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Alton Brown Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Net Worth, Tours, Commercials, and Books

Alton Brown Biography

A native of Los Angeles, California, United States, Alton Brown is a well-known American musician, food show presenter, actor, cinematographer, author, chef, and television personality.

Alton Brown Age

Brown is 59 years old as of 2021. He was born on 30 July 1962 in Los Angeles, California, United States. He celebrates his birthday on 30 July every year.

Alton Brown Height

Brown stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches(1.78m) tall and weighs 78kg(171lbs).

Alton Brown Education

Brown was the cinematographer for several music videos, including “The One I Love” by R.E.M after studying film at the University of Georgia. Later he enlisted in the New England Culinary Institute, graduating in 1997.

Alton Brown Family

Brown was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, United States, and belongs to the white Caucasian ethnicity. He is born to his father Alton Brown, Sr. who was a publisher of the newspaper “White County News” a well-known media executive, and owner of the radio station WRWH. There is no information available about his mother. He has a sister whose name is Marsha. His father died by committing suicide when he was 12 years old.

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Alton Brown Wife

Brown is a married man and got married twice in his life. He got married for the first time to Deanna Brown, an executive producer on “Good Eats” with whom he had a daughter named Zoey.

Unfortunately, the partners parted ways and took divorce in 2015. After that, he tied the marriage knot in 2018 with Elizabeth Ingram, an Atlanta-based restaurant designer.

Alton Brown Net Worth

Brown has an estimated net worth of $13 million dollars.

Alton Brown Career

Brown was dissatisfied with the quality of cooking shows airing on American television, so he set out to create his own show. In preparation, he enrolled in the New England Culinary Institute, graduating in 1997.

Brown says he was a poor science student in high school and college, but he focused on the subject to understand the underlying procedures of cooking. He is outspoken in his shows about his dislike of single-purpose kitchen utensils and equipment such as margarita machines and garlic presses, although he adapts a few traditionally single-purpose devices, such as melon ballers and rice cookers, into multipurpose tools.

Alton Brown Tours

In October 2013, Brown founded  Alton Brown Live: The Edible Inevitable Tour, his first national tour visiting 46 cities through March 2014. The show included a multimedia lecture, live music, stand-up comedy, talk show antics,  and “extreme” food experimentation.

After a break of several months, while Brown worked on his Food Network shows, the tour resumed in October 2014 and concluded on April 4, 2015, in Houston, Texas, after visiting more than 60 cities.

Brown mounted a second tour show, Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science, in 2016. The show voyaged through the fall of 2017. All totaled, Brown’s shows have played over 225 dates including Broadway.

Both his tours have included “large, unusual and probably dangerous” food demonstrations, audience participation, and even food songs performed by Brown and his combo. He has been quoted as saying his final tour will launch in the fall of 2020.

Alton Brown Commercials

Brown has done commercial work for General Electric products, including five infomercials lauding the benefits of GE refrigerators, water purifiers, Trivection ovens, washers and dryers, and dishwashers.

The infomercials are produced in the Good Eats style, employing the use of unusual camera angles, scientific explanations, props, visual aids, informational text, and the same method of delivery. These infomercials are distributed to wholesale distributors of appliances/plumbing devices.

He has also helped GE in inventing a new type of oven. He was originally called by GE to help their engineers learn more about the effects of heat on food; that grew into active cooperation to develop GE’s Trivection oven.

Brown has promoted Welch’s, Shun knives, Dannon yogurt, Colgate toothpaste, and Heifer International. In 2010, he approved kosher salt use in a campaign for Cargill. In 2020, he started doing commercials for Healthy Choice’s line of low-fat, low-calorie, vegetable-based “Power Dressings.

Alton Brown Books

  • Good Eats: The Final Years 2022
  • Alton Brown: EveryDayCook: A Cookbook 2016
  • Good Eats (Text-Only Edition): The Early Years 2009
  • I’m Just Here for the Food 2002
  • Alton Brown’s Gear for Your Kitchen 2003
  • Good Eats 3: The Later Years 2010
  • Good Eats 2: The Middle Years 2010
  • I’m Just Here for More Food: Food X Mixing + Heat = Baking 2004
  • Feasting on Asphalt 2008
  • I’m Just Here for the Food: Version 2.0 2006
  • I’m Just Here for the Food: Kitchen User’s Manual 2003
  • I’m Just Here for More Food/Alton Brown’s Gear for Your Kitchen Two-Pack: A Special Set for Amazon. com
  • Shoppers 2006

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