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Dan Dotson

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Dan Dotson is the featured auctioneer on the hit reality show Storage Wars on A&E. He is the owner of American Auctioneers which is a cutting edge auctioneering company that is dedicated to serving and marketing their clients and he is also the owner of StorageAuctions.net.Dotson has been around the auctioneering business since 1974. His grandfather, Sam Fancher, was a cattle and farm auctioneer in the Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas. At the age of 11, Dotson was taught to auctioneer by his grandfather, and he worked with him for the next four summers when he was not in school. At the age of 16, Dotson would skip school and travel to the Chino auction in California, where he sold furniture.In the 1980s and 1990s, Dotson ran an auction house in Riverside that specialized in collectibles, pottery, porcelain, dolls, and furniture. Dotson started American Auctioneers in 1983 which was the first of several businesses he would launch. In 1996 Dotson met Laura, who later became his wife and his business partner. Laura is the co-owner and manager of American Auctioneers which currently specializes in auctions of storage units, estates, business inventories, and equipment, plus legal/foreclosure auctions, fundraisers, and appraisals. Dotson averages two auctions a day, six days a week.In December 2010, both Dotson's began appearing on A&E's Storage Wars, a reality series which follows professional buyers and their teams as they bid on storage units that are in default. Ordinarily, Dan acts as the auctioneer and Laura as the ring-woman, but these roles are occasionally reversed. Dotson is also co-creator of and chief adviser to Storag Auctions, an internet portal focusing on providing self-storage auction listings throughout the United States.Currently American Auctioneers handles three thousand auctions and appraisals per year, making Dan and Laura America's #1 Auction Team!  See full bio on IMDb »

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'Storage Wars' Brawl Caught on Video

'Storage Wars'
Brawl Caught on Video

10:55 PM PST -- Dan just tweeted: We're sorry Storage Wars fans! Violence is never the answer, it's not OK. We were attacked & did what anyone would do. #StopBullyingWe… READ MORE >

'Storage Wars' -- This Bid's Gonna Hurt ... Brawl Breaks Out at Auction!

'Storage Wars'
This Bid's Gonna Hurt ... Brawl Breaks Out at Auction!

A couple of "Storage Wars" stars just got into a massive fight -- with fists, and even a WIFE getting thrown around ... TMZ has learned. The brawl broke out Friday afternoon while the cast was… READ MORE >

- 343 days ago
'Storage Wars' Auctioneer Dan Dotson -- Released From Hospital ... After Double Brain Aneurysm

'Storage Wars' Star Dan Dotson
Released From Hospital After Double Brain Aneurysm

"Storage Wars" auctioneer Dan Dotson was released from the hospital Sunday ... and Dan says his double brain aneurysm didn't cause any permanent damage. Dan tells us he's allowed to return to… READ MORE >

- 697 days ago
'Storage Wars' Auctioneer Dan Dotson -- I'm Done Smoking ... Double Brain Aneurysm Scared Me Straight

'Storage Wars' Star Dan Dotson
I'm Done Smoking Double Brain Aneurysm Scared Me Straight

"Storage Wars" star Dan Dotson made an important life decision after suffering a double brain aneurysm Monday ... he's giving up on smoking cigarettes for good.Laura Dotson tells TMZ her… READ MORE >

- 705 days ago
'Storage Wars' Auctioneer Dan Dotson -- Reality Cameras Rolling During Aneurysm Surgery

'Storage Wars' Star Dan Dotson
Reality Cameras Rolling During Aneurysm Surgery

The double brain aneurysm emergency that almost killed "Storage Wars" star Dan Dotson has been chronicled for all to see ... we're told producers actually filmed the scary surgery. Laura Dotson… READ MORE >

- 706 days ago
'Storage Wars' Auctioneer Dan Dotson Suffers Double Brain Aneurysm

'Storage Wars' Star Dan Dotson
Suffers Double Brain Aneurysm

"Storage Wars" auctioneer Dan Dotson was rushed to a hospital in Palm Springs Monday afternoon after suffering a double brain aneurysm ... and doctors said he only had a slight chance of survival.… READ MORE >

- 707 days ago
'Storage Wars' Stars -- Idiot Hackers Tried to Jack All Our Money!

'Storage Wars' Stars
Idiot Hackers Tried to Jack All Our Money!

The Bad News: Two A&E stars from "Storage Wars" almost lost their life's savings when a couple of cyber criminals hijacked their financial accounts last week. The Good news: The thieves were… READ MORE >

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