Dan Dotson Profile
Dan Dotson is an American auctioneer. He has been in the auctioneering business since 1974 alongside his wife, Laura Dotson who joined him in 2000. Together they run American Auctioneers, a full-service auction company in Riverside, California. In addition, he is well known for being the auctioneer on A&E Network’s Storage Wars.
Dan Dotson Age
Dotson is 56 years old as of 2021. He was born on November 23, 1962, in San Bernardino, California, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 23rd of November every year.
Dan Dotson Height
Dotson stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches tall.
Dan Dotson Family
Dan was born in San Bernadino. The information about his parents and siblings is not yet known. He has a grandfather, Sam Fancher who was a cattle and farm auctioneer in the Ozark Mountains region of northwest Arkansas. Dan’s grandfather was apprenticed as an auctioneer by Detmen Mitchell in 1945.
Jason became familiar with auctioneering, having been around the business since 1974. When he was 11 years old Dan was taught to auctioneer by his grandfather, with whom he worked as an auctioneer during the next four summers when he was not in school. At the age of 16, he would skip school and instead go to the Chino auction in California, where he sold furniture for an auctioneer named Merl Bernard.
Dan Dotson Wife / Dan Dotson Laura Dotson
Dan is married to his wife Laura Dotson. He and Laura met in 1996 and went into business together, later they tied the knot in 2000. His wife learned the business from him, including that famous auction chant inspiring attendees to bid. Even though Laura and Dan had to take a backseat to the main cast members, it didn’t take long for them to stand out.
Quick Facts About Dan Dotson
|Full Name||Dan Dotson|
|Age||56 years old as of 2021|
|Net Worth||$4.5 million|
Dan Dotson Salary
Dotson has a salary ranging between $12k to 157k.
Dan Dotson Net Worth
Dotson has a net worth of $4.5 million which he has earned through his career as an auctioneer.
Dan Dotson American Auctioneers
Dan began American Auctioneers in 1983. He ran an auction house in Riverside that specialized in collectibles, pottery, porcelain dolls, and furniture in the 1980s and 1990s. Dan met Laura in 1996, who later became his wife. His wife also became Dan’s business partner, and now is co-owner and manager of American Auctioneers.
Currently, American Auctioneers specializes in auctions of storage units, estates, business inventories, and equipment, plus legal/foreclosure auctions, fundraisers, and appraisals. Dan averages two auctions a day, six days a week Dan is also the owner of StorageAuctions.net, an internet portal focusing on providing self-storage auction listings throughout the United States and Canada.
Dan Dotson Storage Wars
Dan and his wife began appearing on A&E’s Storage Wars in December 2010. This is a reality series that follows four 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 ringman, but these roles are occasionally reversed (often at Laura’s request).
Dan’s auction chant on the show utilizes slurred multi-syllabic filler rattled out very quickly, while Laura’s auction chant uses more distinct filler words and therefore sounds slower than her husband’s. Dan’s involvement in Storage Wars has led to him being featured in several news articles including The Washington Post, USA Today, and TMZ. Examiner.com reported in 2015 that “Thom Beers came up with the idea for Storage Wars, but said that Dan and Laura Dotson inspired it.”
Dan Dotson House
Together with his wife, they reside in Riverside, California, United States. Their house covers 7,192 square feet and it was built in 2005. The house entails 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and sits on 10 acres of land. According to public records, they purchased the house on May 2, 2013 for $1,5 Million,
Dan Dotson Illness / Dan Dotson Dead \ Dan Dotson Health
Dan is still alive. He suffered from a double aneurysm on June 16, 2014. He woke up at 1:30 AM and asked weird questions in his sleep. Later, he woke up at 7:30 AM complained of double vision and not feeling right thus he went back to sleep and later woke to take a shower.
He collapsed and his wife Laura dialed 911. It is reported that his wife was given instructions from the 911 operator on how to administer CPR before the ambulance could arrive. Dan underwent surgery to repair the damage.