Cameron Bancroft was oft billed as "Cam" in his younger years, and starred in the Canadian Broadcasting Company's series "The Beachcombers" (1985-91). During the same period, he did some stage work and landed a small role in the 1986 film, "The Boy Who Could Fly". Bancroft began getting more work on American TV in telefeatures shot in Canada. He made his TV-movie debut in "83 Hours 'Til Dawn" (CBS, 1990), and was a bully harassing a cross-dressing Corey Haim in "Just One of the Girls" (Fox, 1993). In 1994, he was impressive in the TV biopic of Eddie Keating, a paralyzed young marine fighting his affliction in "Moment of Truth: To Walk Again" (NBC). In a change of pace, Bancroft was the gang-raping son of Faye Dunaway in "A Family Divided" (NBC, 1995). That same year he made his American TV series debut in "Extreme", an ABC effort about Utah's Search and Rescue Team in which he essayed a rookie prodigy with a tragic past. Bancroft also had a recurring role on "Beverly Hills, 90210" (Fox, 1995-96) as the football player boyfriend of Tori Spelling's Donna. He traded cleats for spacewear for his next series, the syndicated drama about astronauts in training, "The Cape" (scheduled for the fall of 1996).
Bancroft's feature film work has been limited. In 1993, he had his first movie lead as Bernie, the charming but troubled childhood friend of Thomas Gibson in "Love and Human Remains" (released in the US in 1995). And in 1996, he was featured opposite Caprice Benedetti in "Sleeping Together", about a year in the life of an unlikely couple that began its life by playing the film festival circuit.