Speakers Profile - Cameron Daddo

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Cameron Daddo lives and works out of Los Angeles but travels frequently to Australia to act and host in local productions. In recent years he hosted "Monster House" ( a reality children's talent show), "With Friends Like These" (an on the road version of This is Your Life, featuring Anthony LaPaglia), and a lead role in the telemovie "Scorched". In 2012 Cameron will also return to our screens in a regular guest role on series Packed to the Rafters and the telemovie Beaconsfield.

Cameron had his first modeling job at 18 months of age for a calendar dressed as a bunny at a tea party. At age 16, his father was transferred to the United States and Cameron 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.

Cameron 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, Cameron 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. Cameron'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, Cameron 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, Cameron 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."