Alton Brown
Alton Brown
Real Name/Full Name Alton Crawford Brown Jr
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Alton Brown
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, US
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 30 July 1962
Age/How Old: 61 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 180 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 11″
Weight: In Kilograms – 70 Kg
In Pounds – 154 lbs
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Brown
Parents Name: Father –Owner of radio station and newspaper publisher
Mother –N/A
Siblings: N/A
School: N/A
College: University of Georgia
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: Elizabeth Ingram, and Deana Brown
Wife/Spouse Name: Elizabeth Ingram (m. 2018)
Deanna Brown (d. 2015)
Kids/Children Name: Zoey Brown (Daughter)
Profession: Actor, Cinematographer, Food Show Presenter, Author, Musician
Net Worth: $15 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Alton Brown is one of the most influential actors, author and television presenter in the world. Alton Brown is highly skilled in the food industry and his expertism has ever been a greener pasture for his career. He has worked in well known food industries including the Food Network group. His shows concerning food have not only served as a learning tool diverse food product, but also become the most targeted shows by food advertisers intending to reach a wider audience.

Alton Brown popularity came about after hosting the ‘Good Eats’ show. Other than being a food show presenter, Alton Brown other skills include but are not limited to being an actor, a musician, an author, and a cinematographer. He has hosted a number of TV shows most of which relate with food.

Alton Brown marriage life was quite a struggle. He divorced with his first wife, the mother to his daughter, and later married a second wife. Alton Brown passion for food negatively affected his health. He was once an overweight person but engaged in a healthy regime to successfully gain a healthy weight.

Furthermore, Alton Brown leads a luxurious lifestyle. He owns several motorcycles, cars, and personal planes.

Well, how well do you know about Alton Brown? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Alton Brown’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Alton Brown to date.

Biography and Early Life

On 30th June 1962, Alton Brown was born in Los Angeles in California. Alton Brown was born in w well off family. Alton Brown’s father was a media executive. In fact, his father was the owner of a ‘White County News’ a newspaper publisher, and WRWH radio station. Alton Brown’s parents’ marriage was full of ups and down.

Alton Brown’s mother decided to quit her marriage and ended up remarrying. The act was not well received by Alton Brown’s father who later committed suicide. His father died when Alton Brown when completing his 6th grade. That was how he ended up being raised by a single parent.

Since Alton Brown’s father was the main breadwinner, life after his death was not a bed of roses. It was through hardship life that he obtained diverse skills which later shaped his career. He later went for specialized acting and production courses at the university.

Despite pursuing an acting course at the university, Alton Brown had shown interest in food production and marketing at a tender age. He used to watch cooking shows as part of his leisure activities.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Alton Brown in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Alton Brown’s age is 61 years old as of today’s date 24th July 2024 having been born on 30 July 1962. Though, he is 5′ 11″ in feet and inches and 180 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 154 lbs in Pound and 70kg in Kilograms.


Alton Brown joined the University of Georgia. At the university, Alton Brown majored in film and drama production courses. After his graduation, Alton Brown actively engaged in film and cinematography production. Besides, he also joined the New England Culinary Institute and graduated in 1977. 

Alton Brown interest in food was developed when he was young. His cooking skills were enhanced through watching cooking shows. His interest in food Tv shows formed a solid foundation for his later TV shows career.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Alton Brown With Wife Elizabeth Ingram
Alton Brown With Wife Elizabeth Ingram

Alton Brown first wife was Deanna Brown, with whom they had their daughter Zoey Brown. Alton Brown’s daughter was born in 1999. Unfortunately, his marriage with Deanna was quite dramatic and ended up divorcing in 2015. Three years later, Alton Brown married Elizabeth Ingram who is his current wife.

His passion his food career made him involve his family in his activities. As a result, his family life was publicly known to his TV shows fans. Alton Brown acted in the show ‘Good Eats’ with his family members.  However, his love for food resulted in Alton Brown being overweight. For the sake of his wellbeing, Alton Brown engaged in good food habits that helped him loose some extra 23 kilos.

For leisure activities, Alton Brown enjoys motorcycling. Once in a while he was publicly sported having a good time with his daughter in the motorcycle or perhaps riding bicycles together. In addition, the collection of vintage watches has been part of his leisure activities.

Alton Brown enjoys a luxurious lifestyle with his family. In fact, Alton Brown owns two planes; Cessna 206, and Cessna 414. Also, one of his favorite cars collecting is the BMW R1150RT.

Is Alton Brown Gay?

Alton Brown is neither gay nor bisexual. He is straight. Alton Brown has engaged in love relationships leading to marriage with the opposite sex gender. He once dated Deanna Brown whom they ended up in marriage. The couples had their first daughter Zoey Brown. Unfortunately, the love relationship between Alton Brown and Deanna came to a halt in 2015 after their divorce process went through.

3 Years later, Alton Brown married Elizabeth Ingram who is still his wife to date. Consequently, Alton Brown sexual orientation is straight. Alton Brown is not gay.

Professional Career

Alton Brown main career path is a television show presented. In 1998, Alton Brown hosted his show ‘Good Eats’. The show was a life changing for his career. The show was a hit for several years. In fact, Alton Brown’s show was the Food Network’s choice for advertising diverse food products. ‘Good Eats’ show had 14 seasons. Since the show began, the final season was aired in 2012.

Alton Brown hosted a five season TV show ‘Next Iron Chef’. Later in 2012, Alton Brown acted in the ‘Iron Chef America: Battle of the Masters’ where he was the major show commentator.

Alton Brown hosted the ‘Cutthroat Kitchen’ in 2013. He was also the major mentor of the show ‘The Next Food Network Star’. Other than being active on food channel, his expertise was also beneficial in a travel channel ‘The Layover’. His participation in the travel channel inspired him to launch his show ‘The Edible Inevitable Tour’.

In 2006, Alton Brown participated in the Food Network show ‘Feasting on Asphalt’ season 1 and d2.


  • Alton Brown won the ‘Outstanding Special Class Special’ of the Daytime Emmy Awards in 2012.
  • Alton Brown was awarded the ‘James Beard Foundation’ in 2009.
  • In 2009, Alton Brown won the ‘Educator of the Year’ that was awarded by Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Cooking for Solutions.
  • In 2004, Alton Brown was the Bon Appetit magazine ‘Cooking Teacher of the Year’.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Alton Brown in 2024

Alton Brown Net Worth
Alton Brown Net Worth

As of 2024, Alton Brown’s net worth is estimated to be about $15 million. A significant part of his net worth has been contributed from the earnings got from TV shows. In fact, his own podcast ‘The Alton Brown cast’ was a main income generator for his TV shows.

As a musician, his most paying album was ‘Bitter Like Me’. In addition, his author skills was also a contributor to his earning. Some of the best-selling books he authored include; ‘Good Eats: The Early Years’, ‘EverDayCook’, and ‘Alton Brown’s Gear for Your Kitchen’. Another income generating activity he engaged in was being a cinematographer for several video music.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He owns 2 planes used for leisure tours.

Alton Brown is a highly skilled person. Having made his skills to practical use, Alton Brown has positively transformed thousands of lives through his books, and TV shows. His expertism and interest in the food industry has not only been beneficial to him but also to his viewers and advertisers.

Spending lots of time advancing his career negatively affected his marriage life that led to a divorce. Alton Brown has one daughter. In addition, Alton Brown loves luxurious lifestyle.


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