Alton Brown was bornon 30 July 1962 in Los Angeles, California, United States, American, is TV Personality, Celebrity Chef, Author. Alton Crawford Brown is a popular American celebrity chef, reality television personality, author, cinematographer and actor. He started out his career with film productions and cinematography and continued to do it for over a decade but soon, his love for cooking and culinary art took over him and he aspired to become a chef on the television. He says that the love for cooking was instilled into him by his mother and grandmother but he did not only rely on his love for it and got himself trained from the New England Culinary Institute. Soon after, he created his own cookery show on the television titled "Good Eats". It is the most popular cookery show of his career and became an instant hit with the audience for its cooking innovations combined with humor, science and technique. It ran on the Food Network for around 12 years, establishing Brown as a charismatic expert on cooking. He did many other reality cookery shows on American television and also wrote books on his experience with food and cooking. Whether he is cooking on television or writing a cookery book or making a guest appearance on a cooking show or delivering food news on his podcast, he always manages to rediscover the disappearing people, places and stories of great American food.
In 2013, he hosted a reality cooking television show 'Cutthroat Kitchen'
With his well proven expertise in cooking on the television, he mentored on the Season 8 of ˜The Next Food Network Star' in 2012
The series ran for three seasons until 2008 under different titles 'Feasting on Asphalt 2: The River Run' and 'Feasting on Waves'
In 2007-2008, hiss fame on the reality television became his ticket to many versatile projects
Brown's third cooking series 'Feasting on Asphalt' came out on Food Network in 2006
In 2004, he appeared as an expert commentator on the cooking show called 'Iron Chef America: Battle of the Masters'
He is author of many books including, 'I'm Just Here for the Food', which won the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Cookbook, and was one of the best-selling cookbooks of 2002
From 1999-2011, his show 'Good Eats' ran on the Food Network and Cooking Channel
After making up his mind that he wanted to pursue cooking professionally and creatively and that the cookery shows on the television were not doing justice to this art, he enrolled himself in New England Culinary institute and graduated in 1997
He did cinematography for some important videos in the 1990s, like that for 'The One I Love', a song by famous rock band R
When he was very young, his father was found dead in his home in 1974, allegedly a suicide and shortly after, his mother remarried