Ted Forrest was born on September 24, 1964 in Syracuse, New York. He holds five World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets and one World Poker Tour (WPT) title. He is known by his nicknames "Professor Backwards", "The Suicide King", "The Hitman". His hometown is Las Vegas, Nevada.
Before he became a professional poker player, Forrest worked in a hotel near the Grand Canyon when he was 20 years old. He used to play in modest poker games and actually won some money which he could afford his studies with. With this money he won at the poker tables, he went to college and attended Lemoine College.
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