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Look. I'm team leader. So listen up.
~ Cam to Josh

Cameron Price is the main hero from the 2011 American comedy/action television show Breaking In. He works as a white hat hacker for Contra Security - a company with the goal of protecting individuals and businesses by testing the strength of their security systems. Through his job, Cameron meets and saves numerous people from dangerous criminals.

Cameron is portrayed by Bret Harrison.

Personal life

Cameron is twenty-seven years old. He is of Caucasian descent. He has dark brown hair, blue eyes, and an average sized penis (a central plot point in the The Hungover episode). He is lactose intolerant. His nickname is "Cam".

His clothing consists of mens casual clothing - a colored undershirt covered with a buttoned-up, untucked, patterned dress shirt with slightly faded jeans. Cameron's underwear is boxer shorts. The only exception is in a single flashback of high school. Other than that one flashback, Cameron always wears boxer shorts.

At the beginning of the series, Cameron starts as a student attending Loyola Technical College. He is highly skilled at hacking secured computers. However, his hacking is discovered when the college hires Contra Security to investigate possible holes in the college's systems. Oz, the owner of Contra Security, is impressed by Cameron's work. After a brief meeting with Cameron, Oz convinces Cameron to work at Contra Security as an intern.

During Cameron's time at Contra Security, he matures into a hero dedicated to protecting and saving others in the real world. Cameron develops his first true friendships at Contra Security, including romantic feelings for co-worker Melanie Garcia, the company's expert safe cracker.

Season 1 heroic deeds

  • In the Pilot episode, Oz, the owner of the prestigious security company Contra Security, discovers student hacker Cameron Price. Oz offers Cameron an internship. At first, Cameron is reluctant but decides to accept the offer. Recognizing Cameron's potential for leadership, Oz assigns Cameron to be the lead on his first assignment - testing the security of an automobile company called Mayfair Motors. Cameron comes up with a plan, assigns his team members their roles, and executes a test that exposes flaws in the company's security systems. Unfortunately, Cameron accidentally broke the security of the wrong company. Cameron finds out his assignment was sabotaged by co-worker Josh. Josh felt he deserved the role of team leader and not newly-hired intern Cameron. The two work out their differences, fix the mistake, and successfully break Mayfair Motors' security.
  • In the Tis Better to Have Loved and Flossed episode, Cameron takes the lead for an assignment that was being assigned to Melanie. Cameron noticed Melanie was already swamped with other assignments and believed the job would be easy enough for him. Melanie thanked Cameron for relieving her workload. As Cameron is working the job (testing the security of an old woman's house), he discovers he was misled by Oz. The old woman's house turns out to be rigged with sophisticated security traps ranging from electrified keyholes, hidden security bars on the windows, and tranquilizer blow darts. The "old woman" who owns the house is a young woman named Amy, who is revealed to be Oz's ex-wife and the new romantic interest in Cameron's life. After Cameron unravels all the deception, he successfully breaks the security of Amy's house and finishes the assignment.
  • In the Need For Speed episode, Cameron needs to discover how a NASCAR driver's communication device was sabotaged during a race. During the assignment, Cameron learns more about Melanie's boyfriend Dutch. Cameron finds out Dutch has lost almost all of his money because of an ill-thought-out plan to become rich through online poker. Cameron helps Dutch by loaning him his personal savings of $2,000.00. Unfortunately, it didn't work as Melanie discovers that Dutch has been lying about his financial situation (Dutch was pretending he had a very lucrative job that was paying him thousands of dollars a week). Cameron decides to sacrifice his chance with Melanie and help Dutch. Cameron gets his other co-workers to recreate the scene when Melanie and Dutch first fell in love. The plan works. Melanie and Dutch are back together. Cameron gets his NASCAR case solved and he is able to convince Oz to hire Dutch as a mechanical expert for Contra Security.
  • In the Take the Movie and Run episode, Cameron is working on a case to protect a new movie from being stolen at Comic-Con. When the movie is stolen at the convention Cash, a fellow co-worker, is accused of stealing the movie. With the help of Oz, Cameron publicly clears Cash of the accusation in front of all the workers of Contra Security.
  • In the Breaking Out episode, Cameron becomes the hero that strengthens the bonds of the Contra Security team. When the episode starts infighting within the team is shown due to a series of misunderstandings and unfortunate events. Oz senses the tensions building within the team and locks everyone inside Contra Security for the weekend. He believes everyone working together to come up with a plan to break out will pull the team together. Unfortunately, it does not work. Everyone tries to break out of the building using their individual skills. Melanie tries to pick all the door locks. Dutch tries to break out by throwing trash cans at the doors and running the van through the garage door. Cameron tries to break the security system by running a hacking program. They all failed. Oz installed industrial strength locks making Melanie's lock picking tools useless, reinforced the doors and garage door causing Dutch's trash cans to bounce back and the van to be smashed, turned off all the electricity disabling Cameron's computers. Cameron goes into the building's vents to see if there is a way out but becomes trapped when grates are activated blocking movement in any direction from his current location. Oz comes out of hiding and says he is disappointed that the team didn't use acid from the lasagna to burn though the door locks. When everyone finds out that Cameron is trapped in the building's vents, everyone on the team lets go of all the petty slights and work together to save Cameron's life. Oz tells them that as a security measure the vents become super heated the same time every day as a deterrent from anyone trying to break in using the vents. Although everyone tried to free Cameron before the specified time, they failed. As everyone was saying their final goodbyes to Cameron and clearing all the wrongs they've done to each other the grates open up. Oz reveals it was all a plan to fix the fighting in the team. At the end of the episode, everyone on the team works out all their differences.
  • In the 21.0 Jump Street episode, Cameron helps a high school student stand up to a bully. Cameron helps the student see that the future gets better. Cameron was also a weakling in high school but turned out to have a great life after high school.

Season 2 heroic deeds

The tone of season 2 becomes less action-oriented and more focused on office comedy. Only the first 5 episodes of season 2 were aired in the United States before the series was cancelled. The remaining episodes were aired in Portugal.

  • In the The Contra Club episode, Cameron helps Oz save the company by convincing Optimal Consumer Products (OCP) that Contra Security is a company employing highly skilled employees worthy of being acquired by a multi-billion dollar company.
  • In the Who's the Boss episode, Cameron helps Molly feel welcomed by his other co-workers. Molly only became part of the group after Contra Security was bought by OCP.
  • In the Game of Jones episode, Cameron sacrifices himself by putting his name in Veronica's party bowl.
  • In the Cyrano de Nerdgerac episode, Cameron works with Cash to help repel Molly's romantic attraction to Oz.
  • In the The Legend of Hurley's Gold episode, Cameron saves Veronica from public humiliation by pretending to be her young attractive date.
  • In the Chasing Amy and Molly episode, Cameron saves Molly from deportation by marrying her.
  • In the Heathers episode, Cameron defends Molly when the girl he is making out with insults Molly.
  • in the Episode XIII episode (final episode of season 2), Cameron receives a medal from Oz in a ceremony because Cameron was able help Oz buy back the company from OCP. The money came from Cameron completing a tough confidential assignment that involved Star Wars-like heroics including breaking into a fan-made recreation of the Death Star and winning a light saber fight against the thief Bobby Fettman.

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