Chad Brown
Chad Brown in the 2006 World Series of Poker
Nickname(s) Downtown
Hometown Los Angeles, California
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) None
Money finishes 26
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
97th, 2007
World Poker Tour
Titles None
Final tables 1
Money finishes 6
European Poker Tour
Titles None
Final tables 1
Money finishes 3

Chad Lewis Brown is an American actor, poker player and color commentator, based in Los Angeles, California.


Early life & acting careerEdit

Brown was born in Manhattan, New York in 1961. Brown was raised in The Bronx, where he began playing poker in Italian cafés. He moved to Los Angeles in the early 1990s where he began working in Hollywood. Brown has had some minor roles in television series and films, including Basket Case 2 and Miami Hustle. He also appeared as an assistant host on the game show Caesars Challenge in the early 1990s.


Brown is the presenter of the Ultimate Poker Challenge television series. He has finished in the money at several events in the World Series of Poker (WSOP), including third in the 2002 $1,500 Omaha hi-lo split event, second to Ted Forrest in the 2004 $1,500 seven-card stud event and second in the 2005 $2,000 seven-card stud hi-lo event. Brown made back to back final tables at 2005 World Series of Poker circuit events, including a third place finish behind Chris Ferguson and Prahlad Friedman. Brown made another circuit event final table in 2006.

Brown also made the final table of the World Poker Tour fourth season Bay 101 Shooting Stars Tournament, where he finished 6th. Brown won one of the biggest online poker tournaments in the 2006 World Championship of Online Poker $5000 H.O.R.S.E. event. He bested 174 other players to take down the $223,125 first prize and a gold bracelet. Brown made the finals of the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship, defeating Yosh Nakano, Gabe Kaplan, Brad Booth, Kristy Gazes, and Gavin Smith before losing to Paul Wasicka 2-0 in the best-of-three final.

In 2007, Brown cashed in the money for the first time in the $10,000 no limit Texas hold'em championship coming in 97th place out of a field of 6,358 players, winning $67,535.

As of 2009, his total live tournament winnings exceed $2,500,000.[1] His 26 cashes as the WSOP account for $995,487 of those winnings.[2]

Brown is married to professional poker player and law school graduate Vanessa Rousso.[3]


  1. Hendon Mob tournament results
  2. World Series of Poker Earnings,
  3. Multi-talented Vanessa Rousso's game is peaking as the WSOP nears

External linksEdit

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