Barry Weiss is retired from the STORAGE WARS game and loves to sleep in, even when he’s filming his new A&E series BARRY’D TREASURE.
That’s what he told reporters during a phone interview this week, as well as why he is loving life.
BARRY’D TREASURE made its debut a few weeks ago and it airs after his former show on Tuesday nights at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
It’s fun, lighthearted and takes audiences on the road with the intrepid Mr. Weiss. A link to review of the show is posted below.
1. Does he like the on-the-road format of the show?
“It’s not a stretch for me. It’s sort of what I was doing. I travel around and bump into a bunch of kooks, which is what we’ve got in this show. It’s what I do.
I’ve been retired for five years prior to the STORAGE WARS thing, between going to motor sports events around the world and traveling I like to stop and explore where I am. It’s really what I do, so it’s not just for this show.”
2. In BARRY’D TREASURE, we find Barry in different locations each week and he works with collectors to sell some of their huge stock of precious items. How did he find them?
“Turns out that I knew some of them and then put out the word through a mutual friend that I was looking for people to include.”
3. Do the producers make him work hard for his money?
“We put in 12-hour days, pretty much. I’m not a morning person, so one rule we have on this show is that we don’t start doing things until close to 11:00 in the morning. With the new show already done filming, I might just slip back into retirement.”
4. Of all the places featured in BARRY’D TREASURE did he have a favorite?
“I love big cities but also enjoy the country. I had never spent much time in Montana (the site of the third episode of the show, “Big Vice Country”).
We had a blast up there. Billings and Livingston…I enjoyed it very much maybe because I had never been there.”
5. Wherever he goes, Barry Weiss is recognized by his fans. What’s the most common thing they shout out?
“Hey Barry! That’s what I get everywhere. When people do that I don’t mind, but in Philadelphia, we were filming near a cheese steak place and everyone that went by sort of blurted out, ‘Hey Barry’. After about the fifth person who did it I said, ‘Hey, we’re trying to film here!’ It was totally fine. I appreciate people watching the show. 99% of the people who come up to me, whether it’s in the airport on our the street are totally cool.”
6. Does he get involved in any charitable work?
“I do charitable events now, but expect to be doing even more with the Wounded Warriors Project. It’s something I obviously believe in, very strongly. I’m dealing with somebody from the Army now. I can’t think of a better way to spend my time than with these guys, who have made the ultimate sacrifice.”
Catch the next episode of BARRY’D TREASURE on Tuesday April 8 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on A&E.
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