Who is Carter Oosterhouse?
Carter Oosterhouse is an American television personality, lifestyle expert, philanthropist, author, and model. He first gained national fame as a carpenter on the TLC series Trading Spaces and has hosted other home improvement and how-to television shows.
He has been the host of three programs on the HGTV network: Carter Can, Red Hot & Green, and Million Dollar Room. Carter has also played host to FYI’s Rowhouse Showdown and co-hosting ABC’s hit primetime series, The Great Christmas Light Fight.
Carter’s career as a carpenter began at the age of 12. This is when he began learning carpentry as an apprentice to his neighbor, a carpenter. Oosterhouse continued to work in carpentry and construction throughout school following in the footsteps of his older brothers, Todd and Tyler, who are also carpenters. He attended the Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools for formal education. He has a B.A. in nutrition and communication from Central Michigan University.
After college, he relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film and television. There, he worked behind-the-scenes for the Project Greenlight as a production assistant and tape coordinator. When he went for an audition for a new show on TLC, he ended up landing a part on the show Trading Spaces, he joined the cast in their fourth season.
How Old is Carter Oosterhouse?
Carter Nicholas Oosterhouse was born on September 19, 1976, in Traverse City, Michigan, U.S. He is 42 years old as of 2018.
Carter Oosterhouse Family
The youngest of four children, he was born and raised in Traverse City, Michigan to Roland Oosterhouse and Mary Lopez. His parents were advocates of nutrition and wellness long before the environmental movement. They infused the value of taking care of oneself which naturally grew into a respect for the environment.
Carter Oosterhouse Siblings
He has two elder brothers and one sister, Todd Oosterhouse, Tyler Todd Oosterhouse, and Sienna Penick.
Carter Oosterhouse Wife
Oosterhouse got married to actress Amy Smart on September 10, 2011, in Traverse City, Michigan. They have one child together.
Carter Oosterhouse Kids | Baby
Oosterhouse became a father for the 1st time at age 40, when his wife Amy Smart gave birth to their daughter Flona Oosterhouse on December 31, 2016.
Carter Oosterhouse Trading Spaces
In 2003, he joined TLC’s series Trading Spaces in its fourth season. In the same year, TLC added the spin-offs Trading Spaces: Family and Trading Spaces: Boys V. Girls to their programs. This gave him the opportunity to work with children.
Carter Oosterhouse Sunday Morning
Oosterhouse did an episode of CBS Sunday Morning in New York in 2004. He remodeled the office of correspondent Bill Geist with the help of commentator Andy Rooney.
Carter Oosterhouse Three Wishes
He was a contributor to NBC’s show Three Wishes in 2005. It was a primetime unscripted series with Amy Grant, in which he visited small towns across America to help wishes come true. He has also been featured as an expert for programs including Rachael Ray, The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, CNN, Entertainment Tonight, and Extra.
Carter Oosterhouse HGTV
In Fall 2007, Carter began two new shows, Carter Can was a home improvement show premiering on October 4 on HGTV. The Inside Job is a behind-the-scenes view of Carter Can, it will offer homeowners take away information, on the DIY Network.
A second show was added on the HGTV network in early 2008, Red Hot & Green, with Nicole Facciuto, on which cater promotes eco-friendly materials for an earth-friendly living.
He is also the host of the new HGTV network show “Million Dollar Rooms”, which showcases over the top and extravagant features of some of the most elaborately built homes.
Since 2015, Cater hosts the ABC reality show “The Great Christmas Light Fight” along with Taniya Nayak.
Carter Oosterhouse Winery
Bonobo Winery was founded by brothers, Todd and Carter Oosterhouse who are also longtime Traverse City natives. Their objective was to offer world-class wines in a rustic, yet elegant atmosphere with a breathtaking view. They also wanted a business model inspired by the close harmony of the traditions, ecological integrities, and philosophies of the region.
The Winery hopes to bring a sense of approachability to the Michigan wine and vineyard scene. This is by removing any pretenses and allowing for the ultimate educational and enjoyable experience.
Carter Oosterhouse Nautica
He is the face of the men’s fragrance Voyage by Nautica.
Carter Oosterhouse Net Worth
The American lifestyle expert has a net worth of $2 million.
Carter Oosterhouse Philanthropy
He established Carter’s Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating and promoting awareness of fitness and self-esteem for America’s youth. Its purpose is to increase the activity level of kids by building and developing community parks and playgrounds within their neighborhoods. The little ones then have the opportunity to take an active part in building up their community by sharing, using, and caring for these public spaces. Carter’s Kids partnered with Rebuilding Together to build six playgrounds promoting the health and welfare of children in low-income communities in 2011.
Carter Oosterhouse Height
The Trading Spaces cast stands at a height of 1.87m.
Is Carter Oosterhouse Gay?
Carter Oosterhouse is not gay, he is married to Amy Smart.
Where Does Carter Oosterhouse Live?
Carter lives in Traverse City, Michigan.