If you are the type of person who usually surfs through Netflix during free time, you might have, at least once, come across the cooking shows. The latest addition to Netflix‘s library of cooking shows is The American Barbecue Showdown.

As the promising chefs go head-to-head, using their culinary skills and smoking talents, to win the coveted star pit master title at the end of every episode, the show offers a lot to learn for cooking enthusiasts.

In case you want to learn more recipes and cooking tips, there are two judges, whom you can completely rely on. One of the two judges of the show is Kevin Bludso.

In this article, laid out in a wiki-style format, learn more about Kevin and his life — from net worth to age to married life.

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Kevin Bludso Wiki

Kevin Bludso was born in 1965, thus his age as of September 2020 was 55. Ever since he was born, he’s been celebrating his birthday on the 27th of March. For his 50th birthday, Kevin even threw a birthday party at La Brea Location. Coincidentally, it was also the day when Kevin’s barbecue place, Bludso Bar and Que turned two years old.

Kevin’s hometown is in Crompton, California. He was partly raised by his parents in Crompton and partly in Corsicana, Texas, by his grandmother (a great aunt), Willie Mae Fields.

Every summer, his parents sent him to Corsicana to stay with his great aunt, who owned a legal barbecue business at a gas station. That was where Kevin first learned about smoking a brisket. On weekends, he would help his grandma in her restaurant, Little Rascals, making brisket and ribs.

Sending him away to his grandma’s place after he turned 9 years old was his parents’ mutual decision. Even though his father, an LAPD, and his mother, a Black Panther sympathizer were divorced, they came together when it came to making decisions about their son. Kevin’s father also lived in Corsicana until he was 12, after which they moved to Bakersfield.

Other than his parents, Kevin also has siblings in his family. However, it is not known how many siblings Kevin has and anything about their identity.

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How Tall Is He?

Kevin is a man of big stature. With the upbringing, he had from his parents and grandma, it is no surprise Kevin turned out to be one hell of a man.

Even though it is not known how tall Kevin actually is, it can be roughly figured out from a picture of Kevin and Kourtney Kardashian. Kevin’s barbecue place is a pretty big deal in LA and even big celebrities like Kourtney visit there for having the best meat in LA.


Kevin standing next to Kourtney Kardashian.

Kourtney who stands at a height of 5 feet 1 inch herself is at least a feet shorter than Kevin. That means Kevin Bludso stands at a height of around 6 feet 1 inch and weighs around 300 pounds.

However, lately, Kevin’s been trying to lose his weight. In fact, in his recent IG post, Kevin revealed he lost 35 pounds lately.

What Is Kevin Bludso Net Worth?

For education, Kevin went to Bishop College in Dallas, Texas. Initially, Kevin was planning to go to SMU since his cousin, Bill Jones, was the top running back, but for some reason, he went to Bishop instead.

During his stay at Bishop, he played quite a bit of football. He played in the defensive end for the team. However, Kevin never chose football as a career option and just wanted to graduate. Kevin, eventually, graduated with a degree in business.

Upon graduation, Kevin did his first job in law enforcement. He joined the Department of Correction as a corrections officer and a parole agent. He worked there for thirteen years until he decided to become a caterer.

A few years into catering and Kevin was sure he did not want to continue doing it. Then, Kevin opened Bludso’s BBQ in La Brea, Los Angeles, California. His business began blooming after his appearances on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives and appraisals from the Steve Harvey Show.

With the success of Bludso’s Bar and Que, he opened its branch in Atlanta and is also looking to open one in Australia. As of September 2020, Bludso’s Bar and Que is one of the popular BBQ joints in the whole LA.

Kevin also has his own merch lineup, offering a range of items from T-shirts to hoodies and Bludso’s Original Barbeque Sauce. Kevin Bludso’s net worth is reported to be around $800 thousand as of September 2020.

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Is Kevin Bludso Married? 

Kevin Bludso might be an open book to read when it comes to his career and job, but he is really a secretive person about his personal life.

Never in any interviews or on any of his social handles has Kevin revealed about his dating life. In case, Kevin did not secretly marry his wife with no guests in attendance — which seems way too unrealistic — Kevin is single as of September 2020.

That means Kevin does not have any kids. However, who knows Kevin might find a perfect girl very soon, marry her, and have a bunch load of kids.

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