Storage Wars Bio: Barry Weiss

Dec 28, 11 Storage Wars Bio: Barry Weiss

Knowledgable, often cranky and sometimes downright eccentric, Barry Weiss brings his unique touch of personality to the bidding action of Storage Wars. Barry recalled in an interview that he probably started attending auctions at age 15, so hunting for modern day treasure is clearly a passion of his to last him into his 60′s. Mr. Weiss is an inveterate collector and something of a pack rat, but he says what interests him most are the things he hasn’t yet seen before.

He’s always on the hunt for something exciting, new and different. Barry loves everything from vintage cars to choppers to outlandish clothing. Barry has a flowing humorous patter and the gravely chopped rhythm of his voice draws ample comparison to Jack Nicholson. Capable of losing his temper and nutting off, especially when he overpays for a crappy unit, Barry is described as being friendly and mellow off the set.

Dealing in antiques for this many years, the Storage Wars star has amassed an estimated net worth of $7 million. From watching storage wars, you might not always be able to tell that Barry is sitting on that kind of green, though. He gets plenty testy whenever he bids too aggressively on a storage shed only to find it’s full of junk.

barry weiss showing off his pearly whites and skelton gloves

What about Barry Weiss’s more bizarre auction buying tactics? In early episodes he was noted for bringing a pair of genuine night vision goggles to peer more deeply into units up for sale.

What about the time he consulted a professional psychic in order to determine the likelihood of a big score?

Whether they’re all just for showmanship or simply intended to distract his competitors, Barry’s tactics have definitely earned him the stamp of “that guy”.

This picture shows what Barry’s all about. Despite all the tense bidding wars, he genuinely has fun on set, perhaps more so than any other buyer.

Here, Barry’s seen wearing his trademark skeleton gloves in preparation for some serious unit picking.

In California, Barry has been spotted at Brandi and Jarrod’s Now and Then thrift store meeting fans of Storage Wars and signing autographs.

One thing’s for sure. Barry’s got his own sense of style. Equally comfortable in plaid or skeleton printed sweatshirts, this Storage Wars star isn’t afraid to do his own thing, on or off set. Although Barry doesn’t quite need the money anymore, he does use his influence and deep pockets to search the local storage auction scene for the best collectibles and antiques to add to his inventory.

Get up close and personal with this video of Barry showing off one of his many antique cars. This is uncensored Barry at his finest, and not for the faint of heart:

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23 Comments

  1. Hi! I’d really love to have Barry as a guest on my Problems & Solutions show, which airs in Nebraska, South Dakota and Minnesota on our sister stations, originating in Lincoln, NE.
    Please let me know how to proceed. Thanks!

    Cathy Blythe
    Host, Problems & Solutions
    cathy@threeeagles.com
    402-325-7747

  2. Lisa White /

    Love Barry’s love of life. If he wants to visit South Florida, have him contact me. Would be happy to show him the antiques market down here.

  3. Francine /

    Barry tickles my funny bone. The only reason I watch storage wars is to see Barry

  4. Carl Martigani /

    Barry, if you are ever in Las Vegas, email me as we do have a great deal in common with collecting, I’ve been doing that since 1964. So if you want to talk to a fellow collector contact me and my wife Brenda of 36 years. PS; who did the custom work on your 46 cad? Take care. All the best. Carl.

  5. hey there my man with the plan!! i just absolutely admire your demeanor of a man and am completely captavated by your drive to live life as if there isnt a tomorrow!! keep smiling and keep shining barry much love to you always!! contact me pls if only for a brief moment of conversation im one of your greatest idols…carloswoodfork86@yahoo.com

  6. Bob Molush /

    Barry, I am always rooting for you. And with your hair, glasses, and mannerisms, gosh you remind me of former senator Barry Goldwater. I’m sure a lot of other people would says the same thing. Good luck. Good health. And don’t let Dave get you down.

  7. Barry’s the coolest person on the whole network!

  8. brian boineau /

    Barry, my mother is in love with you. She is a sweet southern woman from Myrtle Beach, SC. I know you two would hit it off. Could send pics if I had your email address.

  9. Renee /

    I am just starting my business and would love to have Barry spend a day with me in Texas showing me the ropes. I love him, he is my favorite character on the show. Sure wish he read and responded to these post. He is the coolest and totally out classes the rest of those folks. Love You Barry!

  10. Cindy /

    I love Barry because he never looses his cool. The type of neighbor I’d love to live next to:)

  11. Hartley /

    Barry is the coolest guy with the best attitude as a canadian auctioneer my self id love to sell him something and work dave real good i hate that guy dave pestor should be his stage name or screen name, But barry is the coolest guy at the auction, As a man Brandy is a hottie and rules her man pretty good,

  12. I looked up Barry Weiss and one biography says he is a record executive? Another biography says him and his brother got wealthy in the produce business. Is this the same person?

  13. BARRY BARRY BARRY~ I JUST SAW YOUR SHOW WHERE YOU WERE GOING TO PUT UP AN AD LOOKING 4 A FELLOWIST AUCTION HUNTER LADY TO TRAVEL WITH YOU TO FIND THE RARE AND EXOTIC THINGS NEITHER ONE OF US HAVE YET TO SEE. I WAS ALSO BORN IN 59 IN MARCH A MONTH AFTER YOU. I STILL HAVE MY NATURAL BLONDE HAIR AND WOULD LOVE TO SEND YOU A PICTURE AND I AM IN ESCONDIDO CA. NOT FAR FROM YOU. I ALSO HAVE WORKED FOR MYSELF ALL OF MY LIFE. YOU TAKE ENOUGH CHNCES ON THE UNITS YOU BUY SO TAKE A CHANCE HERE AND DROP ME A LINE!
    THANKS AND MAKE YOUR DAY A PHENOMENAL ONE!
    MORGAN
    LIVING AND ENJOYING LIFE HERE…..

  14. I have been trying to find a way of contacting Barry to see if any of his contacts and collecting colleagues would be able to point me in the right direction to anyone who might be interested in helping me to promote and sell my unique hand built Tudor doll houses which I build here in England. My website is http://www.kjdollshouses.co.uk for anyone interested in looking at some of my work.

    Many Thanks

    Kevin Jackson.

  15. Tricia /

    I <3 Barry!!! Classy dude. lol I watch this show because of him!

  16. I Love Storage Wars: I have a successful business and I always learn something important from the show. Simple in design yet potent in its outcome. The characters,in the show,are really interesting: Brandi has a sincereness about her that is endearing; The Gambler has knowledge of the storage business that is insightful; And of course,Barry Weiss has a uniqueness about him that keeps you entertained. Glad to see Dave Hester gone,these people are trying to make a living for their famlie’s,and Dave only cared about Dave at the expense of others. Storage Wars gets better and better.

  17. naufal nasahie /

    Barry weisssss is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!and hi Barry weiss.My name is Naufal nasahie and i live in malaysia.And now my family lives in burnaby,british columbia,Vancouver,Canada.

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