Alton Brown Bio, Age, Family, Career, Tours, Awards, Net Worth and Music

This article will answer every question you have about Alton Brown. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.

  1. What does Alton Brown do for a living?
  2. Who are Alton Brown’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Alton Brown’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Alton Brown married or does he have a girlfriend?
  5. Does Alton Brown have any children?
  6. Where is Alton Brown now?
  7. How tall is Alton Brown?
  8. How much money does Alton Brown earn?
  9. What is Alton Brown’s net worth?

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Who is Alton Brown?

Alton Brown is an American television personality, chef, food show presenter, author, actor, cinematographer, and musician. He is the host as well as the creator of the show, Good Eats on Food Network which ran for a total of 14 seasons.

Brown s also the host of the mini-series known as Feasting on Asphalt and Feasting on Waves. In addition to that, he is the lead commentator on Cutthroat Kitchen and Iron Chef America. Brown is also an author and has written a number of best-selling books based on food and cooking.

How Old is Alton Brown?

Brown was born on July 30, 1962, in Los Angeles, California. He is 59 years old as of 2021. Alton shares his birthday with other celebrities such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Yvonne Strahovski, Lisa Kudrow, Christopher Nolan, Joey King, Finneas O’Connell, Terry Crews, Hope Solo, Laurence Fishburne, among others.

A Photo of Alton Brown
A Photo of Alton Brown

Alton Brown‘s Family

Who are Alton Brown‘s parents?

Brown’s father is named Alton Brown Sr. who was a media executive in Cleveland, Georgia as well as the owner of WRWH station and publisher of the White County News newspaper. He died from an apparent suicide on Brown’s last day of 6th grade.

Does Alton Brown have siblings?

Brown has a sister named Marsha Brown as well as a stepbrother named Ray Brown.

Alton Brown‘s Education

Brown studied film at the University of Georgia where he later became a cinematographer for several music videos such as “The One I Love” by R.E.M. He later enrolled in the New England Culinary Institute where he graduated in 1997.

Alton Brown‘s Wife

Brown’s first wife was named DeAnna who was an executive producer on Good Eats but they divorced in 2015. They had a daughter named Zoey whom they bore in 1999. Brown later got engaged to an Atlanta restaurant designer named Elizabeth Ingram in 2018. By September 2018, they had already married according to Brown’s Instagram page.

Alton Brown‘s Children – Kids

He only has a daughter named Zoey Brown.

Alton Brown’s Career

Good Eats

In July 1998, the PBS member television station known as WTTW based in Chicago aired the pilot for Good Eats for the first time. Later in July 1999, Food Network took over the show. Several episodes of Good Eats featured Brown creating makeshift cooking items so as to prove a point that a lot of the devices sold at conventional cooking retailers just store items that have been made to look fancy. In 2000, Good Eats received a nomination from the James Beard Foundation for the Best TV Food Journalism Award. In 2006, the show also won a Peabody Award.

Brown made an announcement that the show, Good Eats would be ending after 14 seasons in which the last episode titled Turn on the Dark would be aired on February 10, 2012. In fact, Brown stated during his 2017 book tour that Good Eats would have a sequel which would be released online in 2018. However, Brown made arrangements with The Cooking Channel which would air revised versions of many episodes in late 2018. The episodes would also involve new recipes and would change its name to Good Eats Reloaded.

The episodes which were thirteen in total were aired in 2019 and eventually added to the Cooking Channel’s reruns. On June 5, 2019, an announcement was made that the show would be named Good Eats Returns where it premiered on August 25, on a Sunday, and on the Food Network.

Iron Chef America

Brown made an appearance on Iron Chef America: Battle of the Masters in 2004. This was during the second attempt after the first feature by UPN to bring the show to America. He served as the expert commentator which was the modified version of Yukio Hattori’s role.  After the show turned into a series, Brown served as the announcer on a play-by-play basis alongside kitchen reporter, Kevin Brauch. During the spin-off of The Next Iron Chef, Brown was the host of all the seasons that were five in total.

Feasting on Asphalt

Feasting on Asphalt was Brown’s third series which explores the history of eating while on the move. In a four-part miniseries based on the history of road food, Brown traveled around the United States with his crew using a motorcycle. He tastes food along his travel route as well as including the history part of the food and interviewing several of the foodies he meets throughout his journey.

On July 29, 2006, the series premiered on Food Network and was later rerun in 2007 titled, Feasting on Asphalt 2: The River Run. A total of six-episode were filmed through May and April 2007 which trace a big part of the Mississippi River. On August 4, 2007, Food Network started airing the second run of the episodes. Eventually, a third season titled Feasting on Waves was created which features Brown traveling the Caribbean by boat looking for local cuisine.

Cutthroat Kitchen

Brown started hosting Cutthroat Kitchen in 2013 on the Food Network which is a cooking competition series. The series actually premiered on August 11, 2013.


The Edible Inevitable Tour

Brown launched his first national tour in October 2013 title “Alton Brown Live: The Edible Inevitable Tour” where he visited 46 cities through March 2014. The show involved talk show antics, stand-up comedy, a multimedia lecture, live music, and food experimentation. Brown went back to work on his Food Network shows but eventually resumed the tour in October 2014 which ended on April 24, 2015, in Houston, Texas which was his 60th city.

Eat Your Science

Brown’s second tour show was titled “Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science” which started in 2016. The show continued through 2017 where it consisted of more than 225 dates which also included Broadway. Both of Brown’s tours included big, unusual, and possibly dangerous food demonstrations that involved audience participation as well as food songs that were performed by Brown himself and his crew. In addition, Brown has quoted that he will launch his final tour in the fall of 2020.


Brown has received two James Beard Awards. He has also won the Best Book Award after his first book titled, I’m Just Here for the Food as well as the Broadcast Media award for TV Food Host/Personality in 2011. In addition, Brown has been nominated for various awards a total of four times.

 Alton Brown’s Net Worth

Brown has an estimated net worth of $13 million as of 2020.

Alton Brown Height/Measurements

Brown stands at 5 ft 11 in and weighs about 154 pounds.

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