CAMERON DADDO stars as special effects wizard, Rollie Tyler, in RYSHER Entertainment's action drama, F/X: THE SERIES. Rollie is a cerebral problem-solver who takes his work to the limit and solves crimes using illusion, magic, and amazing special effects. Obsessed with F/X fantasies, Rollie is more than willing to help out his friends from Manhattan's Midtown South precinct.
Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Cameron has a varied background in theater, music and television. He is best known for his role in Aaron Spelling's "Models, Inc." as photographer Brian Peterson. In addition, Cameron appeared in the television movie, "Between Love and Hate" and guest starred in George Lucas' "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles."
Early in his career, Cameron modeled for various magazines. His television acting career began at the age of 19, when he starred in the Australian show, "Off the Dish." His tremendous popularity on the show led to the creation of "Catch Cameron" (The Cameron Daddo Show) an incredibly popular talk-show he hosted. Later, on the game show "Perfect Match," he became the youngest prime time host in the history of Australian television.
He went on to star in the Australian/Disney Channel co-production "The Heroes," a mini-series based on a true story in which he played a young soldier in one of the most successful commando raids in history. His television credits also include the lead role in the dramatic series, "Bony," for which he won the Australian People's Choice Award for Best Actor in a Drama/TV Series. He also won two Logie Awards, the Australian equivalent of the Emmy Award, for his performance as a bicycle champion in another Australian/Disney Channel mini-series, "Tracks of Glory," which aired in the United States on PBS. In addition, he had the role of Robert Balfor in the miniseries, Golden Fiddles.
Cameron made his stage debut in the original Australian company of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical "Big River". His portrayal of Huckleberry Finn garnered him a Mo-Award, the Australian equivalent of the Tony Award, as Male Performer of the Year. Additional theater credits include, "I Hate Hamlet," "Love Letters," the Australian Opera production of "The Wizard of Oz," and "The Hunting of the Snark."
Cameron performed with the Australian bands, Nearly Smooth Guys and Baby James. He recorded his debut solo album, "A Long Goodbye," in 1992. He went on to win Best Country Vocalist of the year at the Victorian Country Music Awards. He now performs with the band "daddo," which is presently playing gigs in the Los Angeles area.
Since the cancellation of F/X: The Series, Cameron has had roles in the Australian-made murder mystery Witch Hunt and the mini-series Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story. He also starred in Pax TV's family television series Hope Island as the island's minister, Daniel Cooper. Hope Island was canceled after the first season. He has been in episodes of the Gene Roddenberry series' Andromeda and Earth: Final Conflict, an episode of The West Wing, and an episode of Outer Limits entitled In the Blood. Other movie projects include the starring role in the movie Anthrax, in which he plays the part of a Canadian Mountie, Zebra Lounge, a Canadian-made film that also stars Stephen Baldwin, and the PaxTV movie Drive Time Murders. One of his most recent projects was the TV pilot movie Riverworld, which is based on the bestselling science fiction series of novels by Philip Jose Farmer. Cameron plays Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain). Riverworld will be aired on the Sci Fi Channel some time in 2002 and may become a regular series.
Cameron lives in Pacific Palisades, California with his wife, Alison, and two children, Lotus and River.
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