wish Cameron Mathison a very happy birthday and you can too by clicking on the Twitter link below. General Hospital (GH) airs weekdays on ABC. Check your local listings for airtimes. For more about what’s coming up in Port Charles, check out all the latest that’s been posted on GH spoilers, and for an in-depth look at the show’s history, click here.