Auctioneer and Buyer TableEdit

Name Also Shown Position Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4 Season 5 Season 6
Laura Dotson
American Auctioneers Auctioneers Main
Jarrod Schulz/
Brandi Passante
The Young Guns Buyers
Brandon Sheets
The Gambler/
The Sidebet
Dave Hester The Mogul Buyer Main Main
Ivy Calvin The King Buyer Recurring
Rene Nezhoda/
Casey Lloyd
The Bargain Hunters Buyers Recurring
Mary Padian The Junkster Buyer Recurring Main
Barry Weiss The Collector Buyer Main "Grin and Barry It"
Mark Balelo Rico Suave Buyer Recurring
Nabila Haniss Paris Hilton Buyer
Jeff Jarred None Buyer Recurring
Herb Brown/
Mike Karlinger
None Buyers Recurring
Matt Harris
The Harris Brothers Buyers Recurring
Johan Graham
None Auctioneers Recurring
Ron Scheenstra None Auctioneer Recurring

Main BuyersEdit

  • Jarrod Schulz and Brandi Passante - "The Young Guns" (Season 1-present): Schulz and Passante own and operate the "Now and Then" thrift store in [[Orange, California. In Season 4, they opened a second location in Long Beach, California, but in the premiere of Season 5, it's revealed that the Long Beach store hadn't made a single profit since opening day, putting them in financial jeopardy. The Long Beach store was shown to have cancelled as seen during the opening segment of the episode aired on April 8, 2014. On April 24, A&E premiered the special Brandi & Jarrod: Married to the Job, which focused on the two balancing running their business and raising their two children The special led to a spinoff series of the same name, premiering on August 12, 2014. Though identified on screen as husband and wife in some episodes, Schulz and Passante have never actually get married.
  • Darrell Sheets - "The Gambler" (Season 1-present): Sheets, a storage auction veteran from San Diego, appears alongside his son, Brandon. His catchphrase is "This is the WOW factor!" and he makes the occasional malapropism. He makes his living by selling items from his purchased lockers at his weekly swap meet, and through his online store.In an interview, Sheets indicated that some of his biggest finds in lockers included a sizable comic book collection, four drawings by Pablo Picasso, and a letter written by Abraham Lincoln that sold for over US$15,000.In Unlocked: Sell High, Darrell revealed that he once found a plastic-wrapped human corpse in a storage locker. It was determined that the previous owner of the locker had murdered his wife and left her in the unit. In the season 3 finale, Darrell bought a locker for $3,600 (U.S.) which was discovered to have contained many pieces of original artwork by Frank Gutierrez. The artwork wound up being appraised for approximately $300,000 (U.S.), resulting in the biggest profit in the show's history.
  • Dave Hester - "The Mogul" (Seasons 1-3, Season 5-present): At the start of the series, Hester owned Newport Consignment Gallery in [[Costa Mesa, California and the Rags to Riches thrift store, but closed them in June 2011. He now operates his own auction house, Dave Hester Auctions. Hester has had confrontations with the other main buyers, especially Darrell and Brandon Sheets, and is known to raise bids whenever somebody wants to buy the unit. Hester's son Dave Jr. occasionally appeared on the show with him. Hester's signature catchword is a loud "YUUUP!" when making a bid. He has this word imprinted on his trucks, t-shirts, and hats. Hester revealed on Anderson Live that his call originated from him being a bid-catcher in auction facilities, helping auctioneers spot bidders in a crowd. In December 2012, Hester was fired from the show, and sued the show's producers for wrongful termination; part of his lawsuit was tossed out in March 2013 (see "Lawsuit" section below). Hester did not appeared in Season 4. Hester departed the show after Season 3, but returned for Season 5, having reached a settlement with A&E. Dave will continue as a higher buyer in Season 6.

Ivy Calvin - "The King" (Recurring Seasons 3-4; Main Season 5-present): In Season 3 and 4: Calvin was here for Dave Hester. In Season 5 and 6, he is here for Barry Weiss. A former MMA fighter and arena football player, he owns the Grandma's Attic thrift store in Palmdale, California.

Rene and Casey Nezhoda - "The Bargain Hunters" (Recurring Season 4; Main Season 5-present): The husband-and-wife team joined the show during season four, and became main buyers in season five. After sitting out the last several episodes of the fifth season in the wake of Dave Hester's return, they will return for the sixth season. A native of Germany, Rene owns the Bargain Hunters thrift store in Poway, California (near San Diego).

Mary Padian - "The Junkster" (Seasons 5-present): On a 2014 visit to Los Angeles, the Storage Wars: Texas cast member appeared in three late season 5 episodes, as a substitute for Dave Hester. She will be a main buyer later on rotated Calvin and Nezhoda and Lloyds.

Past buyersEdit

Barry Weiss - "The Collector" (Seasons 1-4): Weiss and his brother owned a successful produce company, until he retired. While Weiss is a lifelong antiques collector, he had never bought a storage unit until his friend and Storage Wars executive producer and narrator Thom Beers suggested he join the show. On June 25, 2013, it was reported that Weiss will not return to the show for the fifth season. In February 2014, A&E announced that Weiss would be starring in his own spin-off series, titled Barry'd Treasure. However, Barry appeared in "Grin and Barry It" as Curtis.

Recurring featured buyersEdit

Nabila Haniss (Seasons 2-4): Haniss received attention for purchasing a storage unit that contained items belonging to socialite Paris Hilton.

Mark Balelo (Seasons 2-4): Balelo owned a liquidation, wholesale and distribution company, and an auction house, and also used to own a gaming store called "The Game Exchange" from 2009-2012. He was known for bringing large sums of money to auctions, as much as US$50,000 at a time. He also earned the name "Rico Suave" for his tendency to dress in fancy clothes at storage auctions. He appeared three times during the second season, five times in the third season and three times in the fourth season, filmed shortly before his death by suicide.

Jeff Jarred (Season 3): Jarred is the owner of the "It's New To You" antique and thrift store, that he runs with his daughter in Burbank, California. In the past, he has often fought with Dan Dotson, after accusing him of using sneaky tactics at auctions in order to allow regular bidders to win units. However, he and Dotson decided to make peace in the third season. He appeared six times during the third season.

Herb Brown and Mike Karlinger (Seasons 3-4): They have appeared three times in the third season, in the episodes "Portrait of the Gambler", "Nobody's Vault but Mine" and "Still Nobody's Vault but Mine", and three times in season four, in the episodes "Old Tricks, New Treats", "Orange You Glad Dan Sold It Again?" and "That's My Jerry!". Brown and Karlinger first pranked Dave Hester as the tank top twins in the episode "Jurassic Bark", their first appearance on the show.

The Harris Brothers (Mark and Matt) (Recurring Seasons 3-4; Main Season 6-present): The Harris Brothers, who are identical twins, first appeared in "May the Vaults be with You" as an appraiser for Barry when he found a "Revenge of the Jedi" (sic) jacket in a locker. Since then, they have bid with the rest of the cast. The Harris Brothers first bid with the rest of the cast in the episode "The Kook, The Chief, His Son, and The Brothers". The self-proclaimed "Kings of Swag", the Harris brothers specialize in Hollywood memorabilia. They have a company called WOW! Creations, which specializes in celebrity gift bags. They have appeared one episode in season three, "The Kook, The Chief, His Son, and The Brothers", and five times in season four in the episodes "Oysters on the Half Plate", "The Shrining", "The French Job", "There's No Place Like Homeland", and "Total Wine Domination". The Harris brothers later announced via their official Twitter account as well as their official website[25] that they would be appearing in the show's sixth season.

Other cast membersEdit

Dan and Laura Dotson (Season 1-present): The husband and wife auctioneer team run American Auctioneers, and administer the storage auctions. Dan has been a professional auctioneer since 1974. He is the primary auctioneer, occasionally giving the reins to Laura, and she ends the auctions by reminding the winning bidders, "Don't forget to pay the lady!" Dan's grandfather was apprenticed as an auctioneer by Detmen Mitchell in 1945.

Earl and Johan Graham (Season 4): A father-daughter auctioneer team, they appeared in six episodes in season four as fill-in auctioneers: "The Monster Hash", "The Shrining", "Barry's Angels", "That's My Jerry!", "Total Wine Domination" and "Fear and Loathing in Placentia".

Ron Scheenstra (Season 5): he appeared in one episode in season five as fill-in auctioneers: "The Daneurysm".

Thom Beers: The executive producer and narrator of the show, Beers provides a quick explanation of the show's premise at the beginning, and does a recap of the featured buyers' profits or losses at the end of each episode. He has stated that the series avoids delving into back stories of the lockers' original owners because; "All you see is misery there, and I didn't want to trade on that".