HOST -- "PIRATE MASTER"
Cameron Daddo was born in Melbourne, Australia, to parents Peter and Bronwen Daddo. He has one older sister, Belinda, and three younger brothers, twins Andrew and Jamie, along with Lochie.
When Daddo was 18 months old, he had his first modeling job for a calendar dressed as a bunny at a tea party. At age 16, his father was transferred to the United States and Daddo spent his sophomore and junior years of high school in New Jersey. At age 18, he returned to Australia to finish school. Walking into a modeling agency one day asking to use their phone, he walked out with a modeling contract.
Daddo spent the following two years making television commercials, modeling in Japan and Europe and taking part in the Australian version of the television show "Star Search," where he won in the "Spokesmodel" category. He was then cast as host of the Australian children's television show, "Off The Dish," which spun off into his own show, "The Cameron Daddo Show."
At age 21, Daddo was hosting Australia's Number One program, the game show "Perfect Match," making him the youngest individual to ever host a primetime television show in Australia. After a couple of years in hosting positions, he turned his sights to acting. His first role was in "The Heroes." After finishing "The Heroes," he starred in the very successful musical, "Big River," in which he played Huck Finn. His performance awarded him a 'MO' Award, the Australian equivalent of the Tony Awards, and Variety's Theater Performer of the Year. The show ran for 15 months with over 1,000 performances. Daddo's other theatre credits include "I Hate Hamlet," "Love Letters," the Australian Opera production of "The Wizard of Oz" (he played the role of the Scarecrow) and "The Hunting of the Snark."
In 1990, Daddo took on the lead role in the television series "Bony," for which he won the Australian People's Choice Award for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series. He also starred in "Golden Fiddles," and his performance as bicycle champion Don Walker in "Tracks Of Glory" earned him two Logie Awards, the Australian equivalent of the Emmy Awards.
In December 1991, Daddo married Alison Brahe, and the couple moved to the United States in 1992 to pursue their acting careers. He landed his first U.S. role in the television movie "Between Love And Hate," and then played alongside Sean Patrick Flannery, Catherine Zeta- Jones and Daniel Craig in "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles."
Daddo's North American breakthrough came with Aaron Spelling's television series "Models Inc." where he played photographer Brian Petersen. In 1996, Daddo played Rollie Tyler, a Special Effects wizard, in "FX: The Series" (a character that had been portrayed before by his friend Bryan Brown in the two FX feature films).
After taking a part in the Australian television movie "Witch Hunt" with Jaqueline Bissett, Daddo earned the lead role as Minister Daniel Cooper in the PAX television series "Hope Island" in 1999. He went on to portray Jack Garrison Jr. in "Anne Of Green Gables: The Continuing Story," and had several guest appearances in shows including CBS's "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and "CSI: Miami," along with "West Wing" and "Monk." After starring in "The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie" in 2003, Daddo joined the cast of "She Spies" in the second season of the show.
Feature film credits include "Anthrax," in which Daddo had the lead role alongside Ed Begley Jr., "Zebra Lounge," co-starring Stephen Baldwin and Kristy Swanson, "Drive Time Murders," "Big Mommas House 2" and David Lynch's "Inland Empire." His latest feature film, "Drifter," is currently in post-production, which he is also producing. He is also in pre-production on his next feature film, "Passengers," with Australian actress Jaqueline MacKenzie from the "4400." Another feature film, "Hacia La Oscuridad" ("Towards Darkness"), co-starring America Ferrara, is featured in the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.
In addition to his work as an actor, Daddo is also a musician. He played in the bands The Nearly Smooth Guys and Baby James. His solo debut album, "A Long Goodbye," that was released in 1992 and featured Keith Urban on back-up vocals and guitars, reached #2 on the Australian Country Music charts. He was named Vocalist of the Year at the Australian Country Music Awards. His latest music project is titled Daddo. He has also written an original one-man musical/play "House Devil, Street Angel."
Daddo currently resides in Los Angeles, with his wife, Alison, their daughter, Lotus, son, River and their newest arrival, daughter Bodhi.
His birth date is March 7, 1965.