Carter Oosterhouse

  • Birth Place: Traverse City, Michigan, United States
  • Profession: Carpenter, Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Started practicing carpentry at age 11 when he was an apprentice for his next-door neighbor.
  • Won a rugby scholarship to Central Michigan University.
  • Worked as a production assistant and in print ads and commercials before landing a job as a carpenter on TLC's Trading Spaces.
  • Finished first on Celebrity Poker Showdown in 2004, winning $20,000 for charity.
  • Skilled at kayaking and sailing.
  • Founded Carter's Kids, a charitable organization that builds playgrounds for kids in an effort to boost their activity levels.


  • Amy Smart — Wife
  • Tyler Oosterhouse — Brother
  • Mary Oosterhouse — Mother
  • Sienna Penick — Sister
  • Roland Oosterhouse — Father
  • Todd Oosterhouse — Brother
  • Flora — Daughter


  • Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, United States (BA in Nutrition and Communications, 2000)
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