Cameron Daddo

Cameron Peter Daddo (born 7 March 1965) is an Australian actor, musician and presenter.

Cameron Daddo
Daddo in August 2012
Cameron Peter Daddo

(1965-03-07) 7 March 1965
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Actor
  • musician
  • presenter
Years active1987–present
Spouse(s)Alison Brahe (1992–present)
FamilyAndrew Daddo (brother)
Lochie Daddo (brother)
AwardsMost Popular Actor in a Telemovie or Miniseries
1992 Golden Fiddles
1993 Tracks of Glory

Acting career

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 Golden Fiddles[2] and again in 1993 for Tracks of Glory.[3] He also appeared in the miniseries Golden Fiddles, and 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. 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 has a role in The Mentalist season 3 e 17 airing in March 2011 and also filming in Leverage (season 4 episode 1 : The Long way down Job)

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.

Radio career

In October 2012, Daddo joined smoothfm as Sunday Mornings host (8am - 10am).[5]

In March 2013, Daddo became the host of Mellow Music which airs nightly (8pm - midnight) on smoothfm.[6]

Personal life

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.[7]



  • A Long Goodbye (1993) – AUS #91[8]


  • "Fifteen Minutes of Fame" (1993) – AUS #86[8]
  • "Watching the River Go By" (1993)


  1. 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. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  5. "DMG Radio Australia announces Cameron Daddo to join smoothfm". Archived from the original on 13 May 2013.
  6. "smoothfm axe Ed Phillips & David Reyne".
  7. Rocca, Jane (10 December 2015). "What I know about women". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  8. Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
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