About Alton Brown
Family: Married to DeAnna; daughter Zoey, 14.
Home: Marietta, Ga.
Education: Degree in drama from University of Georgia; New England Culinary Institute.
Earlier experience: Cinematographer for music videos; wrote TV commercials.
TV host/judge: "Good Eats," "Iron Chef America," "Food Network Star" and "Cutthroat Kitchen" (the latter renewed for fourth and fifth season).
Bow ties: 200.
Working on: First children's book.
Hobby: Avid pilot; flies own plane to events whenever possible. Loves motorcycles.
Musical skills: Plays guitar and saxophone. Always listens to music while he cooks.
In the works: Album of food songs, based on music from his live show.