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Carter Oosterhouse        

Host of "Carter Can" on HGTV

Carter Oosterhouse is one of America’s most recognized lifestyle experts. Oosterhouse is involved with HGTV's shows "Million Dollar Kitchens and Baths,"Celebrity Motor Homes," "Red Hot and Green," and hosts "Carter Can." He also hosts the ABC reality TV show "The Great Christmas Light Fight." People magazine featured Oosterhouse in their "Sexiest Man Alive" issue in 2003. He's also been on the cover and featured in many other publications including TV Guide, Star, US Weekly, Organic Style and USA Today.

Oosterhouse has even charmed Oprah Winfre, who has had him on her show repeatedly. Audiences may have also caught him several times on the "Tony Danza Show," "On-Air With Ryan Seacrest," "Inside Edition" and "Extra". Last year, he won $20,000 on Celebrity Poker for the Los Angeles-based charity "Coach for Kids".

Born and raised in Traverse City, Michigan, Oosterhouse is the youngest of four children. A natural athlete, he excelled in sports and attended Central Michigan University on a rugby scholarship. Oosterhouse continues to be an avid sports enthusiast and counts basketball, kayaking, horseback riding, hockey, sailing, baseball and rugby among his favorites. He married Amy Smart in September, 2011.

After earning his Bachelor of Arts in nutrition and communication, Oosterhouse relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a modeling and acting career. Carter is happy to lend his time and talent to several children's charities including New York's Books for Kids, Coach for Kids and the Fulfillment Fund in Los Angeles. When not on the road working, Oosterhouse has homes in California and Michigan.

Oosterhouse’s unique combination of skill, passion and charm have given him widespread appeal for families and individuals alike seeking to improve the quality of their lives by enhancing their surroundings. An authority in eco-living, he has a history of gently leading viewers to greener pastures by creating manageable steps to an eco-friendly lifestyle.

Oosterhouse is also the founder of Carter’s Kids, an organization dedicated to building and developing community parks and playgrounds in low-income areas in an effort to promote healthy living. Carter’s Kids has brought playgrounds to areas across the country including Los Angeles, New Orleans, Dallas, Miami and more.


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