Cameron Daddo

Cameron Peter Daddo (born 7 March 1965) is an Australian actor, musician and presenter. From 1987 to 1988, he hosted dating game show Perfect Match Australia. He won two Logie Awards for his performances in Golden Fiddles and Tracks of Glory. After moving to Los Angeles, Daddo played Brian Peterson in soap opera Models Inc.. He also starred in F/X: The Series, Hope Island and She Spies. He hosted the 2007 reality show Pirate Master on CBS. In 2020, Daddo joined the cast of Home and Away as Evan Slater. In addition to his acting career, Daddo is also a musician and radio host. He joined smoothfm in 2012 as the host of Sunday mornings, before moving on to host Mellow Music in the evenings.

Cameron Daddo
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Daddo in August 2012
Cameron Peter Daddo

(1965-03-07) 7 March 1965 (age 58)
  • Actor
  • musician
  • presenter
Years active1987–present
SpouseAlison Brahe (1992–present)
FamilyAndrew Daddo (brother)
Lochie Daddo (brother)
AwardsMost Popular Actor in a Telemovie or Miniseries
1992 Golden Fiddles
1993 Tracks of Glory

Early lifeEdit

Daddo was born in Melbourne, Victoria, on 7 March 1965, the eldest son of Peter and Bronwen Daddo. His father was a jewellery designer.


Acting careerEdit

Daddo's first television role was host of a children's show called Off the Dish, which soon led to him hosting The Cameron Daddo Cartoon Show.[1] Daddo replaced Greg Evans as the host of dating game show Perfect Match Australia from 1987 to 1988. He was 21 years old, which made him the youngest host of an Australian game show.[1] Daddo then appeared in the telemovie Bony based on the books by Arthur Upfield (1990).[1] He won the Logie Award for Most Popular Actor in a Telemovie or Miniseries in 1992 for his appearance in miniseries Golden Fiddles[2] and again in 1993 for Tracks of Glory.[3] He also appeared in the SBS documentary Filthy Rich and Homeless.[4]

Daddo moved to Los Angeles in 1992 to pursue his acting career in Hollywood. He was cast in a role as a photographer in the Melrose Place spin-off Models Inc.. He also made a one-off appearance in a 1993 episode of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.

In 1996, he appeared as Rollie Tyler in F/X: The Series. He appeared in the PAX TV network's Hope Island from 1999 to 2000. In 2000, he appeared in Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story as Jack Garrison, an American writer who had an important role during World War I. Daddo appeared as Samuel Clemens in the 2003 television pilot Riverworld based on the popular novels. He had a role as Quentin Cross in the second season (2003–2004) of She Spies.

Daddo had a role in David Lynch's 2006 film Inland Empire, and also in Big Momma's House 2. In 2007, Daddo hosted the Mark Burnett reality show Pirate Master on CBS, and appeared in the movie Drifter. In 2009, he played the role of Vice President Mitchell Hayworth on 24. Daddo also appears in episodes of The Mentalist and Leverage.

Daddo starred as the interviewer in an Australian Adult Romance feature film SIX LOVERS, which finished production in 2010 and was released in 2012. In 2014, he appeared in the Australian Theatre Company's Los Angeles production of Holding the Man opposite Nate Jones, Roxane Wilson and Adam J. Yeend.

In 2012, Daddo returned to the Australian stage for the first time in 20 years as Professor Callahan in the Australian production of Legally Blonde. Daddo was cast in the role of Captain Georg Von Trapp in the 2016 Australian Tour of the London Palladium production of The Sound of Music opposite Amy Lehpamer in the role of Maria.

From May to June 2020, Daddo appeared in Home and Away as Evan Slater, the estranged father of Ryder Jackson (Lukas Radovich).[5]

In 2022, Daddo co-hosted the fifth season of travel series Luxury Escapes with Sophie Falkiner.[6]

Radio careerEdit

In October 2012, Daddo joined smoothfm as Sunday Mornings host (8am - 10am).[7]

In March 2013, Daddo became the host of Mellow Music which airs nightly (8pm - midnight) on smoothfm.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Daddo is the eldest of five siblings. His brothers Andrew Daddo and Lochie Daddo are also actors.[1] Daddo met model Alison Brahe in 1991 and they married the following year. They have three children.[9]



List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart
A Long Goodbye
  • Released: August 1993
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Massice (8270072)
Ten Songs... and Change
  • Released: 2011
  • Format: Digital, streaming
  • Label: Cameron Daddo
Songs from the Shed
  • Released: 3 December 2015
  • Format: Digital, streaming
  • Label: Cameron Daddo


List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"Fifteen Minutes of Fame" 1993 86 A Long Goodbye
"Watching the River Go By" -


Mo AwardsEdit

The Australian Entertainment Mo Awards (commonly known informally as the Mo Awards), were annual Australian entertainment industry awards. They recognise achievements in live entertainment in Australia from 1975 to 2016.[11]

Year Nominee / work Award Result (wins only)
1989 Cameron Daddo Musical Theatre Performer of the Year (Male) Won


  1. ^ a b c d Stewart, Brittany (24 July 2017). "Cameron Daddo on being a teen heart throb, marrying Australia's favourite model and dealing with addiction". Mamamia. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  2. ^ Logie Awards official site Archived 9 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine, retrieved 15 March 2008
  3. ^ TV Week official site Archived 9 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine, retrieved 15 March 2008
  4. ^ "Five high-profile Australians swap privilege for homelessness in second series of Filthy Rich & Homeless". Guide. 6 July 2018. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Daddo okay on the Bay". Herald Sun. 14 May 2020. Retrieved 13 May 2020 – via PressReader.
  6. ^ "Luxury Escapes TV". Dream with Luxury Escapes. Luxury Escapes. 13 July 2022. Archived from the original on 16 July 2022. Retrieved 16 July 2022.
  7. ^ "DMG Radio Australia announces Cameron Daddo to join smoothfm". Archived from the original on 13 May 2013.
  8. ^ "smoothfm axe Ed Phillips & David Reyne". 12 March 2013.
  9. ^ Rocca, Jane (10 December 2015). "What I know about women". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  10. ^ a b Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. p. 73.
  11. ^ "MO Award Winners". Mo Awards. Retrieved 5 March 2022.

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