Alton Brown

Alton Brown

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Birthday: Jul 30, 1962

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Alton Brown was an American author, cinematographer and celebrity chef who was best known as the creator and host of the successful cooking show "Good Eats" (Food Network/Cooking Channel, 1999-2012). Born in Los Angeles and raised in Georgia, Brown never intended on becoming a chef. A lifelong fan of movies, Brown initially intended on making movies for a living. He studied film at the University of Georgia, where he immersed himself in the techniques of filmmaking. Brown eventually settled on working behind the camera and pursued (albeit briefly) a career as a cinematographer. He did the camerawork on a number of music videos in the late 80s and early 1990s, the most notable of which was R.E.M.'s "The One I Love" (1987). By the mid 1990s, however, Brown switched his career focus to cooking. As the legend has it, Brown was fed up with the same tired formula used on mainstream cooking shows of the era, so he decided to make one of his own. With that mindset firmly implanted, Brown left his cinematography career behind and enrolled in the New England Culinary Institute. After graduating from the cooking school in 1997, Brown pushed ahead with his dream of bringing his own type of cooking show to television. Then in 1998 the pilot for his show, "Good Eats," was picked up by the local public broadcasting station in Chicago, WTTW. The series explored various aspects of cooking that weren't previously on cooking shows, like the science behind cooking and the use of different equipment. In 1999 the show was picked up by the Food Network. Now with a nationwide audience, Alton Brown achieved celebrity chef status, as "Good Eats" quickly grew in popularity. During the initial 15-season run of "Good Eats," Brown also made time to appear on other cooking shows. In addition to being an expert cooking commentator on "Iron Chef America" (Food Network, 2005-2018), he also hosted the travel show "Feasting on Asphalt" (Food Network, 2006-08) and created competition series "Cutthroat Kitchen" (Food Network, 2013-17). After "Good Eats" ended its 15 season run in 2012, Brown made a guest appearance as himself on "The Simpsons" (Fox, 1989- ) in 2015, and also served as the narrator of the reality TV series "Ridiculous Cakes" (Food Network, 2018- ). In addition to his TV work, Brown has written several widely successful books on the subject of cooking. It was on one of his book tours, in 2017, that Brown announced that "Good Eats" would be returning to the airwaves. A sequel of the series, called "Good Eats: The Return" (Food Network, 2019- ) premiered on the Food Network in August of 2019 with Brown once again serving as the show's host.

Filmography

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Eats Host 2019-2021 1999-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ridiculous Cakes Narrator 2021 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet All-Star Best Thing I Ever Ate Host 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Eats: Reloaded Host 2018-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Daily Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Worst Cooks in America Host 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cutthroat Kitchen Host 2019 2013-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Best Thing I Ever Ate Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2017-2019 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beat Bobby Flay Judge 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Chef Gauntlet Host 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Next Iron Chef Host 2018 2009-2012
No Score Yet 78% Big Hero 6 The Series Yum Laboughe (Guest Voice) 2018
No Score Yet 35% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today's Take Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Camp Cutthroat Host 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Kitchen With David Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miles From Tomorrowland Lysander Floovox (Guest Voice),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2015
85% 76% The Simpsons Himself (Guest Voice) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Meredith Vieira Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2014 2010-2012 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Next Food Network Star Unknown (Character) 2012-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning: Saturday Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet William Shatner's Brown Bag Wine Tasting Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Best Thing I Ever Made Unknown (Character) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Music Performer,
Guest
2010-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sesame Street Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet America's Best Host 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Chef America Host 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Feasting on Asphalt Host 2008
No Score Yet 77% Sponge Bob Unknown (Guest Voice) 2008

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