As seen on “Good Eats,” “Iron Chef America,” and “Feasting on Asphalt,” Alton Brown has carved his way through the hearts of America, and is shown as a culinary visionary. Located in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, Alton began “Good Eats” and was debuted in 1998 on WTTW and then shown on Food Network. For over a decade, Alton has been filling minds with the science behind cooking, and the reasons to do so. After 14 seasons and 295 episodes, “Good Eats” came to a loving close on May 8th, 2011. His episodes consisted of a delicious meal, a makeshift cooking device, and a science lesson. In 2000, “Good Eats” was nominated by the James Beard Foundation for the Best T.V. Food Journalism Award. It also received the Peabody Award in 2006.
In 2004, Alton Brown secretly arrived on Iron Chef America, in an attempt to bring Japan’s Iron Chef to American TV. Alton has been the TV host for Iron Chef America for four seasons as a play-by-play announcer, while Kevin Brauch reports from the kitchen. He’s also been the host of The Next Iron Chef.
Two series later, Alton Brown brought another show to the table known as “Feasting on Asphalt.” Crossing the United States on a motorcycle, Alton explores the history of fast food and eating on the go. This four-part miniseries brought on more series, “Feasting on Asphalt 2: River Run,” and then “Feasting on Waves.” Other than his own shows, Alton has briefly been shown in Disney’s “Suite Life of Zack and Cody,” “Spongebob Squarepants,” and “Secrets of the Furious Five.” Alton Brown has also been seen in many commercials, such as the display of GE Products, and promotion work for Dannon yogurt, Welch’s grape juice, and Shun knives.
Aside from his work, Alton Brown spends quality time with his wife, DeAnna, and daughter, Zoey in Marietta, Georgia. His wife is the co-executive producer of “Good Eats” but was only seen on the 10th anniversary episode along with his daughter. In his spare time, Alton enjoys riding his BMW R1150RT and flying his Cessna 206 and Cessna 414. While filming “Feasting on Asphalt,” Alton got his second tattoo of a skull with a crossed knife and fork with “MMVII,” or 2007. His first tattoo is a honeybee on his left shoulder, which has been shown on Iron Chef America.