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'Storage Wars' Star Barry Weiss Talks About Being a 'Produce' Man & His Female Fans

by Kim Potts, posted Aug 3rd 2011 3:30PM
Barry Weiss Storage Wars'Storage Wars' (Wednesdays, 10PM ET, A&E) debuted last year and quickly became A&E's top-rated reality series. Why? The idea of buying a storage locker full of potential "wow factor" finds, as star Darrell Sheets would say, is fun to watch.

But, like most reality series that win a devoted fan base comprised of the viewers who are returning in droves for the second season of 'Storage Wars,' the show really owes its success to its "characters," the guys (and woman, in the case of Brandi Passante) who keep rolling the dice on finding treasures amongst others' forgotten storage lockers.

No one is a bigger, funnier or more endearing character than 60-year-old Barry Weiss, the cool cat collector (he's been described as "Robert Evans-meets-Jack Nicholson") who frequently annoys his fellow 'Storage Wars' stars with his antics (he's brought a psychic and a little person on stilts to help him ferret out locker contents) and his nonchalant 'tude toward the storage locker game.

AOL TV talked to Barry about his approach to 'Storage Wars,' his much-debated ties to Hollywood and the many women who, according to his Facebook fan page, have caught Barry fever.

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