Chad Brown is an actor, poker player and color commentator, based in Los Angeles, California.
Brown was born in Manhattan, New York in 1961 and raised in The Bronx, where he began playing poker in some cafés around town. He moved to Los Angeles in the early 1990s where he began working in Hollywood as an actor and received some minor roles in TV and films.
After hosting a TV series called "The Ultimate Poker Challenge," Brown decided to try to be a poker player. He cashed in several tournament and made several final tables by the time he decided to become a full-time professional player.
In 2002 Brown made his first WSOP final table in the $1,500 Limit Omaha hi-lo event, finishing in 3rd place.
In 2004 he finished 2nd to Ted Forrest in the $1,500 seven-card stud event, earning $62,320.
In 2005 he finished in 2nd place in the $2,000 seven-card stud hi-lo tournament, earning $89,838 and made back-to-back final tables in 2005 WSOP circuit events.
Brown made another circuit event final table in 2006.
In 2006, his gained fame on the World Poker Tour when he cashed in five WPT tournaments, including a 6th place finish at the TV table of the Bay 101 Shooting Stars, earning $200,000, and a 9th place finish $205,040.
Brown won one of the biggest online poker tournaments in the 2006 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) $5,000 H.O.R.S.E. event. He beat 174 other players to win the $223,125 1st prize. Brown also made the finals of the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship, before losing to Paul Wasicka in the final.
In 2006, Chad Brown was Bluff Magazine's 2006 Player of the Year.
In 2007 he cashed in 8 WSOP events, tying the record with Michael Binger and Phil Hellmuth. He made two final tables, one of which was a 2nd place finish for $324,777. He also cashed for the first time in the main event coming in 97th place out of a field of 6,358 players, earning $67,535.
In 2009, Brown made 2 more final tables at the WSOP, including a 3rd place finish for $188,855.
As of 2009, Brown has 27 WSOP cashes, 5 WSOP circuit cashes, and total live tournament winnings exceeding $2,600,000.
Brown is married to professional poker player Vanessa Rousso.
HPG ADMIN on February 27, 2013