Meet The Big Brother 19 Houseguests – Cast Bios & Pics

Meet the Big Brother 19 Houseguests here with our cast review complete with bios and pics of this season’s sixteen All-New HGs. That’s right, all happy, new faces are about to great you and keep us company this summer for BB19 starting Wednesday, June 28th on CBS! Not a Vet in sight here.

Big Brother 19 Houseguests

With 16 new faces there’s no room for retreads. That’s got me thrilled and apparently a lot of you are going to be happy about that too. So who do we have? It’s everything you’ve come to expect from a Big Brother cast, but I’m seriously optimistic with this bunch after reading their bios and trying to get an idea of who they’ll be in the game.

Ages range from 21 to 55 with an average age of 29.6 years so we’ve got a relatively more mature group of HGs for Big Brother this season. I like it. Sure, we’ve got all the young, hot studs and babes, but we’ve also got a nice stock of 30+ players in there to help balance the mindset. Age alone doesn’t give us a great season though. We need great players with a mind to make the drama and entertainment for us as we bang on the glass to make them dance. Nearly time to find out whether or not they’ll deliver.

Here we’ve got a Rodeo Clown, a “Fitness Superstar” and national bestseller, oh yes a VIP Concierge, and more than one Houseguest that looks up to James Huling. While some of the bios give off that “I’m a brand new superfan” it also seems like we’ve got some serious fans in the mix for BB19.

Read on for this year’s cast of Houseguests and then get ready for them to get the game going ahead of the Big Brother 19 premiere on Wednesday, June 28th at 8/7c on CBS! Watch the HG interviews on All Access & get your Live Feeds too with the Free Trial. All interviews are now available on-demand!

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Big Brother 19 Cast: Houseguest Bios

Alex Ow on Big Brother 19

Alex Ow (28)

Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Current City: Camarillo, Calif.
Occupation: Eco-Friendly Marketing Rep
Three Adjectives: Center of attention, hyper and adorable 
Favorite Activities: I love knitting, crocheting, baking, going to the gym, going out with friends, hanging out with my family, watching Netflix, hiking, dating and pretty much anything being lazy. My spirit animal is a sloth lol.

Read Alex’s full bio page here >>

Cameron Heard on Big Brother 19

Cameron Heard (24)

Hometown: North Aurora, Ill.
Current City: Woodridge, Ill.
Occupation: Microbiologist
Three Adjectives: Persistent, driven and smart
Favorite Activities: Ride my bike, solve Rubik’s cubes, play some online chess, snowboard and scuba dive. I want to try mountain biking sometime in the near future as well.

Read Cameron’s full bio page here >>

Christmas Abbott on Big Brother 19

Christmas Abbott (35)

Hometown: Lynchburg, VA
Current City: Raleigh, NC
Occupation: Fitness Superstar
Three Adjectives:  Committed, happy and influential
Favorite Activities: Working out or playing a sport, cooking and working.

Read Christmas’s full bio page here >>

Cody Nickson on Big Brother 19

Cody Nickson (32)

Hometown: Lake Mills, IA
Current City: Plano, TX
Occupation: Construction Sales Rep
Three Adjectives: Confident, charming and sweet
Favorite Activities: Surfing is my number one activity. I enjoy riding my motorcycle too.

Read Cody’s full bio page here >>

Dominique Cooper on Big Brother 19

Dominique Cooper (30)

Hometown: Tuskegee, AL
Current City: Woodbridge, VA
Occupation: Government Engineer
Three Adjectives:  Uber-optimistic, energetic and determined
Favorite Activities: My favorite activities are eating and trying out different restaurants, attending happy hours, running, creative writing, speaking and reading as many books as my attention span will allow.

Read Dominique’s full bio page here >>

Elena Davies on Big Brother 19

Elena Davies (26)

Hometown: Fort Worth, TX
Current City: Dallas, TX
Occupation: Radio Personality
Three Adjectives: Funny, abrasive and charming
Favorite Activities: Instagram, listening to live music, napping, tail-gating and shaking my booty.

Read Elena’s full bio page here >>

Jason Dent on Big Brother 19

Jason Dent (37)

Hometown: Humeston, IA
Current City: Humeston, IA
Occupation: Rodeo Clown
Three Adjectives: Charismatic, ambitious and athletic
Favorite Activities: Rodeo

Read Jason’s full bio page here >>

Jessica Graf on Big Brother 19

Jessica Graf (26)

Hometown: Cranston, RI
Current City: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: VIP Concierge
Three Adjectives: Honest, loud and loyal
Favorite Activities: Going out to eat long meals with great people.

Read Jessica’s full bio page here >>

Jillian Parker on Big Brother 19

Jillian Parker (24)

Hometown: Celebration, FL
Current City: Las Vegas, NV
Occupation: Timeshare Sales Rep
Three Adjectives: Bubbly, funny and truthful
Favorite Activities: Currently, I love to go to this place called the Glowzone by my house, full of rock climbing, ropes courses and an American Ninja Warrior course.

Read Jillian’s full bio page here >>

Josh Martinez on Big Brother 19

Josh Martinez (23)

Hometown: Miami, FL
Current City: Homestead, FL
Occupation: Hair Care Sales
Three Adjectives: Ambitious, courageous and passionate
Favorite Activities: I enjoy playing sports, going to the gym, reading, hiking, traveling, meeting new people, being an adrenaline junkie and having new experiences.

Read Josh’s full bio page here >>

Kevin Schlehuber on Big Brother 19

Kevin Schlehuber (55)

Hometown: Boston, MA
Current City: Boston, MA
Occupation: Stay-at-home dad
Three Adjectives: Caring, humorous and charismatic
Favorite Activities: Hanging out with my family, watching movies, going to the beach, exercising and playing pool or darts with the kids.

Read Kevin’s full bio page here >>

Mark Jansen on Big Brother 19

Mark Jansen (25)

Hometown: Grand Island, NY
Current City: Grand Island, NY
Occupation: Personal Trainer
Three Adjectives: Fun, strong and thoughtful
Favorite Activities: Lifting weights, hiking, watching movies and relaxing on a beach.

Read Mark’s full bio page here >>

Matthew Clines on Big Brother 19

Matthew Clines (33)

Hometown: Arlington, VA
Current City: Arlington, VA
Occupation: Renovation Consultant
Three Adjectives:  Fun, competitive and silly
Favorite Activities:  Watching panda videos or really any funny animal videos (I like animals), eating, sleeping and lifting weights.

Read Matthew’s full bio page here >>

Megan Lowder on Big Brother 19

Megan Lowder (28)

Hometown: Cathedral City, CA
Current City: Phoenix, AZ
Occupation: Dog Walker
Three Adjectives:  Cunning, smart and beautiful because I’m confident like that.
Favorite Activities: I play a lot of video games. I know this is not a dating site so I don’t think I need to make up a bunch of crap about how I LOVE hiking. I am currently working on my racing license so I can do rally cross.

Read Megan’s full bio page here >>

Paul Abrahamian on Big Brother 19

Paul Abrahamian (24)

Hometown: Tarzana, CA
Current City: Tarzana, CA
Occupation: Clothing Designer
Three Adjectives: Honest, spontaneous and energetic.
Favorite Activities: I love to play music so a jam session is always good. I love going to shows and concerts for the crowd surfing, mosh pits, stage diving, all the fun stuff.

Read Paul’s full bio page here >>

Ramses Soto on Big Brother 19

Ramses Soto (21)

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Current City: Grand Rapids, MI
Occupation: Cosplay Artist
Three Adjectives: Friendly, quirky and energetic
Favorite Activities: I am very creative and love to do art. That’s why I love to do cosplay. I love to read comics. I like to do face masks and drink wine while watching Netflix or Big Brother.

Read Ramses’s full bio page here >>

Raven Walton on Big Brother 19

Raven Walton (23)

Hometown: DeValls Bluff, AR
Current City: DeValls Bluff, AR
Occupation: Dance Teacher
Three Adjectives: Quirky, bubbly, and outgoing
Favorite Activities: Road tripping with my best friends! I enjoy reading a good book in a coffee shop. I always look forward to dance competition season! I also LOVE fashion! Shopping is what I am best at! I literally dance everywhere I go! There is never a dull moment with me.

Read Raven’s full bio page here >>

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  1. Kinda looks like the same old blueprint to me. Who wants to bet Kevin is back home taking care of the kids in no time.

      • I don’t think so, he actually has more going for him personality wise than any of the other guys! Remember Chicken George? As much as I could not stand him he made it to final four the second time he was on. The houseguests usually don’t see the older ones as a threat so they can slide through easier.

      • Jerry is 20 more years when he competed in season 10 and he lasted through to the final three. Even as superbly abrasive and a big threat the guy was, he managed to work his relationships incredibly well being on the block on eviction night four times.

      • I didn’t watch that season. In fact, I was so turned off by Evil Dick and his daughter that I stopped watching altogether in the middle of Evil Dick’s victory season and just returned last summer.
        Will be interesting to see how the upcoming season players who admire Dick will behave. If they’re anything like him I hope they get an early boot.

      • Oh I don’t recall him.
        I actually stopped watching during the season with Evil Dick. The guy literally turned my stomach. )Grodi was probably drooling over him. )
        I just started watching again last summer. I really enjoyed it until Paul’s suspicious choice of Nicole for final 2 and her subsequent win. Nucorey also sickened me, but in a (slightly) more bearable way than Dick.

      • If josh isn’t first, then I can see him getting kicked off the show. I can’t see him rule following for 3 months. This isn’t going to be like OTT with lax rules.

      • I’m hoping Ramses is the first! LOLOL He’s quite annoying to me, like a little brother that can’t stop following you around! hahaha

    • Idk, I think there is a little more diversity, at least in ages, this season. Besides Kevin, there are five HG in their 30’s this season . Last season I think the only HG over 30 was Glenn & Frank and maybe Tiffany.

  2. Interesting bunch and yes, I can’t believe many of them are my age.

    I feel so old (26).

  3. The casting director clearly works off a template….”The Jock”, “The Nerd”, “The Old Guy”, “The Quirky Girl”, “The Hot Girl”, “The Cowboy”. Over it.

    • Absolutely. I keep seeing Steve Moses over and over again. Didn’t like him the first time and he won.

      • This is true. Which is why, even after the same thing every season, I still watch! I will always complain but will always be loyal af to BB! Can’t wait.

  4. Race
    1 Asian
    2 Black
    2 Hispanics
    11 white

    10- 20-29
    5- 30-39
    1- 40+

    Sex -Duh


    • Yey, Virginia represent realness!

      Now I need someone to represent Falls Church, VA again.

      • I know, right? I was thrilled to see 3 VA’s (even though one has moved down to NC). Seems like we rarely get local representation. Not that it matters, but it’s still fun to see.

      • Sadly no one from Maryland or my birth state of Indiana! Oh well! VA is close enough.

      • Still waiting for them to cast someone from Utah. Almost every other reality show is full of Utah contestants and several networks film in my Utah city(and I don’t live anywhere near salt lake). I know one person that applied this year and I’m surprised BB doesn’t go her type, good tv, IMO.

  5. This cast looks a lot older than ones we’ve had in the past like, what, three seasons?

  6. Daddy will cook and clean…he’ll stay for a while if he has any social game.

  7. “same typical cast” the comments say yet there is more over 30s this time which in bb world is old :P

  8. My yearly titles for the HG’s:

    1. Alex Ow, the Wow Jasmine Trias of Thousand Oaks, CA
    2. Cameron Heard, the Persistent Bio-Boy of North Aurora, IL
    3. Christine Abbott, the ABS-solutely Battack Girl of Lynchburg, VA
    4. Cody Nickson, the Sporty Construction Dude of Lake Mills, IA
    5. Dominque Cooper, the Über-Happy Sass Girl of Tuskagee, AL
    6. Elena Davies, the La Voz Diosa of Foxworth, TX
    7. Jason Dent, the Clownie Cowboy of Humeston, IA
    8. Jessica Graf, the Loud-‘n’-Loyal Lass of Los Angeles, CA
    9. Jillian Parker, the Bubbly Ninja-Like Girl of Celebration, FL
    10. Josh Martinez, the Head-and-Shoulders Guy of Miami, FL
    11. Kevin Schlehuber, the Daddy-Di-Do-Du of Boston, MA
    12. Mark Jensen, the Brod-Battack of Grand Island, NY
    13. Matthew Clines, the Silver Foxy Reno-Boy of Arlington, VA
    14. Megan Lowder, the Lassie-Walker of Cathedral City, CA
    15. Ramses Soto, the Attack-on-Otaku of Grand Rapids, MI
    16. Raven Walton, the Bailalala Girl of Devalls Bluff, AR

  9. I wouldn’t count out the idea of no returnees yet, it’s Big Brother. If I remember correctly, there was only one double eviction last year because they got rid of somebody on day 2. If they do that gimmick again this year, and do more than 1 double eviction, it’s very possible there could be 1 or 2 more houseguests

  10. I’m thinking it will be interesting to see how the 55 yr old will do as he’s closer to my age than the rest…LOLOL

  11. I’m liking the cast, for the most part. Finally there is a better mixture of ages and dare I say types of people, maybe? I loved the shade Jillian threw at Nicole, I like her for that alone! Also nice that half the cast isn’t from Texas, small favors. Mood, optimistic with a hint of cynicism. Let the games begin! :)

  12. Okay, first than nothing I’m glad that is an all newbies season. I like this cast, not my favorite (I’m just talking based on my first impression), but (once again, based on my first impression) I like more than the cast of the past season, but well, I can give a better opinion until the beginning of the season. Of the cast I’m rooting for Elena (despite she pick James as her favorite houseguest), Jillian, Cameron, Christmas, Cody and Matthew and maybe Jessica, whatever, like I said, I’ll wait until the beginning of the season.

    • I am loving Elena, Christmas, Cameron, and Megan. I’ve been watching Big Brother since season 5 and this has been the best cast based off of first impressions since season 10.

  13. This is gonna be a blast! The silver-haired hottie, Matthew, gets my vote! And whatever else he’ll let me give him. ;)

  14. I think it would be more interesting and more drama if they would add a bunch of hot bored singles, they would all be hanging out with someone but secretly eyeing someone else. it’s hard to focus on the game when you’re full of jealousy, kind of like “Love island” but not. This is just a bunch of random people with zero chemistry to me. need some spice!

    • Clearly you have never watched Big Brother before if that is the kind of show you want to watch.

      • I have watched every episode that’s ever been aired, It was fun watching love blossom with Jeff and Jordan, now it’s nerds and dads and married people, there’s no side drama.. I love Big Brother no matter what, But I like the spice too. when I look at these house guests i don’t even try to guess which might hook up. that’s all lol

    • Then you clearly have never watched Big Brother, but I feel like if you give it a chance you will be loving it. It’s a social experiment evolved into strategy, not love. BB is like our “summertime football game” rather than a matchmaking guilty pleasure as per say The Bachelor(ette).

      • I don’t know if you get the replies I have posted to other people, but like I told Hodor.. I have watched every episode that’s ever been aired, It was fun watching love blossom with Jeff and Jordan, now it’s nerds and dads and married people, there’s no side drama.. I love Big Brother no matter what, But I like the spice too. when I look at these house guests i don’t even try to guess which might hook up. that’s all lol

    • No thanks, I’m done with showmances, especially after last season with Nicole and Corey in bed all of the time. :)

  15. Cody’s canteen coffee cup & Marine Corps Silkie Shorts for the win!!! Haha, cant wait to see this! Semper Fidelis brother!!!

  16. Big Brother is like a guest you look forward to seeing every summer. You have some laughs and some ups and downs but even though their inevitable departure means the summer is ending, you’re not all that sad to see them go.

  17. To early to tell but based first impressions I like Rameses, Cameron, or Jessica to possibly win.

  18. I won’t be around the evening of 6/28. I’m going to the Steve Miller/Peter Frampton concert that night! Dangit! But after that, I’ll be around until 7/27, attending high school reunion and then will be in Chicago until 8/4. Then I’ll be seated where I sit now til the end! LOLOL

    • That sounds like a great show Joni. I love Steve Miller, seen him a bunch of times in my late teens/early 20s.

      Always a good time…at least from what I can remember. Hehe😀

      • I’ve seen Steve Miller three times in my lifetime, but this will be my first time seeing Peter Frampton. Just wish he had all that hair he did in the 70s..LOLOL I was a very deprived teen, but have been making up for lost time since marrying my rock-n-roll type husband 33 years ago! hahaha

    • CBS said they didn’t have space for us this year. Sounds more like they just didn’t want us there anymore. Not sure what happened after years of doing them, but I’d guess we won’t get to go anymore.

  19. Of course two token black people and 1 asian every year but lets definitely have about 8 white people smh

  20. First, come on Cody, Cameron, Jillian. and (?).. 3 guesses who is going back in the house….
    Also I don’t think it is right they allow Christmas to stay in the house. She can’t compete and when she does it’s a half-baked attempt. She should be allowed to join the house another season.

  21. Come on, those kids enjoy Kevin. It’s not like the other seasons where, yes, they would evict the old guy immediate. Not this time, he is holding his own. You go there Mr. Massachusettes!

  22. I think that Paul needs to go! He is absolutely ruining this season of big brother with all his lies and friendship crap that he says. He is wrecking what could be a really good thing between Mark and Elena by filling her head full of lies. I’ve heard so many people say that if he doesn’t go that they are going to stop watching big brother. He is the dirtiest ,lieing, backstabbing player that doesn’t deserve to be in the game. Get rid of PAUL for the sake of the game. He should have never been brought in to start with. Every word that he says is a lie. At least Cody has him pegged right. I hope Mark wins. Good luck Mark.

  23. I have concerns about whether they do any psychological testing prior to choosing the house guests. It appears that they will let just anyone walk into the house who applies because Josh, who not only lacks social skills, clearly has issues with his mental health and I doubt that confinement with strangers in a strange place is healthy for a fragile mind.

  24. I am now hooked on Paul. At first.. nah.. but he has been playing a brilliant game. He got me on his latest comment about how he could sit for hours listening & talking to his grandparents. Being a genealogist buff, and knowing of his Jewish lineage, this fascinates me. Also after watching Big Bro aft dark, Paul is one of the cleanest out of all the other players, good habits, except for the foul mouth. Oh well.. good on you Paul. Hoping you win this year. You deserve it. ~ Rachael

  25. ok I thought it was a real punk move by Josh outing Paul as the planner to get Jason out in the pre recorded message to Jason should he get voted out….But I’m really upset with CBS for allowing that….once a person is voted out, that’s it, no more information except for who you talk to in the jury house..Really think it was a low blow and is going to hurt Paul’s chance of winning. Wait and see….

    • I was totally happy about that! Was about to stop watching because of the Paul thing. It killed me to see him get a 3 week pass to start the game. He was last years floater/loser. Soo glad the jury saw things my way this year! No more Paul ever! BTW, hated Josh too but wanted him to beat Paul in the finale. Was just a season of everyone letting Paul do what he needed to win. Ridiculous!

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